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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This modern, contemporary, boutique hotel is in the jungle. We stayed on Ocean Club S4 for the first week in April, 2017. There was some construction going on, but it was clear upgrades were continuing. A shout out to Coco, our driver, guide, and helper in language practice. Our room was literally in the jungle. A gorgeous living space opened...

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

Buenos días Mike, hope you had a nice weekend... Thank you for choosing Makanda and visiting our profile. Glad that you had a good time and enjoyed the details on our design and the wildlife. As you notice, we are on our way to become the best Hotel in the area and your feedback is realy important for us. We...

Monterrrey, Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manuel Antonio and surrounding area are fabulous; this review is about the hotel only. The only good thing about Makanda is it has a wonderful architecture, only that. Everything else is horrible. To begin with: horrible service. One of the “Bellboys” named “Jorge” told my wife she looked “really pretty and so was her dress” while giving her "a dirty...

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

Dear Raymundo, Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We really appreciate your kind words about our designs, we have recently remodeled the Hotel and the room you stayed in was just open late December. We understand and appreciate your feedback about the set up and amenities for this category and now that we are on growing...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here at the tail end of our Costa Rica adventure. The staff was delightful and helpful, the pool and views were amazing. There is a private beach but the ocean is not really swimmable here (unless you don't mind rocks and dark water). But it was so relaxing to sit on the beach in peace....

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

Buenas tardes, thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We are glad that you enjoyed and had a great experience. The Staff already miss you and we are all looking forward to host you again. Have a great weekend...

Woodstock, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and daughter (Senior in highschool) stayed here for 4 nights in March. We rented the top of a villa- 2 bedroom. I have stayed in hotels all over the world and this is by far the most beautiful, swanky hotel that does not have attitude or crowds. The pool is to die for. You can just hang out...

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

Buenos días! Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We are really glad that you enjoyed the property, we have put a lot of effort on details and human resource with the goal of becoming the best hospitality business in the Central Pacific area. Your kind words are just the fuel we need to keep on. We...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is absolutely beautiful and relaxing!!! Amazing stay!!! Unfortunately, there is still construction work - a new restaurant and few others. Makanda you should have inform people before they come in.

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

Buenos días Anita! Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile! New pool ready and new restaurant almost done. Hope you come back soon to check the final product out. Remember to mention that you already stayed with us when making your next reservation. Have a great and blessed week...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely love this place. The location is everything!!! The beautiful grounds really do make up for the daily trek up and down the hill. We stayed in Ocean #1, which is towards the bottom of the hill. We had to walk up that hill several times a day, which was a bit tiring. I am a very active person,...

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

Buenos días! Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We are glad that you liked the Hotel, enjoyed the wildlife and the maginificent views. I am not sure why you did not take advantage of our golfcart, we have 2 drivers available from 07:00 to 21:00. Both drivers speak fluent english and they are always arranging for...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here four nights in March 2017 for our honeymoon. This is one of the most beautiful hotels we have stayed at and well worth the little extra price you will pay for a room. We stayed in Villa Number one because of trip advisor reviews. The room was huge, large poster bed, couch, full kitchen, walk in closet....

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

Buenos días...!!! Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We really appreciate your kind words. It was such a pleasure to take care of you and realizing that we fulfilled your expectations (and beyond) brings a lot of joy to our Staff and Management. In fact, your detailed review will also help other customers trying to make...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for three night in early March and were personally welcomed upon arrival. Everyone is extremely nice! If you intend to book excursions/tours through them, I encourage you to be persistent about it. They offer great ones, just make sure they call as they book up quick! Manuel Antonio is a ten minute/$10 cab ride away so super...

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

Thank you for choosing our Hotel and visiting our profile. We really appreciate your kind words. Looking forward to host you again. Have a great and blessed weekend...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful hotel has been recently updated. The rooms are clean and luxurious. The bathrooms are large and very clean. The staff knows you by name and is so helpful. The hotel is located close to the beaches of Manuel Antonio and the National Park but is secluded enough that you feel like you are in an oasis. I can't...

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

Dear casey, Thank you for your kind words, it was a real pleasure to have you in our Hotel and we are truly looking forward to host you again, the soon the best ;-) Have a great and blessed day...

Olney, Maryland
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My wife and I needed a last minute snowstorm bug out plan, so after some quick research on TripAdvisor, we booked Makanda By the Sea. Having never visited Costa Rica before and knowing very little about the country, it was sort of a gamble booking everything less than 48hrs prior to departure. Luckily, everything went smoothly and we could not...

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

Buenos días Mr. Molokin, Thank you for choosing our Hotel and for this great review. We have been putting a lot of effort on both design and human resource so our customers have the best traveling experience. We are still on the way to the top and your feedback is really important, for sure your advices will be taken in...

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Amenities

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
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: $386 - $665 (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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