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El Encanto Inn
Ranked #2 of 21 Cahuita B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Very zen like. Nice and friendly hosts. We didn't speak Spanish or French, but were ale to communicate nicely. They sent us to "Willie's Tours" and we were off and running to a great four days on the Caribbean. I recommend the the El Encanto Inn.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

My top choice for Cahuita, a happy, beautiful, relaxed place. The French owners are the sweetest happiest people, the place is beautiful and lush, rooms clean and nice, hammocks everywhere and a very tasty breakfast is included. Loved it, merci e gracias!

Room Tip: Ask for a hammock, always:)
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We were welcomed by Daniel and Brigitte with a refreshing tropical fruit drink which set the tone for the week that we spent here. The breakfasts were tasty, ample and varied. The pool was clean and inviting especially in the hot humid weather. The rooms were beautifully decorated and spotless. The well tended gardens were filled with a variety of birds, insects and reptiles which we enjoyed watching as we lounged in chairs and hammocks. We listened to soothing jazz while reading from the rather large library of fiction and guide books. El Encanto just kicked the whole laid-back Caribbean experience up a few notches for us. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic relaxing place to stay!! Felt sad to be leaving this morning waving off brigitte and Danielle like old friends!! Stayed in a little lodge room in the beautiful tropical garden - with sound of the sea and the amazing dawn chorus. So many birds in the garden - a delight to walk around exploring, spotting many different colours of bird and loads of little green and black frogs. Lovely pool, great breakfasts - you definitely won't be disappointed. Go there!!!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

The El Encanto Inn has a truly beautiful garden which is the highlight of the place. There is a lovely outside reading area that is very peaceful. The breakfast was excellent, and the inn's location of being just outside the main part of town leaves it peaceful but with easy access to the town and the Cahuita National Park (roughly 1km from the hotel). The room was clean and well appointed, with a nice deck with a hammock and table and chairs.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

If you appreciate beautifully maintained tropical botanical gardens, you'll love this place. All sorts of flowering plants and tropical trees adorn the grounds here and are lovingly maintained by a local man who works all week at keeping it nice. This was the only place I've seen poison dart frogs in my entire Costa Rica trip! The hosts Brigitte and Danielle, fluent in Spanish and French, we're very welcoming and provided an amazing breakfast after a comfortable night in one of their quiet, clean rooms. In walking around Cahuita, I never saw another place that came close to offering the features so perfectly as this place.

Room Tip: They have a 2 story, 3 bedroom house available as well.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

We arrived in Cahuita after dark with no reservations. I had researched El Encanto so crossed our fingers for a room. Cami was quick to answer the bell and showed us the beautiful room and beautiful grounds. We loved everything about this place. The rooms were clean, grounds very secure with a locked gate, the breakfast delicious and the dog Clapton very entertaining. We only stayed 1 night but would have loved to stay more if we had the time. I definitely recommend this lovely oasis.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Metros Oeste Delegacion de Policia 300, Cahuita, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Cahuita
Price Range: $95 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Encanto Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Encanto is a small first class bed and breakfast inn located within 5 minutes walking distance from the village of Cahuita on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. It is close to the Cahuita National Park where sloths, monkeys, birds and other types of wildlife can be seen. The closest beach is within 100 meters from El Encanto. The inn has four tastefully decorated bungalows and a fully furnished house with three bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, living room and dining room. Each bedroom has a private bathroom and balcony. El Encanto is renowned for the quality of its personalized service, the generous and healthy tropical breakfasts, the beautiful surroundings and artwork. Above all, it is admired for the peace and serenity of its garden. It is a place that appeals specially to those for whom harmony and well being are priceless. ... more   less 
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