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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 4 December 2010

The hotel is very well located, near the bus station, the center and in front of playa negra. The place is very nice surrounded by a jarden, a swimming pool, and different rooms which are very clean, spacious and charmant. I really recommend this place in Cahuita.

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Jerusalem
Reviewed 25 July 2010

We stayed at El Encanto for three nights in July 2010 (myself, my partner, and our children aged 10 and 14). My "average" (three star) rating for the hotel needs explanation. The hotel itself is way above average, but some service concerns means I couldn't give it the same rating I gave for some other places we stayed in Costa...

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Reviewed 22 March 2010

We only stayed for one night, but we loved El Encanto. The gardens are beautiful and the atmosphere is very peaceful. Our room was very clean; we didn't see any dirt or bugs. Even though there was no A/C, the ceiling fan kept the room quite comfortable, especially at night. Breakfast in the morning consisted of a large fruit plate,...

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Durham, NC
Reviewed 22 March 2010

We were extremely pleased with El Encanto. The place is a protected retreat walking distance from downtown Cahuita, with a large protective gate surrounding the internal gardens, main house with open eating area, and multiple cabins on the property. We really enjoyed our conversations with the extremely kind, personable, knowledgeable, and warm Isabel, the owner. The room was lovely and...

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Rotterdam
Reviewed 21 March 2010

A bit more expensive but very nice and worth the money. Beautiful cabinets, beautiful gardens. Best breakfast we had in CR, you get fruits, good coffee, toast, juices eggs, panecakes…. It’s right between the center and playa negra. So you can walk to both of them in 5-10 minutes. My wive got sick by eating something wrong in one of...

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usa
Reviewed 20 January 2010

We stayed in the self catering appartment and were very impressed with it. Lovely high ceilings, GREAT walk-in shower, comfortable bed, balcony overlooking the tropical gardens. The staff were endlessly helpful, especially as one of us was ill for several days of our stay. They could not do enough for us. We will definitely go back there!

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Orlando
Reviewed 12 December 2009

Excellent and frliendly bed and breakfast within easy walking distance of everything in Cahuita. It was quiet, safe and secure inside its own gates. The beach is just across the road. It is a great place for all travelers.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 August 2009

Good 'cabin' type accommodation with helpful and friendly owner and staff close to the centre of Cahuita. The 'apartment' is really very nice, spacious and relatively cool in the humid heat. Have not seen the small house which you can also rent. Unlike many of the local hotels, there are spacious and well-planted grounds with an abundance of wildlife. Very...

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North Carolina
Reviewed 12 July 2009

El Encanto is a really charming B&B just a 5 minute walk outside the center of Cahuita. Its rooms are beautifully laid out in a cottage style - we even had our own kitchen and a balcony. The gardens are inspiring - creating an alternate atmosphere from the Caribbean. It is a short walk through Cahuita to the Cahuita National...

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Montreal
Reviewed 25 June 2009

We stayed with our two children 15-18 for four days, in the house of the hotel. The garden is amazing and we had a very special dinner cooked for us by the french owner. She arranged for my sons surf, snorkling and horse riding on the beach. We asked at what time the swiming pool was closed, and she said...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Encanto is a small first class bed and breakfast inn located within 5 minutes walking distance from the village of Cahuita on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. It is close to the Cahuita National Park where sloths, monkeys, birds and other types of wildlife can be seen. The closest beach is within 100 meters from El Encanto. The inn has four tastefully decorated bungalows and a fully furnished house with three bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, living room and dining room. Each bedroom has a private bathroom and balcony. El Encanto is renowned for the quality of its personalized service, the generous and healthy tropical breakfasts, the beautiful surroundings and artwork. Above all, it is admired for the peace and serenity of its garden. It is a place that appeals specially to those for whom harmony and well being are priceless. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Encanto Inn

Address: Metros Oeste Delegacion de Policia 300, Cahuita, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Cahuita
Price Range: $143 - $434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — El Encanto Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The two bedroom suite is amazing.”
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Veranda
  • View from veranda into master bedroom
 of 5 bubbles Traveling_Therapist, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms look good. Each one a little different view. But all have a nice sense of quiet and space from otheres.”
 of 5 bubbles kjmccorry, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Get the suite above the dining area. Wonderful views, beautiful private veranda and iguanas live in the area under the roof (but above the ceiling)”
 of 5 bubbles S6634QGemilym, 22 Mar 2015 | Read review
“I don't think it makes a difference, except the suites have more room. We stayed in both and loved them equally.”
  • Hammock outside every room
 of 5 bubbles 427Coloradosteve, 1 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you can get the suite, then go for it. Well worth the money! Best room we stayed in during our entire trip!”
  • The master bedroom in the suite
  • Beautiful garden!
  • The suite terrace
 of 5 bubbles World_Traveller221, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
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