$115 / night
Total guests, Nights

COTTAGE 2 – Home 3761085 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Rio Encantado is a secure100 acre tropical nature reserve along both sides of the river Caldera located 20 minuites from Boquete, Chiriqui. Due to its unique location we are out of the high winds and misty rains that are a constant In the dry season , December thru April.

The reserve consists of three fully separate secluded private cottages plus a furnished guest house used for short stays, as well as a 30x60ft. in ground swimming pool, complete with a Rancho area for cooking, bar and BBQ PLUS A SUPER SPECIAL TREE HOUSE ABOVE THE RIVER

Guests will appreciate the natural feel of the Reserve with its ecologically balanced landscaping in a natural setting with our many trails and natural swimming areas in the river.

Only 40 minutes from the airport at David, Rio Encantado is 20 minutes from the town of Boquete and walking distance to the village of Caldera, where you will find all necessary conveniences

Rio Encantado offers you the chance to escape the pressures of modern society in a controlled and safe natural environment, while still having modern conveniences on hand or close by.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 13:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Frank S.
Calendar last updated:
25 Apr 2017
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





48 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 14 Jan 2018

We just came back from a 2 week stay here. It was exquisite, Red legged honeycreepers in the trees every morning. Fire billed acaras, blue headed parrots. If you love nature and birds this is the plac… More

Response from the owner Si, was fun, time flys, make ur mark, but we must always remember, our love must be our life, so as u know, Rio Encantado is my celebration of my love of ART and NATURE thanks, Frank

“Riverside Tropical Oasis - The Perfect Escape”

Reviewed 12 Jan 2017

If you want to be close to nature and avoid throngs of tourists, but still enjoy all the comforts of home, El Rio Encantado is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. Our family of 4 stayed in the … More

“Lugar de ensueño”

Reviewed 3 Oct 2016

estuvimos alojados por dos días y una noche con mi esposa e hijo de año y medio en la casa del arbol, junto al río...el lugar es espectacular, la casa del arbol parece salida de u… More

Response from the owner Que satisfacion ver tan maravillosa publicacion, gracias por prefererirnos. espero su regreso pronto para poder disfrutar de la paz y tranquilidad que nuestro resort les ofrece a sus clientes.


Reviewed 18 May 2016

We were there for a week. The place was gorgeous and peaceful. The only negative was no restaurant but that is changing and is supposed to be up in running within a few weeks. Then we would never hav… More

Response from the owner Thanks, was a great time to have you here for a week, we hope to see you soon again. Greetings Frank & Jose


Reviewed 8 May 2016

Dit kleinschalig verblijf is zo mooi en bijzonder dat je het moet zien om te geloven. Het heeft slechts 3 huisjes, 1 gastenverblijf en 1 boomhut maar het is super ruim opgezet. Een schitterende tuin m… More

“An experience not to be missed”

Reviewed 26 Feb 2016

Clean comfortable and welcoming an oasis in the middle of a beautiful nature reserve, Frank has a vast knowledge of the area and enjoys sharing his information As well as hiking you can also spend a… More

Response from the owner Thanks, you gals stayed missing at the tree house, thanks again Frank

“If you love the outdoors you will really like Rio Encantado”

Reviewed 16 Feb 2016

This is a special place where you can have a cottage in the woods, have the river out your door with good swimming holes, enjoy the birds/butterflies and exotic tropical plants - yet you are also a sh… More

Response from the owner Thanks , we are getting a generator back -up. But it is always a 3rd world reality Regards, Frank

“A Nature Lovers Paradise beyond words...”

Reviewed 30 Dec 2015

El Rio Encantado (The Enchanted River) and as we called it the Enchanted River and Garden of Eden! What an amazing journey we had. We were so lucky enough to experience Cabin #2 for a month beginning … More

“The Quintessential Panama Experience”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2015

This is a unique and wonderful property...a few private cabins as well as a treehouse scattered throughout Frank's designer jungle on the Rio Caldera. A magnificent swimming pool and patio area … More


Reviewed 6 Sep 2015

Accommodations are lovely. Clean, well-equipped and well-decorated. Cabin one is luxuriously gorgeous, cabin two is well-located and attractive, cabin three is right on the river and has the best rive… More

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Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Frank (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

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Why can't I call Frank (the owner) before booking?

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I withdraw my booking request?

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Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Frank (the owner) a message.

If Frank (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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