Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas

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About Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas

Where crystal clear waters and tropical greens collide. Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas is a secluded, adults-only boutique hotel where you can experience the best of Costa Rican adventure and culture. The property features jaw-dropping ocean and rainforest views, minimalist design and an incredible zero-edge infinity pool hidden within the lush jungle greens. Located on the pristine and exotic Guanacaste peninsula, Casa Chameleon is perched high on the hilltop above the walkable town of Las Catalinas, a charming beach community known for its lively atmosphere. Ensconced on one side by spectacular tropical dry forest hills and valleys with extensive hiking, biking and horseback trails, the Pacific Ocean and two of the finest beaches in all of Costa Rica coax you in on the other side—perfect for swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, boogie boarding and snorkeling.

  • Guanacaste

  • Boutique Hotel

  • Award-Winning

Wellness

What We Love

Where crystal clear waters and tropical greens collide. The secluded resort is perched high on the hilltop above Las Catalinas, a storybook town loved for its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Each of the 21 private villas has a modern minimalist vibe that welcomes summer year-round. The beds face out toward the pool so the ocean is the first thing you wake up to every morning. Something to note, there is no direct path from the hotel to the beach so a complimentary shuttle service is available to whisk you to and from the beach. For those enthralled by cocktails, in-house mixologists are on-the-ready to teach you how to craft signature cocktails. For those curious to learn more about Costa Rican cuisine you can work side-by-side with the world-class chef to create the best of local Costa Rican cuisine. Each cooking lesson includes one glass of house wine, by the way.

Soak up the sun from your private plunge pool or from the zero-edge infinity pool before breakfast. Go birdwatching in the lush rainforest after lunch. Melt away all your worries with an indulgent en-suite spa treatment. 

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Spa

Coming to Casa Chameleon is a rite of relaxation on its own. But there is no on-site spa so the hotel brings the spa experience to the privacy of your villa with pampering couples massages, deep tissue massages, body wraps and scrubs. Choose your best reset: massages to banish stress, release muscle tension, recover fully or holistic therapy. The body treatments rescue your skin with botanical, aromatic scrubs and masques for maximum exfoliation and hydration. The treatments are sure to transcend and that blissed-out feeling will linger long after, guaranteed.  

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Activities

The Las Catalinas area makes for easy excursions. If you look to the sea from Casa Chameleon, the Pacific stretches in every direction and beckons with countless activities. In addition to nightly ocean sunsets from your villa, you can also explore the ocean’s surface and depth by day. Beaches, swells and warm waters make for fantastic swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, paddleboarding and more. Turning your gaze inland, you’ll find over 1,000 acres of tropical forest, hills and valleys to explore on foot, bike, horseback or zipline. Another must-do experience is a visit to a coffee plantation. Costa Rica produces some of the best coffee in the world. Learn everything from seed to bean to cup with an in-depth excursion to a working farm.

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Culinary Highlights

Sentido Norte started with a simple mission: to provide the very best of authentic Costa Rican cuisine to the adventurous souls who find themselves on the Guanacaste coast. The menu focuses on sea-and farm-to-table ingredients, sustainably sourced from local fishermen and farmers. Guests get a choice of à la carte breakfast with options such as smoothies, overnight oats, gallo pinto and avocado toast. The bar sets the bar high, so to speak. With the unrivaled combination of ocean views and a sunset happy hour that is, well, happy, there’s no better place to end your day and begin your night. Eating Costa Rican cuisine is an out-of-this-world delight, but learning to cook it for yourself is a pleasure unto its own. Work side-by-side with their world-class chef to create the best of local Costa Rican cuisine, and afterward enjoy everything you’ve learned to cook. Each cooking lesson includes one glass of house wine.

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Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas

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Accommodations

Contemporary and refined, each of the 21 villas features its very own saltwater plunge pool, mesmerizing ocean views and those little finishing touches that will make you feel at home. The beautiful rooms feature light teak-wood furniture, beds draped in mosquito netting, colorful throw rugs and sweeping outdoor terraces with loungers and loveseats.  

Villa with Plunge Pool 

Designed with your dream vacation in mind, the villas offer breathtaking ocean views, individual private pools and endless comfort, nestled in the adults-only haven. The villas with plunge pool are individual, one-bed villas facing south and overlooking Sugar and Penca Beaches. Each of these private villas offers a stunning, personal saltwater plunge pool and partial ocean views.

Sunset Villa With Plunge Pool 

At the end of a day of adventure, enjoy a drink as you experience the world-famous Costa Rican sunset from your private pool. Equipped with every essential for a secluded escape, the sunset villa with plunge pool ensures that everything you need is at your fingertips. The sunset villas with plunge pool face west and boast elevated views over the Guanacaste coast and Catalinas Islands. After a day of adventure and cultural experiences, sink into your personal saltwater plunge pool and enjoy peaceful privacy as you witness a world-class Costa Rican sunset.

Villa Suite With Plunge Pool 

With a little extra space and a lot of Costa Rican experience, the villa suite with plunge pool is the ultimate Costa Rican escape. Completed by unparalleled views, the suites feature private terraces with individual saltwater pools. The villa suites with plunge pool are the ultimate Costa Rican escape. With hillside locations overlooking either the Guanacaste coast or the Catalinas Islands, these secluded suites with a personal saltwater plunge pool offer complete intimacy and comfort, devoid of all distractions.

Features & Amenities

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Daily breakfast à la carte
  • Private plunge pool
  • King-size bed
  • 480 thread count linens, 100% cotton
  • Private terrace
  • Fully stocked mini-bar with local Costa Rican products and in-room snack menu
  • Safety deposit box
  • Complimentary local and international phone calls
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Eco-friendly locally produced toiletries
  • Daily maid service
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • Valet parking

Location

Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas is located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.