Enjoy an endless sea of Pura Vida at Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas, a secluded paradise where adventurous moments meet serene comfort.
Explore the streets of our cosmopolitan hometown, choose from one of our many handcrafted experiences or sit back and soak in the sun all day from your private pool villa… a long list of extraordinary memories awaits you.
Create unforgettable moments and explore the countless adventures that hide deep within the tropical forests and glistening waters.
Inviting you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through captivating locations, daring flavors, and awakening treatments, our private tours and packages are a beautiful showcase of Las Catalinas’ cosmopolitan allure and breathtaking nature.
Planning an event, whatever the occasion, is deeply personal – which is why we offer a fully bespoke service centered around your vision and tribe. With beautiful open-air spaces and stunning views, we take every celebration – whether it’s a romantic elopement ceremony or an intimate birthday dinner – to new heights.
Our secluded resort is perched high on the hilltop above Las Catalinas, a storybook town loved for its cosmopolitan atmosphere. If you look to the sea from Las Catalinas, the Pacific stretches in every direction and beckons with countless activities.
Beaches, swells and warm waters make for fantastic swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking and more. Turning your gaze toward land, you’ll find over 1,000 acres of tropical forest, hills and valleys to explore on foot, bike or horseback.
Capturing the pura vida ideals through open-air spaces, understated luxury and undisturbed privacy, Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas mirrors the uplifting charm of Costa Rica.
Contemporary and refined, each of the 21 villas feature their very own salt water plunge pool, mesmerizing ocean views and those little finishing touches that will make you feel at home. In short, we’ve created an experience that is both curated and comfy; straightforward and surprising; relaxing and exciting.
Though a young town, Las Catalinas seems wise beyond its years. Known as the crown jewel of the country amongst locals, this storybook town is the perfect blend of walkable streets and inspired architecture defined by the effortless friendliness of the people who call it their home.
This is truly just the beginning of this town: as Las Catalinas continues to grow and mature, its vibrant character shines through more and more.
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 sit at Las Catalinas’ hilltop, featuring private terraces with individual salt water pools. Room Size: 108 square meters / 1,163 square feet
Villa Sunset 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 Villa Sunset With Plunge Pool ensures that everything you need is at your fingertips. Room Size: 68 square meters / 732 square feet
Villa With Plunge Pool
Designed with your dream vacation in mind, our villas offer breathtaking ocean views, individual private pools and endless comfort, nestled in our adults-only haven. Room Size: 67 sq m / 721 sq ft
Sentido Norte Restaurant
Dining in Sentido Norte, our award-winning on-site restaurant, is like dining in a local friend’s gourmet kitchen. Led by Chef Jose Lopez, Sentido Norte boasts a combination of bold flavors and authentic dishes, all in perfect harmony with the restaurant’s mesmerizing setting.
Sentido Norte, Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas’s a restaurant and bar, proudly offers the best of coastal Costa Rican cuisine. All food and drink is inspired by the country’s bountiful abundance, combining uniquely local and native ingredients in the glass and on the plate.
Learn the art of crafting Casa Chameleon’s signature cocktails straight from the source: our in-house mixologists!
Work with one of our world class bartenders who will take you through the process step-by- step, and of course afterwards you will get to enjoy your creations. Plus, take the recipe home and share the unique cocktails of Casa Chameleon with your friends and family.
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 our world class chef to create the best of local Costa Rican cuisine, and afterwards enjoy everything you’ve learned to cook. Times vary so please allow an hour to spend with our chef. Each cooking lesson includes one glass of house wine.
Chef Jose Lopez
Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, Executive Chef Jose Lopez has established himself as a leading connoisseur of his country’s culinary identity–a melting pot of European, African and Meso-American influences.
He has spent his career championing Costa Rica’s indigenous products, flavors, and culinary traditions, while actively advocating for the preservation of the natural resources and beauty of his country.
As a teenager, Chef Jose left Costa Rica for Florida where he enrolled in the Hotel Management School at Lynn University in Boca Raton. He then continued his hospitality studies at Cornell University and at the American University in Dublin, Ireland, before joining Temptress Adventure Cruises.
Inspired by his exposure to quality hospitality and realizing that his true love was food, Chef Jose decided to seek a culinary education.
He moved to France and enrolled as a Grand Diplome at the renowned Le Cordon Bleu School in Paris. Following graduation, he gained valuable experience working in restaurants in Jerusalem, Valencia, Paris, and Madrid.
Since returning home to Costa Rica, he has opened and operated three acclaimed restaurants and worked as a culinary consultant for a number of boutique hotels in Central America. His culinary style and menus celebrate the endless variety of fresh produce from Costa Rica’s stunning highlands and two beautiful coasts.
Breakfast includes smoothie options (from raw to fermented to sprouted and beyond) as well as juices, activated nuts, soaked oats, local coconut oil, and grain-free granola, as well as salad, eggs, avocado, meat and toast.
Our All Day menu offers the best of sea and farm-to-table cuisine at our open-air cliffside restaurant overlooking the seashore, nearby islands and distant horizon.
Wine List & Drinks
As for our drink menu, we think you’ll agree it compliments the resort’s pura vida vibes. Sentido Norte serves only premium alcohol purchased from authorized importers.
Golden Hour Picnic
Experience the magic of a Costa Rica sunset from your very own private viewing spot. Chef has curated a picnic basket of treats and Rosé to send with you that will delight the palate. The view is not to be missed.
Elopements & Intimate Celebrations
In today’s world, should you chose to elope or have a small gathering, we can ensure that you can still share life’s meaningful moments with your family and friends.
All-Inclusive Green Season Getaway
We’re all in this Green Season! Join us for an all-inclusive experience at Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas and enjoy a wide range of local delicacies right at your fingertips.
