Our Location and How To Get Here

Encanta La Vida

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

Step 1): The Encanta la Vida team can arrange transportation of your preference with any of the following options:

Option #1: Flights from San Jose round trip, please note that this flight takes around 45 minutes each way.

Option #2: Arrange ground transportation from San Jose with a private driver, this option can take around 8 hours.

Option #3: Rent a car and drive yourself, this option, like the private transportation, can take around 8 hours.

Step 2): Once in Puerto Jiménez, our agent can arrange a taxi to pick you up at the local airport and take you to the lodge (transfer takes around 40 minutes). If you are driving, make sure your vehicle has four-wheel drive!

Step 3): Enjoy your stay at Encanta La Vida.

Where we are:

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.

Office in Puerto Jimenez

Tel: 011-506-2735-5678
encantareservations@
gmail.com

Lodge in Cabo Matapalo:

011-506-8376-3209
info@encantalavida.com 

Where We Are

Cabo Matapalo