One of the biggest attractions of the Mal Pais area is the surf. The main surf beach Playa Carmen is a 10 min drive away from Casa Katino. From the house you can overlook all surf beaches of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa
The small, scenic fisherman's port of Mal Pais is also very close to Casa Katino. You can hire a panga (small fisher boat) for a fishing trip or just watch the abundant maritime life: you might see sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays or whales. Sunset trips are gorgeous and for fishing buffs a good catch is almost guaranteed.
Ambitious sports fishers might want to make a half or full day tour with a professional sport fishing boat to go for Marlin, Sailfish, Roosterfish, Giant Tuna, Yellow-finned Tuna. Tours are offered from Tambor, 40 km away from Mal Pais.
Large tidepools in Mal Pais offer good snorkeling. Or make a tour to the Tortugas Islands from Montezuma. It's the best spot for snorkeling on the whole southern Nicoya Peninsula and the island looks like the perfect tropical island paradise.
Right below of Casa Katino is the Mal Pais Canopy Tours with more than 1 kilometer cables, 9 platforms and a rappel descending from gigantic trees. You can also hike through the forest there and learn about medicinal plants, birds and animals.
Explore the hills of Cabo Blanco and Mal Pais on horseback. You will ride through the jungle and river valleys or make a sunset ride along miles of gorgeous beaches. See: Santa Teresa Horse Ranch
Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve
Cabo Blanco is the oldest nature reserve of Costa Rica dating back over 40 years. Casa Katino almost borders the nature reserve but the entrance is 6 km away across the hill at Cabuya. In Cabo Blanco you can hike on well maintained trails through the tropical dry forest and see lots of wildlife.
A 30 min drive from Villa Katino is the small village of Montezuma, renowned for its bohemian lifestyle and its picturesque waterfalls and rivers. Take a stroll through the village with its stands of itinerant artisans, colorful shops and restaurants, or hike along the coast or to the waterfalls. Read more: Montezuma
And there is still more like
Kite Surfing, Quad Tours, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Yoga etc.
Services at Villa Katino (upon request)
Rent of Cuadrociclos, Motorbikes, Cars
Additional daily maid services
For rooms in Santa Teresa we recommend: Villa Cacique