There is much to do while staying in Puerto Viejo. In addition to the town’s distinct culture, which can be best glimpsed through the local food and music, visitors to this area can enjoy some excellent surfing, mountain biking and kayaking opportunities. Trips can be made to the Cahuita National Park, which, in addition to its wonderful hiking, has clear waters and intact coral reefs that are perfect for snorkeling or scuba diving. The Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge sits 18 miles (12 km) southeast of Puerto Viejo, offering visitors the chance to spot such rare species as tapirs and keel-billed toucans.
Le Caméléon is a five-star boutique hotel that operates with an impressively stylish ambiance. The hotel is decorated with modern designs and elegant architecture, employing the use of simple lines and solid colors that are accented by more eccentric motifs. Le Caméléon, which means “chameleon” in French, is an allusion to the hotel’s changeable nature, which alters its colored lighting, music, menu and more every single day. The rooms employ elementary white tones that are heightened by the solitary green pillow or framed blue painting. All accommodations are spacious and clean, and include comfortable beds, private bathrooms and private terraces. They are air-conditioned and equipped with cable TVs, cd and DVD players, wireless internet, and a safety deposit box.
Guests are invited to spend their days relaxing by the pool or exploring the nearby Cocles Beach. One may further indulge in relaxation by arranging a massage at the hotel’s Jungle Massage Deck, which offers a variety of special treatments. Guests will undoubtedly enjoy the hotel’s Le Numu restaurant, which serves up a tasty variety of international dishes, fresh fish and lobster amidst a lounge-like setting that extends both indoors and outdoors. The adjoining bar will slake any thirst that guests may have with its wide variety of beer, cocktails and wine.
Le Caméléon’s attentive staff can help guests arrange tours or other activities that they may be interested in.