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Encanta La Vida

Encanta La Vida is an unique jungle lodge located in Cabo Matapalo, in the middle of tropical rainforest. 

Encanta La Vida Lodge in Cabo Matapalo Costa Rica Osa Tropical Hotel“Encanta La Vida” is spanish for “enchanted life” or literally translated to mean “loving life”.

The Lodge offers five different accommodation types with a total of 9 rooms to choose from, an open-air thatched roof dining area, a bar, a pool, and a yoga deck.

Three delicious meals are prepared for you with fresh local ingredients each day. In the morning coffee and tea are ready around 6:30am and are available throughout the day.

Breakfast is served from 8am until 9:30am, lunch is from 1pm until 2:30pm and dinner is served at 6:30pm (packaged meals are available for excursions, and vegetarians/ vegans can be accommodated).

AmenitiesEncanta La Vida a beautiful lodge in the heart of Matapalo - book through Osa tropical now

  • Pool
  • Bar / restaurant
  • Yoga deck
  • Wifi (extra charge)

All rooms include:

  • Quality mattresses
  • Mosquito netting
  • Reading lights
  • Fans for the bed
  • Outdoor patio space


Encanta La Vida a beautiful lodge in the heart of Matapalo - book through Osa tropical nowEncanta La Vida lodge is located in Cabo Matapalo, only a short stroll from the beach, and is only 45 minutes drive from the entrance to Corcovado National Park. The lodge property stretches from Pan Dulce beach up 200 meters to the jungle backdrop. From Puerto Jimenez it takes about 45 minutes by car.

Additional Info

For all of our vacation rentals, please inquire for rates as they do vary for holidays and peak times. All rates include taxes & cleaning.

Osa Tropical can also make reservations for domestic flights, car rentals, and hotel stays, and we can arrange taxis to make your vacation a breeze!

Just contact us today for a quote and let us start your vacation today!


All of the houses in the Matapalo area are eco-houses that use solar power. Solar power is a renewable energy and thus helps to reduce global warming. Please be conservative with your use of energy.

Usually the light during the day is sufficient to light up the rooms, as the sun rises at 5 and goes down around 5:30pm-6:00pm.  Since the house is not equipped with strong light bulbs or fluorescent lights, you’ll also need to use candles, lanterns, and flashlights. There are also showers with hot water, heated up through solar power.


Please do not bring coffee makers, radios, stereos, hairdryers, and other appliances a typical 120-volt outlet will support.  These appliances will drain all of the solar energy, leaving none for basic use. You may bring battery chargers for your video and still cameras. Unplug this appliance when finished charging.

We recommend to turn off all lights, fans and other small appliances when not in direct use.