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Encanta La Vida

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Anchorage, Alaska
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Really nice staff. The place is nice. Needs a little loving care here and there but it's a really pretty environment and quiet. Food fair to good. There's wi-fi but just baaaarely a signal. The owner is a surfing obsessed, so if that's not your gig, he's not particularly interested in you. It's a nice place, just not great value.

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Reviewed 11 April 2016

We just returned from our Costa Rican spring break vacation, with my wife and 18 year old daughter. We stayed at Encanta La Vida for 4 nights and could have stayed longer.... Overall, we had a great time there, but you must know what you are getting in for.... We heard that Peninsula Osa was hot, but this was HOT...

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Brian D, Manager at Encanta La Vida, responded to this review

Hey Curtis! Thanks for the review and the feedback. We will definitely take your suggestions in consideration for the next heat wave. We loved hosting your family and were very glad your family had a great time here. We do hope to host your family again next time! Pura Vida! Cindy & ELV Team

Reviewed 26 February 2016

The staff was amazing. The view was amazing. The food...AMAZING! I highly reccomend encanta la vida for your next vacation or yoga retreat. Did I mention the drinks? AMAZING! My eintre time at this lodge was magical. WIFI was not good, but I was excited to get "off the grid" so no complaints.

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Port Arthur, Texas
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Yes it lives up to it's name. Lovely small resort set in the jungles of southern Costa Rica. Long on my radar and when I finally arrived I could not believe I had waited so long. It is well off the grid and a trek to get there but worth the effort. Lovely dwellings, well maintained, professional and friendly staff...

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Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This was our second visit to Costa Rica. We wanted to experience more of the natural beauty and wildlife of this country. This lodge is off the grid, but has the comforts you find at other hotels without the crowds. The staff was fantastic. Very informative and so friendly! The monkeys entertained and thrilled us with their antics. Thanks to...

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Alaska
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We have been down to the Osa a few times and this was the best trip yet! We blocked out encanta for the weekend for our wedding. We could not have had a better time! Kate is superhuman and took care of every detail for us so we had no worries the whole time we were there. Lucky for us...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Loved this place in the rainforest near Corcovado National Park. We saw all 4 types of the native Costa Rican monkeys from within the gardens of the lodge and from the balcony of our room in one afternoon. Also agouti and coati Wonderfully relaxing experience. Stunning location with super friendly, welcoming staff.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2015

Highlight of my time in Costa Rica. Meals included and served at a communal table, which is great for socialising with the other guests, esp Jackie and Lans. The food and service were great! My only regret was that I couldn't stay longer. Thanks Kate! Thanks ELV!

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Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed 30 August 2015

This place is snuggled in the perfect spot of the Osa Peninsula for surfing. Normaly we keep this a secret, but if I did it would be an injustice to the staff. I was facinated with the rain forest the sounds of all the wild life, and three of the famous beaches in walking distance. Encanta la Vida was very...

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Brian D, Public Relations Manager at Encanta La Vida, responded to this review

Thanks Ray! It was a pleasure to host you here at our beautiful lodge. We will be waiting for your return to shred it up with us :)

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I was in the Osa Peninsula doing volunteer research with an Earth Watch program. At the end of my my program I wanted to carve out a little time to surf, explore and relax. I could not have made a better choice with Encanta la Vida! I chose it because 1. The pictures look beautiful (they don't lie! The grounds...

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Brian D, Public Relations Manager at Encanta La Vida, responded to this review

Annie, we really enjoyed spending time with you and hope that you will return with your husband in the near future!

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  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Encanta La Vida is an all inclusive jungle retreat located amidst the beautiful beaches of Cabo Matapalo. The hotel offers direct access to amazing wildlife and world class surf, and features a stunning, private, chemical free soft water swimming pool - the only of its kind in Matapalo! Encanta La Vida is the ideal vacation spot for families, honeymooners, and surfers alike. Garden trails lead you to private cabinas nestled throughout the property. The beautifully landscaped grounds provide privacy and wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities. Our rooms are clean and spacious with queen-sized beds and open decks. Enjoy three DELICIOUS meals a day in the Encanta La Vida restaurant featuring fresh fruits, veggies and meats all locally grown or caught off shore. The hotel bar is located just off the swimming pool and serves up blended tropical drinks and ice cold beer. Encanta La Vida is also a fun and easy destination for family reunions, weddings and yoga groups. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Encanta La Vida

Address: Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Price Range: $203 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Encanta La Vida Hotel Osa Peninsula
Encanta La Vida Osa
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“They're all good and all have great porches.”
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Karen416, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Casona #2 and the hammocks on the shared porch were a favorite spot to overlook the property.”
djdavidgrimm, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Third floor room of newest addition is almost in the canopy.”
975markl, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There is a lot of variety available so ask about what each room/villa offers”
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“there are no bad rooms”
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