In the freezing cold now, my husband and I are reliving our wonderful vacation at this paradise. This was a vacation of special moments. It is not a place where you even think of mundane things. For us, the stress just melted away after the first few hours of being there.
This boutique hotel( which is much more special than these words imply) is the epitome of the perfect escape. It is located up a steep hill, yet the hill is completely cemented and it is not far from anything.
We walked down to the place on the sand for dinner. Local food that was very good and very inexpensive. The walk back up the hill was steep, but only took us 5-10 minutes, pausing along the way. Note:Bring your flashlight
We drove to most places, because as they pointed out upon booking, things are very spread out here. It was actually the perfect location. We turned left for Marys restaurant, the canopy tour(worth doing even if you are afraid like I was), the fishing village, snorkeling, and the road to Montezuma. We turned right for the surfing beach, other restaurants and beaches. It did not take more than 5 to 10 minutes in the car to get to most places. It would not have been fun walking on the dusty roads. I felt sorry for the people on bicycles. The dust was too much on the main road.
Actually, after driving around the dusty roads during the day we considered this hill our gateway to Paradise! As soon as we would pull in the drive, we felt completely relaxed. The entire property has a serenity about it. We have never experienced such true service. There is a happiness about the place that makes it very special. As the last reviewer wrote, "There is a magic here".
There certainly is! We look forward to returning!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chosen as one of the "Best 101 Hotels in the World" by Conde Nast Publications' Tatler Travel Guide, Casa Chameleon hotel Mal Pais is a favorite with honeymooners and couples looking to relax and unwind in an enchanted adult only environment. Casa Chameleon is vacation as it should be: a warm welcome, rich privacy, authentic experiences, and endless adventure. Regardless of which Casa Chameleon Hotel you find yourself enjoying, you can count on handcrafted cultural experiences and endless adventure. At each Casa Chameleon property, it is our priority to help you slip seamlessly into the best of local tradition and cuisine-from cooking fresh-caught seafood side by side with our in-house chefs to paddling the coastline to sipping a nightcap in your private pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Chameleon Mal Pais
- Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais Costa Rica