Sunset Drinks at Sentido Norte Bar
Our 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.
As for our drink menu, we think you’ll agree it compliments the resort’s pura vida vibes. Casa Chameleon Hotels serves only premium alcohol purchased from authorized importers.
Wishing to soak in the Costa Rican sunshine on our open-air terrace while enjoying our delicious meals? If you’re not staying with us as a hotel guest, you can still enjoy a day of poolside relaxation when you spend $95 or more per person on food or drinks at Sentido Norte.
The pool is accessible from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you decide to stay for the sunset, you will need to spend another $25 per person on food or drink. Included in your poolside experience is access to the outdoor rain shower and facilities.
Coming to Las Catalinas is a rite of relaxation on its own. But you can go one step further with our spa services, which we will arrange to be delivered to the privacy of your villa. A local touch helps you sink even deeper into Costa Rican relaxation.
Indulge with a salon service that suits your self-care needs. Available in the privacy of your villa, our treatments are sure to transcend and that feel-good feeling will linger long after, guaranteed.
Yoga & Fitness
Whether you seek to continue your practice or embrace activity anew, you can do it all at Casa Chameleon. Private yoga and fitness classes can be arranged, and we are also pleased to provide yoga mats within each villa.
Adventure On Land
Ziplines, horseback riding and birdwatching are available within minutes of Las Catalinas. But what really sets this destination apart is it’s top-notch, thrill-seeking 80 kilometers of mountain biking, hiking trails and popular triathlons.
Congo Trail Canopy Tour
Experience the forests of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste region on a Canopy Tour of the Congo Trail. With over 1200 meters of zipline platforms and hanging bridges, the Congo Trail is a once-in-a-lifetime jungle adventure.
You can even go so far as to try the Extreme Canopy Tour, which has Tarzan-like swings and Superman-style ziplines. It’s not for the faint of heart!
Costa Rica on horseback is as magical as it sounds. Set out from the town of Brasilito on a horseback tour of Costa Rican culture. Ride across the beaches of Conchal and Brasilito and under the looming green shadow of Costa Rica’s mountains.
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).
Hanging Bridges & Sloth Hike
Hike the base of Tenorio Volcano, one of the inactive volcanoes in the region. Over the course of this 2.5 kilometer hike, you will experience three different hanging bridges and walk through the primary and secondary forests, exposing you to the different ecosystems that converge in this rainforest.
Diria Coffee Tour
Costa Rica produces some of the best coffee in the world. Only a 1.5 hour drive away, take a tour and learn more about one of the most important products of Costa Rica.
Make Your Own Itinerary
Dreaming of your very own adventure? You set the route, and we’ll take you there. Travel with a guide who will use local knowledge to take you wherever you would like to go. This option is perfect for those who want to create their own experience and keep it authentic.
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 depth by day.
Kayaking At Danta Beach
For a new Costa Rican experience, kayak atop the warm waters of nearby Playa Danta. Start the day with a sunrise paddle or paddle the day away and watch the sun set on the Costa Rican countryside.
Stand-up paddle board (SUP) atop the warm waters of nearby Playa Danta for an experience worth sharing.
Private Catamaran Tour
Set out for a day of new sights as you enjoy a completely private catamaran tour of the Guanacaste Coast, experiencing the beaches of Portero, Prieta, Sugar Beach and Catalinas.
There’s a reason people come to Costa Rica from the world over to surf. With some of the best swells, warm water, and extensive beaches, a surf experience in Costa Rica is one you will remember for years to come.
White Water Rafting
Enjoy this Class II-III float down the lower Rio Colorado (Colorado River, not to be confused with the river that flows through the Grand Canyon).
Choose between a half day or full day at sea as we guide you on the best spots for a sport fishing tour. You can even choose which boat best suits your expedition’s needs: from 27 feet to 60 feet, we can accommodate the small and solitary tour or the large group tour with ease.
Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas Location
Located on Costa Rica’s pristine and exotic Guanacaste peninsula, Casa Chameleon Hotel at Las Catalinas is perched high on the hilltop above the walkable town of Las Catalinas, a charming community known for its lively atmosphere.
If you look to the sea from Las Catalinas, the Pacific stretches in every direction and beckons with countless activities. Beaches, swells and warm waters make for great swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and more. Turning your gaze toward land, you’ll find over 1,000 acres of tropical forest, hills and valleys.
Experience the landscape on foot, bike or horseback. For complete privacy and an uninterrupted getaway experience, our retreat features 21 individual villas with personal salt water plunge pools and ocean views.
Neighborhood & Culture
Las Catalinas is a welcoming beach town located on the Guanacaste Coast of Costa Rica. Its mission is to create a way of life that is healthy, sustainable, fulfilling and fun. Las Catalinas celebrates its country’s rich cultural heritage alongside the serenity of its surrounding nature.
We believe it is one of the most enriching and beautiful young towns in the world. Physically, developers are building an exquisite place composed of houses, shops, restaurants, small hotels and inns, pedestrian streets, plazas, parks and recreational facilities.
All elements are arranged to achieve a series of wonderful, walkable spaces interwoven with nature. Architecture is adapted for outdoor living. Motorized vehicles are refreshingly absent, instead, locals and visitors opt to discover the streets of Las Catalinas without a rush.
Every street leads to scenic overlooks and every home frames incredible views. One side town is embraced by over 1,000 acres of spectacular tropical dry forest hills and valleys with extensive hiking, biking and horseback trails.
On the other side is the Pacific Ocean, where there are two of the finest beaches in all of Costa Rica with great swimming, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, boogie boarding and snorkeling.