Guests Comments

“I have nothing but positive feedback for the Moana Lodge and the wonderfully efficient, professional, helpful and friendly staff.
My husband and I knew the minute we arrived, as we met the owner, were escorted around the beautiful and well designed property, that we'd found the right place.”
-Cristobel y Rhonda

“Malpais is Costa Rica’s hidden gem, desolate beaches, wonderful surfing, and endless jungle. At Moana Lodge you’ll find all the great things associated with having a perfect vacation.”

“What really makes me enthuse about this hotel is the personal care and attention Aidan invests in his guests. I was travelling alone and it was great to be taken out and entertained by this gregarious proprietor and his partner. Is this a hotel review written by a friend to corrupt the impartiality of the TripAdvisor ranking system... NO... But I had such a great time at this hotel, I just can't rate it highly enough. Is it possible to add a sixth star? It's just so refreshing to find a funky, stylish, and utterly fab hotel run by someone who really does give a damn...Recommended? You betcha...! See you soon at the Moana...”

“The thing both my husband and I loved so much about Hotel Moana Lodge was the personal touches, from the fresh flowers, the sincere chats, the wonderful decorated rooms, and the smiling faces, can’t wait to come back.”
-Lee and Jane

“I can recommend WITHOUT hesitation, to go to the Nicoya Peninsula & stay at The Moana Lodge. I never repeat vacations, but I will be back here.”

“During our stay we visited the various other hotels in the area and felt great about our choice. Moana Lodge features a peaceful ambiance, well-appointed, clean and comfortable rooms, as well as a lovely pool vibe. We felt it was the best place to stay in Malpais or Santa Teresa for the price we paid.”
-Sam and Todd

“My wife and I spent part of our honeymoon in Moana, we just wished we had spent all of it there as we just loved the hotel. Malpais is an incredible part of the world. We surfed all most every day, the breaks were awesome, but get there soon before the secret gets out!”
-Peter and Molli, San Fran.

“The Moana Lodge in Mal Pais, Costa Rica was an awesome discovery. After a quick flight from San Jose we were welcomed with open arms by Aidan and Vicky. They immediately walked us around and showed us our room, which was decorated perfectly with flowers and romantic creativity to celebrate our honeymoon. The service never stopped.”

“Malpais is beautiful, great surfing, great beaches, can’t wait to come back to Costa Rica.”
-Dave Gill, Jan 07

“My wife and I would rate our seven night stay at the Moana Lodge as perfect. If you are planning to visit the Mal Pais area this place is a "must see, must do!!"

“We loved this hotel so much we are planning on staying here next year for our wedding.”
-Jason & Peggy

“The layout of the property is peaceful, quiet and Zen like yet the area offers some great restaurants, great surfing, awesome beaches and just funky nightlife. It was nice to be so pampered while we there....I want to go back. Make sure you sit by the pool or in the Jacuzzi and take in the sights of the ocean across the tree tops.”

“My boyfriend and I travelled around Central and South America for 6 months and we stayed in Moana Lodge whilst in Mal Pais. It is incredible there - the Garden of Eden! It’s in a tropical rainforest area on the coast. Highly recommended place for anyone who wants to treat themselves to a holiday with a difference!”
-Dave and Natasha


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Hotel Moana  |  Mal País, Costa Rica  |  US Toll Free (reservations only) 800 314 6901  |  Tel +506 2640 0230  |  Fax +506 2640 0623  |