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Encanta La Vida

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 249*
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Hobe Sound, Florida
Reviewed 1 September 2014

Can't wait to revisit Encanta la vida. Such as easy going staff, great meals, beautiful room, best shower ever!!!! What an incredible place to be in this planet. The jungle sounds are unforgettable!!!!! Thank you for everything.

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florida
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my husband for the last leg if our 10 day trip. We were here for 3 days and it was wonderful!!! Staff were friendly and inviting going beyond just providing info and answering questions. The food was delicious and the room (tree house #2) was delightful with a great view and balcony. We couldn't have asked for...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Friendliest, kindest staff I've ever encountered, especially Kate the manager. And she's a terrific massage therapist as well! Food is terrific and healthy and the bar was fun too. Large, clean rooms and the wildlife is enchanting. Warning: some folks did not like the howler monkeys talking through the night but I loved that. They will set you up with...

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Summerville, South Carolina
Reviewed 29 July 2014

From the moment you walk in everything is perfect. We had stayed at two other places while in Costa Rica. This place was completely different and special. You were off the grid and it was an all inclusive hotel. The meals were unbelievably good. Each one was delicious and filling. It was served family style which was very nice because...

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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Hard to say enough nice things about this place. This was my second stay and I hippie I don't wait another 5 years to go back. A little off the beaten path... okay a lot of that said path. Road is a little rough but offers great adventure to get there. Rooms are quaint but you only need them to...

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Tula, Russia
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Encatalavida what I loved: amazing three meals a day, fresh, creative and perfectly local.  The chef for our group of (mostly) vegetarian yoga Colorado crowd, Sarah Jane did great food and attended to special requests as just as well. The tuna one night was caught by Brian & David just days before and we raved about it.  Coconuts were harvested...

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Old friends get together for an annual surf trip. This trip to Encanta La Vida was the best experience for us ever. The facilities are outstanding. The staff is top notch and very knowledgeable of the surroundings and surf breaks. The point breaks are world class, but as you go farther into the golfo, the breaks get easier, surf for...

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Jaco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 13 April 2014

My first trip to the Encanta la Vida was in May 2013 and I just visited again in April this year. It's stunning in its natural beauty being gracefully tucked into the rain forest of the Osa Peninsula. At first light I woke up to the sounds of the forest coming alive which includes Howler monkeys and a beautiful chorus...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I stayed here for a last few nights of a 12 day trip. I was in the honeymoon suite which was stunning with an amazing shower that was screened in all around so it felt like showering in the middle of the jungle. The property is set in the middle of the forest with amazing wildlife but with decent wifi...

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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed at a private home nearby, but had two lovely evening meals, one with Bryan, at Encanta La Vida. Food was delisch, servings perfect, company very hospitable. Can't wait to return to the Osa - thank you Encanta for sustaining the natural integrity of Costa Rica

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Amenities

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $204 - $394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
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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  • View of Osa Peninsula coastline flying into Puerto Jimenez airport.
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.”
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“there are no bad rooms”
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