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El Encanto

Domicilio Conocido | Calle de access al privado de Miramar, San Blas, Mexico
El Encanto
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Jaime has created a true Garden of Eden by the sea - huge trees, jungle, a stream, all form part of El Encanto. The beachview rooms are set in a garden full of flowering plants and trees and face the cape of Santa Cruz. It is a wondrous place away from the hustle and bustle of the world. A place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent about 5 days at El Encanto. Its an easy trip (about 3 hours) by car, bus or taxi from Puerto Vallarta. The grounds are lush and the hotel looks out over the ocean. If you are looking for a quiet, read in a hammock, walk to the beach, hang out with friends, enjoy fresh, delicious seafood vacation, you... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Staying at El Encanto is like visiting the owner, James Vitale, who is a very hospitable and interesting host. If you want to spend time in a small town away from tourist traps, this is the place. Personally I like to be alone on a vacation, but I found myself spending time with the other guests in this place because... More 

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Wiarton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

We visited El Encanto for a month last winter and enjoyed the laid-back vibe of the place. In fact, we were the only visitors in the entire apartment hotel! It was almost too quiet. Night falls early in Mexico, and there was absolutely nothing to do after sunset, other than sit out on the patio and battle the no-see-ums. (There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

I first went to El Encanto for a 7-day yoga retreat four years ago. We did yoga on the flat rooftop overlooking the Pacific Ocean and huge trees full of Magnificent Frigatebirds. On the last night, owner Jim Vitale invited the group to a costume ball in his open-air living room set in the rainforest. We got to choose costumes... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Unabashedly fervent fans of El Encanto and its host, Jim Vitale, for three successive years and counting, this couple recommends it for those seeking something quiet and different. Located on a rural "working beach", sandwiched between the charming village of Santa Cruz and a private resort, El Encanto is like a garden bed and breakfast. Equipped with an outdoor kitchen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

This hotel is where I have been going for the last five years and each year I can't wait to return. Jim Vitale, the owner, is a wholly unique person who is a wonderful and gracious host and a brilliant artist. You see his works all through the grounds and in the rooms and in the enchanted ambience that he... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

I stayed at El encanto for four nights in Febuary and enjoyed the peace, quiet, birdwatching, lots of butterflies and clean air of Santa Cruz de Miramar. I also slept on the best bed in a week. I came by bus from Vallarta after knowing about this place for a few years. Jim was great a host. He took to... More 

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