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Makanda by the Sea

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Makanda by The Sea, is one of the most beautifull place to stay at Manuel Antonio... The vibe, the staff and the amazing pool made a great mixed! Villa #6 is my favorite, the private pool, the shower, and view.... A million dollars view!!!. The whole place is full of luxury details and good taste.... And of course you have...

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

Thank you for choosing our Property and visiting our profile. The Staff really enjoyed taking care of you and we are missing you already. We hope you visit us again soon and remember to mention that you already stayed with us when making your next reservation. Have a great and blessed day...!!!

Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am writing this review as I remember amazing sunset from the Makanda pool. We spent our honeymoon there. We stayed in 6th villa with private pool. Can confirm it has unique design and I noticed that every details and everything in villa so balanced..it makes area really comfy and relax. Beautiful location and a lot of animals around, a...

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

Dear Екатерина, Thank you for giving us the chance to host you for such a special ocassion! We are glad that you had a great experience and enjoyed all those details we have put a lot of effort on. We are already looking forward to host you again, perhaps for your first anniversary ;-) Have a long happy life together,...

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a stylish place to relax - this is Makanda! We stayed in Ocean Club #7 room and we are just in love. The room is huge, super comfortable, with huge marble bathroom, Audio-system and a large TV, laptop safe reading the fingerprint - everything is new and modern. And the ocean view is fabulous! Breakfast...

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Dear Арсений, Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We are glad that you enjoyed the design and gadgets from our new category. ALL of our Staff really enjoyed taking care of you and we are already looking forward to your next visit. Have a great and blessed day...

Manchester
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really difficult review to write because the Makanda is SO hit and miss in many areas.... It does undoubtedly have potential to be a first-class resort but my experience suggests that it isn't there yet. Room - I would say here that the villas are very much more style over substance - the lighting/gadgets/technology in the villa...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, General Manager at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Guest! Thank you for the detailed review! We always take into account the impressions of our guests to get better and better every day! We really appreciate your opinion! Many thanks for the hits) I'll allow myself a few comments on the "miss" so that those who will read this review have the right opinion. You are absolutely right...

London
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes when you are really excited about a hotel it has a greater capacity to disappoint as your expectation is higher, I am pleased to report that Makanda-by-the-Sea manages to exceed even your highest expectations. We stayed in the Jacuzzi Pool room and it was lovely. Very spacious, great decor and design and bed, and good shower. The balcony had...

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

Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We have been working really hard to provide our Guests a great experience and realize that we are accomplishing our goal ir blissful. We all miss you and are already looking forward to host you again. Remember to mention you are returning guest when making your next reservation. Have a...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rented the most luxurious private Villa with private pool (at the highest price possible 1000$+/ngt), guess since it was Easter holiday. Upon arrival with private bus, we were angrily greeted by the gentleman at the gate, that the shuttle cannot enter, and luggage was therefore taken out of car. Then we were angrily informed that the bellman/ cart was...

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

Dear Martina, Thank you for visiting our profile and mention the good things about the TOP room we have. Big unit, private pool, very high-end tech items that perhaps you were not able to operate and we might helped you to understand. Anyway... Upon your arrival, indeed golfcart/bellboys were taking care of another check in and that is the reason...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would never visite such a luxurious hotel, because I'm an inveterate backpacker. But we decided to spend a honeymoon at this hotel. After this rest, I threw out my backpack. All I've seen is full of delight - a pool, a wild beach, the restaurant! Very cute and friendly owners of the hotel embodied in it all their dreams...

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

Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile! It was a real pleasure to have you in the Hotel, our Staff really enjoyed taking care of you and we all already miss you. We are glad to help you make the transition and we are sure your wife is even happier. We are already looking forward to host...

Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms. 3/5 Positives...amazing view from our room. We were in room s7. Both s7 and s8 are on the top floor of the building with the best view. Tons of space. Very well stocked mini bar. Blue tooth stereo used everyday. Large deck overlooking jungle down to ocean. Double sinks. Large back lit mirrors. Housekeeping did a great job...new sheets...

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

Dear Stephan, Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We really appreciate that you took the time to write such a detailed review and please allow us to try to go over your feedback... Glad that you enjoyed the design, location and view from our new category Deluxe Suite Ocean Club and pools areas. We have invested...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our entire trip across Costa Rica we haven't seen anything like that - Makanda hotel is an absolutely unique place to stay!!! It was such a pleasure to enjoy magnificent sunsets from the terrace or just spend lazy days by the sun-drenched pool. The place has an exquisite design and a really good service! Thanks a lot to all...

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Dear Мария, Thank you for choosing our property and visiting our profile. We really appreciate your kind words and truly enjoyed taking care of you. Missing you already and looking forward to host you again. Have a great and blessed weekend...

Sparks, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband Jim G. already told the fish story so I will talk about something else. The place is just wonderful We had an Ocean View Room and we enjoyed sunsets every single night and fell asleep to the roar of the ocean.The Suite was spacious with a wonderful leather sectional, a desk, large tv, fridge, and a nice king...

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Hola Mary, Thank you for visiting our profile, we really appreciate the fact that you are taking the time to share your experience. I am sure other users that are trying to make a choice will be grateful too. Looking forward to host you again, remember to mention that you already stayed with us when making your next reservation. Have...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $373 - $605 (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
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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“We stayed in the jacuzzi room which was great”
LonNW3, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view. We stayed in OC 16 and it was fantastic.”
  • The bedroom area
  • The sitting area.
  • Bathroom with a view
marysaczarna, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We like suite #16. Great sunsets from the balcony”
F4829WBjimg, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The harder rooms to get to offer the best in-jungle privacy experience.”
mikeaU6677ZF, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Villa number one”
debskiorlando, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
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