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Encanto Lodge: Cabaña Guacamaya

Private room in nature lodge hosted by Sabrina
3 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 private bathroom
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Encanto Lodge (former "Rio Drake Farm") consists of several cabañas at 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. Our guests have the opportunity to enjoy amazing sunsets from our restaurant or the beach in front of Encanto Lodge.
This specific Cabaña is called Guacamaya ("scarlet macaw").

The space
We offer detached Cabañas nestled between jungle, garden and river. We decorated our rooms with wall paintings depicting the local wildlife.

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 bright eyes of the crocodiles, a trip to the world famous Corcovado National Park or Diving at Caño Island.

Encanto lodge is a family-run business speaking fluently English, Spanish and German. At our restaurant with traditional palm roof and ocean view we serve breakfast and dinner, offer the free service to pick you up from Drake Bay airport or the boat station and free parking for guests arriving by car.

Looking forward to meet you soon!

Guest access
Our guest can access
- the cabaña they choose to stay in
- the restaurant with ocean view
- our kayaks and canoes
- our private trail along the river and in the jungle
- the beach
- trails to a secret paradise beach and others
- tours to spot wildlife of interest for extra cost (Night Tour, Corcovado National Park, Caño Island, Whale and Dolphin Watching, Sea Turtle Tour (Aug-Dec), Poisonous Dart Frog Tour, Bird Watching, Archaeology Tour, Canopy Tour)

Other things to note
Breakfast and Dinner is included in the rate. Please let us know about allergies/special diets.

Please let us know with anticipation about your arrival time and place so we can wait for you on time and pick you up at your point of arrival (the boat station is 20min by car from Encanto Lodge). If you come by car, use a 4×4 vehicle.

In Drake Bay there is no bank and no ATM. We do not accept credit cards. We recommend bringing cash for your activities. Rates are in US$ but for sure we also receive Colones to the actual exchange rate of Banco Nacional de Costa Rica ("venta").

The tours to Caño Island (Snorkeling and Diving), Corcovado National Park and Bug Lady need a reservation at midday/early afternoon the day before. Please let us know with anticipation if you want to participate in these tours.

We recommend bringing flashlights for walking after sunset, sun protection, insect repellent, raincoat and rubber (or hiking) boots (especially in raining season), sandals, beach towel.
Encanto Lodge (former "Rio Drake Farm") consists of several cabañas at 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. Our guests have the opportunity to enjoy amazing sunsets from our restaurant or the beach in front of E… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed, 1 bunk bed

Amenities

Private living room
Essentials
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Lock on bedroom door
Private entrance
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Location

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

We are very remote, 200m from the beach, next to a lagoon, a river. You can find a lot of wildlife and different trails for walking and hiking.
Drake Bay consists of 10 little villages. We are at 2km from the village El Progreso where you can find pre-columbine Stone spheres, a little bar and 2 shops. We are at 5km from the Drake Bay center town called Agujitas, where you can find more supermarkets and restaurants.
Drake Bay is a good spot for getting into Corcovado National Park and to Caño Island, also for lots of other wildlife activities.
We are close to the Drake Bay airport (approximate 2-6 little planes a day).
We are very remote, 200m from the beach, next to a lagoon, a river. You can find a lot of wildlife and different trails for walking and hiking.
Drake Bay consists of 10 little villages. We are at 2km from…

Hosted by Sabrina

Joined in January 2013
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We are a local family with two kids sharing the piece of paradise we live on with our guests. Edu •grew up in the community of Drake Bay. •learned the trades of agriculture and carpentry from his parents, who where some of the first people to settle down in Drake Bay •started to work in the tourism sector after school •received capacitation to work as a naturalist guide •started 2000 his own tourism venture, Rio Drake Farm •initiated 2004 the conservation project for the sea turtles on the Drake Bay beach and hosted it during several years. •designed and constructed all the buildings of Ecanto Lodge by himself •does whenever possible the pick-up/taxi service for our guests •likes watching soccer games •is a passionate fisherman Sabrina •moved 2009 from Switzerland to Drake Bay after meeting Edu during her stay in Costa Rica when she was volunteering in a wildlife rescue center, learning Spanish and traveling the country. •graduated 2008 from the University of Zurich with a master’s degree in Ecology, Biology •Worked for Greenpeace youth support center and WSL conservation biology back in Switzerland after completing her studies •Loves horses since she remembers and fulfilled here her dream of having her own horses. •learned a lot about hoof care, horse medicinal care, natural horsemanship (accomplished officially level 3 of Parelli Natural Horsemanship in 2014), horse physiology and last but not least, horses as teachers about ourselves. •painted the walls and made the decorations with pumpkin tree fruits •built the Encanto Lodge website •answers the E-mails and reservation requests Encanto Lodge •Our first common project us was Rio Drake Farm. We started very simple without electricity and step by step built it up and made it better. Beside tourists, Rio Drake Farm hosted many volunteers to contribute to the development of the local community as construction of benches for the soccer field and a hammock bridge, building a system to get drinking water and toilets for the school, painting the school walls, community room and church, beach cleanings, tree planting, turtle conservation, building recycling stations in the community and planting vegetables in the school garden. •Now in 2019, we are creating our new project: Encanto Lodge. We are using our experience gained with hosting and attending guests at Rio Drake Farm for the design, construction and service of Encanto Lodge. •Encanto Lodge consists of detached Cabañas that allow more privacy and more contact with nature for their guests. The rooms offer more comfort. •We still have ocean view from our restaurant, hammocks, wildlife on the river and in the jungle and the tasty meals. •With Encanto Lodge we want to give our guests the opportunity to be in touch with pure nature and (re)discover nature´s beauty by spotting wildlife, enjoying healthy and tasty meals, relaxing or discovering Drake bay on your own or on a tour.
We are a local family with two kids sharing the piece of paradise we live on with our guests. Edu •grew up in the community of Drake Bay. •learned the trades of agriculture and car…
During your stay
We (Edu and Sabrina with our two daugthers) live on the property as well. We try to share our knowledge about the wildlife with you as we can (Edu is a naturalist guide and Sabrina a biologist) and we can give you more explanations about the area, hiking trails and tours. We also cook the meals for our guests. Edu or sometimes another taxi driver will pick you up at your point of arrival.
We (Edu and Sabrina with our two daugthers) live on the property as well. We try to share our knowledge about the wildlife with you as we can (Edu is a naturalist guide and Sabrina…
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Check out: 11:00
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