Mal Pais

Casa Chameleon Mal Pais

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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 is stunning -- it's a 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

"The relaxed atmosphere, the food and the amazing villa."
May 7, 2019 - Spring, TX, USA
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Tucked into a lush seam of rain forest on a cliff overlooking the ocean, this intimate adults-only hideaway is a Conde Nast Johansen's 2017 Excellence Award Winner and a prime choice for honeymooners. The nearly perfect TripAdvisor scores are due to previous guests raving about the service -- the people who work here are used to fulfilling special requests for the many special occasions celebrated here.

Each one of the villas is exceptionally airy, with full walls that open up to the outdoors, plus air conditioning. Each villa has a private patio and infinity pool, though the water can be chilly. Although there's no TV and no phones, guests can organize a day of activities including canopy tours through forests and waterfalls, horseback riding through the jungle and fishing.

There is also a restaurant on property offering healthy food options and cooking lessons. For the fitness seekers, guests can book private yoga classes, martial arts lessons and a session with a personal trainer. In-villa spa treatments and couples massages can be arranged through the main spa.



  • 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


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: Extra beds are not available.

Adults Only Resort. 

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$25 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

This fee includes:
Snorkeling gear
Boogie boards
Beach kit including: soft cooler, chairs and umbrella
In Villa coffee and bedside bottled water - replenished daily
Turn down service (upon request)

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(23 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Casa Chameleon Mal Pais over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The relaxed atmosphere, the food and the amazing villa.
Other Comments
Katherine did a great job planning our anniversary dinner.
Michelle May 07, 2019 Spring, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
The place beautiful, and breathe taking
Other Comments
It a couple s retreat
marilyn Apr 23, 2019 North Miami Beach, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed relaxing in our room, listening to the birds and the ocean. The room design is very thoughtful and completely private letting you feel at one with the natural surroundings. The staff were excellent, very friendly and professional. The food in the restaurant was delicious. Perfect getaway to relax and regenerate.
Other Comments
As noted you do need a four wheel drive vehicle to get about. There are surfing beaches, zip lining and nature reserves nearby.
Fiona Apr 23, 2019 Great Falls, VA, USA
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Sanjay Apr 10, 2019 Round Rock, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
great rooms with great views.. nice plunge pool... privacy..
Jacob Apr 06, 2019 Winona, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Every detail was perfect. The staff was incredible.
Other Comments
They really need to provide a private bathroom in the villas. The set up can really ruin the romance. Way too much chlorine in the pool. Otherwise, incredible!
James Mar 07, 2019 Blue Lake, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The food and the view
Vanessa Feb 25, 2019 Miami, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff were fantastic, super helpful, and made an effort to get to know you. I felt like I was among family. They also didn't insert themselves too much so that my boyfriend and I were still able to have a romantic vacation.
Other Comments
I would highly recommend visiting Casa Chameleon to ANYONE. We will definitely be back.
Jodie Jan 23, 2019 Niceville, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The entire experience was exquisite. We felt incredibly pampered and our villa was beautiful. The staff were superb, friendly and attentive. Klarissa and Kathryn did an excellent job booking all our travel arrangements and excursions with great detail and expertise. Emilio, Esteban and Kayler were the best and made us feel like family!!! We loved every minute of our time at Casa Chameleon!!!
Ellen Nov 08, 2018 Northbrook, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hard to pick! The staff was amazing, food and drinks were world class, and we loved the privacy of our own patio and pool overlooking the area!
Other Comments
They really go the extra mile to make you comfortable and will arrange any activity you would like to do in the area. We loved that all the adventures they offer are with small local businesses - it provides you the opportunity to learn more about the area from locals. We hope to be back to Mal Pais and Casa Chameleon soon!
Sophie Jun 08, 2018 Minneapolis, MN, USA

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