First of let me say that you are in the middle of the rainforest!! Some of the negative reviews are from people who belong in resorts and are not adventure travelers. Brian (the owner) said it best, "it's really a feat to build a place in the rainforrest and have it last 15-20 years." To that end he has done a great job. This is why I love this place, it is one of the original places, it is historic and Brian is a legend and pioneer. Can you imagine living in an area with no other gringos in the 1980's and building a successful business and the daily challenges that one of the most remote, lush, and most biologically diverse places on the planet. Cabo Matapalo has become a beloved place for myself and my family. I love the beauty and serenity and the ability to completely detach from my daily life in California. Just walking down the road or walking along the beach is amazing. White face, howler, and spider monkeys everywhere. Agoute(sp?) large guine pigs walk along the roads, Boas slyther in the trees, Scalrette Macas fly by, and sloths sloth around. The surf is great too, Encanta rents soft tops and they are great to ride at Pan Dulce. This place is remote so you have to remember that the food is brought in and prepared daily for the guests. The food is great but you do have to eat at the times set by the hotel and eat with other guests but that is great fun. The facilities are clean and the pool and bar are fun. Many people come to the Encanta for food, bar, and conversation. If you are adventurous let your adventure start here!!! The staff is great and each one has their own expertise and knowledge about the area! Great choice for an adventurous stay!!!!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Encanta La Vida Hotel Osa Peninsula
- Encanta La Vida Osa