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Playa Mal Pais

Mal Pais, or "Bad Country," is an enormous beach that stretches for five miles, paralleling the bumpy road toward Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve. While one might think the name might be derogatory, for hardcore surfers it is anything but. Sea rocks make these waters an intimidating learning place for the novice, but Mal Pais' consistent waves create a handful of great spots for experienced surfers. Hotels are far apart with a private and remote feel, attracting wildlife and creating a wonderful hideaway for solitary sunbathers.

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