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Encanta La Vida

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Hermosa Beach, California
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We recently returned to Encanta La Vida for the second year in a row for yoga and surfing in paradise. Most importantly, the staff at Encanta are amazing. From that fact, everything follows... The rooms are nice and very well kept, the meals and drinks were amazing, the yoga deck is spectacular and you can coordinate all sorts of great...

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Theresa H, Manager at Encanta La Vida, responded to this review

Dear Michael, We really appreciate your kind words. You guys are such wonderful people and great guests. We hope to see you again next year! Thank you for your love and light -- Terry

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 10 July 2013

If you need some inner peace and a complete detachment from the outside world – this place is for you. If you need a physically active and challenging vacation – this place is also for you. I have found it to be a perfect combination. The beauty of Encanta La Vida is its remote location in the South of the...

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Jaco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 12 June 2013

Great rooms, excellent food and fantastic people always bring me back to Encanta. It's one of the few places in Matapalo that offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. I can arrive, surf and not think about cooking....:) I love the new yoga platform and classes being offered, and the proximity to my favorite surf spot Pan Dulce, which makes it my...

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Avon, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We had a great stay at the Encanta. Yoga in the morning on their Yoga deck was a truly special experience. You can hear the peaceful sounds of the ocean while looking at Pan Dulce bay. It’s the perfecting setting to relax; put your mind at ease and stretch your body and soul. Our room was great. We stayed in...

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Whistler, Canada
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Beautiful! Be ready to rough it a little... No A/C but the area in May was bare-able at night. Rainy season is for real. Anticipate that. Didn't take away from the beauty in any way. Just felt excited to "dry up" after a week. Shower towels didn't even dry during the day. Keeping their "off the grid" "enviro" trend going,...

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Milford, Connecticut
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Great service! Amazing space integrated with the jungle! Relaxing and adventurous at the same time! Visiting the Osa peninsula is a must in Costa Rica. We stayed at Encanta La Vida and had an amazing time. We were so remote from everything but there is so much to do and see. If you love to surf, this is the place...

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Chesapeake, Virginia
Reviewed 6 May 2013

ELV is a great place to stay. Staff is great! Lots of wildlife. Massage was fabulous and yoga deck is very scenic! Howler monkeys every morning. And the pool is a wonderful way to cool off. Can't wait til next year.

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Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

The Osa Peninsula is definitely worth visiting and Cabo Matapalo offers beautiful nature at the mouth of Golfo Dulce. After visiting Panama and PN Corcovado we ment to treat our selves to 4 days of luxurious beach relaxing, which did cost as much as the 2 1/2 weeks before. Pros: - friendly and alert staff - abundant wildlife - good...

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Encanta La Vida supports the local schools in our area and surrounding towns of Puerto Jimenez in fundraisers and/or conservation events. Encanta La Vida guests come from around the world to enjoy the Osa Peninsula on their vacation -- surf, hike, enjoy wildlife and RELAX. Our staff is Costa Rican and they take great care in making our guests comfortable....

Venice, California, United States
Reviewed 9 March 2013

A friend of mine had heard some rave reviews of Encanta La Vida from her sister, who had also heard rave reviews from a close friend. So for her birthday, three friends set out for ELV. We all loved it. It definitely lived up to the hype. Our room was adorable and clean (we stayed upstairs, in the main house,...

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Picton, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Rustic setting is just what you would expect in the jungle. Meals were very good served family style affording you the opportunity to meet other travellers and share experience. You will see more wildlife poolside than all of the national parks. Many tours offered but check prices ahead as they seem fluid. So here we are in the jungle monkeys...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $205 - $395 (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.”
  • Backwash beach at sunset  (5:30pm)
  • Backwash beach at sunrise (5:30am)
  • 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.”
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”
porterstarr, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“there are no bad rooms”
pavonnes, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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