Ready to escape into the canopy of a rainforest? Costa Rican dreams come true at Casa Chameleon Mal Pais


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$401 /nt
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  • In-room Yoga Mats

    In-room Yoga Mats

  • SUP Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    SUP Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    Available upon request

  • Running Paths

    Running Paths

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

  • Personal Trainers

    Personal Trainers

  • Farm-to-Table Program

    Farm-to-Table Program

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

  • Vegan Food Options

    Vegan Food Options

  • Gluten-Free Food Options

    Gluten-Free Food Options

  • Smoothie/ Juice Bar

    Smoothie/ Juice Bar

  • Spa On Property

    Spa On Property

  • Non-Smoking Hotel

    Non-Smoking Hotel

  • Organic Food Options

    Organic Food Options

  • Massage Services

    Massage Services

  • Meditation Area

    Meditation Area

  • Air Purification

    Air Purification

  • Guest Bikes

    Guest Bikes

    Can be arranged

  • Hypoallergenic Bedding

    Hypoallergenic Bedding


  • Plant-a-Tree Program

  • Sustainable Supply Chain

  • Water Bottle Program

    Refill stations

  • Tree Relocation Program

  • Recycle Program

  • Cruelty-Free Products

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  • Natural Roaming Species

  • Room Temperature Control

  • Green Roofing + Furnishing

  • Responsible Watering

  • LED Lighting

  • Organic Pillows + Linens

  • Green Sustainability Team

  • Food Waste Fed to Local Farm Animals

Community Impact

  • Locally Sourced Coffee

    Form the local forest

  • Local Farmers Program

  • New Jobs Created

  • Locally Sourced Furnishings

  • Community Charity

  • Employee Volunteer Hours

  • Local Community Mentorship

    At nearby schools

Guest Rooms

Villa with Plunge Pool Mal Pais



sleeps 2 | taxes & fees excluded | after donation | perks included

The Villas at Mal País each feature an intimate ocean-view pool and complete privacy. The eclectic décor is inspired by the diverse tastes of the world travelers who make Casa Chameleon at Mal País home.

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The Setting

Located in a quaint beach town directly on the coast of the Pacific, Mal Pais offers luxury villas built using renewable resources like bamboo and volcanic rock. Enveloped by nature, too, this beach town on the Nicoya Peninsula teems with Central American flair. This boutique resort’s pristine accommodations are sure to impress, and if adventuring is what you seek, you’ll have a hard decision to make: beach or jungle.

Sleep and Sanctuary

With two options for villas, Mal Pais offers some of the most luxurious amenities on the Nicoya Peninsula. Outfitted with locally sourced woods and stones, the hotel’s green initiatives include LED lighting fixtures, eco-friendly bath products, locally sourced foods, and more. Each villa offers beautiful settings and privacy – they’re an ideal escape from the fast-paced energy of the world. The villas boast a tasteful array of contemporary hardwood furnishings and stone floors. Not to mention, you’ll have access to your own private patio and infinity pool overlooking the Pacific.

Eat. Pray. Eat.

Mal Pais is located in one of world’s 7 Blue Zones. Blue Zones are places in the world where residents live longer than anywhere else on Earth. The findings? A healthier, more balanced diet. Sea and farm to table ingredients available at Mal Pais are sure to keep your palate satisfied and your belly full. Whether you’re in the mood for a meal delivered to your villa, or a bite at a cliff-side table for two, your dining options are expansive – much like the cuisine of Mal Pais.



  • SUP- Stand Up Paddle Boarding

  • Restaurant

  • Spa

    Will arrange to be delivered to the privacy of your villa

  • Yoga Programs

  • Pool

  • Nature Lookouts

  • Mini Fridge

  • Minibar

  • Non-Smoking

  • Ipod Dock

  • Running Paths

  • Weddings

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea

  • Hiking Trails

  • Hammocks on Property

  • Air Conditioning

  • Smoothie Bar

  • Local Car Service

    Can be arranged

  • Sundries

  • Bath Robes

  • Bike Rentals

  • Scuba


Check-in: 4:00 PM | Must be 18 years old to check-in | Express check-in available
Check-out: 11 AM
Special check-in instructions
  • The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using hotel contacts

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds
  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available



Kind Eats and Drinks
  • For authentic Costa Rican cuisine, Caracolas has you covered. Just a short ride from Casa Chameleon's and you'll find yourself at this quaint beachfront restaurant
  • Located within Casa Chameleon at Mal Pais, you'll find Brasas del Mar, where you can discover age-old techniques and taste the flavors of our Costa Rican heritage
Conscious Culture
  • The Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is one of the best maintained reserves on the planet. See all sorts of flora and fauna at this beachfront oasis! 
Mindful Adventures
  • Get out on to a single track trail for some mountain biking fun! Some of the most beautiful trails in Costa Rica are available in the hotel's backyard 
  • Experience the jungle with Canopy Mal Pais! What better way to see the lush rainforest than to be ziplining through it? 
  • Looking for local recs? ViaHero connects travelers with locals who create a personalized guidebook, all for just $30/day. Find a local to help plan your trip in Costa Rica.
Do Good for the Day
  • Local schools near Mal Pais could always use an extra hand, and always welcome volunteers. Inquire at the concierge to learn about how you can get involved!
  • Curu Wildlife Refuge is a unique gem of Costa Rica’s National Park system, and contains many experiments in sustainable agriculture. Featuring 17 trails, you’ll get some of the most spectacular beachfront and jungle views 
Be Kind to Yourself

In the mood for some extra relaxation? Pura Vida Ride also offers stand-up paddle-boarding, and drum roll please, stand-up paddle-boarding yoga! Take to the water with some yoga in the warm Pacific.


Cabuya Road, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica


By Plane

121mi from Liberia Airport (LIR) (Taxi: approx. $175)

By Automobile
  • Free Valet Parking
  • Free Self-Parking