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.
7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
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.
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.
The two most popular spoken languages in Costa Rica are Spanish and English.
Either local currency, Costa Rica colones, or United States dollars are accepted, however businesses generally have a higher exchange rate than that of the bank and will most likely give change in local colones.
We accept Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Diners and Discovery cards. We do not accept traveler’s checks.