First of all, the Osa Peninsula is a MUST! The most georgeous piece of the Earth I have ever been to. One of the few untouched places left. Monkeys and other animals everywhere.
We researched via Trip Advisor and recommendations from friends...if you are looking to be in the rainforest and next to the beach at the same time, relaxed, laid-back, natural place, surfing, great food, pretty affordable, Encanta is for you.
You must realize however, its rustic. But thats what makes it so wonderful. No A/C and there will be bugs, so be prepared.
We stayed on one of the least expensive rooms-it was above the main house near the pool. Perfect for us, we were only there 3 nights. There were no other guests on the floor so we had the entire balcony to ourselves. Several hammocks overlooking the grounds, felt as if we were in the trees.
Even though most other rooms were empty, we were given a room w/o screens, which make for probably a few more bugs and one iguana. Ask for a room w/ screens. It was hot, but hey, you're in the rainforest, what do you expect.
Great tropical pool area, good drinks and music. Lots of monkeys on the grounds! The howler monkeys wake you up everyday at or before 5am! Early days and early to bed. Once the sun goes down and you've had dinner, its time for bed.
Food is included and its wonderful Delicious. And they took care of my fiance's pickiness.
We dont surf but the other guests were big time surfers, this is a great place if you're on a surf trip.
Not a ton to do in the Osa, thats why you go there. We hiked, even climbed a huge tree and jumped off (use Andy's Psycho tours, he's the best!!!), pool, beach, drinks, and ate ate. Will def go back to the Osa and will def stay at ELV!!!
- 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