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Le Cameleon, Southern Caribbean Coast

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Nestled between the shimmering Caribbean waters and lush jungle, lies this minimalist boutique hotel with just 23 all-white rooms. With private yoga classes, spa treatments, a gastronomic restaurant, lap pool and cool water jacuzzi, reading/lounging areas surrounded by wildlife and of course La Sula Sea Lounge with its day-beds, hammocks, lounge chairs, bar and restaurant service right on Cocles Beach, all you have do is sit back and soak up the relaxed atmosphere. Puerto Viejo has it all: long walks on the pristine beaches, exotic flora and fauna in a wildlife refuge, reef snorkelling and diving, surfing, kayaking, horse-riding, fishing, zip-lining and plenty of Afro-Caribbean culture so if you can drag yourself away from your hammock there is more than enough to entertain you.

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  • rooms

    Every one of the 23 rooms is fully equipped with air-conditioning, 32 inch satellite plasma tv, wifi, iPod docking station, minibar, digital safety box and phone and everything you might need to make your stay memorable for all the right reasons.

    The Deluxe Rooms are on the ground floor and their porch opens on to the lush tropical gardens. Each has two full-size beds in a comfortable 38 m2 area. For stylish accommodation with convenient access to the facilities, a Garden Room is your best choice.

    Superior rooms, with queen-sized bed, are located on the second floor. From the private balcony there are beautiful views over the lush tropical gardens. Spend some time on the outdoor terrace watching the colorful birds that freguent the fragrant gardens.

    The ground-floor Junior Suites offer more space and are conveniently close to the relaxing pool and jacuzzi. They each have a king-size bed, plus a full-size sofa bed - making them ideal for small families.

    For the ultimate indulgence, Le Caméléon Suite is the most spacious and luxurious option. Hidden away on the second floor, extra details make your stay here all the more enjoyable; from the bath with garden views, a sofa- bed, a lounge area and an extra bathroom. It also has ceiling fans in addition to the air conditioning, a second 32 inch plasma tv and an optional sliding door in case you’d like to separate the two sleeping areas. This suite is perfect for families.

  • location

    Puerto Viejo is approximately 250 km from San José's Juan Santamaría International Airport. We would recommend a private transfer which should take about four hours. Self-drive is possible, although signposting is vague at best and the road conditions can be unpredictable. If you do choose to self-drive, take highway 32 from the airport and follow it north towards Limón, through Braulio Carrillo National Park, Guápiles, Siquirres and Matina. Just before reaching downtown Limón, you will see a sign on your right towards Cahuita and Puerto Viejo. Take that road to the right and follow it south all the way to Puerto Viejo. Once you've arrived in Puerto Viejo, continue south on the coastal road for 3 km towards Manzanillo. You will see blue signs signaling Le Caméléon, whose reception will be on the right-hand side of the road just five minutes away from downtown Puerto Viejo.

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