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Makanda by the Sea

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Main Road to Manuel Antonio Park, 3 Kilometers, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Madrid, Spain
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had bungalow 6 with our own swimming pool and it was just great. From the magnificent view to the delivered breakfast and the nice people that work there. I felt at home and did not want to leave. It's very quiet and you feel like you are alone in this place. You can see the sunset from your own... More 

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Tracys Landing, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This series of units is located on a steep hillside with stunning views and a small beach below. Very private rooms. Almost never saw another guest, even at the pool. The staff is very helpful and attentive. Breakfast is delivered to your room every morning. Nice touch! Loved the adults only restriction.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Makanda for 4 nights at the end of our holiday to Costa Rica. Having spent 1.5weeks travelling all around the country we wanted some time to relax before coming home and Makanda was the perfect choice. We stayed in Villa 2 which was beautiful and had the most incredible views of the Pacific. Sitting outside with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small resort, high up on a hill outside Manuel Antonio. There are 11 rooms. Ours was a villa (#1) and it was beautiful, clean with an amazing view, and a hammock by the window to enjoy it. Manuel Antonio is expensive, so be prepared to pay. We paid 4x the cost over a comparable hotel in Arenal;... More 

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Queens, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Finished off our CR trip in Manuel Antonio at the Makanda by the Sea resort. This hotel was perfect for our needs (huge room, great food, helpful staff), close to all attractions and great luxury. Despite a small mixup at check in, Makanda was highly professional in all aspects and extremely helpful. Tip: if hiking to the beach below the... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an adult only hotel with rooms which feel isolated (even though they're not), with an intimate atmosphere and beautiful views to the ocean. The standard of housekeeping was excellent and unobtrusive. Breakfast was served to your room which was a bit quirky and different but much appreciated - personal preference would be to go to a dining room... More 

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Highworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had 6 nights here at the end of a busy holiday itinerary and we loved it. Our studio (number 4) had lovely sea views and had pretty much everything we needed. The balcony was a little small, but plenty big enough for us to sit our and enjoy the view. The resort is spread amongst the trees and we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was our last stop, three weeks in to exploring Costa Rica. Admittedly, we had just travelled from a simple, beautiful and tranquil Eco lodge, but we felt that we were in a different country. Makanda by the Sea is very smart and chic and not our taste at all, though taste is subjective. Any sounds of nature are cancelled... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We saw Makanda under construction some 20 years ago and ever since, have stayed there in different villas. Makanda, nestled into the jungle, has been a wonderfully designed small hotel situated for appreciation of nature. Guest comfort has always been paramount, as has been serenity. A new owner is intent on making Makanda something it was not; a trendy, music... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Makanda by the Sea is a hidden gem among the crowds and traffic of Manuel Antonio. A separate comfortable and lovely cabin with a terrace overlooking jungle green and the ocean provides tranquility and beauty and easy to call home while there. A luscious breakfast to order is included and brought to the cabin and set up to eat while... More 

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