Located on Costa Rica’s pristine and exotic Guanacaste peninsula, Casa Chameleon Hotel at Las Catalinas is perched high on the hill-top above the new walkable town of Las Catalinas which is still growing and being developed. 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. Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas features 21 private villas with personal salt water plunge pools and ocean views.
Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas is an adults-only boutique resort where you can experience the best of Costa Rican adventure and culture. The property features panoramic ocean views, minimalist contemporary design, and an incredible zero-edge infinity pool, along with a terrific sunset bar scene at Sentido Norte Restaurant & Lounge. It’s only a 45-minute drive from the Liberia Airport, and features a plethora of outdoor adventures so you can enjoy the best of Guanacaste, Costa Rica coastline.
Villas with Plunge Pool are individual one-bed villas facing south and overlooking Sugar and Penca Beaches. Each one boasts a stunning personal salt water plunge pool.
Sunset Villas face west with elevated views over the Guanacaste Coast and Catalinas Islands. A magnificent infinity salt water plunge pool and balcony is perfect for soaking up the day’s events and incredible sunsets.
For those who prefer to have more room, unobstructed ocean views and total privacy, we recommend our Villa Suites for their additional privacy, larger terraces and prime locations on the hillside overlooking the Guanacaste Coast and Catalinas Islands.
If you are traveling to Costa Rica, many major airlines service both Liberia Daniel Oduber Quiros Airport (LIR) and San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). Liberia is the closest airport to Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas, just a short 45 minute drive away. San Jose is also a great option for tickets and access to our resort. To help us plan for your visit, just e-mail or call and we look forward to taking care of you. After all, your vacation should always be hassle-free.
Drive the way out of the terminal and take route #01 for 15 minutes approximately. Take a detour to the right in La Garita to Atenas in order to merge route #27. (This route has tolls, so you will need to pay in cash). Drive for 75 minutes (through Orotina and Caldera) until you encounter again route #1 (follow signs to Liberia), drive for approximately 60 minutes until “Puente La Amistad” crossroad then drive for 45 minutes on the way to Nicoya (route #21), Santa Cruz and then Belen where you take to the left (gas station on the left side), route to Huacas (route#155). Drive approximately 25 minutes then turn right to Brasilito (5 minutes) and then follow the signs of Las Catalinas for 25 minutes until you get to Las Catalinas.
Take a right out of the airport on to the main two-lane highway. Drive 10 kilometers and take a right at the directional sign towards Sardinal. After the gas station take a left, near the Congo Trail billboard, a bus stop and a RIU sign. This is a paved road. Continue straight on this road for approximately 10 kilometers. You will reach the soccer field at Colon, drive around it and take a left on to a small dirt road. Please make sure your car is in 4×4 for this road. (Don’t follow Las Catalinas sign, that is a different route, in bad conditions during rainy season).
You will pass the Congo Trail Canopy Tour, keep straight for about 25 minutes. You will reach the Potrero town, pass Marco Polo restaurant and keep straight until you will reach a soccer field. Drive around the soccer field and turn right, following Las Catalinas sign. Drive for 10 minutes until you see the entrance to the Green House restaurant and Pura Vida Ride at Las Catalinas. Park here. * The last 25 minutes are on a dirt road and Casa Chameelon is perched on top of the hill just before the town of Las Catalinas.
Las Catalinas is a new 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 interconnectivity, forging bonds between people and the lush serenity of nature. We think it is one of the most enriching and beautiful new towns in the world. Physically, developers are building a 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 public spaces interwoven with nature. Architecture is adapted for outdoor living. Motorized vehicles are refreshingly absent. A constant ebb and flow of fellow residents and visitors enrich the scene. Every street leads to scenic overlooks. 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.