Delightful 5 Star Jungle Villa, Sleeps 6, Spectacular Views & Free Night Hike!

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
4 reviews


  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Arenal Eco Zoo
    9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Butterfly Conservatory
    9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Costa Rica Sky Adventures
    15 min drive
  • Airport
    La Fortuna (FON-Arenal)
    42 min drive

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    About this area

    La Fortuna

    Located in La Fortuna, this guesthouse is in a rural location. Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Arenal Volcano National Park and Lake Arenal. Traveling with kids? Consider Arenal Eco Zoo and Butterfly Conservatory.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Arenal Eco Zoo - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Butterfly Conservatory - 9 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Arenal Volcano National Park - 12 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Costa Rica Sky Adventures - 15 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Arenal Volcano - 32 min drive

    Getting around

    • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 179 min drive

    About this property

    Delightful 5 Star Jungle Villa, Sleeps 6, Spectacular Views & Free Night Hike!

    Pura Vida is a very common saying in Costa Rica and for good reason. It means“Enjoy life and be happy." Dense Rain Forests, Cascading waterfalls, Jungle animals, Simmering volcanoes, and Natural Hot Springs make the Lake Arenal area an unforgettable and fascinating place to visit. Encantada Guest House, offers you so much more than just a place to stay. Enjoy spectacular views of Lake Arenal & the Arenal Volcano, Lush Tropical Gardens with more than 60 species of birds, 2 kinds of monkeys, Coati Mundi and more, all living in their natural rain forested habitats on our Private Estate. There are so many adventure activities nearby, it will be hard to choose Arenal offers everything from Hiking, Kayaking, Canoeing, Biking, Horse-back Riding, Visiting Waterfalls, Soaking in a Hot Spring and Exploring Nature - to "Heart Pumping Adrenaline Rush adventures in 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 6 adults and an infant. It has large picture windows, filled to the brim with breath taking panoramic views, a large Fully Equipped Kitchen, A/C, 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 6 persons in 4 very comfy conventional beds. 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. Amenities Include: Friendly Pets & Furry Ambassadors. Close to Adventure Activities A/C Free Internet / WiFi Free Parking 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 & A/C Comfy Beds 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 6 persons, 2. A 4x4 SUV is strongly recommended for the ground clearance. because the roads in Costa Rica are sometimes rustic. This includes 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.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Nita Kemsley

    Speaks English, Spanish



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Property amenities


    • Available in some public areas: Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Parking available

    Things to do

    • Spa tub

    Family friendly

    • Cribs/infant beds available
    • DVD player
    • Highchair
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Separate dining area
    • Separate living room
    • Toys

    Guest services

    • Concierge services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Spanish


    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • Massages


    • Books
    • Designated smoking areas
    • Games
    • Music library
    • Stereo
    • Video library

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Cribs/infant beds available
    • Linens


    • Hair dryer
    • Shower
    • Towels


    • DVD player
    • TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Dining room
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Toaster

    Outdoor space

    • Balcony or patio


    • Dryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone
    • Separate living room

    Nearby things to do


    • Cave exploring
    • Ecotours
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Mountain biking
    • Rafting
    • Sailing
    • Windsurfing


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

      Tranquil, home away from home!

      Our families stay was amazing. The grounds were beautiful. The rainforest is your backyard. The kids loved going down the trail to the creek/river. There are really good views of Arenal Lake and Volcano. Nita was extremely helpful with suggestions on dining and other local activities. The property is it’s own oasis. It’s away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to all that you need. I would definitely stay again.

      5/5 Excellent

        Charming house, very helpful owner, great hospitality

        The house and grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The location is great. We also loved that there were lots of dvds and board games available. Nita was very helpful with lots of information /advise about good places to eat, buy groceries, activities in the area. She helped us book our sky adventure ahead of time. Would definitely recommend.

        5/5 Excellent

          Perfect home with Incredible views

          We stayed here for 2 nights as we traveled Costa Rica from LaFortuna to Uvita. We loved everything about this home. Nita helped with booking our excursions while we were there and made sure we had everything that we needed. The views are AMAZING, with Arenal lake and the Arenal Volcano both visible from inside and outside the house. Thanks for making this portion of our vacation Authentic. Pura Vida! The Scott's

          5/5 Excellent

          • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

          Es una casa muy tranquila, con todas las comodidades para pasarlo excelente en familia o con amigos. Sus vistas son hermosas. Está en una ubicación muy buena para llegar a los parques y disfrutar de la naturaleza en todo momento

          Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

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