Casa Chameleon

From the ICE tower, 500 meters south and 250 meters east., Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $265.00

Travel Blogs from Mal Pais

Santa Teresa - surf city and recovery time

A travel blog entry by globalshepherds


... There seemed to be enough wind and of course they had to try. The attempt failed but I think it cheered Brian a little bit just to see a kite up, as short lived as that may have been.

Barry and Natalia make a very nice couple and we look forward to hanging out with them in Austin. Natalia even took kite lessons in Bahia Salinas! That is love, indeed! It bodes well that she wants to share in Barry's obsession. ;-)


Dreamy Island Paradise with kids and pigs!!

A travel blog entry by ptpattys_places


... Memphis barbecue AT ALL. Not just beans and slaw!!! Plus, the beach was gorgeous, with tall swaying palm trees, sugary white sand, a cloudless blue sky, and perfect ocean temperatures in beautiful blue and green waters. Surprises were a huge black momma pig with 4 little piggies, 2 parrots, a peacock, a big old fluffy handsome rooster and a fluffy white hen, and a peccary that the local kids seemed to love. It was kinda like a little open zoo. It was a ...

The Beach at the End of the World

A travel blog entry by tombeaumont


... friendly and informed us of buses and directions.

Sometime later a bus came by, and on we hopped for the best
bus journey of the trip. The next couple of hours saw us gawking out the windows
at the pristine forest on the surrounding hills, partially covered as the
clouds billowed by. Monteverde is a town built up in the cloud forest, and felt
like a pretty cool (if a tad touristy) place. There were log cabins and coffee
shops and ...

Jamie's Relic; & The Tiger King of Montezuma

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2


... bus area. As the sun rose I tapped Laura and pointed to the black vocanic rocks in the surf : there stood the King , his back to the sea, neck fully extended and head thrown back, crowing his growl at all who DARED to stir in his kingdom of Montezuma.

I was going to take the camera our to try and capture the spectacle but he flew toward the quebrada or rocky creekside foreast that the bus area is built in.

We watched his progress ...

The Badlands

A travel blog entry by surfari


... c.f. moroccan pizza
Solution: Quesadillas are amazing! Fills the same hole and cheese requirements.
In fact in the uk I pay large amounts for what turns out to be dodgy fajhitas/quesedillas etc (nandos is particularly bad) Here I am gorging myself on tacos/quesedillas/burritos/casados etc and they rule. As does eating fresh watermelon/papaya/mango/orange/banana that tastes way better than ours and is practically free. YUM


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    Historical Traveler Reviews Casa Chameleon Mal Pais

    Can't wait to go back


    We had a wonderful time at Casa Chameleon! Bobbie and Anthony were fabulous and if we lived there, we would want to be friends with them! The view was spectacular and the room was everything I dreamed it would be. Our only regret was that we could not stay there for longer. Definitely have them arrange for their chef, Billy, come and prepare dinner for you. It was amazing and very romantic!

    A piece of heaven along the coast


    We cannot say enough compliments about the property or the owners, Bobbie and Anthony. Everything that you read and hear is true and this is definitely one of the best properties in the area.

    This vacation was a perfect blend of pampering and adventure!! The camera cannot fully capture the beauty of the property and the unique non-human visitors. We highly recommend renting an ATV (aka "Quad") and ask Anthony about the shortcut to Montezuma, it is an adventure all in itself. They are awesome hosts and can arrange just about any tour or opportunity that might interest you. We highly recommend the "Canopy del Pacifico."

    There is no equal


    Look. there is NO better place to stay in South America then the Casa Chameleon. okay? Trust us. we've stayed everywhere else.... we've stayed at every single hotel, motel and bed and breakfast . this is the best place in all of Costa Rica... and on earth.. hands down...

    My Costa Rica Adventure


    Just a quick note to anyone interested or considering a stay at Hotel Casa Chameleon in Mal Pais Costa Rica -- don't hesitate!

    Thank me later


    man, where to start with these guys. whatever you want, they will find it for you. my wife and i had an excellent honeymoon stay with casa chameleon. to sum this place up without going on and on, basically you can have it any way you want it, if you want privacy, you got it, if you want attention, you got it, the views and rooms speak for themselves on the website, we can't wait to go back. if you do stay there, tell anthony and bobby hello for us, oh yeah, tell jorge to stop feeding the monkeys.

    Luxury Jungle Oasis!


    My husband and stayed in Villa Palma at Casa Chameleon in August. We arrived late and it was already dark upon checkin. Bobbie and Anthony were there to greet us and show us to our room. It looked lovely lit up in the dark, but we didn't really have our bearings as we had just arrived from 14 hours of traveling. We fell asleep rather quickly but awoke rather early in the morning after a wonderful rest in a fabulously comfy bed. The view from the bed was beautiful and just outside were the most adorable little monkees. We ordered breakfast from our nifty walkie and a sumptuos gourmet breakfast arrived soon thereafter. We sat on our wonderfully private balcony and watched the monkees and an array of colorful, exotic birds. This was only the beginning of a dream vacation. The personal chef they use is magnificent and all of the employees at Casa Chameleon were kind and attentive. The maid even organized my mess for me. I just wanted to take her home. It is correct to describe Casa Chameleon as a "boutique retreat" as there is no better description. It's no wonder Casa Chameleon was just chosen by Tatler as one of the "Boutique Hotels of the World"!

    A Casa to call Home....


    My Girlfriend and I went to the Casa Chameleon in Mal Pais hoping for something simple and rough.... damn we got none of that.... A fantastic couple run this 'resort' and cater the entire stay to your every need.... we went for sunset horse back rides...and a full day quad experience to hermosa beach where we ate fresh snapper on the beach.... it was an amazing trip and we are definitely going back SOON!

    Unique, 5-star


    We have stayed in many "boutique" hotels as we prefer them over larger resorts. Casa Chameleon should be the template for all other boutique resorts. The simple beauty defines luxury without feeling contrived or snobby.

    The personal chef created some of the loveliest dishes we have ever seen and tasted. We were delightfully surprised that the resort and villas were much lovelier in person than in any of the photos. Usually, places seldom live up to their web photos or reviews. It was indeed the opposite at Casa Chameleon. We were also happy to find the rooms to be magnificently clean and fresh. As well, we were treated like royalty (we currently are not). This was obviously due to the care and kindness of our hosts. Definitely a unique 5 -star resort.

    Perfect Getaway!


    We stayed at Casa Chameleon at the end of our trip and I wish we had spent the entire 10 days there. I never thought of renting a house in an area I'm unfamiliar with. What a great idea to build private mini-houses and have hotel services and resort amenities. I've never stayed at any place like it. It was just beautiful. The owners were very friendly and helped to make sure we found fun things to do. I don't know how anyone would find some of the activities and private beaches without someone's guidance. Mal Pais is beautiful and it felt like we were away from the tourist crowds of other places. Casa Chameleon was a place to really get away from it all.



    Casa Chameleon was a rare find. Gorgeous room with a view and impeccable service. I posted my experience under another forum but it didn't show up...therefore, I will just pass along this recommendation as I was lucky to find this fabulous place. A private chef, masseuse, and room all for less than we spent on just a room at Florblanca. A heavenly vacation!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Casa Chameleon Mal Pais

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Traveler Photos Casa Chameleon Mal Pais

    A friendly Coati or pizote at Casa Chameleon.
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    view of the hotel from a hike around the back
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    private pool from inside
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    private pool
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    notice the monkey and coati sharing the tree
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    sailboat going by from hotel property
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    an amazing hawk-not sure of the exact name
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    private pool from the luxury villa
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    view from the property
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