Casa Chameleon

Address: From the ICE tower, 500 meters south and 250 meters east., Mal Pais, Province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel is located on From the ICE tower, 500 meters south and 250 meters east., 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

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      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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      our ATV-SOOO much fun!
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      Sunset from the yoga studio
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      main pool
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      private pool
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      a monkey just hanging around
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      The luxury villa living area-unbelievable!
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