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Bristol, Tennessee
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Our stay in Manuel Antonio couldn't have been more perfect! This boutique hotel is gated and small. You feel as though you are amongst the few elite that are allowed to enjoy such beauty and service. Our villa was sitting above lush jungle, with a perfect view of the Pacific. The entire front of the villa was glass, with large...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 September 2012

My wife and I stayed at Makanda by the Sea for our belated honeymoon back in April 2012. The hotel is laid out nicely with very private cabinas scattered in the jungle. They have a very nice infinity pool overlooking jungle and ocean. The food was good. The service was a little casual and the staff, while helpful, was not...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 5 September 2012

We just returned from a four night jungle and beach adventure near Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica!! We did not think we could top our last adventure but WE DID!! Central America has become our new destination of choice because of the non stop and or excellent connections from Orlando Florida. We have health issues and have a...

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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 11 August 2012

My wife and I just got back from our trip to CR and stayed 4 nights at Makanda. We stayed in Studio #3 which was smaller than the villas, but still a nice sized room with an amazing view. Makanda is a great balance of both tropical rainforest and air conditioning. There are a few luxury hotels in the area...

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Porter ranch, ca
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We LOVED our stay here!! We just came home and miss Makanda already!! We stayed in room #10 and had wildlife galore! Randall at the Sunspot restaurant is someone you will treasure like family. He really has a great heart and goes up of his way to make sure you are happy. It is quiet and peaceful at night and...

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jacksonville beach
Reviewed 29 July 2012

Just left Makanda today, after 5 nights. The rooms (villa 5) are beautiful, roomy and incredibly scenic. Randall -- bartender and waiter was the nicest guy ever. Recommended great places to eat and took special care of our family. The restaurant and infinity pool have the most amazing view. Great food in restaurant. Lots of animals (monkeys, sloths, birds) on...

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Palo Alto
Reviewed 23 July 2012

This could have been a dream vacation. Imagine your own private hideaway in the jungle with a big king bed and a view of howler monkeys, sloths, and the Pacific right from your veranda. The facility was wonderful. However, the front desk reception staff, who virtually run the resort during low season, were impatient with our questions, rude and forgot...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 23 July 2012

My husband and I stayed at Makanda in early July and loved everything about it. Our beautiful villa was incredibly romantic and made us feel like we were in a treehouse in the middle of the rainforest. The entire wall facing the ocean was windows, so we awoke each morning to an unobstructed view of the water. From our deck,...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 17 July 2012

We popped in to look at the rooms when deciding where to stay and found this property to be overpriced. The rooms were very nice and we liked that they are an adult-only facility. Lots of stairs. Nice pool area with a great ocean view.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 17 July 2012

My husband and I spent five nights at this hotel in early July. We actually booked the room at the last minute as we had changed our travel destination within CR. What an amazing place. We stayed in suite 11 for the first four nights and had to switch to another room the last night because suite 11 was booked...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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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: $374 - $631 (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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“Ocean view rooms will be positioned close to the new pool which looks super. Villas are quieter and set up away in the hillside.”
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