Encanto Lodge consists of several bungalows nestled between river, jungle and garden and is located in Drake and 2.5 mi form the center. Featuring tropical gardens.

Each room at this secluded, rustic property features lots of light and unique décor. All rooms include private bathrooms with a shower and toilet.

Breakfast and Dinner are served at a Restaurant with ocean view and a traditional palm roof.

Encanto Lodge offers a variety of outdoor activities, jungle hikes, snorkeling, fishing, diving and bird watching. The property also offers a canoe for guests to navigate the river for free.

Corcovado National Park is 12 mi from the property, while Drake Bay Airport is less than 350 feet from the property.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Encanto Lodge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Aug 6, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
1 full bed
1 bunk bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

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Closest beach
  • Ganado Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    1.3 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    January to March is dry season so the best weather for going to the beach.
    Answered on 31 October 2019
  • Hello! What’s the easiest and cheapest way to get to your lodge from San José airport?
    Hello. Easiest way: with the plane (SANSA) directly to Drake Bay. Cheapest way: by bus (TRACOPA) to Palmar Norte (and then take a (collective) taxi to Sierpe) or Sierpe and then by boat to Drake Bay.
    Answered on 29 March 2021

Hosted by Edu Pomares and Sabrina Schäublin

Host Review Score

Edu Pomares and Sabrina Schäublin
Encanto Lodge features a unique location where you can find all in one: Jungle, river and beach! Beside a trail in the jungle, our guests can take our kayaks and canoes to reconnect with nature and discover the local wildlife on the river, lagoon and a pristine beach. Encanto Lodge is secluded from the center of Drake Bay and consists of two detached, private Cabañas nestled between garden, jungle and river. The rooms are decorated with wall paintings depicting the local wildlife and with natural materials as white cane or pumpkin tree fruit. Our guests can relax in the hammocks surrounded by nature or choose from a variety of tours that allow them to dive even more into nature and look for special wildlife of interest, e.g. our special Encanto night tour where you can look for the shiny eyes of the crocodiles, a trip to the world famous Corcovado National Park or Diving at Caño Island. Both our cabañas are equipped with a kitchenette. We will also gladly prepare meals for guests that do not wish to cook by themselves. Encanto Lodge offers the free service to pick you up from Drake Bay airport or the boat station and free parking for guests arriving by car (recommended).
Encanto lodge is a family-run business speaking fluently English, Spanish and (Swiss-)German. Edu and Sabrina built it up together. Both love to cook for their guests Edu is a local that grew up at this place. He is a naturalist guide and carpenter, he built everything by himself. Fishing is his passion. Sabrina is a Biologist that moved from Switzerland to Costa Rica in 2009 where she started working in tourism at Rio Drake Farm and later Encanto Lodge. She loves horses since she can remember and has her own horses at Encanto Lodge . Sabrina did all the painting on the buildings , is responsible for the website and the reservations. Together they have two daugthers. Looking forward to meet you soon!
A lonesome pristine beach at 200m Precolumbian stone balls at 1,5km Corcovado National Park Caño Island Biological Reserve Golfo Dulce Reserve Jungle (5m) Lagoon and River (20m) Agujitas / Drake Center) (4km)
Languages spoken: German,English,Spanish
Area info *
1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: Italian, Local, International, Latin American, European

    Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Encanto Lodge
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • River view
  • Garden view
  • Lake view
  • Ocean view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Beachfront
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Bicycle rental
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

Encanto Lodge takes special requests – add in the next step!


1:00 PM - 6:00 PM


4:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform Encanto Lodge in advance of your expected arrival time for free transportation service. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. If you arrive by car, use a 4×4 vehicle.

In Drake Bay there is no bank and no ATM. Encanto Lodge does not accept credit cards. Encanto Lodge recommends bringing cash for your.r activities.

The tours to Caño Island (snorkeling and diving) and to Corcovado National Park require a reservation at midday/early afternoon one day before. Please let us know with anticipation if you want to participate in these tours.

Encanto Lodge recommends bringing sun protection, insect repellent, flash light, raincoat and rubber boots (in raining season).

Pets are not accepted. Animal service dogs are allowed.

Transportation service from El Progreso bus station, Drake Bay boat station or Drake Bay airport is free if reserved in advance

Please inform Encanto Lodge of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Encanto Lodge

  • Room options at Encanto Lodge include:

    • Bungalow
    • Double

  • Check-in at Encanto Lodge is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Encanto Lodge has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from Encanto Lodge.

  • The prices at Encanto Lodge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Encanto Lodge is 2,150 feet from the center of Drake.

  • Encanto Lodge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Bicycle rental
    • Walking tours
    • Beach