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Located within 2 miles (3 km) of El Carmen Beach, Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais places you within a few miles (5 km) of Santa Teresa Beach. This 10-room, 4-star hotel has private in-room plunge pools along with an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in a national park and also within a 30-minute drive of Cocal Beach and Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais's 10 rooms are recently renovated and provide private plunge pools, furnished balconies or patios, and iPod docks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus ensure a restful night. Minibars, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are also standard.

Property features

Renovated in 2012, Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and spa services. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 60 per room one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to help with concierge services, and offer sightseeing advice. Other amenities at this adults-only hotel include express check-in, a terrace, and a garden.


  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) is offered to guests. This boutique hotel also offers an outdoor pool, spa services, and a terrace. Concierge services and wedding services can be provided. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Year Built 2005 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Garden 
  • Total number of rooms - 10 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Concierge services 
  • Express check-in 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Terrace 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 10 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Wedding services 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature private plunge pools and iPod docking stations. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Select Comfort beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are provided.

Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Mal Pais hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and ceiling fans. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in October 2012.

  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Furnished balcony or patio 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Shower only 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Private plunge pool 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Onsite venue - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Ziplining nearby 

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Massages 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Caters to adults only

Minimum guest age is 18

No pets or service animals allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

At least 24 hours noticed is required for dinner reservations. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 60 per room (one way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Casa Chameleon
  • Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
  • Chameleon Hotel
  • Hotel Casa Chameleon
  • Hotel Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
  • Hotel Chameleon
  • Casa Chameleon Costa Rica/Mal Pais

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this adults-only property. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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