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Encanta La Vida

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Cabo Matapalo | Puerto Jiménez, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
Encanta La Vida
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent four nights at Encantalavida and could not have had a better time. We spent countless hours researching Costa Rica and decided that the Osa Peninsula was the right place for us. The staff at Encantalavida is fantastic and was attentive to all of our needs. We were able to take advantage of their spectacular location... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I discovered this part of Costa Rica about 16 years ago and since then have returned to the area at least once a year or more. We've done a lot of exploring in the area and Encanta la Vida in by far the best place to stay. We love that it's off the beaten track. You are... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I find that I don't have much new to add to the previous complimentary reviews of Encanta La Vida. It is a beautiful property tucked into the jungle and only steps from the beach. Possibly the best service I can be to potential travelers is to strongly recommend that you know what you're getting into so you're delighted, not disappointed.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a rough dirt road through streams and jungle from Puerto Jiminez and you will arrive at a piece of paradise called “La Encanta Vida”. If you want to get away, you picked the right spot. Electronics can be charged by solar power (or generator) only in the office and wifi is also only around the office area. We stayed... More 

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Seward, AK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had heard the Osa Peninsula was the best place to visit in Costa Rica so we decided we wanted to spend our entire trip in this area. However, we decided we wanted to drive down to the Osa from San Jose and the friendly staff at Encanta La Vida assisted us with transportation to the Osa... More 

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Escazu, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The place is clean! Great simple and perfect for a jungle ocean experience Fantastic Staff.. KATE, Jenna and lynn. Great simple tasty food. Confortable beds Perfect price quality relation. A must, a boat trip with Negro!! Take your wine 😊 Thank you

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I just returned from a week at Encanta La Vida, and I'm honestly having trouble putting words together. The place is absolutely beautiful, and the staff is warm, open, and friendly. Manager Kate was always on hand and ready to help; not that we needed much! I'm a city kid and not much of an outdoors type, so I was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

the entire experience staying at Encanta La Vida is beyond incredible. All the meals were insanely fresh and prepared with so much love. The lodge pets are so loving to every guest. I am an Esthetician and so il am extremely opinionated regarding health and beauty service treatments,and products used. Keep in mind these services are located in the middle... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My husband talked his reluctant wife into a week long yoga retreat, in the jungle. In 24 hours I was making mental plans to move there. We both were. I am not too thrilled by heat, insects or reptiles, all of which I presumed we would be knee deep in— it was nothing of the sort—it was paradise. Enough cannot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

In total a very nice, clean, very friendly place, but slightly expensive (however due to the remoteness of the whole area & the fact that they have to generate their electricity themselves quite ok). The cabin (honeymoon-cabin) was very nice, has a quite large porch in front of it and is very spacious. The food at the hotel is very... More 

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