Our hotel in Mal Pais is a luxurious adults-only honeymoon hotel surrounded by exuberant tropical beauty. Each of the sumptuously appointed private villas has its own plunge pool and expansive ocean view terraces.

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Here couples of all ages can live their dream of a tropical honeymoon vacation or a romantic getaway. The Hotel also has 6 Private Villas available to guests.

The Hotel

Casa Chameleon is an adults only hotel in Costa Rica, focused on privacy, romance, adventure and fun. Our exclusive boutique resort offers a luxurious romantic getaway for a couples vacation immersed in stunning natural beauty.

Villa Estrella

This “honeymoon suite” features an amazing wrap-around private infinity edge swimming pool, natural stone terrace and luxury in every detail. Boasting solid tropical hardwood finishings and large natural stone tiles, comfort has never looked so good! The bathroom, made with natural stones, includes his and hers sinks, rain head and indoor/outdoor showers for the ultimate botanical bathing experience. The amazing ocean views and lush tropical landscaping add to the feeling that you are alone in the jungle with all modern comforts.

Villa Ultra

Set slightly farther away from the rest of the hotel components and enjoys an even greater sense of seclusion and privacy. This private villa has floor to ceiling glass doors that provide access to the infinity edge swimming pool from the bedroom and the living room. The Villa Ultra includes several additional features. A luxurious honeymoon villa in Costa Rica.

Villa Pochote

Amidst lush tropical surroundings, including fascinating Pochote trees (from which our villa inherits its name) lays Villa Pochote. It has its own private infinity edge swimming pool, top of the line furnishings, teak and other local natural wood finishes. This private villa has amazing views of Mal Pais and the ocean. Surrounded by the jungle and lush tropical landscaping it creates a private and intimate setting – perfect for a tropical honeymoon.

Villa Palma

Villa Palma sits close to a magnificent palm tree grove that showcases a majestic 100-year old palm tree and the occasional group of monkeys that like to gather there. Incredible ocean and jungle views can be enjoyed while on the terrace, hammock or from the comfort of your King size bed. The plunge pool, accessible from the terrace and the shower, is the perfect place to cool down and enjoy the sunset in the company of your loved one.

Villa Vista

Villa Vista features a stunning unobstructed view of the ocean and horizon line. From this Villa, you can see Cabo Blanco National Park and take in the beautiful view and spectacular sunsets, indulge on the terrace or the hammock and relax in the privacy of your plunge pool while sighting toucans that visit the surrounding area.

Villa Sol

Villa Sol boasts beautiful ocean views that can be enjoyed from its luxurious King size bed or while lounging on its incredible natural stone terrace, complete with a private infinity edge pool. Villa Sol contains top of the line furnishings, teak and other local natural wood finishes, and a large natural stone tile and rain-head shower. The luxury that makes Villa Sol, is surrounded by lush tropical landscaping to create a private and intimate setting for the perfect romantic getaway. A romantic private villa in Costa Rica.


Hotel Casa Chameleon is situated on the magnificent remote southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Mal País Costa Rica. Set in a beautiful jungle across from the Pacific Ocean, this tropical hideaway has only recently been discovered as an alternative escape from more overdeveloped tourist destinations.

Staff & Dining

At Casa Chameleon, you’ll enjoy all the amenities of a private hotel while benefiting from the highly personalized and attentive service you could only expect from a hotel of our size. Our talented in-house gourmet chef provides our guests with a myriad of options to choose from. Cuisine at Casa Chameleon is inspired by the best aspects of the Costa Rican diet and lifestyle; healthy, sun-kissed, wholesome and natural ingredients combined to create scrumptious gourmet meals. We take pride in catering to your needs, so please let us know of any favorite dishes or special requests in advance and we’ll try our best to ensure your satisfaction.

Things to Do

In Mal Pais, near Casa Chameleon, you find a variety of activities, tours, and adventures. Our hotel staff is happy to offer recommendations and coordinate activities on your behalf.

Mal Pais is home to some of the best surfing swells in the world. Bring your own board or rent one at one of the many surf shops in Santa Teresa. Surfing lessons from an experienced instructor are available for all levels.

Snorkelers can enjoy the clear waters in the large tide pools created during low tide. The tide pools are terrific for beginners or those who just prefer shallow waters. There are also numerous diving points between Mal Pais and Playa Hermosa that offer scuba diving for all experience levels. Once you’re beneath the surface, you’ll find large schools of colorful fish including angelfish, porcupinefish, and needlefish. As you head deeper into the ocean, you may encounter moray eels, manta rays, hawksbill turtles (an endangered species), and whitetip sharks. During certain times of the year, you may even find yourself swimming alongside humpback whales!

We highly recommend renting an all terrain vehicle (ATV) or “quad” during your visit. It is a fun way to explore the area around Mal Pais and Santa Teresa, and they are the preferred method of transportation for locals.

Several companies offer horseback riding tours through the jungle and/or across the beaches.

Wet a line with a local guide who will take you to some of the best fishing spots in the area. The waters around Mal Pais are home to a wide variety of fish species, and guests may find themselves reeling in sailfish, tuna, dorado, and mahi mahi. Boats depart from the charming little fisher port of Mal Pais.

Take a two-hour Stand-Up Paddling class and go on a SUP tour to experience the magnificent Mal País coast from the water. It’s a great no-impact workout for your core muscles that will positively affect you mentally physically and emotionally. No experience required.

Journey through the treetops in this spectacular canopy tour located just minutes down the road from Casa Chameleon. The Mal Pais Canopy tour takes place on a farm with more than 200 different tree species, and it is located at the entrance of the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve.

Travel down the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula to Montezuma for a canopy tour featuring a series of nine cable lines and eleven platforms spanning over 1,200 meters. Guides take visitors through a tour that covers cascading waterfalls, lush forests, and a wide variety of flora and fauna. You can also hike to the waterfalls after the tour, so be sure to take a towel and bathing suit.

The Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is one of Costa Rica’s most stunning treasures, and it was the first National Park established in Costa Rica. The Reserve has a number of trails that wind through the park with varying levels of incline and difficulty. It is a majestic place for hiking, bird watching, and wildlife appreciation.

Tortuga Island is famous for its pristine white sand beach and turquoise waters; it is about an hour away from Mal País. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling, beach combing, and exploration of the island. The tour also includes a visit to the Curu Wildlife Refuge.

A unique gem of Costa Rica’s national park system, Curú is actually a privately-owned farm that experiments in sustainable agriculture. It features 17 diverse trails which give you access to 232 species of birds, spider monkeys, scarlet macaws, and white-nosed coatis.  However, the park’s most spectacular feature may be its stunning mangrove trees and pristine, forest-lined beaches.