If you know Ron and I, you know that Costa Rica is a special place for us – one that we run to when we need some breathing room. After a hard few months, we packed up our backpacks and headed out on a one way ticket.
Usually we stay in Tamarindo, but this time CASA CHAMELEON invited us for the grand opening of their third hotel in Las Catalinas – a newer area in the Guanacaste region. It was about an hour drive from the Liberia airport, but when we reached the climbing hills of Las Catalinas, the views were unlike any I had ever seen on past visits to the country. The cove that surrounded the 21 villas was so breathtaking, I felt like I was back in Greece with the unending views of blue ocean off of high cliffs. We arrived just as the sun was setting – lighting up the water and the small islands that dotted the horizon.
In the morning we would really take everything the hotel had to offer, starting with the private pool that was waiting for us and a morning swim before breakfast. With the hotel being so quaint and private (couples only) you get to know the staff and the guests unlike other places we’ve visited. And we cannot say enough about the staff – from the concierge to the restaurant and even the owners Brent and Daniella, we enjoyed every single one of your bright smiles and welcoming spirits. You made us feel at home.
We were able to enjoy a couples massage on the balcony of our room, as well as take a chartered boat out to Witch’s Rock for the day and surf. There is also a beautiful beach on either side of the hotel that the staff can take you to on the golf cart for paddle boarding, kayaking, or just watching the waves roll in. The kitchen staff was kind enough to pack us a lunch on the day we surfed to make sure we had the best no matter where we were.
Casa Chameleon was created within an environment that guests could go out and explore – truly learning the meaning of Pura Vida. While we did explore and take full advantage of our surroundings, we know that any guest would be equally as happy just hanging around at the Casa. We had the most wonderful accommodations and we can’t thank our Costa Rican hosts enough. We will be back VERY soon!
One of the best parts of our trip was that we brought along our good friend ORION YORKE for the journey. Orion, you are such a trooper to completely change your schedule and get an updated passport at the last minute. We can’t thank you enough for creating this amazing video documenting our journey: