Offered for sale for the first time, Casa Chameleon Hotel in Mal Pais is a successful Resort that can also be easily converted to a Private Family Compound, Executive Retreat or full service Wellness Facility. Welcoming both adventurous explorers and those looking to unwind, Casa Chameleon at Mal Pais is a piece of paradise perched upon the Nicoya Peninsula and surrounded by lush, tropical coastal rainforest. Come for a secluded getaway and stay for the never-ending possibilities waiting to be discovered deep within the jungles and sandy shores of this “place”, that will become your hometown. A nature lover’s hidden paradise, Casa Chameleon at Mal País is an adults-only hotel tucked away in a remote part of the Costa Rican jungle. Accessible only by a 4×4 road, each of the 10 Private Pool Villas are completely unique in character, sharing a deep respect for the native culture while also promising uninterrupted tranquility. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the simple pleasures of this magical location, whether it’s discovering hidden paths or unwinding during a spa treatment.
When you first set your eyes on this property, you will be swept off your feet, left breathless by its lush and verdant beauty. The owners envisioned a task from the raw beauty that called for an unparalleled vision of possibility, built upon the goal to create a hidden retreat that’s in perfect balance with nature. It was a natural decision that the best way to accomplish this was to let the outside in. Walls were removed and either left open for a seamless connection with the neighboring jungle, or glass was used so that panoramic ocean views remained intact. The end result is Casa Chameleon at Mal País, a boutique hotel that flirts harmoniously with creation and its many contours, while offering a place of escape and privacy. Wildlife is abundant in this region, and you often find yourselves in the humbling presence of the beautiful creatures that inhabit this voraciously wild landscape.
Located in one of the world’s seven Blue Zones and nestled between surf-destination SantaTeresa to the North and the Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve to the South, Mal Pais is quaint, bohemian and eclectic. Remaining pure and true to its core, Mal Pais/Santa Teresa caters to those seeking countless adventures and cultural experiences, all in the heart of nature. One of those adventures is surfing: consistent waves and killer surf breaks have put Mal País on every wave rider’s shortlist. Whether you are a novice or lifer, the miracle miles of shoreline are yours for the taking. Mal Pais/Santa Teresa is a wonderful surfing town, though no longer a secret one, and there are plenty of great places to eat and a modicum of nightlife. The entire area unfurls along one bumpy coastal road that rambles South from Santa Teresa through Playa El Carmen and terminates in the relaxed fishing hamlet of Mal País.
There is an organic serenity that imbues Mal País, a life-force that invites escape from the rush and clatter of everyday life. From the eclectic surroundings to the locals who call this small town their home, every element of Mal Pais embraces a free-spirited philosophy. The villas are designed to be entwined exactly with this mindset, encouraging guests to connect with the local heritage while enjoying undisturbed peace and privacy. It’s a community where culture and nature collide, unmarred, rich, and constantly evolving.
Mal País is uniquely positioned as an integral part of a world-wide region known as the Blue Zone, a place where researchers have discovered a veritable fountain of youth. The elderly of Mal País often live healthy lives well into their 90s.
10 luxurious Villas at Casa Chameleon Mal País each feature an intimate ocean-view pool and complete privacy. The eclectic decor is inspired by the diverse tastes of the world travelers who make Casa Chameleon at Mal País home. Room Sizes: 67 square meters / 721 square feet.
The Villa Suites are designed for the modern explorer who prefers a surplus of space in his orher Costa Rican escape. The two Suites, Villa Estrella and Villa Ultra, feature all of the amenities you’ll find in the villas plus a separate living room with spectacular ocean views. Each suite has a private infinity-edge swimming pool, natural stone terrace,and ample room for activities. The ocean views and lush tropical landscaping create the comforting sense that you’re alone in the jungle, just with all of the modern comforts. Villa Estrella is made with natural stones, including his and her sinks and an indoor/outdoor shower while Villa Ultra includes teakwood floors and a handmade bathtub.
Dining is an experience where guests gather to discover age-old techniques and taste the flavors of the culinary heritage of the restaurant Brasas del Mar. Guests and locals alike are welcomed for an unforgettable dining experience using only the freshest, most wholesome, locally-sourced ingredients. A culinary experience is prepared with traditional Costa Rican dishes like our ancestors did, over an open fire with unapologetically bold flavors and a true passion for cooking. This is the perfect environment for explorers to dine and indulge in the culinary wonders of wanderlust. Chef Jose spent his childhood barbecuing with his family every summer. Building fire pits and cooking over open flames became an integral part of his family time spent together. He was the one who cooked on the grill, always testing the long-burning embers and learning how to work with the most tender meats, freshest fish and local spices. Today, he shares his passion, knowledge and secrets at Brasas Del Mar, inviting travelers to join him on an authentic and exciting culinary adventure. Natural, simple foods are selected daily from the nearby farms and beachside docks and brought back to be prepared and served at our tables. Be prepared to explore Costa Rica’s culinary wonders… you may even want to sneak a peek of the cooking process throughout the day when you wander by and smell the mouth-watering flavors.
Life in harmony is what Costa Rica offers. You can immerse yourself in Costa Rica’s Serenity with an unequalled experience in wellness. Part of the Blue Zone, one of the seven healthiest regions in the world, the Nicoya Peninsula is a mecca of tranquility and well-being. More than just another tropical paradise, Mal País invites travelers to take part in a bespoke spa experience and take a dive deep into the pool of wellness that is offered within and throughout the area surrounding Casa Chameleon Mal Pais.
Whether you are seeking a Boutique Hotel, Private Family Compound, Executive Retreat or Full Service Wellness Retreat this jewel tucked into the jungle is a secret to be discovered. Offered at $6,200,000
Available In All Villas:
Private ocean-view pool, from 500 to 800 square feet or 46 to 75 square meters, King size bed, complimentary Wi-Fi, aux-plug speakers, Air conditioner, ceiling and floor fans, terrace with hammock, chairs and outdoor dining area, wide doors to open the room to the outdoor terrace, bathroom with spacious rainshowers, two waffle bathrobes, bath towels, pool towels, hand and face towels, organic shampoo, conditioner and soap, hair dryer, coffee maker, mini-bar fridge, room safe and alarm clock.