Modern travellers seeking an authentic Costa Rican experience filled with immersive culture, adventure and romance should head to the new Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas villa hotel set for a February 2017 launch
The resort is the first hotel for the up-and-coming coastal town of Las Catalinas on the Guanacaste coastline and the second Costa Rica property for NP International, the name behind Casa Chameleon Hotel Mal Pais. The new hotel will continue the privacy, romance, locally sourced gourmet produce, eclectic elegance and service that the Casa Chameleon brand is known for.
Guests looking for olde-worlde Costa Rica with contemporary comfort will bed down in one of 21 private villas with spectacular ocean views of the Guanacaste coast, and personal salt water infinity plunge pools. The resort has been designed with romantic intention to ensure every villa gets an unobstructed front-row seat of the ocean.
“It was important to us that we find the right location for the second in our Casa Chameleon concept, where romance environment and culture combine” Brent Reynolds, President NP International, told Essential Journeys. “The town of Las Catalinas has it all: charm, a laid-back environment, pristine ocean front, a beachside village, mountains and jungle. We are proud to be the first hotel at Las Catalinas.”
Adventure-seekers will be able to enjoy numerous activities
Those seeking adventure can take full advantage of the local geography with kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, mountain biking and hiking, or take a guided canopy tour with local experts. Add an open-air yoga pavilion with private yoga instructor, in-villa spa therapy treatments and those soothing plunge pools, and relaxation is guaranteed. Guests at Casa Chameleon come first, by name not room number, and are encouraged to become one with the local people, pastimes and places.
Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas will also boast a magnificent 365-degree, zero-edge swimming pool perched on the top of the cliff with poolside bar lounge for soaking up dramatic sunsets all-year long overlooking the Catalinas islands, plus an open-air kitchen restaurant utilising local and organic produce from a sustainable supply chain. Fresh fish is provided by local artisan fishermen and goats cheese from a neighbouring organic farm in keeping with the eco philosophy of the resort.
The spectacular local flora and fauna for which the region is known, is treated with respect by the hotel with non-toxic cleaning products, a recycle programme, energy-efficient lighting, water conservation practices, adjustable room temperature, eco-friendly bath products, a monthly beach clean-up for staff and guests, and the opportunity for guests to give back to the local school.
Casa Chameleon Hotel rates will start from $425 per night in high season