The area of Matapalo where Encanta La Vida is located is absolutely pristine. The beaches are solitary and beautiful, and the wildlife is abundant. It is not easy to get to, and I suppose that is part of the draw. You are virtually guaranteed to see the 4 monkeys native to the region, scarlet macaws, toucans, hawks, iguanas, frogs, etc. Many people say they see more wildlife at Encanta La Vida than at the National Parks around Costa Rica.
The Lodge is on some beautiful grounds, and the staff is incredibly accomodating. They had a somewhat slow start to accomodate our vegetarian diets, but they were very quick to correct any mistakes. The food is fresh, tasty and usually of local flavor. Fresh fruit every morning!
Karlos, the lodge manager was very willing to accomodate any of our needs, and even made a special trip to one of the local waterfalls to find our lost wedding ring!
We will definitely return to Encanta La Vida many times over.
- Also Known As:
- Encanta La Vida Hotel Osa Peninsula
- Encanta La Vida Hotel
- 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