Ocio was founded on the simple idea that a vacation should be a balance of relaxation and discovery. Villa Numu is the most intimate villa of the Ocio collection. 

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Skilfully designed and decorated, each villa at Ocio is unique and gives a respectful nod to the country’s vibrant heritage. With features like native stone floors, local driftwood accents, and freshly cut flowers, the beauty of Costa Rica will surround you.


The villa has a contemporary kitchen fully stocked with everything you will need and a
beautiful indoor/outdoor dining room with waterfall and fountain. There is also an open air living room with spectacular views of the coastline and the Pacific Ocean.


One spacious master suite (king bed), with a sweeping terrace and stunning private indoor/outdoor bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub. One deluxe room (king bed), with a bathroom featuring an intimate indoor/outdoor shower.


The property hosts an infinity pool and is surrounded by forests and greenery. There is outdoor lounging available on the terrace that faces the garden. On one of the terraces is a hammock, where guests can lounge and admire the view.


Ocio is located in Mal Pais, Costa Rica at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. The stunning natural scenery and relaxed lifestyle of Mal Pais has made it a favorite destination for travelers from around the world. Perched at the top of an ocean side mountain, each villa has the unique benefit of being your private tropical escape while being just minutes from town.

Travelers can choose to fly to either of Costa Rica’s International airports – the JuanSantamaria International Airport located in San Jose or the Daniel OduberInternational Airport located in Liberia. 

For those who want the ultimate luxury experience, our concierge would be happy to arrange for helicopter transport. Fly over the jungle canopy and land on Ocio’s dramatic, lighted heliport located in a lush tropical forest.

Staff & Dining

Professional chef services are available for private lunches and dinner parties. A concierge would be happy to arrange upon request.


Things to Do

Mal Pais is home to some of the best surfing swells in the world.  Surfing lessons from an experienced instructor are available for all levels.

Snorkelers can enjoy the clear waters in the large tide pools created during low tide. The tide pools are terrific for beginners or those who just prefer shallow waters. There are also numerous diving points between Mal Pais and Playa Hermosa that offer scuba diving for all experience levels. 

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

Several companies offer horseback riding tours through the jungle and/or across the beaches. 

The waters around Mal Pais are home to a wide variety of fish species, and guests may find themselves reeling in sailfish, tuna, dorado, and mahi mahi. Most boats depart from the charming local fish market.

Journey through the treetops in this spectacular canopy tour located just minutes down the road from Ocio. The tour takes place on a farm with more than 200 different tree species, and it is located at the entrance of the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve.

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 1,200 meters. Guides take visitors through a tour that covers cascading waterfalls, lush forests, and a wide variety 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 it was the first National Park 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.

Tortuga Island is famous for its pristine white sand beach and turquoise waters; it is about an hour away from Ocio.  Visitors can enjoy snorkeling, beach combing, and exploration of the island. The tour also includes a visit to the Curu Wildlife Refuge.