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Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel

Escuela de Cocles, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 02/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 hotels in Cocles
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Located in the beautiful and laid-back Playa Cocles, you will find Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel. Just minutes away from the town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon. To get here, you’ll have to fly first to Juan Santamaria International Airport of San Jose. There are over 300 weekly international flights to the Costa Rican capital. Our closest airport is Limon International, just 50 minutes away from Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel. SANSA Airlines offers daily services from San Jose to Limon (less than an hour) early in the morning or in the afternoon. We can arrange your private transfer from the airport to the hotel. Our luxury service, peaceful comfort, and upscale property make Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel the best option for your Puerto Viejo vacation. Here, you will find a perfect place to relax, surrounded by nature, and hosted by a friendly and detail-oriented staff. We will ensure you the best of times while visiting Costa Rica. Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel offers its guests a total of 51 classy and subtly-decorated rooms, along with our stunning Jungle Pool, and delightful views of the lush forest that surrounds the property. Every room features either a balcony or patio, and amenities like free wi-fi, air conditioning, LCD tv, coffee/tea maker, minibar, and daily housekeeping. Across the street from Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel, you will find the charming Playa Cocles, a crowd-free sand beach, perfect for relaxing, surfing, or swimming. At the beginning of 2020, we opened a new set of facilities, ZOE, on our beach. The jewel of this brand-new area is an Ocean Pool, including a Deck Lounge with seating areas. Also, we have created a Beach Lounge and a Beach Mojito Bar. For the enjoyment of your whole family, there will also be a Kinder Playground, and sun chairs and umbrellas, to fully savor all that Playa Cocles has to offer. While in Playa Cocles, be sure to visit our NOA Bar Restaurant Beach Club. There you can have some of our Caribbean gourmet dishes for lunch or dinner, take a well-deserved hammock nap, or order a cocktail and enjoy our DJ music and beach vibe. At Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel, you will find peace for your mind but also your body. There’s a Jungle SPA where you can have a massage or body treatment of your choice. Our spa, located in the middle of our forest garden, is the ideal place to relax and connect with nature. If you prefer, you can also have your massage done in your room. Besides, we offer complimentary group yoga classes and private ones for a small fee. If your body needs some healing, try our Wellness 3-Day Detox program to refresh yourself. Costa Rica is a unique place that combines nature, culture, and adventure. In Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel, we can arrange several tours for you. Visit National Parks, waterfalls, indigenous reservations, boat trips, and more. Last but not least, you can enjoy complimentary activities such as jungle walks, painting classes, cocktail & cooking workshops, live music shows, happy hours, and children’s recreation. Are you getting married? Well, we do have vast experience organizing destination weddings and honeymoons. If you are planning a Costa Rican vacation, be sure to visit us at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel. You won’t regret it.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Bicycles available
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Children's playground
Kids club
Highchairs available
Car hire
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Massage chair
Neck massage
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, German and 3 more


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53Somewhat walkable
Grade: 53 out of 100
15Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
0Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
Escuela de Cocles, Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 70403 Costa Rica
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Kilian84 wrote a review Feb 2021
Lyss, Schweiz111 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights at le cameleon. The hotel lays at Playa Cocles some minutes away from puerto viejo with a lot of restaurants nearby. It‘s splited in two parts. The Reception, Pool, Spa and hotel rooms on one side of the street are situated in a nice tropical garden. The whole area was clean and spacious but a little bit old as well. The door lock for example wasn‘t working always properly or there were some damage of erosion from the salty air. The restaurant was situated on the other side at the beach with an additional sea view swimming pool. We decided to took advantage of a private 6-course dinner, which was situated at the sea view pool closed to the restaurant. The food was delicious and our waitress Lauren really gentle. Only the music was sometimes a liitle bit to loud and less romantic (live band in the restaurant, traditional latin music afterwards). All in all a nice experience (=
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Jen wrote a review Jul 2020
Brooklyn, New York37 contributions15 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
