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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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  • 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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Escazu, Costa Rica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Austria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Was traveling alone through Costa during the rainy season and came upon encanta la vida. Really a nice hotel and friendly staff. Really borders the rainforest, just from the patio I saw a bunch of different kinds of monkeys, tucans, macaws, parrots. Also, the 3 meals a day that were included was the best food I had during my whole... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Beautiful eco friendly hotel with awesome surf breaks off the beaten path. Make sure your GPS is working because there are no signs indicating the turn off from the main road.(rumor has it surfers wanting to keep this place hidden took them down). We stayed two days during low season. This is an all inclusive hotel serving three delicious meals... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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