Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- A romantic adults-only spot that lands on many honeymoon wish lists
- This lush oasis sits tucked into a mountainside overlooking the Pacific
- Villas are bright, airy and open to a private patio and infinity pool
- The Nicoya Peninsula attracts surfers and celebrities -- Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have a beachfront villa in nearby Santa Teresa
This mountainside retreat built into a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean is a prime choice for adults seeking an intimate romantic hideaway. You want privacy? Casa Chameleon at Mal Pais has just 10 villas and two suites on site, each one with their own personal plunge pool with color-changing lights for "a wild (but still chic) atmosphere" (Travel + Leisure).
Each one of these villas is exceptionally airy, with walls that open up to the outdoors (worry not, there is also air-conditioning). All feature four-poster king beds, hammocks, free Wi-Fi and an indoor and outdoor rain shower, along with sophisticated, contemporary furnishings. Upgrade to a Villa Suite for plenty of extra space in the separate oceanview living room. Two things these villas don't have are TVs and phones, which helps guests focus on relaxing and unplugging.
The on-site restaurant sits at the hotel's highest point (which means great views while dining) and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; guests can also take cooking lessons. The chef focuses on local seafood and produce, and the open kitchen means that dinner can also be a show. Below the restaurant, a bamboo cocktail lounge overlooks another outdoor waterfall pool open to all guests.
This part of Costa Rica is a big surfing destination, and there are a number of surfing schools close to the hotel. Casa Chameleon doesn't have direct beach access, but thanks to its location, you still get great ocean and sunset views. The town of Santa Teresa (named "the next Tulum" by The New York Times) is a short drive away; guests can also organize a variety of activities including canopy tours, horseback riding, fishing, zip-lining and snorkeling.
- Outdoor pool
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- Airport transfer (fees apply)
- Concierge service
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Mini bar
- Outdoor space for some rooms
- Separate shower
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible pool area
- Accessible restaurant
Standard Time is 3pm. Front Desk is open from 6am-10pm local time. There will always be someone on duty to welcome the guest.
Minimum age required to check in: 16.
Front Desk is open from 6am-10pm local time. There will always be someone on duty to welcome the guest.
Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.
Children and additional guests:
Extra beds are not available. Adults Only Resort.
Adults Only Resort.
Pets: No pets allowed.
A resort/facility fee of $25 inclusive of tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out. This fee includes:
Beach kit including: soft cooler, chairs and umbrella
In Villa coffee and bedside bottled water - replenished daily
Turn down service (upon request)
This fee includes:
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.
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