We just returned from a week at Casa Chameleon and we can't say enough good about it. We were greeted by a darling young woman, Jessica, who made us feel comfortable from the moment we walked it. It was a long day getting there but Vicky, who takes the reservations, set up our flight from San Jose to Tambor and our ride from Tambor to Malpais. Everything went off exactly as planned. We had a taxi ride and he was so awesome, took us the scenic route and not only did we see the beautiful jungle but we later retraced this route on our outing to Montezuma. Our accomodations we so incredibly beautiful. We did see all the villas and it would be hard to choose as each has something that another does not and is fabulous! The views, the sunsets, the pool, the open air hotel area, all perfect. Best of all is Rob the chef and Mark and Oscar that work with him. I can't even tell you how fabulous the food was. We ate 4 dinners here as nothing compared to these meals. They were not only delicious but beautifully accented with gorgeous flowers. Rob will make anything you want however we usually gave vague details and produced a masterpiece every night. The breakfast was fabulous and the "snack" we had for lunch a few days was also a memorable meal. Everyone was helpful and courteous. Before we arrived we wondered if things would be difficult to navigate to or far away. The hotel set up Canopy tours for us (5 min drive), we went fishing with a local guide and ate the fish for dinner! We went to the waterfalls in Montezuma, easy drive and spent time at all the local beaches. There are a couple of places close by (Vista de Olas) that has the most incredible sunset while having a drink and even as a guest you can wear your swimsuit and watch the sunset from the infinity pool. It was right down the street from our hotel. We loved every minute of it, had fun watching ALL the surfers, met friendly people from all over the world and didn't want to leave. GO, it is the best accomodations for the price you will find almost anywhere in the world. We did figure out how to "skype call" but otherwise our phones were pretty much out of commission which made it a true vacation. Charlie the owner is building 2 more villas. I know they will be fabulous as well. Every detail perfect. Thanks to all of the great staff.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
- Hotel Casa Chameleon Costa Rica/Mal Pais