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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful hotel on a hill overlooking the ocean, surrounded by jungle. We had luxury renovated villa, well-designed, with comfortable bed and a private pool. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Also there is a very nice private beach, with not many people. The restaurant serves excellent food and drinks, in large portions. The food, which was offered in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing luxury hotel in Manuel Antonio. Hotel after the reconstruction. Comfortable rooms. Great food. Magic ocean view. It was really cool to wake up and see toucans and monkeys outside the window every morning. Highly recommend!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all I need yo say that this opinion is only representative of the time when we visited(Dec 2014). Hopefully, what appears to be a complete makeover has now been terminated and the enthusiasm that most visitors express about this hotel is, once again, justified. It is badly signposted, in fact we had to ask three separate people the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing hotel. The rooms were luxury, the food was amazing and the staff very friendly ( especially the bar/restaurant staff who were first class, friendly and personal. Reading some of the reviews before we arrived I was a little worried that we would feel isolated. That's not that case, we stayed in studio 4 and it was private... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was our first encounter with Costa Rica. A truly beautiful setting on the hill overlooking the ocean, in the middle of the rainforest. Come in good shape and bring walking shoes because everything (the villas, the beach, the pool, bar, restaurant, office) is a hike (15 minutes to the beach) or a minimum of 40 stair steps away;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hotel Makanda in January 2015 and I can not put into words his delight: we lived in a villa 8 (as we understand, this villa after renovation) that surprised us with an excellent interior design, privacy, well thought-out details. IT WAS AWESOME. Bed linen created a sense that you're sleeping in the clouds. (by the way... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights on villa 5 at the Makanda this December. The villa was spacious for 2 with plenty of storage, cooking facilities and a 4 poster bed. The large balcony had a faraway sea view, a hammock and table and 2 chairs. The apartment has mosquito nets in the windows. The villas however are particularly isolated. Villa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disclaimer - we ended up having to cancel our trip to Costa Rica on the day of travel due to a visa technicality . This almost gave us a heart attack as Costa Rica is one of the most expensive destinations Now the reason I gave makanda 5 stars We chose it as this is one of the few places... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

No kidding; the BEST PLACE EVER! So fabulous in every respect we came back again from the U.S. and will try to come each year. The privacy amongst the lush rainforest with incredible ocean view right outside your private patio was so appreciated. Monkeys, birds, geckos, toucans were everywhere. The infinity pool overlooking the jungle and ocean was stunning. Extremely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I stayed in the Makanda by the Sea and WOW..... was I impressed. It has recently been all remolded and there pool is amazing !! The thing I like the most about the pool was it had a fresh water pool system on it. No chlorine and no salt allowed me to open my eyes and not worry about chemicals.... 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
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park

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