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Encanta La Vida

Cabo Matapalo | Puerto Jiménez, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
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Encanta La Vida
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Jaco, Costa Rica
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More

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New Jersey
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17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I had such an amazing experience at Encanta La Vida. I traveled here for one week as apart of a yoga retreat and was incredibly sad to have to leave. We were shown to our room; Deluxe 1 by the ever sweet Terry. I was amazed by how big and spacious the room was, not too mention my bed was... More

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5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I would like to recommend this place but cannot. There are many attractive and charming qualities such as the beautiful grounds, abundant wildlife, easy access to the beautiful beach (the more expensive resorts have none or difficult access), and relative affordability (approx half that of the bigger resorts). Meals are served plated with the option of sitting at a communal... More

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

Thank you for writing. It is unfortunate that you did not feel comfortable enough to say anything while you were here. It would have been easy to give you a larger helping (or second helpings) at any meal. We keep snacks on-hand like nuts, fruit and cookies for people (kids especially) who need a bit in-between meals. Sustainable tourism and... More

St. Louis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Our family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Encanta La Vida. In fact, it wasn't until traveling to more remote areas on the Osa Peninsula were we able to fully appreciate the scope of wildlife we enjoyed from the comfort of the resort. The staff was super friendly and we loved the communal meals. The only thing I would... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

I've had to really think how I wanted to rate this place. We were there for four nights. There were only six other guests the first night, four the second and third and two others on our last night. The grounds are gorgeous. The wildlife around is great (though the owner admitted to feeding the wild turkeys..not good). The yoga... More

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La Costa, CA
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Oh boy – What can I say. Most has been said already. We had an almost perfect experience. Besides the jungle, the room and the setting, the meals were amazing as was the yoga overlooking the ocean. But the best part was the staff. Teri, and the 2 Sarahs became our friends and did all they could to make everything... More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Our family enjoyed a visit to Cabo Matapalo. Encanta la Vida is the perfect location for exploring the Osa. 3 kinds of monkeys, scarlet macaws, parrots, toucans...........all passed by our cabinas every morning and afternoon. The salt water pool was a fantastic way to cool off-and the pina coladas are the best in CR! The meals are made with fresh... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Encanta for 4 nights while we were in Costa Rica and we couldn't have had a better experience. When flights went wrong, Encanta helped us get a hotel in San Jose for a night and made sure we still got to do everything we wanted to do since we missed a day. The food... More

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Also Known As:
Encanta La Vida Hotel
Encanta La Vida Hotel Osa Peninsula
Encanta La Vida Osa
Address: Cabo Matapalo | Puerto Jiménez, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Cabo Matapalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 salt 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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