Mal Pais

$315 – Costa Rica: Plunge Pool Villa w/Breakfast, Save 65%

Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
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The Deal

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A laid-back, eco-conscious, adults-only escape awaits at this Conde Nast Johansens award-winning resort nestled in the Costa Rican jungle. 

  • Accommodations for two; most dates through Nov. 30
  • $315 per night ... May 1 - Nov. 30
  • $329 per night ... March 3 - April 30
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • 3-night minimum stay
  • Note: There's a $25 daily resort fee that covers Wi-Fi, welcome drinks and parking

Why We Love It

  • 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


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.



  • Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service

Room amenities

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


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant

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 Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 16.

Front Desk is open from 6am-10pm local time. There will always be someone on duty to welcome the guest.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Adults Only Resort. No extra beds available. 

Pets: No Pets Allowed.

Fees: A resort fee of $25 (subject to tax) per room/ per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes: wi-fi, a welcome drink, and parking. 

There is a three-night minimum stay required.

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.

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$315 / night


When You Can Go

Most dates through Nov. 30

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.

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