The March House is a comfortably chic and modern luxury beachfront retreat that offers a truly unique and private tropical experience.

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The feeling of tranquility abounds, taking advantage of light, space and airflow; where inside blends with outside. No distractions; totally private and utter peace within your own luxurious paradise.


There is a grand entrance hall looking onto the large lounge area with the view directly in front of the beach and ocean just 70 meters away. This large living area also includes a fully fitted kitchen with island and a dining area with a hardwood table to seat 12 persons.


The house has 5 bedrooms. The large master bedroom occupies the entire upstairs, with ocean view and has a king size bed, lounge/den area, large bathroom with double show, large tub, WC, double vanity and double closets. The large master guest suite, has its own entrance, ocean view, king size bed, and en suite bathroom. There are
two ocean view bedrooms, each with queen size bed, sharing a large bathroom with double shower, double vanity, WC and double closet. Bedroom 5 has 3 single beds, garden view, WC and shower.


Outside beyond the patio is a covered Rancho where you can take dinner al fresco.
There are also two daybeds for relaxing, reading or taking in the sounds of exotic birds and monkeys who are our frequent visitors.


The March House is situated on the magnificent remote southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Mal País, Costa Rica. Set on the Pacific Ocean beachfront of a tiny “private” bay, this tropical hideaway has only recently been discovered as an alternative escape from more overdeveloped tourist destinations.

Mal País and the neighboring towns of Santa Teresa and Playa Hermosa are one of Costa Rica’s best kept secrets.

Staff & Dining

With an attentive staff to take care of all your needs, The March House sets a high standard of discreet service and professionalism.

Things to Do

This area has some of the best and least crowded surfing beaches in Costa Rica. Bring your own board or rent one at one of the many surf shops in town. Surfing lessons from an experienced instructor are available for all levels.

There are many large tide pools where you can enjoy snorkeling during low tide. The tide pools are terrific for beginners or if you just enjoy shallow waters. You can see many varieties of colorful fish, sea turtles and creatures. Also, if you are interested, we have several qualified companies to recommend for scuba diving.

We highly recommend renting an all terrain vehicle (ATV) or “quad” during your visit. It is a fun way to explore the many beaches in the area, and the preferred method of transportation for locals.

Whether you are just a beginner or you are advanced we can arrange for private yoga instruction right here at the house. What better way to be in the moment holding a pose surrounded by the lush tropical surroundings and ocean breezes.

We are happy to schedule a jungle or beach horseback tour. We especially recommend the sunset horseback riding tour.

A local guide can take you to some of the best fishing spots the area has to offer. Most boats depart from the charming local fish market.

Travel through the treetops on a spectacular canopy tour located just minutes down the road from the house. Situated on a farm with more than 200 different tree species, near the entrance to Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve, the views from the platforms are spectacular.

Travel down the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula to Montezuma for a canopy tour featuring a series of nine cable lines and eleven platforms spanning over 1200 meters. Guides take visitors through the tour that covers three cascading waterfalls, lush forests, and lots of flora and fauna. You can also hike to the waterfalls after the tour, so be sure to take a towel and bathing suit.

The Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is one of Costa Rica’s most stunning treasures and the first National Park that was established in Costa Rica. The Reserve has a number of trails that wind through the park with varying levels of incline and difficulty. It is a majestic place for hiking, bird watching and wildlife appreciation.

There is a half-day trip to this enchanting Tortuga island, which is located on the widest part of the Nicoya Gulf. Tortuga Island is famous for its pristine white sand beach and turquoise waters; it is about an hour away from Mal País. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling, beach combing, lunch, and exploration of the island. The tour also includes a visit to the Curu Wildlife Refuge.

A unique gem of Costa Rica’s national park system, Curú Wildlife Refuge is actually a privately-owned farm that experiments in sustainable agriculture. It features 17 diverse trails, ranging from very easy to difficult, giving the public access to 232 species of birds, spider monkeys, scarlet macaws, and white-nosed coatis. But the park’s most spectacular features are its fascinating mangrove wildlife and pristine, forest-lined beaches