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Casa Chameleon

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

I can't believe it has been almost a year since our trip to Casa Chameleon and that I have yet to write a review. Currently, we are searching for where we will go on our honeymoon and I keep looking for places that are just like Casa Chameleon. If only we did not want to travel to a new place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

As always, was slightly skeptical of how good this place could be, we have been disappointed before with trip advisor reviews, however the reviews are true casa chameleon was a fantastic destination for our honeymoon. The hotel is small only 3 villas, there is an air of exclusivity and privacy to the whole, place. My wife and I stayed in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2010

While the accomadations are amazing, Yua and Rob are what make this place unforgettable. We thank you both so much for making our vacation the best we've ever experienced.. We're now worried that we may never experience anything like Casa Chameleon / Mal Pais anywhere else. To keep it short and sweet: - The grounds/plants are immaculately kept - The... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

We liked our room and enjoyed having our own private pool. The view was very nice. The staff Yua, Rob and Oscar were very attentive. Thank you guys for all.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

My husband and I went here for our honeymoon after reading the reviews on this site. We were the only guests there for the whole week. It was the perfect place for our honeymoon. We aren't the partying, "all-inclusive", "drink all you can because it's 'free'" type of couple, so we opted for this boutique hotel in place of the... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2010

Both Yua and Rob are very passionate about their work. In my experience, when someone is passionate about what they do, they do it better than anyone else. This is exactly what my wife and I experienced at Casa Chameleon- better service and food than we could have imagined. My wife and I were on our honeymoon, and we stayed... More 

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Burnsville, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

Based on Trip Advisor ratings, I selected Casa Chameleon as the destination at which I would propose to my girlfriend. We stayed in Villa Palma for 5 nights and the Ultra Villa for 5 nights. Both were perfect and offered something unique to the experience. The grounds of Casa Chameleon are based on a hill side which enables its breath... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2010

We are repeat travellers to Mal Pais, and this was the finest boutique hotel we visited. The good: -Wonderful private casitas, designed and built by the owner with care and attention to detail. great views -Quiet, secluded, beautiful, but close to beach and "downtown" -Friendly staff -Private chef available, while pricey, we did enjoy room service one night The bad:... More 

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel. We have traveled all over the world and this is one of the best places we have stayed. I was told the owners are relatively new and that the property had recently been remodeled and extensive landscaping. They must have put their heart and soul into it because no stone was... More 

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chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

My husband and I recently returned from 6 nights at casa chameleon. It was a trip to celebrate my 40th birthday, but more importantly it was a much needed trip for just the 2 of us...we left our 4 little kids and crazy lives behind. Casa Chameleon provided everything we were looking for and more!!! It was the perfect enviroment... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chosen as one of the "Best 101 Hotels in the World" by Conde Nast Publications' Tatler Travel Guide for 2006, Casa Chameleon is a favourite with honeymooners and celebrities to relax and unwind in an enchanted environment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Chameleon

Address: Punta Barrigona, Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Mal Pais
Price Range: $258 - $487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa Chameleon 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
Casa Chameleon Costa Rica/Mal Pais
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Mal Pais
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