ENCANTADA GUESTHOUSE.. IN A NUTSHELL! Costa Rica's motto, is Pura Vida, meaning “Enjoy life and be happy,” 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 is consistently rated as Five-star across the World Wide Web and offers our 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. Costa Rica has two international airports, Daniel Oduber Quirós in Liberia (LIR) and Juan Santamaría in San Jose (SJO). Lake Arenal and Encantada are an easy 3.5 hour drive from either. NEED MORE INFO...READ ON Encantada Guesthouse, is a hilltop home overlooking Lake Arenal and the Green Arenal countryside. It is located near the rustic village of El Castillo, where you will find an interesting variety of attractions, great restaurants and small markets. This wonderful home is well established as a top vacation rental in the area and has become a VRBO favorite. Consistently Rated 5 Stars.. Our award winning cottage is clean, quiet, and comfortable. Extra Large Picture windows make the home bright and cheerful. There is a lot of attention to detail. A Full Kitchen offers just about everything you'll need to make delicious money saving meals and includes most of the essentials: Sugar, Coffee, Spices, Flour, Oil and many condiments. Why Encantada? Encantada Guest House Features: 2 Deluxe Bedrooms, a spacious well equipped Kitchen, a large Sun Room, and an extra Large Bathroom. It is great for couple or groups traveling together and perfect for families with young children. The house sleeps up to 6 guests, and an infant with Crib, High Chair and Toys, available on request. We are very pleased to welcome all kinds of travelers and we we live on the estate, so we are always accessible and we will to do whatever we can to make your stay fun and enjoyable! All you have to do is unpack, relax and explore the natural wonders that Arenal has to offer. Our free personal Concierge Service can help you with Everything from Car Rental to Booking and Arranging your daily activities. OUR AMENITIES INCLUDE: Close to Adventure Activities Free WiFi, Free Parking Fully Screened Doors & Windows A/C Plenty of Hot Water Flat Screen TV, Classic DVD Library, Book Exchange & Board Games Charcoal BBQ, Double Hammock & lots of Outdoor Seating Cool Mountain Breezes, Ceiling Fans and Fresh Air Ventilation Comfy Beds & Quality Linens In Room Safe & Security System Over 2 Acres of Lush Tropical Gardens & Protected Rain forest Habitat Private Hiking Trail to Creek Below Full Guest Kitchen with Condiments & Spices Free Concierge and Activity Booking Service Stunning Views & Hot Tub Spa Pure Mountain Spring Fed Water Abundant Wildlife: Birds, Monkeys, Toucans, Jungle Animals Personal Greeting upon arrival Furry Ambassadors, Meet Dobby our sweet rescue dog. Private Estate, Peaceful, Relaxing, Secure Perfect Retreat for Families or Honeymooners Owner Operated means lots of Personal Service Non-Smoking House. Smoking only in Designated Areas Please Note: 1. A 2x4 or 4x4 SUV or other High Clearance Vehicle is Strongly Recommended in the Arenal Area. The road to El Castillo is rustic and rough road conditions may exist, This included navigating our own little cow path to paradise. 2. As a courtesy to Future Guests who might be allergic, the pets are not allowed to enter the house. Please feel free to enjoy their company Outside as much as you'd like. Book Now! Your Pura Vida is Waiting!