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700mts oeste Aeropuerto de Drake, El Progreso Peninsula de Osa, Drake Bay 70602 Costa Rica
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#3 of 62 Specialty lodging in Drake Bay
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Encanto Lodge is located in Drake Bay, on the beautiful Peninsula de Osa of Costa Rica, surrounded by jungle, beach and lots of wildlife. Here you can find: •Tranquility and hammocks - perfect for relaxing •Idyllic location - Jungle, River, Lagoon and a lonesome beach are within spitting distance •Scenic sunsets with the pacific ocean in the background •Scarlet Macaws, Hummingbirds, Iguanas, Kinkajous, Caimans and more wildlife •Thematic guest rooms decorated with paintings from the local wildlife •Freshly prepared meals served in our restaurant with ocean view •Guided tours to Corcovado National Park, Snorkeling or Diving at the Cano Island's reserve, special night tour at Encanto Lodge to look for crocodiles, among others, and many more... •Free Kayaks, Canoes and trails for individual exploration of the environment - familiar atmosphere We are looking forward to your visit, Edu and Sabrina
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C A wrote a review Feb 2020
Switzerland55 contributions6 helpful votes
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We loved everything about Encanto Lodge, would recommend a stay here without hesitation and would love to return! Edu, Sabrina and their girls were lovely and extremely welcoming and helpful. Breakfasts, lunches and evening meals were in their small open air restaurant area with a stunning view, and were delicious and varied with very fresh local ingredients such as freshly caught fish. Edu also prepared wonderful homemade bread, pancakes and fresh fruit as snacks for our trips out. The sunsets over the lagoon and evenings were magical with the sights, sounds and smells of the surrounding tropical forest. The family is very concerned with nature conservation and very knowledgeable about all the different plants and wildlife in the area, happy to point out different birds, plants and animals we came across such as caiman in the river at night and a woodpecker in the tree next to the restaurant. We stayed in the family Tapir room with a double and bunk beds, which was very clean with beautifully painted walls, an en-suite shower room, a fan and a shared patio with 2 hammocks and a lovely view over the lagoon. We enjoyed paddling one of their canoes on the lagoon where you can go to a very quiet beach or look for crocodiles and beautiful tropical birds and parrots in the mangroves. Very peaceful! I would definitely ask Edu and Sabrina to organise trips for you- they arranged for for us to go to the Corcovado National Park and Cano Island for snorkeling and Edu drove us to the departure point on the beach. Both trips are highly recommended- the boat trips to both places are lovely and one day we saw a pod of dolphins on the way. We discovered the Corcovado National Park in a small group with a knowledgeable guide who showed us a lot of different wildlife including tapirs, a boa constrictor and a sloth right at the end of our 4 hour (flat) walk in the tropical forest and along the beach. Our Caño island snorkeling trip was wonderful- so good that we decided to go twice. The guides were great and be aware that life jackets are compulsory when snorkeling for visibility but free diving is possible leaving the life jacket at the surface. We swam and others dived with turtles, many beautiful fish and saw moray eels and white tipped sharks- an amazing experience! All trips finished with a picnic on a beach or a meal in a local restaurant. All in all we loved our 4 night stay at Encanto lodge which we thoroughly recommend for an authentic, beautiful and peaceful stay with a lovely family in beautiful surroundings. Thank you so much to Edu, Sabrina and your girls for your wonderful welcome!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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aaronpshehan wrote a review Jan 2020
Asheville, North Carolina4 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I stayed eight days at Encanto Lodge in January 2020 and found it to be a little slice of heaven. In initially planning our vacation, we specifically set out to find a place removed from the throngs of people, noise, and traffic where we could decompress and commune with nature. We found it (and more) at Encanto Lodge, where nature abounds in a tranquil and serene setting with numerous tropical birds (and other native fauna), as well as miles of beautiful, lonely beach. For the adventerous, the activities offered by the lodge were awesome and well worth it-we availed ourselves of all except the snorkeling excursion and had a great time. Lastly, the hospitality and friendliness shown us by Sabrina, Edu, Hilda, and Edine and the incredible, homemade meals, made this a vacation that we will not soon forget.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Emily wrote a review Sep 2019
