The Osa Peninsula is definitely worth visiting and Cabo Matapalo offers beautiful nature at the mouth of Golfo Dulce.
After visiting Panama and PN Corcovado we ment to treat our selves to 4 days of luxurious beach relaxing, which did cost as much as the 2 1/2 weeks before.
- friendly and alert staff
- abundant wildlife
- good cooking
- overpriced; considering the run down bathrooms & furniture, small portions of food, extra charges for any kind of activity
- the owners run this place in a typically "expat-yet-US-rooted-style"; after having made warm encounters with locals in Panama and Costa Rica, ELV made us feel like invading colonials. You just get the impression that this place lacks a spirit of responsibility for the local culture/ society.
If you do not really look for contact with local culture and do not have to keep to close of an eye on your budget ELV seems a reasonable choice.
- 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, chemical-free soft-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
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- Also Known As:
- Encanta La Vida Hotel Osa Peninsula
- Encanta La Vida Osa