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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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3Thank Nas S
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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Milford, Connecticut
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Makana is a Hawaiian language term meaning gift or reward. I completely agree with that description when talking about Makanas of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Located beyond the busy stretch of Santa Teresa roadway, Makanas was built strategically below this main road into town giving the guest a quiet experience in one of its three cabinas. A tiled floor, nice...

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New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 24 June 2014

I wanted to go some place warm and stayed as close to the ocean as possible. Makanas turned out to be exactly what I needed. It has a great location of being right next to the beach and also a few minutes drive to the supermarket, great restaurants, The best thing that it was located a little bit out of...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We really enjoyed our days at Makanas. We will definitely be back. Perfect location with amazing beaches within footsteps. Monkeys and lizards all around. Aaron can make a wicked waffle. Aaron is a terrific guide. He knows the area like the back of his hand.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Desperate for a break from the bitter cold of NYC, I booked a week long stay at Makanas per a friend's suggestion. Makanas turned out to be exactly what I needed. It has a great location of being right next to the beach and also a few minutes drive to the supermarkets, awesome restaurants, and hermosa beach where you can...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I stayed at Makanas for a week and had trouble leaving. The rooms are clean, and air conditioned, and the porches all had hammocks that were great to relax in after a day on the beach. A hop, skip, and a jump from some of the most amazing beach I've ever been to, Makanas provides unparalleled value. I would definitely...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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 )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
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: $149 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Makanas 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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Makanas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa
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“We stayed in the room with a king bed and the others are doubles!”
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 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.”
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