Local Activities: A Visit to the Organic Market in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Welcome back to the Casa Chameleon blog! Today, we want to share one of our staff’s favorite local activities to pass on to our guests — the Organic Market in Santa Teresa Costa Rica!

What to Pack on Vacation to Costa Rica

Yes! You have booked your trip and are starting to plan… but the next question is, ”What to pack on vacation to Costa Rica?”. There are a few of the basics that you should definitely include, but there are also some expert tips from our team at Casa Chameleon that should really keep you feeling well prepared… [read more]

Cheers to a Delicious Local Cocktail Made With ‘Chicha’

Hello, Travelers! At Casa Chameleon, as a welcome to our hotel guests, our Chef Pabro Sanchez has created the ‘Chicha del Chef’ — a refreshing cocktail made with ‘chicha’ — traditional purple maize. A wonder to the agriculture world and one of the oldest crops, maize has thousands of different species and for years, locals have… [read more]

5 Costa Rican Travel Facts That May Surprise You

No matter if you are a new to travel or an expert adventurer, chances are, you have probably dreamt of a tropical vacation to a stunning destination like Costa Rica before. But choosing and planning a trip that incorporates both luxury and nature-centric experiences can be challenging. Costa Rica, with its lush rainforests, pristine beaches,… [read more]

Winter escape – ready to thaw out?

The only thing frozen down here is the margaritas – and now you can book your winter escape at Casa Chameleon in Costa Rica. Call us today to experience a significantly warmer winter. To help you thaw out after Thanksgiving, Casa Chameleon is offering a unique discount – on the day you book, let us know… [read more]

10 Spanish phrases you should know when traveling to Costa Rica

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After your plane lands in Costa Rica, you’ll find yourself immersed in a Spanish-speaking culture! Many locals are fluent in both Spanish and English, but we encourage you to try using a few Spanish travel phrases. When in Costa Rica, do as the Costa Ricans do, right?

Gourmet Food in Costa Rica

Excuse us for bragging, but Casa Chameleon’s kitchen is home to one of the best chef’s in Costa Rica, and we’re very excited about it!  Chef Pabro Sanchez and his staff are inspired daily by the beauty of the country and its fresh, native ingredients.  This translates into unique dishes with a creative flare on… [read more]

Scuba Diving in Costa Rica: What will you see under water at Casa Chameleon?

Last week, we gave you tips for staying above the water in our post about surfing in Costa Rica. This week, we want to take you on an underwater excursion and show you why scuba diving in Costa Rica should be on your must-do list. You already know that the country is one of the… [read more]

Surfing in Costa Rica ! How to be the Best Surfer in Costa Rica

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One thing you’ll quickly learn in Mal Pais is that everyone is surfing in Costa Rica. In fact, the majority of the Casa Chameleon staff surf in their free time, and they are a great resource for finding the best swells. But what if you’re new to surfing? Or need a refresher?