For a bohemian-inspired, intimate wedding with just your closest of closest family and friends in an isolated part of Costa Rica with stunning beaches, Casa Chameleon Mal Pais is a wedding venue you must consider. Though the motif tends to the bohemian, there is nothing humble about it. The suites – your honeymoon suite and those for your wedding guests – are about as private as is possible, and each has a private pool just steps from the bedroom from where you can take in the breathtaking views of the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the unending greenness of the rainforest. As wedding photographers in Costa Rica, Casa Chameleon is a truly a gem and a remarkable location for Costa Rica destination weddings.
LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION
Casa Chameleon Mal País, in operation since 2000, is an adults-only venue situated in one of the worlds few Blue Zones on the Pacific Coast of the southern-most tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Guanacaste Province, just north of the Cabo Blanco Nature Preserve, hidden in a remote area of Costa Rica accessible only by off road vehicles. By car, it’s 4-1/2 hour from Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) and 5-1/2 hours from Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO). They can arrange transportation by car, or charter plane or helicopter to the nearest airstrip from either airport or to the onsite helipad . For details and pricing, please contact the hotel directly.
HISTORY, DESIGN & REPUTATION
Casa Chameleon Mal Pais – a luxury adults only villa – was the rebirth, the re-imagining, of an existing structure by removing barriers so guests could connect with nature, with the lush and verdant beauty surrounding it. Casa Chameleon Mal Pais is the marriage of the bohemian, the eclectic, and simple elegance in an utterly breathless natural environment, making it a most remarkable location for a laid-back, luxury wedding in Costa Rica.
WEDDING PLANNING SERVICES
Casa Chameleon Mal Pais offers in-house wedding-planning services with their own wedding planner who will make sure you have the wedding you want – from your bridal bouquet and cake, to the table settings and music. Or, they can provide you a list of wedding planners they recommend. For help choosing a wedding planner, visit our 7 Reasons You Should Choose a Wedding Planner and How to Choose a Wedding Planner pages.
WEDDING PREPARATION SERVICES
All your wedding day preparation needs can be taken care of in the privacy of your own villa by the hair stylists, makeup artists, and nail technicians the villa can recommend. They also offer other spa treatments you can have in your room, from massages to facials.
For you and your wedding guests, Casa Chameleon Mal Pais has 10 rooms, 8 villas and 2 suites, and can accommodate a total of 20 overnight guests. You can either rent a room, a villa, or a suite, a combination thereof, or the entire property for your wedding.
As for the accommodations, don’t let the bohemian-eclectic motif fool you. They are luxurious in non-assuming ways – in the design, the type and quality of furniture, the lighting, the fabrics, the amenities, and the arrangement of the furniture to create a calming energy.
Their accommodations range from 500 – 800 square feet, and have a king-sized bed, air-conditioning and ceiling and floor fans, pool with a waterfall a terrace with a hammock and chairs and table for dining, wide entrances, spacious bathrooms with rain showers, organic soaps, shampoo, and condition, and more.
WEDDING DAY SITES – CEREMONIES & RECEPTIONS
Casa Chameleon Mal Pais can has three memorable locations for your wedding-day events that can accommodate up to 20 guests, all of which have great views of the Pacific Ocean and mountainous rainforest in which the venue is enmeshed.
1. BEACHES – CEREMONIES
Get married with san between your toes, a sea breeze coursing through your hair, and the sound of waves crashing in the near distance on the gorgeous Mal Pais beach, which is a short walk from the villa.
2. POOL – CEREMONIES, COCKTAIL HOUR, RECEPTIONS
The area around the mail pool, with its breathtaking ocean, beach, and rainforest views, is a wonderful location for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hour, and reception with up to 20 guests.
3. RESTAURANT – CEREMONIES, RECEPTIONS
You can also have your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception at the Brasas del Mar, the restaurant at Casa Chameleon Mal Pais known for is amazing ocean views and open-air design allowing a calming sea breeze from the Pacific Ocean to enter.
GETTING MARRIED AT MAL PAIS – THE DETAILS
· You can get married any time of the year, any day of the week at Casa Chameleon Mal Pais except on New Year’s Eve · Casa Chameleon Mal Pais is an adult-only venue · The minimum age of guests if the entire villa is not rented is 16 · If the entire villa is rented for your wedding, children of all ages are permitted · The villa charges a fee to cover wedding-day cleanup costs (please contact the villa for details) · For your wedding ceremony and reception, live music or a DJ is permitted until midnight if the entire property is rented, or until 10:00 p.m. if not.
DINING AT THE VILLA
Enjoy the delicious meals and first-rate service at Casa Chameleon Mal Pais’s intimate onsite restaurant – Brasas del Mar – while you take in the amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy the sea breeze and enjoy a meal made from locally-sourced ingredients.
AMENITIES & ACTIVITIES – VILLA & BEYOND
At the villa and nearby, there are many activities to keep your entertained before and after your wedding day. Go zip-lining, horseback riding, birdwatching, mountain biking, hiking or mountain trails in the jungle, a canopy tour, ride an ATV, surfing, paddling, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and more. They there’s the unforgettable sunset you can watch from the beach or your room. You can also visit one of the nearby nature and wildlife reserves and national parks, or venture even further to see Costa Rica’s gorgeous volcanoes and waterfalls, soak in thermal springs and volcanic mud baths, or visit a coffee or cocoa plantation.
WHY A MAL PAIS WEDDING – ALICIA REPETTO
Casa Chameleon Mal Pais is a truly unique Costa Rican experience, not only because of our gorgeous accommodations, fabulous mountain, rainforest, beach and ocean views, but also because of our focus on our guests, our insistence on excellent customer service, as well as our high quality restaurant that sources food locally to support the local economy. Casa Chameleon Mal Pais is the perfect location for your Costa Rica wedding as it combines breathtaking natural scenery with the ambiance and vibe of Santa Teresa in a venue whose luxury accommodations and gorgeous sites for your wedding day events will make your special day a day to remember.