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Makanda by the Sea

4.5 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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed here one night, but wow was this place spectacular! We were in room 3 and the room was extraordinary. We had a porch with a view of the ocean and the entire front wall were windows to the same view. It reminded me of a modern bungalow in the jungle. I just wish they invested in the... More 

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Los Angeles
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 20 years big changes at Makanda. This is our third year in a row at Makanda and we’ve found it our home away from home. It simply keeps getting better as we know more about Manuel Antonio and coming each year it seems we do less and relax more which is really the purpose of our year-end trip. It’s... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I left Makanda hotel 2 weeks ago. It was a great trip. Maybe, it was the best one! I enjoyed myself, excellent location, the breakfast was great and the scenery was amazing. Staff were incredibly helpful, nice and efficient; especially in a place where customer service seems not to be a primary concern of the service industry, they really stood... More 

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Linthicum, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Had a grea lunch at the Makanda Hotel poolside restuauint today. Even saw a sloth climbing down a tree which made it even more special. Beautiful location, excellent and very personable service, as well as a nice view.

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Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Everything about this hotel is amazing and I highly recommend going if you haven't been already! We had a great week stay here last weekend. Now the hotel after the renovation and looks incredibly cool! We choose the hotel for guest reviews and photos, but were not sure that by the time of our arrival, the hotel will restore. And,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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 January 17, 2015

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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Nerja, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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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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:4.5 star — Makanda by the Sea 4.5*
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:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park

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