Gorgeous Costa Rica resort overlooking the Pacific

Hotel Casa Chameleon, Mal País, Costa Rica

Villa with plunge pool

Mal Pais

Villa with plunge pool

Mal Pais

Villa with plunge pool

Villa with plunge pool

Villa with plunge pool

A romantic escape on the Nicoya Peninsula – a luxurious villa with a private infinity pool

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Villas with plunge pools are 495 square feet, hold one king bed and offer complete privacy. They have ocean views from their private pools and a terrace with a hammock and a seating area.

The resort fee includes in-room water, turndown service and the use of beach gear.

This offer is available for stays between April and November 2019 and is based on two adults only.

Please note that this hotel is not pet-friendly.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 19% off. Our discount is calculated by reference to the hotel's own prices or by reference to an appropriate source reflective of the hotel's own prices. An example of our top discount is:

On May 5, 2019, two people may book three nights or more in a Villa with plunge pool (inclusions as noted above) and will pay $280 (excluding taxes) per room, per night, compared to the publicly available rate of $345 (excluding taxes) per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 19%.

Prices and availability were checked on November 27, 2018.

Unless specified below, the offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not permitted.

A high-end villa at an adults-only paradise above the Pacific Ocean, including breakfast and a dining discount

The first thing you’ll want to do when you step into your abode is take a soak in your infinity pool, the centerpiece of your beautiful accommodation’s outdoor area. You’ll also want to swing on the hammock, admire the tropical landscaping or simply sit on one of the two poolside chairs and check out the ocean views. Care to bring the outdoors in? Open up your terrace doors, and you may even feel the ocean breezes from your king bed.


- Plug-in speakers
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling and floor fans
- Bathroom
- Spacious shower with rain showerhead
- Two waffle bathrobes
- Bath towels
- Pool towels
- Hand and face towels
- Hair dryer
- Organic bath amenities
- Coffeemaker
- Minibar fridge
- Safe
- Alarm clock
- Spa services (fees apply)
- Yoga mats, dumbbells and weights (fees apply)
Sample three fresh, filling meals of wholesome fare a day, if you like, from Casa Chameleon’s restaurant. Breakfast is served in the dining area (though you can also take it in your villa); lunch in the lounge space near the pool; and dinner at the dining room, which features an open kitchen. If you have any dietary requests or restrictions, notify the hotel before your arrival, and it is happy to accommodate your needs. When thirsting for a cocktail or tropical smoothie, head to the bar by the pool.

On the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, Mal País is a scenic seaside destination, known for its surfing waves and lush tropical flora. Unless you prefer to spend your whole trip lounging in your extraordinary villa (and no one would blame you, if you did), you’ll want to explore both sea and jungle, whether on a horseback, canopy or ATV tour; a fishing trip; a paddleboarding excursion; or, of course, a surfing adventure. If you’re passionate about wildlife, try diving – there are humpback whales at certain times of year – or visiting the mangrove-lined refuge at Curu, home to 232 species of monkeys, macaws, birds and more.

Good to know

This property is adults-only, and guests must be over the age of 18 to stay here.

Punta Barrigona, Mal Pais, Costa Rica

Travel is NOT included in this offer.

How do I get there?

In order to reach the resort, you'll have to take a long drive and ferry ride or a second flight, from San Jose to the town of Tambor, from which Mal Pais is a scenic 45-minute drive.

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

When you buy a hotel with a flight with us you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0207 887 2772 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0343 227 0007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

We like

  • Exploring the Mal País countryside on horseback, or the sea on a surfboard
  • Seeing what the TripAdvisor and Condé Nast Johansens fuss is about as you relax in your infinity pool
  • Swinging from your villa hammocks, or from tree to tree, on a canopy tour

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