Stayed in Makanas for a week, had a great time and didn't spend a fortune.
The cabins were ultra clean and felt private. The location is in my opinion perfect, since its secluded enough you get to see the monkeys and the birds while escaping the dust that plagues most everywhere in town, beautiful Florblanca Hotel for yoga, massage, dinner and cocktails is basically next door, secret little tidepools, and just down the beach is another restaurant/sunset cocktail bar Roca Mar as well as a pointbreak and the begining of the beach break. So you get both seclusion and amenities.
Aaron and Tatiana, our hosts, were the best part of it all, making sure I was comfortable, sharing breakfast and coffee with the guests and making us feel so at home. Both of them are 100% knowledgeable about the area, having lived here most of their lives, so anything you need is a phone call away.
They offer surf lessons and fishing trips. I took very fun surf lessons with Aaron, (he's been teaching surfing for years) he set me up with a board and all, and another guest went fishing for tuna. Later we cooked the fish on-site. Aaron is fantastic cook and Tatiana a sweet hostess. Everybody was very happy.
I am coming back here next trip, so i would absolutely recommend.
Good for singles, good for couples and if you have children, the cabanas are safe and have a variety of bed distributions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Makanas offers three discreet and quaint cabins by the ocean. Step out of your room and watch the monkeys swing by in the canopy above or listen to the tropical birds in the morning as you enjoy a cup of delicious Costa Rican coffee. We are located well away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Santa Teresa, yet steps away from the prized beaches Santa Teresa is known for. Come experience Santa Teresa at its best, with world class surfing, fishing, excellent cuisine and some of the best sunsets the world has to offer. Whether you are a couple looking for something more private or a larger group looking to all stay together, we can accommodate your needs. We look forward to seeing you at Makanas! Pura vida! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Makanas Costa Rica/Santa Teresa