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Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais

From the ICE Tower 500 Mts South And 250 Mts East, Mal Pais 50201 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 12/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 9 hotels in Mal Pais
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Casa Chameleon at Mal Pais is more than just a place to lay your head – it’s an experience. Our ADULT ONLY hotel is comprised of just ten rustic villas that were designed to maximize the Pura Vida lifestyle and promise an uninterrupted, peaceful escape. Each villa hosts a number of eclectic touches and inviting amenities, including handcrafted masonry, your own private plunge pool, and a glass wall that opens to let the ocean breezes in. After a day of exploring, the sparkling blue pool, lush green surroundings, and inviting lounge at Brasas del Mar set the scene for guests to mingle, swap stories, and create memories while our chef serves up authentic Costa Rican dishes. Daily breakfast and either lunch or dinner are included with all reservations. Whether you’re looking for an epic surf vacation, or space to unwind and surround yourself with the tranquility of nature, Mal Pais is a bucket list destination that will not disappoint.
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Room & Suite (258)258
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Adults only
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Evening entertainment
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
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Hidden Gem
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Amberzo wrote a review Dec 2020
Tallahassee, Florida223 contributions61 helpful votes
We have never been able to be pampered like this and Casa Chameleon made our honeymoon the most incredible experience. They have truly spared nothing in making every single person's stay the most memorable and relaxing. Very quiet and secluded (though the road getting there was a bit...sketchy) which just added to the charm. Staff was wonderful. Food was wonderful. I wish we could have stayed longer than three nights. Worth every penny.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Patti Durden wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
My bf and I LOVED this place. Pictures could never capture the beauty of Casa Chameleon in Mal Pais. The wait staff were exceptional in everything they did. This resort has a max of 20 people. Very private and never a crowd. I truly did not want to leave. I felt blessed to experience this beauty.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Aisha M wrote a review Aug 2020
9 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an absolutely amazing honeymoon in Costa Rica. Our private villa at Casa Chameleon Mal País was breathtaking, peaceful, and relaxing. The food was delicious, the service was good, and the people were beautiful! It was the best winter getaway for our honeymoon... felt like we got the best sleep ever. Noelia was the best concierge at the resort. She took great care of us and made sure to maintain constant communication which made our stay easy. Marco was our favorite server and extremely professional. Whenever Marco was working, he made us feel like we were home away from home. He had such great energy. We highly recommend staying here, but note that although the food was yummy the menu is basically the same every day. The food on the island is superb and fresh so while you’re out on the town, stop and try some of the surrounding restaurants. Also, if you’re wanting a television, you’ll have to bring your own iPad to watch downloaded entertainment... it’s not really needed, so enjoy the peaceful getaway on this astonishing island! We will return.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kenny H wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had such a phenomenal time at Casa Chameleon. Our only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer. Alfredo, Jairo, and the whole staff were amazing! They made us feel right at home and the service was top notch. We had so much fun getting to know the whole Casa Chameleon family. Plus the food and the rooms are just amazing! We will be back. Pura vida. Brett & Kenny
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Sally B wrote a review Feb 2020
United Kingdom74 contributions33 helpful votes
This is a charming hotel in an out of the mainstream part of the Western coast. A small hotel with individual bungalows- a nice touch to have your name on the door, superb views. The restaurant has a good menu - although if you stay for more than a few days I think it could get a bit repetitive- I think an occasional change or some specials would be good. However, there are good restaurants in St Teresa which is a short drive away. You will need some transport to explore the surrounding beaches - you won’t be disappointed. We hired a quad bike and had some fun. A very laid back stay, great helpful staff who are always happy for a chat. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$259 - $472 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais?
Nearby attractions include Playa Santa Teresa (1.8 miles), Playa Carmen (1.2 miles), and Isla de Cabuya (4.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Cevicheria, Manzú Restaurant, and El Tercer Ojo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Is Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Mal Pais.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.