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Wellness Factors

  • Fruit Trees On Property

    Fruit Trees On Property

  • Free Healthy Breakfast

    Free Healthy Breakfast

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Green Features

  • Responsibly Managed Forests

  • Natural Roaming Species

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  • Local Farmers Program

  • New Jobs Created


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Ready to escape into the canopy of a rainforest? Costa Rican dreams come true at Casa Chameleon OCiO Villas.

The Setting

Nestled in the hillside above the Mal Pais hotel, OCiO is an entity all on its own, offering 3 spacious villas for a romantic getaway or tropical adventure. The luxury estate is designed as the premier location of the Casa Chameleon property, with unparalleled views of the Pacific, open-air master bedrooms and bathrooms, and salt water infinity pools.

Sleep and Sanctuary

Each of the 3 private Villas available, the Villa Nimbu, Villa Numu, and Villa Naktu offer unique experiences overlooking the Pacific ocean. Each villa is perched high on the lush tropical mountainside, just a 10-minute ATV ride from the main Mal Pais grounds. Once atop the mountain, you'll find the views extend as far as the eye can see, and the open-air villas are elegantly crafted and curated, nestled gently into the green hills. Each villa is outfitted with king-size beds, sun-filled outdoor spaces, satellite television, professional chef services, open air living rooms, and beautiful indoor and outdoor dining rooms with waterfalls and fountains.

Eat. Pray. Eat.

Luxury and privacy are what you're seeking, and OCiO makes sure that exactly this happens. Each villa at OCiO is paired with a private chef who, with incredible adeptness, can carefully curate the freshest sea and farm-to-table arrangements for you and your guests. The residents of Mel Pais live longer than anywhere on Earth –and scientists believe this has to do with the quality of the food.

The Art of De-Stressing

Unwinding has never been easier. With access to your own private oasis, in-house spa and dining services, and a slew of high-class amenities, your stay is sure to be as magical as it is restful.

  • In-Room Spa Treatments - With treatments like the Aromatherapy Swedish Massage and the Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage, in-room spa treatments take the stress our of your body and mind. The personalized pampering in the comfort of your own villa will help assist in the detoxification of the body and relieve tension and pain.
  • Salon - Salon services from the comfort of your room? Don't mind if we do. Arrange to have any salon services your heart desires.
  • Yoga & Fitness - Featuring ocean activities like stand-up paddle-boarding for the thrill seeker, and yoga for the more reserved, embracing new activities has never been more accessible. Private yoga and fitness equipment can be brought to your private villa, too. Personal trainers are also available upon request, if you think you need that extra push!
  • Personal Chef Services - Get authentic Costa Rican cuisine made in the comfort of your own oasis. Personal chefs are available to accommodate the pickiest of palates and sweep you off your feet with a wide range of fresh ingredients – all of which are locally sourced.
  • Pool

    Salt water pool

  • Hot Tub

    Each villa at all locations have their own private plunge pool

  • Mini Fridge

  • Complimentary Breakfast

  • Free Parking

  • Air Conditioning

  • Concierge

  • Vanity Room

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Golf Course Nearby

  • Nature Lookouts

  • Yoga Programs

    Yoga and any other class you choose

  • Salon

    Get any salon services you could want

  • Spa

    will arrange to be delivered to the privacy of your villa

  • Restaurant

    in Mal Pais or nearby Santa Teresa will arrange it for you. Or will arrange for a private chef to prepare local delicacies right in your villa

  • Weddings

  • Bike Rentals

    Can be arranged

  • Sundries

  • Hammocks on Property

  • Scuba

  • SUP- Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Villa Nimbu

The “master” or largest of the three available villas, Villa Nimbu has three oversized Master Suites, two additional bedrooms, a gorgeous infinity-edge pool, circular al Fresco dining table with seating for 20, media room, and three additional pools. You'll have everything you could ever need for a luxurious stay. The décor of the elegantly designed villa embodies Costa Rican style, and the ocean is viewable from every room.

Villa Numu

Villa Numu is OCiO's most intimate villa, featuring a Master Suite, terrace, private indoor/outdoor bathroom, and separate shower. Let's not forget the masterfully crafted and positioned infinity pool, either, that offers sweeping views of the Pacific.

Villa Naktu

Perfect for group or families, Villa Naktu features one Master Suite, One Junior Suite, and one Deluxe Room. Each room has its own private deck and seating area, too. The sun-filled decks are perfect for laying out and unwinding, and Villa Naktu's custom spa offers multiple tubs, all with amazing views of a Pacific Ocean sunset.

Resort Fee of $25 per room/ night includes:
  • Courtesy shuttle to and from the beach by request
  • All access pass with map to explore over 80km of groomed hiking and biking trails direct from property
  • Access to special weekly activities like yoga, fitness class and others
  • In Villa coffee and bedside bottled water - replenished daily
  • Evening turn down service upon request
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Kind Eats and Drinks
  • For authentic Costa Rican cuisine, Caracolas has you covered. Just a short ride from Mal Pais and you'll find youself at this quaint beachfront restaurant
  • If you venture a little farther north to Santa Teresa, you'll find Brisas del Mar, a beach bungalow known for its seafood
Conscious Culture
  • Playa Danta offers a great taste of true Costa Rican coastline. There's opportunities to snorkel, dive, surf, or even just kick back and relax at one of the beachfront restaurants 
Mindful Adventures
  • Get out on to a single track trail for some mountain biking fun! Some of the most beautiful trails in Costa Rica are available in the hotel's backyard 
  • Get out into the jungle with Canopy Mal Pais! What better way to see the lush rainforest than to be ziplining through it? 
  • Looking for local recs? ViaHero connects travelers with locals who create a personalized guidebook, all for just $30/day. Find a local to help plan your trip in Costa Rica.
Do Good for the Day
  • Local schools near Mal Pais could always use an extra hand, and always welcome volunteers. Inquire at the concierge to learn about how you can get involved!
Be Kind to Yourself
  • In the mood for some extra relaxation? Pura Vida Ride also offers stand-up paddle-boarding, and drum roll please, stand-up paddle-boarding yoga! Take to the water with some yoga in the warm Pacific. 

Mal Pais to Cabuya Road, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

By Plane
  • 121mi from Liberia Airport (LIR) (Taxi: approx. $175)
By Automobile
  • Free Valet Parking
  • Free Self-Parking 
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