Looking for Pura Vida? The motto, meaning “Enjoy life and be happy,” is a favorite saying in Costa Rica for good reason. Natural surroundings of rain forest, jungles, Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, volcanoes, and hot springs make it an unforgettable and fascinating place to visit.
At Encantada Guest House, you will enjoy spectacular views of Lake Arenal & the simmering Arenal Volcano, private use of the Guesthouse and all the lush tropical gardens of our private estate. Lovers of wildlife can see more than 60 species of birds, 2 kinds of monkeys, sloths, Coati Mundi and more, living in their natural rain forested habitats. There are also plenty of activities nearby! The Arenal area offers everything from a "Tranquil Day" spent Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Biking, Horse-back Riding, Visiting Waterfalls, Soaking in a Hot Spring and Exploring Nature - to- A "Heart Pumping Adrenaline Rush, while River Rafting, Zip lining, Riding an ATV, Canyoning, Repelling Down a Hidden Waterfall or Sky Boarding on the Lake!
Either way...Coming home, after a busy day of adventure, you'll look forward to relaxing in our steamy hot tub or resting in a cozy hammock gently lulled by the peaceful sounds of the river rushing through the lush rain forest jungle below.
Encantada Guesthouse, is consistently rated as Five-star across the World Wide Web and offers guests, a great location, peace, privacy, tranquility and many great amenities such as: a full kitchen, plenty of hot water, personal concierge, laundry service, BBQ, books, games, a classic DVD library and so much more. Choosing this delightful home will ensure that you find what Pura Vida means to you.
Now that we have your attention...Read on!
This cheerfully decorated 2+ Bedroom home, can sleep up to 7 adults and an infant. It has large picture windows, filled to the brim with breath taking panoramic views, a large Fully Equipped Kitchen, Media / Sun Room with TV, Games & Internet. Plenty of Outdoor seating with 2 Covered Patios, BBQ and a great covered Garden Terrace with Hot Tub. Enjoys awesome panoramic views of Lake Arenal and the surrounding countryside as you soak the weariness away.. Encantada is surrounded by Lush Tropical Gardens, filled with Exotic Flowers, Fruits, Birds, Butterflies, Toucans and Monkeys!
Imagine... sipping your morning Coffee, while gazing out at the Lake or sitting in a Front Porch Rocking Chair as you listen to Tropical Birds and Howler Monkeys calling in the Rain Forest Jungle below. What a way to start your Fantastic Adventure filled day!
Encantada Guesthouse, is perfect for a romantic Couples or Honeymoon retreat. But it is also Family Friendly. It can accommodate up to 5 persons in 3 very comfy conventional beds and with our Deluxe Queen Airbed set up in the Sun Room, there is room for 2 more! You'll sleep like a baby, soothed by the soft thunder of rushing rivers and the never ending night song of the rain forest.
Traveling with young children or an infant? Just let us know and we'll be happy to provide items to make their stay a little easier! Toys, Play & Pak, High Chair and lots of Family Friendly movies too!
As an added Bonus, our Full Guest Kitchen comes stocked with a variety of money saving Kitchen Essentials, such as: Coffee, Spices, Sugar, S & P, Flour, Paper Towels, Cooking Oil, and more to help you prepare wonderful meals.
Encantada is close to everything and yet still away from it all.. Nearby Activities include something for everyone: Ziplines, Hiking, Hanging Bridges, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, Butterfly Gardens, an Eco Zoo, Bird-Watching, National Park, 1968 Lava Flow Hike, Animal Rescue Centers, as well as a Variety of Water Sports like: Fishing, Kayaking, Boating, Rafting, Tubing and more!
Why Choose Encantada Guesthouse?
This Exceptional Award Winning Property, has been featured in Mother Earth News Magazine and is Consistently Rated as Excellent on Various Travel and Vacation Rental Sites, across the Web!
Our Mission is Simple: We want to Help You Make This Trip..Your Best Vacation Ever! Have Questions? Need Recommendations.. Just Ask! We take our guests needs seriously and we work very hard maintain our reputation for Excellent reviews.
Friendly Pets as our Furry Ambassadors.
Close to Adventure Activities
Free Internet / WiFi
Fully Screened Doors & Windows
On Demand Hot Water
TV & Classic DVD Library
Book Exchange & Classic Board Games
Hammock & Covered Outdoor Seating
Cool Mountain Breezes, Ceiling Fans, ( AC is rarely if ever needed here)
Fresh Air Ventilation
Quality Linens & Hand Made Artisan Furniture
In Rooms Safes & Home Security System
Lush Tropical Gardens & Protected Rain Forest Habitat
Private Hiking Trail to a Hidden Stream
Fully Equipped Kitchen with Condiments, Spices and Lots of Extras!
Free Activity Booking & Personal Concierge Service
On Site English / Spanish Speaking Owner/Manager
Stunning Views and Panoramic Vistas
Pure, Fresh, Spring Fed Water
Abundant Wildlife: Lots of Birds, Monkeys, Toucans, Butterflies
Privacy, Tranquility & We Even Yoga Mats on Request
Outdoor Dining with a Charcoal BBQ Grill.
Things to Note:
1. The House can sleep up to 7 persons, with a very comfy Deluxe Queen Airbed, that can be set up nightly in the Sun Room, No extra person charge.
2. We request a Two Night Minimum Stay.
3. A 4x4 SUV is strongly recommended for the ground clearance. the roads into our area are rustic, rough conditions are still common, Including navigating our little cow path to paradise. I can suggest a Great Car Rental Agency !
Encantada Guest House
It is Simply Pura Vida !
This is a NON SMOKING Home. Smoking allowed in designated areas only.
Our Recommendations and driving Instructions will be sent upon Confirmed Booking.