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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Makanda by the Sea is a must-visit gem! With a jungle atmosphere, sweeping views, luxury accommodations, and comfortable recreation, Makanda made our visit to Costa Rica memorable and lovely. The kind staff helped us with anything we needed and made the place feel like a home. I can't recommend it enough. Go see for yourself!

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time for visiting our Profile! Our staff really enjoyed taking care of you. Monkeys were sad since they did not have chance to say goodbye... Looking forward to host you again. Have a great and blessed year...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great experience for an adventurous traveler! Great service, great food! Very convenient location! I loved the hospitality of the staff and the amazing breakfast! Spectacular views! A peace of Paradise!

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time for visiting our Profile! We´ve been putting a lot of effort and made a lot of changes (human resource, design, new menu) in order to fulfill the expectations from our VIP customers from all around the world. Glad to hear that we are accomplishing this goal. Looking forward to host...

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

When I travel to a destination so beautiful and charming as Makanda by the Sea, I insist on sharing it with my friends. A business associate recommended this resort and my friends and I were completely happy with our experience. The views were stunning and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. We will definitely return in the near future....

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time for visiting our Profile! We´ve been putting a lot of effort on becoming the best Hotel in Manuel Antonio and it is great to realize that we are getting there... Looking forward to host you again, don´t forget to mention that you already stayed with us when making your next...

Fulton, Maryland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the moment we entered the gate of Hotel Makanda By The Sea I had a feeling that we were in for something special. We were greeted by the fabulous Darwin who made us feel welcome and at home after a long day of travel. Darwin had answers for all of our questions about unique places to eat, activities, places...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Andrea, once again thank you for giving us the opportunity to host you for this super special occasion! It was a real pleasure to have you in the Hotel and all the staff really enjoyed to take care of you and your husband. We are soooo looking forward to host you again, for your B-Day perhaps ;-) Please remember...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Exquisite experience at their pool and restaurant ! They have put a lot of attention in decorating and designing this amazing pool area surrounded with exotic plants and threes, the restaurant served tasty food and amazing cocktails! Yeah lots of amazing feelings !

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Wow... We are so glad when realize that we are fulfilling our VIP Customers expectations. Thank you for sharing your experience, we are putting a lot of effort both design and human resource sides. Looking forward to host you again soon...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had beautiful room with private pool. Very pleased by staff. Amazing ocean views from the restaurant and abundance of wild life. Great place I recommended it to my friends and my family. I am planning to come back next year with my kids.

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Buenos dias Dmitry! Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to visit our profile. We are glad that you had a good time and we are looking forward to host you again, with your family...!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel's pool is by far my favorite in the whole world! A super relaxed environment with great food and service (not very common), you even get to see monkeys stop by while you tan. The detail in decor is truly captivating. Overall cleanliness and music selection was perfect for a day of relaxing. The spa and sunset massage with...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Managament at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Diana, Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and taking the time to visiting our profile. It was a real pleasure to have you here and we are very glad that the Hotel fulfilled your expectations. We put a lot of time and effort on the design, details, service and when you say you will always remember Makanda, you are...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are sure that when all the construction work has been completed the hotel will be delightful. At the moment work is in progress with the inevitable noise and disruption to a quiet and pleasant holiday. The feeling that we had when we arrived was that we were in the middle of a construction site. We are both surprised and...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Timothy! We are so proud to announce that new amazing infinity swimming pool plus bar and raw restaurant are coming. That will be second pool in our grounds and we are just finishing with last details now. This new pool is located quite far from the room you booked but we understand some people are really sensitive for any...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Makanda was perfect! It was quiet, removed from traffic and surrounded by trees (complete with monkeys). The pool was breathtaking! It's hard to put in to words. There is a pool side restaurant, so you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner pool-side, while overlooking the ocean. The room was fantastic. It was huge, with a full kitchen and living...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Ashely, It was a real pleasure to have you in the Hotel and we really appreciate that you took the time to visit our profile. We are glad that you had a great stay and enjoyed out custom mattress. Looking forward to host you again, always remember to mention that you already stayed with us, when making your next...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a spectacular hotel with excellent service. Located in the rain forest overlooking the ocean. Beautiful rooms with great views. Monkeys in the trees. Stunning pool area. Infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Only slight problem is getting to the beach. You take a golf cart to a path through the forest . Takes about 10 minutes. But then, you...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Buenas tardes and thank you for choosing our Hotel and taking the time to visit our profile. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate your kind words. We are all looking forward to host you again, even the monkeys :)

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Makanda By the Sea is 12 acres of wildlife sanctuary, 100 meters above the ocean. Our fully equipped Villas and Studios are carefully placed in rainforest gardens with spectacular views of the sixty mile coastline. Hotel Makanda is the ideal location for guests wishing to experience “romance in nature”, dazzling sunset views and our personalized boutique hotel ambiance. Offering gourmet cuisine, first class service, and close to Manuel Antonio Park, Spas, Restaurants, Tours and Beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makanda by the Sea

Address: Main Road to Manuel Antonio Park | 800 meters from Plaza Vista, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $365 - $643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Makanda by the Sea 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Makanda By The Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Makanda By The Sea Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#10 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“Wait until the work has been completed”
 of 5 bubbles timothy2017, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Each room is different, but they all have a description and photos online to help you decide. I don't think there's a bad choice!”
 of 5 bubbles Tashley80224, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for sea view”
 of 5 bubbles smg81, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I think any villa at Makanda is a great accomodation with spectacular views. My husband and I like and prefer one with its own pool.”
 of 5 bubbles CJVTF, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lodge #6 is the best room.”
  • Gorgeous bathroom.
  • This guys came to visit every day around 5! Wonderfull!
  • Our gorgeous private infinity pool!
 of 5 bubbles Vivraquel100, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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