Casa Chameleon

Address: Punta Barrigona, Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel is located on Punta Barrigona, Mal Pais.
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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 wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Casa Chameleon on our honeymoon and it honestly could not have been better.

    One of the things that we appreciated the most is its location. The journey to get there makes arriving feel absoloutly incredible.

    I dont know who we were expecting to meet when the gates opened.. but these people are experts at making you feel comfortable.

    Every detail you see was specifically created from the minds of the owners/ designers who are insanely creative and extremely hospitable which is an ultimate and unique combination.

    The outdoor kitchen is a perk.

    You are going to flip when you see the view from your shower!

    The wildlife is like a 24 hour zoo.

    They treat you like family.

    There are cabana's by the pool with perfectly shaded hammocks

    ATV's available at anytime.

    anything you want at the touch of a walkie talkie.

    Amazing landscape.

    Unbelievable views.

    its the Perfect place to explore, get lost, hunt hidden beaches or just relax

    The Casa Chameleon has no equal. just thinking about it gives me the chills... you will not regret it. stay as long as possible!!

    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!

    The owners of the Hotel, known as Bobbie and Anthony were amazing hosts and created the most relaxing hideway in the mountains of Mal Pais. They and their staff helped cater to our every need from reservations at the local "hot spots" to a grassroots surfing lesson and tree-top canopy tour.

    Flying back on the plane to Canada I couldn't stop myself from thinking of the wildlife I saw from the Congo Howler Monkey, the White face Monkey, the Parrots in the tree next to the pool, the regular Pesote visit and of course the toad/frog poop (its huge!)

    With just a short stint to the beach and to the centre of town we were able to rent quad-atv's to further explore and give us the sense of ultimate freedom.

    Also, the Cabinas are beautiful and have the most killer views you have ever seen. Loved the experience so much that we bought property in the area to build and model after the Hotel!

    Truly the most amazing and expensive (because of the land purchase) adventure experience we have had!

    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

    Travel Blogs from Mal Pais

    Exploring the Wild Mal Pais (Big Rock)

    A travel blog entry by malonetravels2 on Mar 16, 2015

    71 photos

    ... reached the area where there is a tall rock on the water's edge and a very nice small
    sheltered bay to the side. Walked along the bay and could see a building that looked like a place to eat. Walked up and there was music playing, credits running on a movie but no one around but a small poodle. Called out but no one appeared and so we decided to walk on. It did not look like you could go all the way around the rock and would have to ...

    Even Old People Can Learn to Surf

    A travel blog entry by itsgotime on Nov 19, 2014

    10 photos

    ... shockproof camera which by the last day was loaded with action shots, beach life and video along with all of our previous zip lining. But alas, during our last surf lesson, the strap broke and Gaia took our camera to the bottom of the sea. I'm sure if it ever washes ashore, the person who finds it will surely post our awesome surf videos on youtube. Yes, ...

    Santa Teresa - surf city and recovery time

    A travel blog entry by globalshepherds on May 17, 2014

    8 photos

    ... on my kiteboarding.

    Around the same time Brian started drinking the water straight from the tap and whatever it was, he got sick. At least, I think it's the water but it may not have been.

    This resulted in both of us just basically hanging around the house and only going out to see the sunset. It was very strange because that is not our style. But I also figured that's what most people do: just hang ...

    Letters Home Costa Rica 2014

    A travel blog entry by crashvic37 on Feb 16, 2014

    12 photos

    ... several one-lane bridges over gorges, without the security of any type of guard rails. The driver had been kind enough to stop in Montezuma and allow us 10 minutes of grocery shopping, but had little interest in helping us carry the goods (and adult beverages) to the house from the road. And in a cloud of dust, he was gone. The padlock on the front wooden gates was not latched and we let ourselves in to the property. There was no greeting, nor any directions. We walked with ...

    Day 10-Montezuma!

    A travel blog entry by marks-travels on Dec 27, 2013

    9 photos

    ... laid back feel to it. More tourists and, hence, more souvenir shops and restaurants. People seem just as friendly as in Esterillos. Very different feel to the place than Esterillos but just as great in its own way.

    Had dinner at a good restaurant that also offered vegan options for Drew. He was ecstatic to have vegan chocolate mousse for dessert!

    Good thing we had another early night since the monkeys awoke us the next morning at ...

    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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