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Casa Chameleon

4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Punta Barrigona, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Mal Pais
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Sara G Tucker, United States
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tucker, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Casa Chameleon is perfect for those who want to see the real Costa Rica and not just the inside of another American/European hotel chain that is vaguely Costa Rica themed. We booked the Adventure Package for our honeymoon, and we absolutely loved being able to take the ATV out during the day for ziplining, surfing, snorkeling and other adventures and... More

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Washington, DC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went here on my honeymoon, both 26 years old and somewhat adventurous, and we had an amazing time. The biggest challenge is getting to Mal Pais, as it is far from both airports and in an area with poor but not terrible roads. However you arrive (we rented an SUV), it is completely worth the long trip. The staff... More

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North Reading, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to start? Casa Chameleon is something special on so many levels. This is not your normal run of the mill resort. The villas are beautiful and have everything you would need. The views everywhere on the property are breathtaking and the service is personal and friendly. Here are a few key things to keep in mind when deciding if... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you are looking for your typical resort, this is not it. If you are looking for one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica to stay, this is. We came here for your honeymoon, and from the moment we got to Casa Chameleon we were in paradise. Usually you see pictures and hope that it will be that... More

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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Casa Chameleon, responded to this review

Hola Jeremiah! We are glad that you made wonderful memories at Casa Chameleon! Our staff strives to provide our guests with unforgettable one-of-a-kind experiences, so it means a lot to us that we were able to make your honeymoon memorable! We wish both of you the best in your marriage and hope you will come and visit us again! Pura... More

North Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

While the resort takes some effort to reach, once you are there it is heaven. Decompression and relaxation occur with the welcome drink and the first plunge into your private pool. The staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating and with such a small number of villas it feels like your own private retreat at an incredible value. The food is... More

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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Casa Chameleon, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience while staying with us! We are glad that you enjoyed Casa Chameleon! We hope you will come back soon so that we may pamper you again! Pura Vida! More

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My husband and I booked this hotel for the second half of our honeymoon. Based on the wonderful reviews and pictures from the website, we were expecting it to be our favorite part of our trip. By the looks of the website, the hotel is very close to a beautiful and (rock free) romantic beach. Which is very misleading. They... More

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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Casa Chameleon, responded to this review

Dear Merideth, We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback from your stay. We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at Casa Chameleon as we strive to deliver the highest quality of service. We are usually known for our attentive staff, stunning villas, and gourmet food, and we are truly sorry that you felt... More

New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were here on our honeymoon in March, and man are we glad we came here first! (We went north to Guanacaste afterwards). It's such a luxurious and intimate experience, due to the limited number of guests, couples only (we realized at our next hotel how important this was), and the amazing staff and service you receive. We were in... More

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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Casa Chameleon, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for the wonderful review!! We are happy that you enjoyed your honeymoon at Casa Chameleon, and that you were able to try our wonderful chef Pabro's creations. Our entire staff works hard to make sure that our guests have an unforgettable experience, so your feedback is very important to us! We will be awaiting your return, Mojito... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is not enough one can say about Casa Chameleon and those that help make this place amazing. The villas are outstanding and the staff is more than helpful and experienced. Of course we our the type of people who love to venture beyond our hotel, exploring the local town and most importantly local food, but each meal, visit, and... More

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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Casa Chameleon, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for sharing your thoughts about Casa Chameleon!. It really means a lot to us that you found our place to be "one of the greatest experiences in Costa Rica"! Our entire staff works very hard to make sure our guests have the best time possible while at Casa Chameleon, so your feedback is very important to us.... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Casa Chameleon for 6 nights in mid August for our honeymoon and it was absolutely magical. It was the best vacation we have ever had by far. We stayed in the villa Pochote and it was incredible! The room was beautifully furnished and very clean surrounded by the jungle with a view of the... More

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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Casa Chameleon, responded to this review

Hola Cheryl! Thanks for your wonderful review! We are glad that you had an amazing honeymoon at Casa Chameleon. We have passed on your praise to Erika, Andrea and Pabro, they are very grateful for your kind words. Our staff works hard to please our guests, so your feedback means a lot to them! We hope to see you back... More

Ottawa, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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CasaChameleon, Owner's Rep at Casa Chameleon, responded to this review

Hola Alexandra. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We strive to make our hotel the best it can be and your feedback is a big part of what helps us get better. We have addressed your comments with our front desk, and are glad that you enjoyed your overall stay at Casa Chameleon and that you found it to... 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*
Number of rooms: 6
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Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
Casa Chameleon Costa Rica/Mal Pais

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