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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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
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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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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
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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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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): $
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Encanta La Vida Hotel Osa Peninsula
Encanta La Vida Osa

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