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Hotel El Encanto

Metros Oeste Delegacion de Policia 300, Cahuita 70403 Costa Rica
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#5 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Cahuita
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
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Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Catalan and 1 more


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Grade: 70 out of 100
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ThirdRail_33 wrote a review Dec 2020
Naples, Florida62 contributions21 helpful votes
The walls of the Inn harbor a secluded oasis. There is parking for about 6-7 autos. The grounds are filled with mature trees and vegetation. Yes, there are sloths, as well as hummingbirds, lizards, numerous songbirds, and multi-colored frogs. The Howler monkeys (not on site), made themselves known every morning. There are two salt water swimming pools; one was just reopening the day we ended our 10 day stay. A few fountains offered the relaxing sound of moving water. The staff was friendly and professional. Breakfast was included (coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit, bread, jam, and variously, omelets, crepes, fried or scrambled eggs, or pancakes). The frog fountain off the restaurant area held a good-sized slider turtle (whom you could tempt to make an appearance with a bit of banana, papaya, or watermelon), and one of the biggest plecostomus I've ever seen. Our room (#9) was clean and comfortable. The Inn is ideally situated, as short walks take you to the several beaches, and the village of Cahuita. A bike rental really lets you get around with ease and take in all the local beaches, particularly the usually empty Playa Grande, the more visited Playa Negro, and the great white sand beaches of the National Park. This is a great spot.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: The 2d floor Room #9 has a king bed; catch a glimpse of the Caribbean, feel the sea breeze, and...
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Donny Nap wrote a review Apr 2020
Salisbury Mills, New York192 contributions60 helpful votes
The moment you step though the wooden gate from the street into this hidden little property you immediately feel like you've entered a tropical paradise. Everything about this place was great; the property, the room, pool(s), food, staff, service....not a single complaint. Anne and Eden took very good care of us during our entire stay, they're both super friendly and extremely accommodating. We stayed in Bungalow #10 which is very spacious, comfortable and located at the back of the property just steps away from two refreshing pools. The location is amazing, just a short walk to Cahuita National Park as well as some great local restaurants and shopping. El Encanto Inn is definitely the perfect place to stay when visiting Cahuita.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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jackyp22 wrote a review Feb 2020
Swansea, United Kingdom100 contributions57 helpful votes
We spent 3 nights here this month and loved every second. We were in bungalow 10 and this was bright and decorated beautifully, looking out onto the little jungle garden. The garden was full of amazing flora and fauna, with stunning birds, frogs, lizards and flowers and of course the Inns own parrot Dollar who flies to the top of trees and then cackles like a crazy person, very funny. The room was so comfortable and clean, we loved it. Great location for walking to the gorgeous Playa Blanca and forest, the town and then the other way to the Tree of Life animal sanctuary. I would highly recommend this place and the little town of Cahuita.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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monicazeta wrote a review Jan 2020
20 contributions10 helpful votes
This is a very well kept and awesome place with a friendly and professional staff! Located a little bit from Cahuita Center (5 min walk). The garden is beautiful and the two pools are refreshing and clean. Several different places to relax around the garden. Really nice, clean and fresh room with a private veranda. Really good, although quite sweet, breakfast. Fresh fruit, fresh juice, toasted bread with two sorts of jam and pancakes! A 24 hr bar (pick your self) and complimentary coffee. What else do you need?
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
bettertotravel wrote a review Nov 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom59 contributions59 helpful votes
I don’t know about other hotels in Cahuita but this must be among the top two! We initially booked for 2 nights and text to say we would be late. A quick response from them asked if I meant the following night. I’d booked the wrong two nights. Their next response said no worries they’d got a room for tonight so we could stay. After a long dark quite scary journey we arrived. Opening a dark brown gate in a high wooden wall we entered the most wonderful garden. Lodges/bungalows/bedrooms huddled behind lush Costa Rican trees and shrubs. The welcome was warm and. efficient with just the right amount of information for our tired brains. We loved the honesty bar, free tea and coffee, the availability of cake, the two pools, the happy hour cocktails, the lazy parrot, the birds, even two tiny green and black frogs. My least favourite animal. We loved it so much that after checking out Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo where we’d intended to move on to, we asked if we could stay three more nights. They checked. We crossed our fingers. They said yes. We stayed in two of their 10? rooms and both were excellent. I could go on and on about this little bit of paradise. It’s not flash and glitzy it’s an honest beautiful place. Thanks to Eden and Anne for their warmth and efficiency behind the desk and at breakfast. Lovely people.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$97 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel El Encanto
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel El Encanto?
Nearby attractions include Tarantulas Way (1.0 km), Playa Negra (1.0 km), and Aby's Boutique (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel El Encanto?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel El Encanto?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel El Encanto?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel El Encanto?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Rincon del Amor, Barakka Bistro, and Pizzeria Cahuita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel El Encanto?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel El Encanto located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Cahuita.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel El Encanto?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Catalan.