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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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Monticello, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 9 February 2013

I spent a week here with a group on a yoga retreat. Everything was perfect, a little primitive for some but I wasn't looking for ordinary. I felt at home in this paradise. Everyone did their job exceptionally well, but more importantly, made personal connections feel natural. Food, bar, housekeeping was wonderful. Kate made my feet feel fabulous with a...

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

It was our pleasure to host your group! We hope you'll come back again soon and bring your family and/or friends! Good luck in 2013 and remember to ENJOY everyday!!

Aspen, Colorado
Reviewed 4 February 2013

Our family of four (two adult 'kids' and our parents) stayed here in Jan 2013. We stayed in the Casa Hoy, which is actually used for overflow when the rest of the resort is full, and we loved it. We had plenty of space to enjoy some time alone, but also had relaxing game nights on the decks and watched...

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 28 January 2013

We stayed at Encanta la Vida in January, 2013 and enjoyed every minute of it. The Pole House was lovely! In the first five minutes on the deck we saw monkeys settling in for the night in nearby trees, Scarlet Macaws flying by, and Blue Morpho Butterflies flitting through the nearby plants. We knew, then, that we had chosen a...

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Reviewed 27 January 2013

We just returned from a week at Encanta La Vida and are already planning our next visit. What a special place! We stayed in the Ranchito Cabina and loved it. It was cozy with an excellent shower and a fantastic deck where you can relax and let the jungle action come to you. Meals at ELV are served family style...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 19 January 2013

My husband and I stayed at Encanta la Vida for 6 nights: 3 nights in the Honeymoon Cabina and 3 nights in the Casona 2. Each had their advantages. The Honeymoon Cabina is very private. It’s at the end of the path and does not have an upstairs/downstairs neighbor. It has a lovely, large bathroom and veranda. The best part...

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Chapin, SC
Reviewed 15 January 2013

LOVED Encanta La Vida, this was my favorite spot out of 4, over 14 day period. Terry and Josh were both great, very friendly & accommodating. The food was outstanding! I loved that there was so much right within walking distance, and the wildlife was better than any I saw elsewhere! Thanks for an awesome trip, I do hope to...

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Karlsruhe, Deutschland
Reviewed 11 December 2012

this place is one of the best places I ever travelled to. If you like wildlife right in front of your door like monkeys, aras, toucans.... then you are right here.. this place is so natural but it still has the kind of comfort you need............ the showers are working perfectly, the pool is nice and cools you down after...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 20 November 2012

We enjoyed our stay at Encanta La Vida. The setting is gorgeous, and it was the perfect place to explore the Osa environment for the first time. The staff at the hotel were warm, professional and helpful. In particular, the meals at the hotel were pretty amazing - delicious creations with fresh veggies, fish and chicken. Terry offered expert advice...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 20 October 2012

My wife and I spent our 14th anniversary at Encanta La Vida. We enjoyed everything. The room (Deluxe Room) was very comfortable and well maintained; the terrace is spacious and relaxing. The staff, everyone, were just great! They all were very friendly, helpful and professional. Isabelle, our first contact, helped so much with the reservations via email and phone. The...

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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 

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Address: Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Price Range: $321 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Encanta La Vida Osa
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“there are no bad rooms”
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“Get the upper level when offered.”
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“I would suggest asking for Deluxe 2 on the 2nd floor that has better views and more breeze that our Deluxe 1.”
 of 5 bubbles curtisk338, 10 Apr 2016 | Read review
“the beach was a 10 minute walk-not far at all!”
 of 5 bubbles 329kaylal, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Our family of 5 shared Deluxe cabins 1 & 2, which are the upstairs and downstairs of the same building. We could have all fit into either space, but that would have been a bit crowded -- plenty of sleeping room but for that many people there would have been limited storage space. It was lovely and nice to have a hot shower as an option. Both rooms had electricity and a small fan next to each bed, but the power went out about 10 p.m. so those fans don't run all night. Not a problem for me, I was always asleep by then anyway.”
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