Ready to escape into the canopy of a rainforest? Costa Rican dreams come true at Casa Chameleon OCiO Villas.


Starting at

$900 /nt
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Your $10 will provide basic resources for a student to learn to read, write, and do basic math


  • Fruit Trees On Property

    Fruit Trees On Property

  • Free Healthy Breakfast

    Free Healthy Breakfast

  • Meditation Area

    Meditation Area

  • Spa On Property

    Spa On Property

    Will arrange for guest

  • Running Paths

    Running Paths

  • Fitness Programs

    Fitness Programs

    Will coordinate for each guest on site

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

  • Personal Trainers

    Personal Trainers

  • Gluten-Free Food Options

    Gluten-Free Food Options

    In room + on property

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

    In room + on property

  • Fair Trade Food Options

    Fair Trade Food Options

    In room + on property

  • Vegan Food Options

    Vegan Food Options

    In room + on property

  • Massage Services

    Massage Services

  • Air Purification

    Air Purification

  • Guest Bikes

    Guest Bikes

    Can be arranged

  • Farm-to-Table Program

    Farm-to-Table Program

  • Hypoallergenic Bedding

    Hypoallergenic Bedding

  • SUP Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

    SUP Stand-Up Paddle Boarding


  • Responsibly Managed Forests

  • Natural Roaming Species

  • Sustainable Supply Chain

  • Water Efficient Fixtures

  • Plant-a-Tree Program

  • Water Bottle Program

    Refill stations

  • Composting

  • Towel Program

  • LED Lighting

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  • Green Roofing + Furnishing

  • Recycle Program

  • Responsible Watering

  • Room Temperature Control

  • Renewable Energy

  • Cruelty-Free Products

  • Food Waste Fed to Local Farm Animals

  • Organic Pillows + Linens

Community Impact

  • Local Farmers Program

  • New Jobs Created


  • Donates Back

  • Locally Sourced Furnishings

  • Local Community Mentorship

    At nearby schools

  • Locally Sourced Coffee

    locally grown

Guest Rooms

VIlla Numu



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

The second luxury villa is a smaller, more intimate addition to the OCiO estate that can accommodate up to 4 people. Perfectly in balance with its serene surroundings, Villa Numu features a spacious master suite and private bathroom crafted from loca

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The Setting

Nestled in the hillside above the Mal Pais hotel, OCiO is an entity all on its own, offering 3 spacious villas for a romantic getaway or tropical adventure. The luxury estate is designed as the premier location of the Casa Chameleon property, with unparalleled views of the Pacific, open-air master bedrooms and bathrooms, and salt water infinity pools.

Sleep and Sanctuary

Each of the 3 private Villas available, the Villa Nimbu, Villa Numu, and Villa Naktu offer unique experiences overlooking the Pacific ocean. Each villa is perched high on the lush tropical mountainside, just a 10-minute ATV ride from the main Mal Pais grounds. Once atop the mountain, you'll find the views extend as far as the eye can see, and the open-air villas are elegantly crafted and curated, nestled gently into the green hills. Each villa is outfitted with king-size beds, sun-filled outdoor spaces, satellite television, professional chef services, open air living rooms, and beautiful indoor and outdoor dining rooms with waterfalls and fountains.

Eat. Pray. Eat.

Luxury and privacy are what you're seeking, and OCiO makes sure that exactly this happens. Each villa at OCiO is paired with a private chef who, with incredible adeptness, can carefully curate the freshest sea and farm-to-table arrangements for you and your guests. The residents of Mel Pais live longer than anywhere on Earth –and scientists believe this has to do with the quality of the food.

The Art of De-Stressing

Unwinding has never been easier. With access to your own private oasis, in-house spa and dining services, and a slew of high-class amenities, your stay is sure to be as magical as it is restful.



  • Pool

    Salt water pool

  • Hot Tub

    Each villa at all locations have their own private plunge pool

  • Mini Fridge

  • Complimentary Breakfast

  • Free Parking

  • Air Conditioning

  • Vanity Room

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Golf Course

  • Nature Lookouts

  • Yoga Programs

    Yoga and any other class you choose

  • Salon

    Get any salon services you could want

  • Spa

    will arrange to be delivered to the privacy of your villa

  • Restaurant

    in Mal Pais or nearby Santa Teresa will arrange it for you. Or will arrange for a private chef to prepare local delicacies right in your villa

  • Weddings

  • Bike Rentals

    Can be arranged

  • Sundries

  • Hammocks on Property

  • Scuba

  • SUP- Stand Up Paddle Boarding


Check-in: 3 PM | Check-out: 11 AM



Kind Eats and Drinks
  • For authentic Costa Rican cuisine, Caracolas has you covered. Just a short ride from Mal Pais and you'll find youself at this quaint beachfront restaurant
  • If you venture a little farther north to Santa Teresa, you'll find Brisas del Mar, a beach bungalow known for its seafood
Conscious Culture

Playa Danta offers a great taste of true Costa Rican coastline. There's opportunities to snorkel, dive, surf, or even just kick back and relax at one of the beachfront restaurants 

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 
  • Get out into 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!

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. 


Mal Pais to Cabuya Road, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica


By Plane

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

By Automobile
  • Free Valet Parking
  • Free Self-Parking