Taste Mal Pais

Take in the ocean views and jungle peace from your private villa with a drink in hand. You can go so far as to sit poolside with a private bartender. DIY-inclined guests can request locally sourced cocktail ingredients delivered to your room.
Get insight into what makes our cuisine internationally renowned. Learn to make the best local drinks from Casa Chameleon’s resident mixologist. Take part in cooking classes with Casa Chameleon’s executive chef and receive local recipes from our culinary team.

Mal Pais is on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, which is one of the world’s 7 Blue Zones. Scientists are fascinated by Blue Zones because their residents live longer than anywhere else on earth. One key to the health of Blue Zone inhabitants: cuisine. The taste of Mal Pais is delicious, clean, and wholesome.
Sea and farm to table ingredients in every meal during your stay. From the privacy of your own villa to a spectacular table for two on the cliff’s edge, every meal lets you experience the country’s unique cuisine and culture at the same time.

Taste Mal Pais

Take in the ocean views and jungle peace from your private villa with a drink in hand. You can go so far as to sit poolside with a private bartender. DIY-inclined guests can request locally sourced cocktail ingredients delivered to your room.
Get insight into what makes our cuisine internationally renowned. Learn to make the best local drinks from Casa Chameleon’s resident mixologist. Take part in cooking classes with Casa Chameleon’s executive chef and receive local recipes from our culinary team.

Mal Pais is on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, which is one of the world’s 7 Blue Zones. Scientists are fascinated by Blue Zones because their residents live longer than anywhere else on earth. One key to the health of Blue Zone inhabitants: cuisine. The taste of Mal Pais is delicious, clean, and wholesome.
Sea and farm to table ingredients in every meal during your stay. From the privacy of your own villa to a spectacular table for two on the cliff’s edge, every meal lets you experience the country’s unique cuisine and culture at the same time.

Breakfast

Breakfast is available every day from 8:00–10:00 AM, either in the dining area of our hotel or on your private balcony. Begin your day with homemade tropical juices and fruit smoothies and enjoy local dishes such as Gallo Pinto, which translates to “spotted rooster”, and is the national dish of Costa Rica. While it is not included in our base room rates, no advance notice is needed to enjoy breakfast.

Breakfast

Breakfast is available every day from 8:00–10:00 AM, either in the dining area of our hotel or on your private balcony. Begin your day with homemade tropical juices and fruit smoothies and enjoy local dishes such as Gallo Pinto, which translates to “spotted rooster”, and is the national dish of Costa Rica. While it is not included in our base room rates, no advance notice is needed to enjoy breakfast.

All Day

Lunch is available from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the lounge area by the shared pool. We offer a variety of dishes, each of which will delight your palate. Lunch poolside is a perfect way to refuel midday.

Dinner

Dinner is by request and requires reservations. Everything is prepared from scratch and a menu is created to your preferences*. Dishes feature the freshest available ingredients as well as the day’s catch straight from the local fishermen.

Dinner

Dinner is by request and requires reservations. Everything is prepared from scratch and a menu is created to your preferences*. Dishes feature the freshest available ingredients as well as the day’s catch straight from the local fishermen.

Drinks

Drinks taste better in Casa Chameleon at Mal Pais. Maybe it’s the ocean view as you sip from your private pool, or maybe it’s the pura vida vibes. All we know is, your dining experience will stand out in your memory for years to come.

Private Dining

There are two perfect ways to enjoy the local Mal Pais cuisine: among new friends in our dining room, or in a more intimate setting with just you and the chef. Private dining features a menu personally attuned to your tastes and a meal prepared and shared with you and you alone. Intimate and delicious, it will be a memory you talk about for years.

Private Dining

There are two perfect ways to enjoy the local Mal Pais cuisine: among new friends in our dining room, or in a more intimate setting with just you and the chef. Private dining features a menu personally attuned to your tastes and a meal prepared and shared with you and you alone. Intimate and delicious, it will be a memory you talk about for years.

Chef Experience

Casa Chameleon Mal Pais is proud to offer a menu prepared by our Head Chef that gives you the best of local and seasonally inspired dishes.

Local Sense

In addition, there are also several terrific restaurants in Mal País and Santa Teresa, just minutes away from our hotel. Our staff will be happy to point you in the right direction depending on your tastes.

Farmers & Fisherman Markets

What better way to enjoy local cuisine than to get it straight from the source? We partner with local fisherman and farmers to get the best of Mal Pais in our dishes and in front of you!