Malpais & Santa Teresa

Costa Rica

Tours by Quad


ATVs provide a great way to explore the surrounding areas of Santa Teresa and Mal Pais. The area’s bumpy dirt tracks and the occasional crossing of a river are much more easily navigated, and you enjoy a wide-angle view of the landscape. Remember however that you may not drive on the beach.
For parking always choose a safe location because quads are a favorite and easy prey for thieves. Some quad rentals have no insurance against theft so you will have to pay for the loss.

Quad Rentals in Santa Teresa and Mal Pais :

Pacifica Xtreme 2640 0984
Disfrutalo 2640 0572
Pacific Dirt Road 8875 8452
Quad Rental Center 2640 0178
Quad Point 2640 0965
Alex Surf Shop 2640 0364
Buggy Adventure 8870-2336
Valerio's ATVs 2640 0736
Urban Free Ride 2640 0777


Suggestion for a 1-day Round-Trip with a Quad:

Santa Teresa - Mal Pais - Montezuma - Cobano - Manzanillo - Santa Teresa (50 km)

All quad rentals are based in Santa Teresa. From Santa Teresa drive to Mal Pais (5 km) and take a left in the center of the village. The road leads through a lush jungle valley, crosses a small river and then goes uphill through the rolling hills of Cabo Blanco until it descends to the small fishermen village of Cabuya (8 km). Turn left and continue to Montezuma (10 km). Two km past Cabuya you pass a natural monument: the biggest strangler fig of Costa Rica. Drive along the tremendously scenic coastline until you arrive in the small hippie village of Montezuma where you can hike up to the waterfall, have a break for lunch or do some souvenir shopping.
From Montezuma drive uphill to Cobano (8 km) where you could pick up some groceries from the super market (cheaper than on the beach). Then take a left at the crossroads and drive straight all the way until you reach the hamlet of Manzanillo (10 km). You can have another break in the typical restaurant on the beach, or continue along the small beach road to Santa Teresa (8 km) and stop on some scenic patch of shore to watch the sunset.