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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both units show a "private pool"--but it's the exact same photo. When I called they said that the 2 units are one on top of the other and share the same pool and deck. Quite different if you're looking for privacy! I hope they update their website!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Makanda in June, 2015 as one of four hotels we stayed in during our tour of Costa Rica. I had read mostly very positive reviews and were excited to stay at the Makanda during our time in the Manuel Antonio area. Beginning on a positive note, the hotel sits on a hillside with a lovely view of the... More 

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Los Alcazares, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely incredible! Love love love the staff. We went during low season and were lucky enough to get an upgrade. The villa was GORGEOUS. Probably the best hotel we have stayed in. Would love to come here again! We even purchased two of the plush robs. Definitely a gem.

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Amelia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were upgraded to villa 1 upon arrival. It was amazing! There are truly not words to describe the wonderful times we had. From the catamaran, the in room massage (all booked by the staff), it was truly the perfect end to our trip. We were there off season, and we only saw another couple on the grounds once. It... More 

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Milpitas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My wife and I visited the Makanda for the fifth time in the past 14 years in June 2015. We had reserved our room about 6 weeks in advance of our arrival. We had always stayed in Studio 3 and we were disappointed that it would not be available. But knowing the grounds well, we instead chose Deluxe Studio 11,... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We booked a trip to Costa Rica and opted to stay in Jaco (we know that was a mistake!). We decided to spend a few days in Manuel Antonio and we booked a last minute rooms (2) at Makanda. I'm a pretty savvy traveler and typically do my research well in advance but we took a chance on Makanda. When... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is truly an amazing hotel. My friend and I were lucky enough to get upgraded to a villa. Our villa was huge. It had a four poster bed, kitchen, lounge and balcony which overlooked the forest leading out to sea. You get breakfast which is included in the price delivered to your room so you can eat whilst taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Makanda a year ago to celebrate our birthdays. We had an amazing 4 days with outstanding accommodations! We stayed in villa 10 which had a beautiful 4 poster bed, kitchen, living room and private balcony that was equipped with a table, chairs and a hammock that overlooked the jungle. Each morning we awoke to... More 

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Mauldin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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 May 4, 2015

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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