Encanta La Vida Costa Rica
Encanta la Vida Lodge Costa Rica
Rooms and Rates
Notes about this Hotel:- Costa Rican tax of 13.00% is not included.
- Rates include breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Encanta la Vida Hotel is an ecological jungle hotel that borders the impressive 43,735 hectare Corcovado national Park. In 1975 the entire west Costa Rican coast was declared part of this protected area; it boasts the highest density of fauna in the country, as well as 13 major ecosystems. The name of this intimate hotel men's enchanted life or loving life in Spanish. Encanta la Vida Hotel is proud to be the first hotel established in this area and has been completely operational for the past 15 years. Set on a beautiful 3.5 hectare parcel of land. This establishment is surrounded by incredible wildlife species such as monkeys, toucans, butterflies, slough, macaws and other colorful, exotic creatures. Among tropical rain forest scenery, visitors will also encounter pristine shorelines that offer world-class surfing. This hotel offers a warm hospitable environment that features maximum privacy due to its remote location and comfortable accommodation options. Hard working staff members at Encanta la Vida are strongly committed to providing guests with a unique and pleasurable experience.
The cabins are ideal for families even groups of up to 16 individuals. Each unit provides secluded, well ventilated place to stay. Charming details such as exotic woods, mosaic tiling, indigenous artifacts and eclectic cultural art lend an air of individuality to each room. Hotel premises are wonderfully adorned with chocolate and mango trees as well as intriguing details such as bamboo gate's thatch roofed structures and three spacious patios, one for stargazing a second that overlooks the garden in the third equipped with hammocks so that guests can relax. Other facilities include a nice gift shop, private nature trails, a swim up bar plus a rancho style dining room. Encanta la Vida is completely powered by solar energy, creating an even more rustic atmosphere. Everything comes together inside this primal setting of this comfortable hotel.
Spectacular backdrops become fantastic scenarios for wedding or honeymoon celebrations. Amidst natural beauty, Eden-like gardens also unique additions such as friendly steeds decked out in floral arrangements, surrounded by loved ones and friends, your special moment will feel like paradise. Kick back and gently swaying can make and enjoy the symphony of sounds, including sweet bird song and crashing waves. Guests seeking a slightly more active experience can join daily yoga classes that take place on the yoga deck that faces the warm ocean beneath the shade of tropical trees and are taught by licensed yoga instructors that lead you through stretching exercises that cleanse your body, mind and soul. Or allow yourself to be pampered in the privacy of your room. There is a masseuse that specializes in deep tissue, reiki, swedish, pressure point and other massage techniques. Encanta la Vida is the personification of a complete jungle immersion. Between surfing, beach strolls, stargazing and wildlife encounters, you'll fall in love with this interactive environment. The exotic vacation of your dreams can be found at Encanta la Vida Hotel.
Location and Driving Directions
You may consider a domestic flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez to shorten your travel time. If you are going to acquire a rental car, make sure it’s 4 wheel drive and can cross rivers. The drive takes about 7 -9 hours and boasts gorgeous scenarios of mountains and shorelines. Upon leaving the airport drive southward towards Cartago, follow the highway to San Isidro del General. Continue on to Paso Real, upon arrival head west to Palmar Norte, then south again heading for Chacarita. Follow the highway signs to Puerto Jimenez. Keep driving towards Cabo Matapalo on the road that leaves from town at the gas station "La Bomba", after about 12 miles and you will reach this town. You may want to stop and ask if the rivers are passable. On your left you will find the Cabo Matapalo entrance marked by a faded, hard to read sign. Take a left turn at the bottom of the hill and then turn right and pass through a pair of concrete pillars. Encanta La Vida lodge sits about half a mile ahead on your right side.