We stayed at Encanta la Vida in January, 2013 and enjoyed every minute of it. The Pole House was lovely! In the first five minutes on the deck we saw monkeys settling in for the night in nearby trees, Scarlet Macaws flying by, and Blue Morpho Butterflies flitting through the nearby plants. We knew, then, that we had chosen a great place to spend the majority of our Costa Rica vacation. The staff were great, food fresh and delicious, and the service terrific. Beaches are just a five minute walk away, the jungle is all around you, and the resort's pool is a great place to cool off after a day's adventure. When we return to Costa Rica, Encanta la Vida will definitely be on the list for a return visit.