Malpais (9°36'03 N, 85°08'36 W) is a town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica which began as a fishing and cattle-farming village, and has become popular among surfers and adventure travelers around the world. The town got its name from the fact that all the rivers and streams that flow into the beach in the area dry up in the summer season, making it a "bad land" to try to live in.
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But Malpais was selected by Forbes Magazine in their article on the world's top ten 'Most Breathtaking Beaches'. The beaches here are so varied that it's hard to know which they were referring to, but perhaps they had a chance to visit several to see that each was more spectacular than the next.
Malpais now is known for its incredible beauty, ...