Below you will find a variety of tours and adventures available near Casa Chameleon. These are just a few suggestions for you to consider – once you arrive our staff will be more than happy to help organize your plans. Prices and schedules are coordinated at the hotel and may vary depending on season and availability.
This area has some of the best and least crowded surfing beaches in Costa Rica. Bring your own board or rent one for approximately $10-$12/day at one of the many surf shops in town.
Surfing lessons from an experienced instructor are available for all levels.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
There are many large tide pools where you can enjoy snorkeling during low tide. The tide pools are terrific for beginners or if you just enjoy shallow waters. You can see many varieties of colorful fish, sea turtles and creatures. Our waters are often very clear; we recommend snorkeling at least once during your stay. Also, if you are interested, we have several qualified companies to recommend for SCUBA DIVING. They are not located in Mal País, and will require a 30 minute drive to their facilities. We are happy to provide details and arrange transportation upon request.
We highly recommend renting an all terrain vehicle (ATV) or “quad” during your visit. It is a fun way to explore the many beaches in the area, and the preferred method of transportation for locals.
A great way to see the area! We are happy to schedule a jungle or beach horseback tour. We specially recommend the sunset horseback riding tour.
A local guide can take you to some of the best fishing spots the area has to offer. Most boats depart from the charming local fish market.
Mal País Canopy Tour
Journey through the treetops in this spectacular canopy tour located just minutes down the road from the hotel on a farm with more than 200 different tree species, at the entrance of the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve.
Montezuma Canopy Tour and Waterfalls
Travel down the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula to Montezuma for a canopy tour featuring a series of nine cable lines and eleven platforms spanning over 1200 meters. Guides take visitors through the tour that covers three cascading waterfalls, lush forests, and lots of flora and fauna. You can also hike to the waterfalls after the tour, so be sure to take a towel and bathing suit.
Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve
The Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is one of Costa Rica’s most stunning treasures and the first National Park that was established in Costa Rica. The Reserve has a number of trails that wind through the park with varying levels of incline and difficulty. It is a majestic place for hiking, bird watching and wildlife appreciation. Check out the Cabo Blanco website for more information.
Half Day Tour at Isla Tortuga
This is a half-day trip to this enchanting island, which is located on the widest part of the Nicoya Gulf. Tortuga Island is famous for its pristine white sand beach and turquoise waters; it is about an hour away from Mal País. Visitors can enjoy snorkeling, beach combing, lunch, and exploration of the island. The tour also includes a visit to the Curu Wildlife Refuge.
Curu Wildlife Refuge
A unique gem of Costa Rica’s national park system, Curú is actually a privately-owned farm that experiments in sustainable agriculture. It features 17 diverse trails, ranging from very easy to difficult, giving the public access to 232 species of birds, spider monkeys, scarlet macaws, and white-nosed coatis. But the park’s most spectacular features are its fascinating mangrove wildlife and pristine, forest-lined beaches.