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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just got back from 5 days at Makanda. The hotel is beautiful and clean and the views amazing. Don't stay here if you're not in good condition to walk hills. Everything is sloped. Also, there are not a lot of safety railings on ramps so be careful in the dark not to fall over into the rainforest. The staff...

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St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here on a honeymoon. Everything, from the location, to the hotel facilities is impeccable. Especially enjoyed the restaurant experience. Will gladly come back again. Cheers to Igor and Elena running this place, you're doing a great job.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this property for our recent stay in Costa Rica after considerable research online and I have to say both of us were extremely pleased. I should also say that during our research we read several less than glowing reviews about the ongoing construction on the property and were somewhat hesitant as a result. Any concerns we might have...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An absolute gem of a hotel hidden in nature. Stunning design throughout the hotel which seeks to remain in balance with nature. Relaxing ambiance throughout aided by thoughtful and attentive staff. Hotel managers super helpful arranging tours and transport for us. Ocean views from the rooms. Super food and cocktails available from the bar and restaurant. Currently building a second...

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

Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and taking the time to visit our profile! We really appreciate your kind words and that you noticed the effort we have been putting both design/quality of product and human resource. Hope you come again and try our new pool and restaurants, it will be a real pleasure to have you again and please...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 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 6 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 6 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago via 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...!!!

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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
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $396 - $698 (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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“Ask for an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles W3039CPalexandras, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The way the rooms are set up you feel like you're the only ones there”
  • Sunset from our private veranda
  • View from the pathway to our Casita (Studio #2)
 of 5 bubbles kingcountykid, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms will be positioned close to the new pool which looks super. Villas are quieter and set up away in the hillside.”
 of 5 bubbles es488, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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