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Encanta La Vida

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Cabo Matapalo | Puerto Jiménez, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
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Encanta La Vida
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Cabo Matapalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Laguna Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is awesome. Tons of monkeys and other wildlife. Food is world class and the people are friendly. Corey was a great host, friendly and very knowledgeable. He was even able to arrange for us to see a soccer match in San Jose!! Thanks Corey for making our trip so fun. Siempre Don and Pen Laguna Beach

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Hobe Sound, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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... More

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Summerville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

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... More

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Tula, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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... More

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Jaco, Costa Rica
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 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... More

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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 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... More

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Address: Cabo Matapalo | Puerto Jiménez, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Encanta La Vida Hotel Osa Peninsula
Encanta La Vida Osa

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