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Encanto Lodge is a very beautiful destination. Edu, Sabrina and their lovely two children Liana and Julia tried their best to let us feel comfortable and to let us enjoy our stay and we really did. I liked the 'Bamboo Trail' the most with its huge trees and palms and of course the bamboo. We were lucky to see a tapir just a few meters away! And at the time we were here you can see many turtles at the beach every night. Thank you for the wonderful time we had with you. We absolutely recommend this lodge to everyone.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Aliza wrote a review Jun 2019
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I have visited Ecanto Lodge in February 2019 for a couple of days and it has been one of the most beautiful and interesting hotels I have ever lived in. Sabrina and Edu are more than kind to all visitors, trying everything to make your stay an unforgettable holiday. They helped me out with every problem and question I had, the meals were delicious, healthy and prepared with love and the room was always clean and comfortable. Beside that, Drake Bay is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Especially while staying at the Ecanto Lodge you can see, hear and feel the beauty of nature all day round. Next to parrots, Aras, Toucans and many other beautiful birds it's very possible to meet a raccoon, snakes or Coatis at the Ecanto Lodge itself! When going to the beach which is 100m away from the Lodge or going on a boat tour through the river next to it you won't meet any people. Howevery instead of that: monkeys, pelicans or a crocodile. I even met a wild Tapir once! And in the evening you can just enjoy the beautiful sunset from the terrace of your room while enjoying a meal in the restaurant of Edu and Sabrina. (both sunset-pictures are taken from the terrace of the Tapir-Room) All in all, Ecanto Lodge offers everything a nature-, animal- and adventure-loving person needs. The journey to Drake Bay was one of the best I have ever made!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Matt M wrote a review Apr 2017
Worcester, United Kingdom9 contributions1 helpful vote
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Me and my partner arrived to Drake Bay after a one night stop in San Jose. We chose to travel by plane (rather than a 10 hour bus journey) which was an amazing experience in itself as we were 2 of only 5 passengers. This offered superb views of the beautiful country. As we landed, the scents of the rainforest hit us immediately. It was like landing in Jurassic Park! Edu met us at the "airport" and drove us to the farm (next door to the runway) via the "supermarket". Plane noise is not a problem though, there are only a couple of flights in and out of Drake every day. It is a surreal experience staying at the farm but one I highly recommend. The cabins are basic with no hot water and the shower is a pipe coming out of the wall. They don't offer a tremendous amount of privacy, as there are mosquito nets instead of windows (there are curtains you can draw) however all this is in keeping with the surroundings and they were kept immaculately clean throughout our stay. We enjoyed getting to know our neighbours at the cabins, sitting out in the evenings in the communal areas with other people from around the world made the experience even better! There are hammocks dotted around the farm with gorgeous views. The walk to the beach is adventurous across the runway, through the forest and over the rickety bridge but a very secluded area almost exclusive for the few guests stopping at the farm. If you turn left for 100-150 metres after the bridge then it's much easier to get in the sea and we enjoyed a swim in the warm water. Edu sorted out our day trips; Corcovado Rainforest and Cano Island Snorkelling (which we highly recommend). He took and collected us for both trips. The kitchen facilities are also basic but good fun improvising with what you can find in the local "supermarket". After Drake we stopped at numerous other destinations across Costa Rica. All felt more luxurious but none came close to the experience that we had at Rio Drake Farm. Bonus note - no critters in the room which is quite amazing considering you are literally stopping in the rainforest surrounded by wild life. Do bring plenty of sun cream and bug spray. Many thanks to Edu and his wonderful family for a memorable trip! Isobel and Matt x
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$60 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Rio Drake Farm
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasOsa PeninsulaDrake Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about Encanto Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Encanto Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Naturaseekers (1.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Encanto Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Encanto Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Encanto Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Encanto Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kalaluna Bistro', Drakes Kitchen, Casa El Tortugo, and Carey Restaurant.