Le Caméléon, Puerto Viejo

Perching on the shores of the Caribbean, Le Caméléon hotel in Costa Rica is as colourful as it is luxurious, close to a wildlife refuge and also reefs for snorkelling that are teaming with marine life.

If you’re intent on variety on your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Costa Rica, you should definitely make sure Le Caméléon is on your itinerary. Located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica – and surrounded by the riotous tropical forest of Puerto Viejo – this luxury, boutique hotel is aptly named. It seems to have the capacity to change to suit your mood.

You can take long, carefree walks along a pristine beach, with the Caribbean washing over your feet. You can go into David Attenborough mode to explore the exotic flora and fauna of a wildlife refuge. You can visit local communities, go reef diving in crystal waters or indulge in the region’s aromatic delicacies – served in an elegant restaurant beneath the stars and Le Caméléon’s 80 year old trees.

Le Caméléon, at a glance

  • Luxurious boutique hotel on the fabulous Playa Cocles
  • 250 km from San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport
  • Choice of 23 different guest rooms, junior suites and Le Caméléon Suite
  • All with en suite bathrooms and private terraces or balconies with hammocks
  • Great views of the forest or sea
  • Excellent Numu restaurant and lounge bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Great swimming pool with elegant sun deck
  • World class surfing
  • Snorkelling and diving on a reef teeming with marine life
  • Kayaking and mountain biking
  • Cultural visits to indigenous communities
  • Nature exploration in a wildlife refuge
  • Games and video room
  • It was a complicated and very individual trip, and several changes were made by me during the planning. None of this seemed to worry Ayesha and everything went according to plan.

    AM, India, 2014