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Encanta La Vida

Posted by on May 15, 2015


Situated in the tropical rainforest of Southern Costa Rica, Encanta La Vida is an unique jungle lodge. It takes only 45 minutes drive from the entrance to Corcovado National Park to reach the lodge. This lodge is nestled in Cabo Matapalo, only a short stroll from the beach. You can also reach Puerto Jimenez by car within 45 minutes. Set on the  tip of the remote and exotic Osa Peninsula, this beachfront lodge is perfect for the nature lovers and adventure lovers. While staying at this lodge, you will get opportunity to witness one of the few untouched pristine regions of Costa Rica. You will enjoy listening the sounds of the jungle, sunbathe on the breathtaking beaches ans also watching a variety of wildlife all in one location. If you want to enjoy remote jungle vacation with all the amenities you need to ensure an unforgettable get away, you can choose this lodge.


Encanta La Vida provides five different accommodation types with a total of 9 rooms to choose from. Each of the cabina is unique and equally enchanting. All the rooms are featured with quality mattresses, mosquito netting, reading lights, fans for the bed and ample outdoor patio space.

The Casona:

casonaThis three-story Casona is centrally located near the dining area and pool. Constructed with exotic woods, mosaic tiles, it is well decorated with local art and indigenous artifacts. This Casona include two rooms and from the well furnished large veranda you can enjoy watching toucans and monkeys.

Ranchito Cabina:

This is a private cabina constructed as a ‘typical’ thatched roof structure with local exotic hardwoods. It features comfortable breezy accommodations including one queen bed, private bathroom with hot water facility and also a private patio. There is a private deck and rocking chairs and overlooks amazing views of the property and gardens.

The Pole House:

Surrounded by tropical gardens, this Pole House is a rustic three-story structure constructed with exotic hardwoods. It provides a comfortable outdoor living space.

Deluxe Cabins:

Tucked into the forest, this spacious and newest cabins are very private and has a private entrance and large private patios. It has large rooms that are large enough for a whole family. From their own private driveway, this rooms can be easily accessed.

The Honeymoon Cabina:

The 700 sq ft cabina is surrounded by tropical gardens and has a front decks furnished with hammocks and chairs. This cabina also features a beautiful large tiled bathroom with hot water facility. There is one queen bed and one single bed. Not only the honeymooners but also those who want to enjoy a family getaway here, they can choose this cabina.

Yoga and Spa:

Yoga-on-the-deckEncanta la Vida we offers a variety of Yoga services and retreats. While staying at this lodge, you can practice Yoga individually anytime or with a class on the lodge’s beautiful ocean view Yoga Deck. You can also enjoy Spa treatments as part of its Yoga Retreat package.


Each year, this lodge facilitates numerous yoga retreats and during the retreat time it offers the entire lodge to the instructors for groups of 20 or more participants. It has two-story 36 x 33 foot yoga deck set at the beach under the rainforest canopy and overlooks amazing crystal blue waters of the “Golfo Dulce.”


In Matapalo and surrounding area, you will find plenty of options to enjoy a variety of adventure and fun activities. You can enjoy adrenalin pumping waterfall repelling, romantic sunset kayak tours in the mangrove. You can also go for a variety of guided tours and activities offered by the Encanta La Vida lodge and can use equipment related to your activity. You can go for dolphin watching tour, surfing, hiking, zip-lining through the rain forest canopy, horseback riding on the beach, sport fishing and many more.


Encanta La Vida



Phone: 011-506-8376-3209
Hours: Daily, 7am-8pm


Phone: 011-506-2735-5678
Hours: M-F 8-12 and 1-5