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    Encanta La Vida

    Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica
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    “yoga deck” (17 reviews)
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    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 4 February 2013

    Our family of four (two adult 'kids' and our parents) stayed here in Jan 2013. We stayed in the Casa Hoy, which is actually used for overflow when the rest of the resort is full, and we loved it. We had plenty of space to...More

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    Reviewed 28 January 2013

    We stayed at Encanta la Vida in January, 2013 and enjoyed every minute of it. The Pole House was lovely! In the first five minutes on the deck we saw monkeys settling in for the night in nearby trees, Scarlet Macaws flying by, and Blue...More

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    Reviewed 27 January 2013

    We just returned from a week at Encanta La Vida and are already planning our next visit. What a special place! We stayed in the Ranchito Cabina and loved it. It was cozy with an excellent shower and a fantastic deck where you can relax...More

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    Reviewed 19 January 2013

    My husband and I stayed at Encanta la Vida for 6 nights: 3 nights in the Honeymoon Cabina and 3 nights in the Casona 2. Each had their advantages. The Honeymoon Cabina is very private. It’s at the end of the path and does not...More

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    Reviewed 15 January 2013

    LOVED Encanta La Vida, this was my favorite spot out of 4, over 14 day period. Terry and Josh were both great, very friendly & accommodating. The food was outstanding! I loved that there was so much right within walking distance, and the wildlife was...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beachfront
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Room Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Concierge
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$ 288 - US$ 293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    rbeen41
    Can you smoke outside of the rooms?
    27 February 2017|
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    Response from scottlora | Reviewed this property |
    Hi. Yes you can smoke at Encanta La Vida. Even in the rooms. They are all open air so, the smoke doesn't get trapped in the room. However, they would probably rather you not smoke in the bedrooms but, they will not say... More
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    Samantha M
    What is included in the price of this lodge (i.e all food, drink, excursions)?
    28 September 2016|
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    Response from Jake Z | Reviewed this property |
    3 meals, and non-alcoholic drinks with meals (if memory serves...)
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    France T
    I am looking to find another accommodation close in another part of Costa Rica- not to far where I could explore something different . I love hiking, yoga, art, foods, learning about cultures et meeting new people-the locals. If you have some suggestions for me... Thanks, France T.Martin
    6 January 2016|
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    "We stayed in Casona #2 and the hammocks on the shared porch were a favorite spot to overlook the property."
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    "Third floor room of newest addition is almost in the canopy."
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    "There is a lot of variety available so ask about what each room/villa offers"
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    "there are no bad rooms"
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