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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Caldera, Chiriqui Province
Rio Encantado is a secure100 acre tropical nature reserve along both sides of the river Caldera located 20 minuites from Boquete, Chiriqui. Due to its unique location we are out of the high winds and misty rains that are a constant In the dry season , December thru April.
The reserve consists of three fully separate secluded private cottages plus a furnished guest house used for short stays, as well as a 30x60ft. in ground swimming pool, complete with a Rancho area for cooking, bar and BBQ PLUS A SUPER SPECIAL TREE HOUSE ABOVE THE RIVER
Guests will appreciate the natural feel of the Reserve with its ecologically balanced landscaping in a natural setting with our many trails and natural swimming areas in the river.
Only 40 minutes from the airport at David, Rio Encantado is 20 minutes from the town of Boquete and walking distance to the v...
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About the Owner, frank s
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 65 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 59 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 47 reviews and 2 properties
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

If you want to be close to nature and avoid throngs of tourists, but still enjoy all the comforts of home, El Rio Encantado is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. Our family of 4 stayed in the 2 BR cabin, which has a beautiful view of Volcan Baru, the pool & river from its spacious covered porch. Beds...

Merri M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We were there for a week. The place was gorgeous and peaceful. The only negative was no restaurant but that is changing and is supposed to be up in running within a few weeks. Then we would never have needed to leave. The cabins are private and there are only 4 of them. The pool is great but swimming in...

Management response:

Thanks, was a great time to have you here for a week, we hope to see you soon again. Greetings Frank & Jose


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Jennie A
Poole, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Clean comfortable and welcoming an oasis in the middle of a beautiful nature reserve, Frank has a vast knowledge of the area and enjoys sharing his information As well as hiking you can also spend an enjoyable time at the poolside or swimming in the river.

Management response:

Thanks, you gals stayed missing at the tree house, thanks again Frank


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Gym
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about kids
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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About the neighbourhood
Rio Encantado is located mid-way between David on the Pacific side and Boquete in the mountains. We are 1300ft. elevation in a protected mini-river valley, protected from the strong winds and rain that blow constantly in the dry season.
Two hours from the Costan Rican border, 6 hours by bus from Panama city and 50 min. flight to David. 15 min. to Boquete on the new 4 lane road. Rio Encantado is a celebration of the owners love for nature and pre-Columbian art. The property is a jungle of tropical plants and pre-columbian statues, each cottage is totally private with drive up parking and lighted pathways. We have a 30x60 pool and adjacent Rancho with a complete bar ,bbq and kitchen.
It is important for the visitor to investigate the many weather mini climates in the Boquete área. Rio En...
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: David: 32.0 km
Ferry: Colon: 483.0 km
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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