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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Main Road to Manuel Antonio Park, 3 Kilometers, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2007
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2007

This is a very tardy review, my husband and I stayed here in April of 1998! I surprised him with a trip to Costa Rica for his 50th birthday. The villa we had was beautiful and had a very well equipped kitchen. Laying in the hammock out on the balcony was wonderful. Every morning and late afternoon a troop of... More

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Limerick
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2007

This was probably the very best hotel we stayed in during our Honeymoon- We had stayed in Tullemar bungaloes for 2 nights and we were disappointed and we spent a morning visiting other hotels in the area and Makanda by the sea was definately the nicest and they were willing to bargin!- We got a third off the price by... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2007

My husband and I stayed here for a week for our honeymoon and loved it! The room was so spacious and beautifully decorated. All of the furnishings, including the kitchen utensils, looked brand new. The bathroom had a huge shower, which was also nice! We scheduled 2 excursions... a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park and the Canopy Safari. We... More

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New Jersey
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2007

We just returned from a week stay at Makanda, Studio 2. The studio was large and clean, but the best part was the view -- set in vegetation so lush, you can't see your neighbors; expansive view of the Pacific during the day; at night, you can see the stars from the bed. It is so quiet in the jungle... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2007

I originally found Makanda's website through Small Distinctive Hotels of Costa Rica. As a side note, I stayed at the Peace Lodge in Vara Blanca and in Grano de Oro in San Jose and thoroughly enjoyed those hotels as well. Makanda is even smaller and more private than these other hotels and was a perfect spot for my honeymoon. I... More

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Boston
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9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2007

My husband and I spent our Christmas 2006 vacation (6 nights) at Makanda in Studio 9. The concierge staff did a very good job of booking trips, arranging taxis, and restaurant reservations. The waitstaff at the Sunspot restaurant, which serves wonderfully prepared international cuisine, were also very professional. Our studio was large and very pretty. The housekeeping staff did a... More

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San Diego, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2006

My new husband and I stayed here on the second day of our honeymoon in CR. Of the four hotels we stayed in, this was by far our favorite. The staff was amazing, super low-key, and very accomodating. We were able to talk to the owners for a few minutes in the spa, SUPER nice people (and so lucky). The... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2006

Makanda by the Sea is a great place to stay. My husband and I just got back yesterday from staying there 4nights/3 days. From first contact, Melissa (the lady who takes reservations at the hotel) was very friendly. I made last minute reservations (less than a week before our visit) and she even offerred a last minute discount of 10%.... More

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Seattle
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2006

My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon where we began our stay at Makanda by the Sea. This place was so unbelievable!! The room was absolutley amazing with a gorgeous view, fresh flowers all aound the room, the greatest infinity pool I have ever encountered and superb service. There are no children allowed which is so catering to... More

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Knoxville, TN
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19 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2006

During my trip to Costa Rica I spent 2 nights in Villa 1 at Makanda. From the second I walked in I was amazed. The villa is all open, with the bed surrounded by mosquito netting. There is a hammock at one end with a clear view of the Pacific Ocean. There is a kitchenette and a lockable closet and... 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*
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Makanda By The Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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Makanda By the Sea is 12 acres of wildlife sanctuary, 100 meters above the ocean. Our fully equipped Villas and Studios are carefully placed in rainforest gardens with spectacular views of the sixty mile coastline. Hotel Makanda is the ideal location for guests wishing to experience “romance in nature”, dazzling sunset views and our personalized boutique hotel ambiance. Offering gourmet cuisine, first class service, and close to Manuel Antonio Park, Spas, Restaurants, Tours and Beaches. ... more   less 
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