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Encantada Guesthouse at Hacienda Encantada

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Fabulous Costa Rican, Rainforest Holiday Rental Home: Only 5-25 minutes from Activities!

If you are looking for a Fantastic & Unique Costa Rican Vacation Rental Experience, then the Encantada Guest House at Hacienda Encantada, is perfect for you!.. The Casita is a lovely 2 bedroom Eco-Cottage located on 2 Very Private Acres of Rainforest and Tropical Gardens, in the Beautiful Countryside of El Castillo de La Fortuna. Its Spectacular Views of Lake Arenal, the Simmering Arenal Volcano and Private Rainforest Canopy, make a Stay at this Country Home, Captivating and Simply Magical!

And the Casita, offers the Perfect Relaxation Environment to Come Home too, after a hard day of Holiday Play. It is a place where you can enjoy all the Sights & Sounds that Nature has to offer. Read a Good Book in a comfy Double Hammock or maybe take a Photo Safari to find the many Howler Monkeys, Toucans and Exotic Birds, that frequently play in the Backyard Canopy. Explore our Exotic Tropical Gardens. You might even take a short refreshing hike, along our Private Rain Forest Trail, which leads to Quebrada Encantada, a very secluded babbling brook and natural splash pool. Its peaceful setting and liquid tranquility, are sure to rest your soul and restore your peace of mind.

Warm & Welcoming, Spacious and Delightfully Decorated. This home offers a Cozy, Peaceful Atmosphere and a Well Appointed Self Catering Kitchen, Complete with Herb Garden, Spices & Condiments. At the Casita, Mi Casa es Su Casa!

Hacienda Encantada, sits high upon a ridge above the Rustic Village of El Castillo. Above and away from the Worldly Fray, yet located within minutes of Popular Adventure Attractions, Restaurants and the Small Markets that dot the local area.

Enjoy Activities like: Animal Attractions, Hiking, Ziplines, Hidden Waterfalls, Hot Springs and Horseback Riding, If you would like..We can assist you in making all your bookings for Tours, Car Hire or even Other Accommodations Through Out the Country.

Amenities Include: Self Catering, Concierge Service, Activity Counseling, On Demand Hot Water, WiFi, Satellite TV with DVD Library, Cell Phone for Local Use, Book Exchange and Fully Screened Doors & Windows as well as Ceiling Fans for your Evening Comfort. Perfect Temperatures..No Air Conditioning is Required here!

Size Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Playa Coco 100 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: San Jose or Liberia Airports 90 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Toaster
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users

The Alajuela/Heredia region

Hacienda Encantada, is located about 10 miles west from the town of La Fortuna. But only a few minutes from many of the Main Attractions and the Arenal National Park. Whereas El Castillo is a wonderful & unique village located in the countryside near Lake Arenal, La Fortuna is a small bustling town, very busy and very touristy. You can take advantage of all the wonderful things to see and do, from either locale. It just depends on the type of experience you are looking for. Fast paced and super busy or slower paced and tranquil.

We strongly suggest renting a 4x4 SUV, due to the rough condition of the roads in the country and we suggest you arrive at your primary destination before 6PM, as it gets dark in Costa Rica very early. The roads are not an obstacle to driving after dark, but caution must be used because there can be potential hazards, like animals in the road or people walking or riding bikes in the darkness..

La Fortuna

The Northern Zone in Costa Rica is Primarily Mountainous and Very Rural. It offers Incredible Beauty, A Pristine & Wonderful 25 Mile Long Lake and a Simmering Active Volcano. This area is a Tourist Mecca and offers great opportunity to experience the many and varied activities and wildlife of Costa Rica. Because the area has its own Volcano Governed Micro is much Cooler and Wetter than the Beaches, which give rise to incredible Rainforest Abundance.

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1 Sep 2013


"A slice of heaven ..."

We spent two weeks in Costa Rica in February 2013 and Hacienda Encantada was our first destination. It is lovely. It's at the top of a mountain, remote, quiet, with beautiful gardens. We saw an ocelet on our way up the mountain the first day, and while there, saw and heard so much wildlife. We loved drinking coffee on the patio in the mornings and listening to the sounds of the jungle, or drinking wine while lying in the hammocks. There are a few good restaurants in town, too - Pizza Johns was our favorite. Nita connected us with a man who took us on a horseback ride to a private waterfall (spectacular day!), and we connected later with another man who took us hiking near the volcano. Skip the touristy hotels and stay here instead. You won't regret it.

25 Mar 2013


"Jungle Gem"

My husband, daughter and I stayed at the house for three days, and I have never had a better experience in Costa Rica. It was a bit of a drive to get there, but once you do, you never want to leave! … More

Thanks so much for your fantastic review. We are so glad you loved the property. Come back anytime! Pura Vida

22 Aug 2012


"If this isn't paradise, it is certainly in the same zip code."

Fantastic week at the Hacienda Encantada. This little casita is a wonderful respite from the adventures of the day. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to own your own little piece of par… More

Thanks so much for your Kind Words, we are very pleased that you had a wonderful experience! We are glad we can share our little piece of Paradise.

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