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Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais

Mal Pais, Costa Rica
  • An adults-only romantic spot that finds itself on many honeymoon wish lists
  • Villas are bright and airy, with whole walls that open to a private patio and infinity pool
  • The setting stuns -- lush tropical oasis that blooms on a cliff overlooking the sea
  • Since most guests are celebrating something special, the staff stands out for being friendly and open to special requests
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  • No Booking Fees

Location

From the ICE tower 500 mts South
Mal Pais
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They say you can't please 100% of the people 100% of the time, but judging by Casa Chameleon's reviews from past guests on sites like TripAdvisor, it's doing nearly a perfect job. The location is stunning, tucked into a lush seam of rainforest on a cliff overlooking the ocean. This intimate adults-only hideaway is a prime choice for honeymooners, partially thanks to its small scale -- there are only six villas.

Each one is exceptionally airy, with full walls that open up to the outdoors, one of the reasons there's no air conditioning here. There's also no TV and no phone, and no need for them: even the most HD of HDTVs couldn't transmit a view of forest or ocean as breathtaking as the ones that flood in through the open walls. Each villa also has a private patio and infinity pool, though the water can be chilly. Rainfall showerheads fill the combo indoor/outdoor shower, though with such negligible division between exterior and interior, the occasional insect can wander in.

That seems to not bother guests, who are too busy raving about the service -- the people who work here are used to fulfilling special requests for the many special occasions celebrated here. The restaurant on the property is expensive, but there are food options in town that are less expensive.

General

  • Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Check-in

  • Standard check-in time: 2pm

Checkout

  • Standard checkout time: 11am

Cancellation

  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
    • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
    • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
    • Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this adults-only property.
    • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

    Fees

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 20 per person (approximately)
    • Airport shuttle fee: USD 60 per room (one way)

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Getting there

Costa Rica has two main airports. In the capital city of San Jose is the Juan Santamaria International Airport, and in Liberia in the Guanacaste Province is the Daniel Oduber International Airport. If you fly into San Jose, you must take a connecting flight to the town of Tambor. If you fly into Liberia, you will have to take a connecting flight to San Jose then another connecting flight to Tambor since there are no direct flights from Liberia to Tambor; therefore, it is recommended that you fly into San Jose. Connecting flights can be flown on either Nature Air or Sansa, two reputable Costa Rican airlines.

Casa Chameleon is a 45-minute drive from the Tambor airport. The resort can be reached by rental car, taxi, or personal driver. Casa Chameleon is available to help guests choose and book transportation. If you should decide to rent a car, it is recommended to rent a four-wheel-drive vehicle as the roads are steep and can be hard to navigate. If you choose to get a taxi, the price is about $50 each way. If you choose private shuttle, the price is about $60 each way.

Address

  • From the ICE tower 500 mts South
  • Mal Pais
  • Costa Rica

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

Questions? Check out our FAQs or give us a call.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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