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Reviewed 17 March 2012

An amazing hotel with breathtaking views. Vary comfortable. short walk to the beach. All three kinds of monkeys visited us every day. The staff are very helpful. Stay hear you will love it.

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newyork10011
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Just returned from a really delightful stay at the Makanda hotel. It's a tiny hotel, with just 12 rooms/villas, but feels spacious and has all the services you could need of a larger hotel. You can not find a more beautiful natural setting- lush jungle around the property with incredible ocean views from the pool and all the rooms. We...

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
Reviewed 24 February 2012

This was our first time to Costa Rica, and after a long haul from San Jose being greeted by the doorman at Makanda was a sigh of relief. This was our home for a week and we couldn't have asked for anything better. From our amazing villa to the breath taking views, to Darwin at reception who always smiled question...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Makanda by the Sea is breathtaking. Set up high overlooking the ocean, we arrived to a jungle setting. Howler monkeys greeted us (just with their call, not actually greeting us!). The staff were delightful, completely had the Pura Vida attitude. The pool and jacuzzi area were gorgeous. Clean and temperature-perfect. And it was never crowded! At times it felt like...

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boston
Reviewed 25 January 2012

Makanda by the sea was the second stop on our honeymoon and it was completely different from our stop in the Arenal area. This hotel has a great view of the ocean from every part of the property and even has beach access (bit of a walk)! The food at the on property restaurant was delicious and the setting/mood was...

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Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 24 January 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Makanda in April of 2011 and had a fantastic time. Very helpful staff, peaceful, quiet, and great, secure, location to base our CR adventures from...if we go back to Manuel Antonio this is a no-brainer, we will go back to Makanda! Highly recommend staff suggestions on activities such as Brian Jimenez for tours,...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 23 January 2012

We stayed for three-nights in Villa #10 and was totally blown away. The views from this villa are unbelievable. Our first day we went to MA National Park (booked through the hotel) and the only thing we saw were two sloths - no monkeys, no frogs at all. We got back to our hotel and there were monkeys everywhere! We...

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Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 3 January 2012

We just got back from spending 8 days at the Makanda by the Sea. Words can't express how much we enjoyed it there. The view was incredible (3 &4) the food was great, the staff was awesome. So Helpful with anything you wanted to do. Thank You Leo!! The Monkeys and the Sloth's at Makanka where way better then the...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 December 2011

This is our second time at Makanda and it's always a great experience, from the staff to their location, this is truly the best in Manuel Antonio. Thanks

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 December 2011

I can honestly say I have never been to a place like Makanda by the Sea... and boy have I visited a lot of places! The hotel is absolutely beautiful nestled within the Costa Rican jungle. The villas are spacious! We stayed in Villa #8 which was not the room we originally reserved, we reserved a Villa with a king...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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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: $389 - $1,041 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Makanda by the Sea 4.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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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
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“Luxury Suite #9 is Awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles R2728EGjohnm, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The cheapest Standard Studios are ok with little place outside; the villas are truly luxurious.”
 of 5 bubbles peterbH202VT, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“The beach is a short hike. dont bring much down with you. Snorkeling there is phenomenal! Beds are great! Wifi is spotty.”
  • the nice monkeys! On our balcony! so sweet and adorable.
  • This is on our balcony. These were the not as nice monkeys.
 of 5 bubbles keenano91, 16 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There is a lot of steep walking and stairs here. All rooms would be OK.”
 of 5 bubbles Townie-TRIP, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are many steps to everything, and no railings. Not an accessible property for mobility impaired.”
 of 5 bubbles 977marciah, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
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