How to get to Mal Pais

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Mal Pais, Costa Rica

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eamesker eamesker
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Be sure to use the freey!!!! Aug 13, 2008
I made the mistake of grabbing a taxi around the large outlet from Playa Hermosa, near Jaco, to go to Montezuma then on to Mal Pais. I don't know how I got talked into that because it was the worst travel experience during my three months in Costa Rica. The taxi driver was insane. The roads were only half paved. Potholes everywhere. All this eventually led to car sickness. And it took forever.

Do all you can to take the ferry. It is a vehicle and passenger ferry and it is air conditioned. If you think you are going to miss the ferry (which is how I got talked into a taxi), stay an extra night where you are and wake up early to get the ferry.

The ride is nice and you meet a lot of new people on the approx. 1.5hr trip - yes I did take the ferry on my way back - thankfully!
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