Mal Pais

Casa Chameleon Mal Pais

Casey Gasinowski
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • This adults-only romantic spot lands on many honeymoon wish lists
  • Lush oasis tucked into a cliff overlooking the Pacific
  • Villas are bright, airy and open to a private patio and infinity pool
  • Friendly staff is well-adapted to accommodating special requests

Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
"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."
Jan 23, 2019
Niceville, FL, USA

Map & Directions

We recommend flying into Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose with a connecting flight to the town of Tambor, which is 45-minute drive from Casa Chameleon. Connecting flights can be flown on either Nature Air or Sansa, two reputable Costa Rican airlines.

The resort can be reached by rental car, taxi, or personal driver. Casa Chameleon can help guests arrange transportation. For rental cars, a four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended as the roads can be hard to navigate. Taxis are about $50 each way and private shuttles are $60 each way.

Rooms & Rates

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This intimate mountainside retreat overlooking the ocean is a prime choice for adults seeking a romantic hideaway. 

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. All rooms feature four-poster beds, two rain showers (one outdoor and one indoor), South Asian art, animal-print pillows and throw rugs, along with sophisticated contemporary furnishings. 

Rooms lack TVs and phones to encourage guests to unwind and explore their surroundings. Guests can organize a variety of activities including canopy tours, horseback riding, surfing, fishing, zip-lining and snorkeling. 

The on-site restaurant offers healthy food options and cooking lessons. Below the restaurant, a bamboo cocktail lounge overlooks an outdoor pool. Although there’s no spa, in-room treatments are available. For fitness buffs, guests can book private yoga classes, martial arts lessons and personal training sessions. 



  • 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 $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.

Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Casa Chameleon Mal Pais over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.9 Location
5.0 Rooms
4.9 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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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
Enjoyed Most
The service and the staff providing the service was second to none. The breathtaking views from the room were second to none
chadrick May 21, 2018 Milwaukee, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was incredible! The room was phenomenal, the location was out of this world and the staff went above and beyond!
John May 10, 2018 Miami Beach, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was a slice of paradise! The food was excellent, the villa - even better than described. The staff couldn't have been more friendly, helpful and caring.
Other Comments
The accolades are not exaggerated - an absolutely wonderful place to visit!
Ann May 03, 2018 Waxhaw, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Privacy, quiet seclusion
Eric Apr 17, 2018 New York, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Our Villa was amazing. We had an ocean view and a private pool. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. If I could rate this resort six out of five stars I would.
George Mar 18, 2018 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was phenomenal! The views! But the food was the best we’ve ever had!!!
Other Comments
Our expectations were exceeded in EVERY way! Rent a quad and see the sights! Simply tell the front desk they arrange it all!!!
Michael Mar 07, 2018 North Webster, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was great. The food was amazing. The rooms were beautiful.
Peter Feb 17, 2018 Danville, CA, USA

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