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Casa Chameleon

4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Punta Barrigona, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Room: we stayed in Villa Estrella, which was amazing! This is certainly the most private Villa. We felt as though we had our our piece of the rainforest. The outdoor space was incredible! If you are wary of bugs, do note that there were various bugs in our room at all times. Also worth mentioning that you need to put... More

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the Villa Ultra for our 5 day trip to Mal Pais to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. It's true there are many steps up and down a steep hill (134 to be exact) to get to the room but it is well worth it and we didn't want to leave anyway. The view is picturesque and waking... More

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Cypress, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stayed here except for all the steps to get to our fabulous room. We arrived during the night along with a hard rain. We were met out front by the security guard and one of the restaurant servers. Umbrellas were given to us and we headed down MANY stairs in the poring rain, very little light,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My partner and I just returned from a week in Mal Pais and stayed at Casa Chameleon. We wanted a romantic getaway that included a plunge pool and after careful research and debating many locations, we stumbled upon Casa Chameleon. We booked the romance package and now that we have returned, agree that although pricey, was worth it. While the... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Ah, Costa Rica! This past spring my sister and I vacationed in Santa Teresa, on the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. We’d heard so many wonderful things about the landscape, the animals – its natural beauty. It was all of that, and more. The ‘more’ being our luck in meeting the owner of Sapoa Adventures and also Executive Chef at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Casa Chameleon was the perfect spot for our honeymoon. The staff is wonderful-incredibly attentive and kind. We cannot say enough about the food each morning and night! Both the head chef Pabro and sous chef Will were both incredible. We really enjoyed talking with Pabro about the dishes and local cuisine each night. We hope to be back in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My Wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon and it was an amazing experience. To be up front, we bought the romance package with comes with two meals a day, a rental car, and a tourist activity. I am not sure how it would have been with a normal booking. However, our trip was excellent. The manager and assistant... More

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Calistoga, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Staying at Casa Chameleon for our honeymoon was the best decision ever! The photos barely do it justice. We rented an ATV and ventured all over the peninsula. We surfed, caught huge Mahi Mahi, zip lined and visited many towns and villages along the way. The staff treated us like royalty and were so very attentive. The daily breakfasts and... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Casa Chameleon is an amazing place…my wife and I just visited for a second time, and it once again did not disappoint! This time around we stayed in Villa Estrella for a couple of nights and Villa Vista for one night. Both villas were fantastic; they are super clean and have a ton of amenities with the highlight being the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you're looking for privacy, luxury and romance you will find it here! Casa Chameleon delivers on all it's websites's promises! The hotel and grounds were beautiful and well designed. My Fiancé and I loved the "In the forest" feel of the place and were constantly enchanted by the many gorgeous flowers, birds and lazy reptiles we spotted around the... More

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Address: Punta Barrigona, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa Chameleon 4*
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Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
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