We stayed at Le Cameleon at the beginning of our trip in December 2019. We were traveling with our two children, ages 8 and 10. Our kids LOVED arriving at night and walking down the pathways through all of the plants. You could hear birds, frogs, and insects in the background; it set the mood for our arrival in Costa Rica! Upon arriving, we enjoyed a delicious meal on the beach. Our kids loved being able to immediately dip their toes in the ocean. In the morning, we appreciated the delicious spread of food. The staff were all very friendly. Afterwards, we went on the walking tour with Jungle Man. We all loved it! Our son is blind, and Jungle Man made sure to make the tour accessible for him, often finding things for our son to touch, and sharing detailed descriptions of each animal we found. The walk was short (around one hour, all within 1/4 mile on the beach), but we saw so much wildlife -- including several sloths! At the end of the tour, Jungle Man even cut open a coconut for our son to enjoy. We were so impressed by how attentive and friendly he was. Back at the hotel, our children loved spending the morning swimming before heading to Puerto Viejo for a day of shopping and exploring. The location of this hotel is perfect; you are a very short drive away from the center of Puerto Viejo. You can also get to several beautiful beaches within a 10 minute drive.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel, Owner at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel
Responded Jul 12, 2020
Dear Quinn302, We thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you and your family as our guests. We are also delighted to learn that you have enjoyed our complimentary walking tour with Jungle Man, our breakfast service, and our upscale facilities. In the name of our entire staff, I thank you for your kind words. Reading reviews like yours reaffirms that we provide a service of excellence. Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel is always ready to welcome you again. Best regards, Jorge Fernandez General Manager
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Rosita Palma wrote a review Feb 2021
Heredia, Costa Rica15 contributions
A nice place near the jungle and the beach, a quite place with an excellent restaurant and a games place. The perfect end of the day could be on the pool right in the front of the beautiful beach. It’ll meet your expectations
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
boricuainzrh wrote a review Nov 2020
Zurich, Switzerland69 contributions51 helpful votes
We were so excited for our stay at Le Cameleon, but were extremely disappointed. This was the most expensive hotel we stayed at during our entire time in Costa Rica. At $500 per night, which is a hefty price tag in any part of the world, we thought we would get a truly luxurious experience. It was not. Our room was more like a motel room than a hotel room. The walls were paper thin. We could hear people talking outside, our neighbors flushing their toilets, alarm clocks in the neighboring rooms, the people upstairs moving furniture. The room was outdated and just not what you expect for the price tag. Having traveled throughout Costa Rica, we knew what we could get for this price point, and Le Cameleon simply did not deliver. For example, we stayed at the Umami Hotel in Puerto Viejo, in a huge and gorgeous super modern and stylish suite, for a third of the price of Le Cameleon! And we stayed at the super lux Makanda in Manuel Antonio paying less for a suite than we did at Le Cameleon for a “deluxe” room, which had nothing “deluxe” about it. To make matters worse, they denied us service at the restaurant, even though we were hotel guests (again, paying $500 per night) because they had two large tables and the kitchen was busy (although there were many empty tables). Any good hotel would have accommodated us and offered a drink while we waited- not flat out refused service. We asked for towels at the pool and they told us to walk across the street to reception--not the service you expect for this price point.. It rained while we were there and the pool chairs got really wet. No one came to dry them when the rain stopped (or even the day after), making it impossible for anyone to enjoy the pool—again, not the service you expect for this price point. To give credit where credit is due, the grounds and the pools are really nice. The breakfast is also good. But that is the extent of it. Save your money and stay elsewhere.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Iris V wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions
The stay in Le Caméléon was incredible! The room amazed us every day when we re-entered, the food was absolutely fresh and made with love. The staff was always lovely and the programme which has been offered was entertaining: we did yoga with Laura and salsa classes with Klaus! Both of them are wonderful human beings! We will definitely return to this place of serenity! Thank you for everything! Iris & Manuel
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Date of stay: October 2020
$150 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of LimonPuerto Viejo de TalamancaCocles
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Frequently Asked Questions about Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bamboocha, Como en la Gloria, and La Pecora Nera.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Cocles.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
Is Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.