Romantic villas overlooking the sea in Costa Rica

Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas, Costa Rica

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Villa sunset with plunge pool

Villa sunset with plunge pool

Villa sunset with plunge pool

Villa sunset with plunge pool

Villa sunset with plunge pool

A romantic villa at a paradise on the Guanacaste Coast, including à-la-carte breakfast and a dining discount

The original Casa Chameleon in Costa Rica’s Mal País boasts heaps upon heaps of awards and celebrity endorsements. If the minimalist architecture and spectacular views of the Guanacaste coast are any indication, it’s looking like the brand-spanking-new Las Catalinas location is going to follow suit. Each accommodation at this beautiful retreat was designed to immerse you in Central American nature, with a sleek villa set-up and panoramic plunge pool. You’ll even get to wash off post-dip with locally made bath amenities, or arrange private spa and salon services, featuring local flora and fauna.

For a taste of Costa Rica, Sentido Norte Restaurant prepares three daily meals of fresh, healthy and often raw fruit-and-vegetable-based dishes: fruit smoothies, collard-green veggie wraps with avocado and other farm- and sea-to-table treats. You can also sign up to zip-line, raft, hike, bike, bird-watch or even surf nearby. And to thank nature for all it contributes to the guest experience, the hotel proudly offsets its footprint wherever possible, conserving water, using energy-efficient lighting and cleaning the beach once a month.

Good to know

Please note that a resort fee of $25 per villa, per night will be added on the payment screen. The resort fee includes bedside water and coffee; turndown service; transportation to the beach; and access to hiking and biking trails.

The town of Las Catalinas, a five-minute walk from the hotel, remains under development in certain areas. Construction takes place from 7am to 5pm daily, resulting in some noise audible from parts of the hotel.

Also note that the property is adults-only, and guests must be over the age of 16 to stay here.

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We like

  • Soaking in your private plunge pool, then heading inside for an in-villa spa service or yoga class
  • Dining on activated nuts, Buddha bowls and fresh fish at the panoramic sea-view restaurant
  • Choosing your own outdoor adventure, from swimming to surfing to biking on the miles of trails
  • Gazing at the Guanacaste Coast, which this adults-only luxury getaway overlooks

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