Our Location and How To Get Here

Encanta La Vida Lodge

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We can help coordinate your travel arrangements so your in transit experience is as smooth as possible.

 

 

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Step 1): Travel arrangements to the capital city of San Jose can be made with many major airlines.

Step 2): It is a 7 to 9 hour drive, or a 45 minute flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez, the town closest to Encanta la Vida.

Step 3): If flying – Once in Puerto Jimenez, our agent can arrange for a taxi to pick you up at the airport for the 40 minute drive to the Lodge. If driving be sure your vehicle is four wheel drive.

Note: Contact us HERE to arrange local travel through us.

 

 

FAQ and packing suggestions

 

 

FLASHLIGHTS

  • We are off the grid / having a flashlight is important
  • Bring (1) flashlight or headlamp per person and extra batteries
  • It gets dark between 5:30pm and 6:00pm everyday
CAMERAS / BINOCULARS
  • Pack ’em!  and, remember to bring the cables/batteries that charge them!
  • The Reception area at the lodge has a power strip dedicated to charging electronic devices
  • There is a SAFE in each room to secure your belongings.
THINK CASUAL, QUICK-DRY ATTIRE
  • Pack quick dry shorts/shirts/skorts, swimsuits/board shorts, lightweight pants/sundresses
  • Performance fabrics are perfect — think active wear!
  • Sunhats, flip flops, water shoes/keens/chocos/tevas, crocs, sneakers
WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE
  • Generally our weather is 75-90 degrees year-round
  • Expect it to be hot, humid with a chance of rain
  • The dry season Dec-Apr heats up with less cloud coverage
  • The green season May-Nov is cooler with more clouds and rain
BUGS
  • Generally not an issue
  • Lemon grass and herbal repellents work for most (if needed at all)
DON’T OVER PACK
  • BRING your smile, sense of adventure and your open mind!
  • The electrical system at the lodge cannot support heating elements
  • NO hairdryers, NO curling irons, NO heating elements of any sort
  • The small domestic airlines will penalize you for overweight
  • Read the small print on your ticket for baggage policy details.
SURFBOARD RENTALS
  • It can be a hassle and expensive to fly your board
  • Encanta La Vida rents boards for $15/day to in-house guests
  • Our quiver features long boards, shorter boards and soft-tops for beginners