Our family of four (two adult 'kids' and our parents) stayed here in Jan 2013. We stayed in the Casa Hoy, which is actually used for overflow when the rest of the resort is full, and we loved it. We had plenty of space to enjoy some time alone, but also had relaxing game nights on the decks and watched the monkeys swing by for hours.
Encanta is the perfect place if you truly want an adventure. We loved hiking, swimming, observing the various wildlife, and just relaxing at the pool. The staff could not have been any more accommodating, and we left feeling like we would miss them! The food was incredible, and very fresh/healthy. We loved the drinks, and the bartenders were fabulous- serving up local creations with fresh mangoes, etc. I'd absolutely go back!
This is not like going to some generic resort, it's a ecolodge, so I wouldn't recommend it to a high-maintenance friend-- but if you're up for really experiencing the jungle, it cannot be beat.
The weather in January was stunning, hot, sunny, but there's enough shade around to cool off.
- Also Known As:
- Encanta La Vida Hotel
- Encanta La Vida Hotel Osa Peninsula
- Encanta La Vida Osa
- 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