Mal Pais

£175 – Costa Rica: Villa w/Private Plunge Pool, 55% Off

Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
Casey Gasinowski
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The Deal

TOP 20 - Sells out quickly! Book by 17 Feb.

A laid-back, eco-conscious, adults-only escape awaits at this 4-star resort nestled in the Costa Rican jungle. 

What's Included

  • Stay in a Villa with Plunge Pool most dates through Dec. 20
  • £175 per night ... May 1 - Dec. 20
  • £194 per night ... through April 30
  • Daily breakfast for two guests
  • For stays of 4 nights or more, guests receive one three-course lunch for two guests (reg. £55)

What You Need to Know

  • Note: 3-night minimum stay required from May 1 - Dec. 20; 2-night minimum stay required through April 30
  • Price based on up to two adults sharing a room
  • A deposit of one night, plus tax and resort fee, will be charged once reservation is made
  • Cancellations must be made 30 days prior to arrival if staying May 1 - Dec. 20 or 60 days prior to arrival if staying through April 30 to receive a full refund
  • No matter where you book, this resort charges a resort fee of £22 per night; the fee covers a welcome drink for two guests; Wi-Fi; snorkeling gear, BuggyBoards; beach kit including a soft cooler, chairs and umbrella; and in-room coffee and bottled water
  • Not pet-friendly
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

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


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.

55% Off

£175 / night


When You Can Go

Options through Dec. 20

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."
23. Jan 2019
Niceville, FL, USA

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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 23. Jan 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 08. Nov 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 08. Jun 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 21. May 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 10. May 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 03. May 2018 Waxhaw, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Privacy, quiet seclusion
Eric 17. Apr 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 18. Mar 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 07. Mar 2018 North Webster, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was great. The food was amazing. The rooms were beautiful.
Peter 17. Feb 2018 Danville, CA, USA

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