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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Europe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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