Located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, Casa Chameleon is the first hotel in Las Catalinas, a seaside, pedestrian-friendly, car-free town that hugs the Pacific Ocean coastline. This is the second Costa Rica property for NP International, the brand behind TripAdvisor favorite, Casa Chameleon Hotel at Las Catalinas. Modern day explorers seeking an authentic Costa Rican experience filled with immersive culture, adventure and nature will love Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas and will continue the privacy, handcrafted adventures and authentic hospitality that the Casa Chameleon brand has become known for.
Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas is thoughtfully positioned high on a hilltop to offer the utmost privacy and intimacy. Each of the 21 villas features its own saltwater infinity plunge pool and unobstructed views of the Pacific, while public spaces include a stunning zero-edge infinity pool with breath-taking views to the western horizon, an open-air restaurant and bar featuring cocktails made with local ingredients and a seasonal, sustainable menu using the freshest local ingredients and an open-air yoga pavilion.
Our aesthetic is one of practical luxury: feel like royalty, and still find time to get your feet dirty. And, like our namesake, the Casa Chameleon experience transforms naturally from one location to the next, while at the same time maintaining our essence: the adventurous elegance that keeps modern explorers coming back year after years. Guest experience the sense of casual elegance and affordable luxury in everything Casa Chameleon offers through their thoughtfully curated cuisine that comes straight from farm to table and fresh from the sea, or by experiencing exciting adventures and cultural excursions. The hotel is known for their worldly and eclectic blend of tastes that all fit perfectly together to not just meet, but exceed guests’ expectations. While some guests come looking to rekindle romance or seeking adventure, others just want a place to unwind and unplug
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Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas also incorporates sustainability throughout, including LED lights, paperless check-in process, eco-friendly 100% biodegradable laundry products, cultivated teak wood, draught-friendly bamboo throughout the gardens, a drip irrigation system for maximum water efficiently, the use of salt instead of chlorine in the pools, a recycling program, electric golf carts and employment of 100% Costa Rican staff.
Each of the 21 villas features its own saltwater infinity plunge pool and unobstructed views of the Pacific:
Villa Ocean with Plunge Pool: The Villas with Plunge Pool are individual one bed villas facing south and overlooking Sugar & Penca Beaches. Each one offers a stunning personal salt water plunge pool and partial ocean views.
Villa Sunset with Plunge Pool: Our Sunset Villas face west and boast elevated views over the Guanacaste coast and Catalinas Islands. At the end of a day of adventure and cultural experience, sink into your private saltwater plunge pool, drink in hand, for the perfect viewing point.
Villa Suite with Plunge Pool: For those that prefer to have a little extra space, unobstructed ocean views and total privacy, we recommend our Villa Suites. The Villa Suite and Plunge Pool is the ultimate Costa Rican therapeutic escape, offering complete privacy devoid of all distractions and prime locations on the hillside overlooking the Guanacaste coast and Catalinas.
Public spaces include a stunning zero-edge infinity pool with breath-taking views to the western horizon, an open-air restaurant and bar featuring cocktails made with local ingredients and a seasonal, sustainable menu using the freshest local ingredients.
Adventure on Land: Ziplines, rafting, hiking, biking, and birdwatching. All these and more are available within minutes of Las Catalinas
Hiking and Biking: Las Catalinas has incredible views, and one of the best ways to enjoy them is on the 22km+ of trails accessible from town. Trails are designated either hiking-only or multi-use (both hiking and biking).
Adventure on Water: Surf, paddle, swim, and dive, right from the oceanfront of Las Catalinas. In addition to enjoying nightly ocean sunsets from your villa, you can also explore the ocean’s surface and depths by day
Fishing: Wet a line with a local guide who will take you to some of the best fishing spots in the area. Guests often find themselves reeling in sailfish, tuna, dorado, and mahi mahi
Surfing: Costa Rica is home to some of the best surfing swells in the world. Whether you’re new to the sport or just looking for some local insight, lessons are available from an experienced instructor for all levels
SUP: Explore the coast by Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) with a two-hour guided tour. It’s a calm way to experience the ocean and will be a treasured memory for years to come. No experience required.
Green Initiatives: The spectacular local flora and fauna for which the region is known, is treated with respect by the hotel with nontoxic cleaning products, a recycle program, energy efficient lighting, water conservation practices, adjustable room temperature, organic local bath products, a monthly beach cleanup for staff and guests and the opportunity for guests to give back to the local schools.