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Alaska
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We have been down to the Osa a few times and this was the best trip yet! We blocked out encanta for the weekend for our wedding. We could not have had a better time! Kate is superhuman and took care of every detail for us so we had no worries the whole time we were there. Lucky for us...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Loved this place in the rainforest near Corcovado National Park. We saw all 4 types of the native Costa Rican monkeys from within the gardens of the lodge and from the balcony of our room in one afternoon. Also agouti and coati Wonderfully relaxing experience. Stunning location with super friendly, welcoming staff.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Highlight of my time in Costa Rica. Meals included and served at a communal table, which is great for socialising with the other guests, esp Jackie and Lans. The food and service were great! My only regret was that I couldn't stay longer. Thanks Kate! Thanks ELV!

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Melbourne, Florida
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This place is snuggled in the perfect spot of the Osa Peninsula for surfing. Normaly we keep this a secret, but if I did it would be an injustice to the staff. I was facinated with the rain forest the sounds of all the wild life, and three of the famous beaches in walking distance. Encanta la Vida was very...

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Brian D, Public Relations Manager at Encanta La Vida, responded to this review

Thanks Ray! It was a pleasure to host you here at our beautiful lodge. We will be waiting for your return to shred it up with us :)

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I was in the Osa Peninsula doing volunteer research with an Earth Watch program. At the end of my my program I wanted to carve out a little time to surf, explore and relax. I could not have made a better choice with Encanta la Vida! I chose it because 1. The pictures look beautiful (they don't lie! The grounds...

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Brian D, Public Relations Manager at Encanta La Vida, responded to this review

Annie, we really enjoyed spending time with you and hope that you will return with your husband in the near future!

Reviewed 29 June 2015

My fiancé and I stayed at Encanta La Vida for two nights during our Osa Peninsula adventure. We stayed in Carate before coming to ELV in Matapalo, and if wildlife is your thing, we saw more crabs, monkeys, birds, iguanas, frogs, etc. HERE than we did in Corcovado. The meals here exceeded our expectations and make the price of ELV...

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Brian D, Public Relations Manager at Encanta La Vida, responded to this review

Megan, Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to host you and your husband. We hope to have you both again soon!!

Neuchatel, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I wanted to spend some time in Osa during my trip in Costa Rica and I thought ELV might be the good place to stay and guess what, I was right. I was with 3 friends for 4 nights and after they had to leave to go back to work, I was lucky to have one week left which I...

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Morges, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We stayed 4 nights at Encanta La Vida in May 2015. Having originally booked for 3 nights the first thing we did on arrival was to extend for another night once we saw how beautiful the place is. We spent our days surfing the wonderful Pan Dulce point break early in the morning, then back for breakfast before going out...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 7 June 2015

A beautiful place to stay for relaxation, surfing, yoga, and more. Nice accommodations and even better food and service. The staff are amazing and the optional day hikes and other excursions are also worthwhile. Definitely worth a visit!

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
Reviewed 5 June 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights in Pole House #2. Room was small with a big lanai, great for watching the monkeys swing thru the trees and the agoutis scamper across the lawn. The food was excellent. We did a lot of beach walking and did the waterfall hike /strangler fig tree climb with Everyday Adventures. Yoga class on the...

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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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Address: Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Price Range: €274 - €279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Encanta La Vida Osa
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