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Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Makanas is clean and Has a very good breakfast for the price point. Massimo is very helpful with suggestions on places to visit. The location is at the far north end of town so you need some type of transportation to enjoy all of Santa Teresa.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

This perfectly located Bungalows are managed by the nicest host we've ever met. Massimo is helpful in every situation; booked dinners, organised an ATV, gives you recommendations where to go and what to see and is just a nice and relaxed guy to have a chat with. He really cares for you and you feel like living in a good...

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Reviewed 22 December 2016

This was the best birthday surprise anyway could have asked for! My boyfriend and my family decided to surprise us with a birthday getaway and I could have not been happier. I've never been to Costa Rica, so I didn't know what to expect. As soon as we got to Santa Teresa, I was blown away by it's beauty! When...

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Reviewed 22 December 2016

Staff is friendly, bungalows are very tidy and clean, weather is amazing - what else would you need? :) They also have small restaurant, which is quite decent. Good food for lower price. Comparing to other large hotels in the area - Makanas is at a fraction of a cost, yet at the same distance form the beach. Recommend to...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I had such a wonderful and relaxing stay at Makanas! The staff was friendly and accommodating, my room was spacious and clean, and the breakfast was AMAZING! What I liked the most was how close the beach was from my room. Everything about the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing and I would highly recommend Makanas to everyone. I wish I...

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We spent four nights at Makanas in March, such a hidden gem in an otherwise tourist filled spot. Lovely little cabanas, a secluded area and super friendly staff. The restaurant was great too, really good food and fun drinks! Absolutely worth a visit!

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 February 2016

I can't comment on the quality of the hotel b/c they cancelled our reservation two days before we arrived. Apparently, they double booked and didn't communicate this (or apologize) until the week we were schedule to arrive. At first, they tried to get us to take a house driving distance from the beach and were unable to show us any...

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massimo v, Manager at Makanas, responded to this review

Hello, Im so sorry your stay was such a dissapointment , I really apologise for this. The problem was there was a change of management and the old management never updated us about your reservation. We try to do what we could to help you, but sadly enough there happened a tragedy in my family as my mom passed away...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Makana's is one of the last accommodations in Santa Teresa when heading up towards the other playas. As you turn left down the downhill road you will see the properties restaurant, (amazing food and experience) and drive down to the three cabanas. There is free parking accommodations and a very short walk to a beautiful public, but quiet beach! A...

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Long Beach, California
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Conveniently located steps away from the beach. You'll sleep and awake to the sound of the ocean. That's why it's a special place in Santa Teresa to stay. I enjoyed my stay and would be delighted to visit again. The rooms were spacious and clean with necessary amenities like a fridge, safe and a/c(when needed). It's surrounded by greenery everywhere...

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Connecticut
Reviewed 27 February 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Makanas in the beginning of February. The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed, the bed was very comfy, beach towels and toiletries provided, the safe for small electronics in a room was a great convenience. A nice terrace was perfect for drinking our morning coffee or just having a cold drink right...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Makanas offers three discreet and quaint cabins by the ocean. Step out of your room and watch the monkeys swing by in the canopy above or listen to the tropical birds in the morning as you enjoy a cup of delicious Costa Rican coffee. We are located well away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Santa Teresa, yet steps away from the prized beaches Santa Teresa is known for. Come experience Santa Teresa at its best, with world class surfing, fishing, excellent cuisine and some of the best sunsets the world has to offer. Whether you are a couple looking for something more private or a larger group looking to all stay together, we can accommodate your needs. We look forward to seeing you at Makanas! Pura vida! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makanas

Address: Santa Teresa Beach | 200m North of Florblanca Resort, Santa Teresa 60111, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $117 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Makanas 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“bungalow 1 is the perfect size for couples”
 of 5 bubbles alejandragW7899ZL, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the room with a king bed and the others are doubles!”
  • The room with the king bed!
 of 5 bubbles M7740OXlisag, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are about the same. You can choose any.”
 of 5 bubbles greg202, 24 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Each cabin is similar in size, but has a different bed set up to accommodate more people”
 of 5 bubbles lisav388, 14 Apr 2014 | Read review
“There is not a lot of rooms but all of them seems all very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles 905catherinef, 4 Mar 2014 | Read review
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