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Makanda by the Sea

3.5 of 5 Main Road to Manuel Antonio Park, 3 Kilometers, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel simply cannot be beat when it comes to privacy, beauty, wildlife, view, or food! We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday there and I don't know if he has ever had a better b-day! We both loved it and are already trying to plan a trip back. We have traveled all over Central America and while we have loved... More

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in April 2014. Great hotel in a beautiful area of Costa Rica. The area is touristy but the hotel feels secluded. The pool is beautiful, especially early in the morning before everyone (besides the monkeys) is awake. The private beach is a hike but at least it doesn't require a bus or taxi. There is no one at the... More

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Santa Monica, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stayed here with my GF and we had a blast. Quaint hotel. nice clean rooms with AC. Howler monkeys and white-faced monkeys roaming the property. Breakfast served in bed with a quick phone call. Would stay here again.

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Roswell, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Wonderful place to stay in Costa Rica. The villas are beautiful, breakfast served every morning in your room, amazing views and tropical surroundings. The staff was super welcoming and informative. Food was great. We'll be back!

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New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Cute, quaint, boutiquey. Its nice, well kept, and you pretty much have the place to yourselves. Breakfast was memorable! Darwin was super helpful! The "trail " behind the hotel to the beach is daunting, try at your own risk, and there is wildlife galore !

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Milan, Italy
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The price is absolutely over rated for Costarica standards! Poor service and old rooms! Staff extremely unpolite (when my boyfriend asked help for the luggage the man at the reception (a little fat man) answered - smiling - that he was strong enough to carry the luggage by its own. Speechless! Is this a 5 stars hotel? Definitely not! Plus,... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We absolutely loved the location, priceless. All the nature around it was amazing. But the staff were to loud, specially the security guards. They were making jokes and kidding around with the guy from the front desk. We'll stay again but next time we'll make the suggestion to be more formal and polite.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed here as a half way point both coming and going from Osa Peninsula. We absolutely loved it!!! The service was outstanding, and the restaurant was sooooo delicious. shockingly so! Breakfast is served in your room but don't miss out on dinner served at their restaurant. The staff was so friendly. The rooms were gorgeous and well appointed. I... More

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South Elgin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights a week ago. The location is perfect with the ocean view. The breakfast is pretty neat as well. The best part of the hotel is the quietness and low number of guests. We loved going to the beach and even though it is a little hike back, well worth it. Nobody... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We needed a relaxed getaway and Makanda By the Sea was the perfect spot. The views are incredible, there is an amazing amount of recreational options nearby, and the staff is outstandingly gracious. You cannot beat the experience of sitting in the infinity pool with the perfect drink in hand while gazing at the ocean, to then suddenly have a... More

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Address: Main Road to Manuel Antonio Park, 3 Kilometers, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Makanda by the Sea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Also Known As:
Makanda By The Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Makanda By The Sea Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park

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