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Malibu, California
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I took my wife and kids to Encanta La Vida in Matapalo. It was the the best trip of our lives. The Encanta is a beautiful lodge tucked away in the fauna and flora just steps from the beach. As an ocean family, the pristine beaches and surf breaks were pristine, uncrowded and clean.The Encanta La Vida lodge staff is...

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

Hi Matt! Thank you for your great review! We enjoyed hosting your family and are very glad you all had a wonderful time. I know the dogs definitely miss Luke and Chloe because they keep going to the balcony to check if they are there. We can't wait to host your family again next year- see you soon! Pura Vida!...

Oregon
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My family (2 adults, one 9-year old) just returned from a fantastic 10-day vacation at Encanta La Vida, and I already want to turn right around and go back! The short list of highlights: monkeys and birds, warm beautiful ocean, amazing food, connecting with staff and other guests from all over the world, and plenty of relaxing in the pool...

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

Hey Maggie! Let me start-off with WOW and thank you for such a review! You and your family were amazing! We loved having you guys around and it was such a pleasure meeting you three. We are so very happy that your family had an amazing time while you stayed with us and experience la Pura Vida! Our Chefs felt...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I came to Cabo Matapalo at the end of June by myself. I had a week off and all I wanted to do was sure, read books in a hammock, and not look at my phone for a week. I initially only booked 3 nights, figuring that I might want to travel around the area some, and stay in other...

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

Hi Jake! Thanks for such an awesome review! We're so happy you loved your stay with us, we definitely enjoyed having you stay with us. We hope to see you again next year! Pura Vida!! Cindy

Redding, CA
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We happened upon this lovely resort while on a day drive to Matapalo. We were looking for a place to rent a surfboard. By the time we found this resort the waves had calmed and we decided against surfing. The visiting yoga instructior was very friendly and chatted with us, providing us with some helpful information. The bar looked inviting...

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Portland, Oregon, United States
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The people at Encanta La Vida are so nice and lovely, and the food is divine! We didn't lodge there, but had a couple of meals and took advantage of the bar and surf board rentals. Corey, Cynthia, Glinda, everyone was so nice to talk to and visit with. Which is why it gives me great pains to report our...

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Hi Amy! It was great meeting the family and having you around and how we wished this hadn't happened. We do sincerely apologize for that inconvenience. Unfortunately in these jungle areas it is hard for us to get good internet to respond quickly to our emails. We do our very best to try to get things straighten out as fast...

Reviewed 5 July 2016

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

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Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 28 May 2016

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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
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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 

Additional Information about Encanta La Vida

Address: Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Cabo Matapalo
Price Range: £225 - £229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Encanta La Vida Hotel Osa Peninsula
Encanta La Vida Osa
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