Canaima Chill House

Top choice hotel in Mal País & Santa Teresa

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8.7 out of 10

A 'chill house' is an apt descriptor for this eight-room boutique eco-chic hotel, set in the jungle. Super-stylish suites have breezy indoor-outdoor living areas, well-equipped kitchens, awesome hanging bamboo beds and loads of natural materials (such as stone grotto showers).

Located 400m uphill from the sign for Nautilus Hotel. It can be walked, but you may want a taxi.

Guests share the Jacuzzi and plunge pool, and commune in the sunken pillow lounge.

Quick description via

This eco-friendly, boutique hotel is located in pretty Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula. It offers spacious and rustic suites, an outdoor hot tub, swimming pool, massage services and a chill-out sun terrace. The Canaima Chill House suites feature a balcony, kitchen, dining area and bamboo hanging beds. Each includes a mosquito net and ceiling fan, an iPod dock, safe and spacious en-suite bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is also included. Canaima is only 500 metres from Santa Teresa Beach. The hotel offers activities such as horse riding and snorkeling on Tortuga Island, 30 minutes away from the hotel. Canaima Chill House offers free parking and is 5 minutes’ drive from the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve. It offers airport shuttles for a charge to both Tambor Airport and Juan Santamaria International Airport. Canaima Chill House is set up a hill from the main road, so you might want to have any kind of vehicle.

Important information

Please inform Canaima Chill House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.
Please note that a fixed amount of 100 USD must be paid in advance. The hotel will contact you after you have made your booking to arrange payment by bank transfer or Paypal. Reservations are not confirmed until this deposit is paid. The deposit won´t be refunded in case of cancellation. The rest of the payment will be made upon arrival in your check in.

Canaima Chill House does not accept any credit or debit cards, only cash in USD or Colones.

A discounted booking cannot be modified. In case of early check-out for such a booking, no amount will be refunded.

The property recommend a 4x4 vehicle for the dry season from December to April , and during the wet season between May - November it's needed. If you wish to rent a 4WD car in San Jose or have a 4x4 Quad Bike upon your arrival at the Hotel, they can help you to organize it for you. Just get in contact with them.

Features of Canaima Chill House


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Fishing
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Tour desk
  • Diving
  • Horse riding
  • Snorkelling
  • Wifi
  • Designated smoking area
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • On-site parking
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Parking garage


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning


  • Massage
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi


  • Car hire
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service


  • Free WiFi available