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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mauldin, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Makanda by the Sea in Villa #10. I have so many wonderful things to say about this place. First of all, Makanda is an interesting place because there are only 11 villas that are spread out and this place is 'Adults Only', which both add to the romantic feeling. It was the... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not only a stunning hotel it had rooms to remember for a lifetime. Love the fact it has only 11 rooms so very private. Lovely pool and bar area that was equally private. Perfect!! We will come back and bring our friends for a couples trip...love the fact it has a full kitchen for longer stays and light... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 April 16, 2015

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 April 11, 2015

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 April 7, 2015

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 March 23, 2015

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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west sussex
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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