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Makanda By The Sea

Main Road to Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica
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#10 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
IN BRIEF First Impression: WOW this is so beautiful Staff: One step ahead Food and drinks: Everything from a la carte breakfast to seafood spaghetti by the pool or angus steak at fancy Arbol restaurant Bed and Bath: It's all about comfort and high standards The crowd: Honeymooners and money makers In a nutshell: Probably the best hotel for adults only in Central Pacific
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Amber Livingston wrote a review Apr 7
Sacramento, California1 contribution
Makanda by the Sea is by far one of the most beautiful places I’ve been to. I was there April 5th & 6th, 2021. Everything is perfectly thought out with the guests in mind. Me and 7 friends went for a birthday dinner and a spa day the following day. The dinner & drinks were amazing. I had the lobster ravioli and every bite was perfect & the ambiance is everything. The following day felt like my honeymoon all over again. The staff is so attentive and you don’t have to think about anything other than taking it all in. Each part of the day was timed out perfectly. We started at the pool where we had drinks & relaxed in the crystal clear water with a view that was to die for. Then we went to this beautiful lanai with yet another amazing view that was unmatched. We had this area all to ourselves. This is where the jacuzzi room & sauna are located & it’s hard to believe but this view exceeded the previous one and the weather was great. From there we were taken down to the message room with yet another breathtaking view. There I experienced the best message I’ve ever had. I didn’t want it to end. After that we had lunch. I ordered shrimp pasta & Caesar salad which was delicious & good portions. Then we went back to the pool area & finished off the day by swimming & having drinks the way we started. This was the last night of our trip & the perfect way to end our vacation. I travel often, go to many places & love luxury experiences. I’ve been to Tulum, Maui, Orlando & Costa Rica in the last 2 months and I can say my heart is here, at Makanda by the Sea. I can’t wait to go back in September. This was a 5 Star experience from start to finish. You must see it! Amber ~
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Nataly wrote a review Apr 2
31 contributions
It was an amazing stay. Everything was great. We had the Wow suite and it really is Wow. The design is exceptional and unique. You live in a rainforest in a very modern room. The pool is very nice and stylish. An amazing sunset can be watched from the pool. The staff are friendly and the food is delicious. If you want something unusual and impressive, I definitely recommend
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
melanee688689 wrote a review Mar 2021
5 contributions
The Makanda by the Sea exceeded our expectations. It is conveniently located near Manuel Antionio Parque, but feels very secluded and private. The two infinity pools were absolutely stunning with beautiful views of the ocean and tropical terrain. We saw sloths, monkeys, birds, lizards and hermit crabs on our daily walks around the resort. The beach was private with nice quiet lounge swings made for two. Our suite was newly remodeled and incredibly nice. The food and drinks were delicious. The staff spoiled us with their attentive service. I highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: Some rooms are easier to get to than others if you have difficulty walking up stairs or on steep...
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Nataly Smith wrote a review Mar 2021
Moscow, Russia15 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely place with super friendly and attentive staff - they paid attention to my every request! veeeeery clean and stylish rooms! I definitely highly recommend it and really hope to come back again as the level of relaxation was way beyond my expectations!:) Thank you for the magic holidays and wish you prosperity!!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mark Villavicencio wrote a review Mar 2021
Guatemala City, Guatemala1 contribution
I stayed in Makanda Hotel for a couple of nights on March 2021 and my experience was the best ever. The architecture is outstanding, the rooms crafted in every detail and the ocean view is amazing. During Friday they had live music and dinner was great! I will sure be back.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
$277 - $526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makanda By The Sea
Which popular attractions are close to Makanda By The Sea?
Nearby attractions include Playa Biesanz (0.2 miles), La Playita (0.3 miles), and Club Karma Lounge (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Makanda By The Sea?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Makanda By The Sea?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Makanda By The Sea?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Makanda By The Sea?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Makanda By The Sea?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manuel Antonio Falafel Bar, Shana Restaurant & Lounge Pool Bar, and Ape Eclectic Social Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Makanda By The Sea?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Makanda By The Sea have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Makanda By The Sea offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Makanda By The Sea located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Manuel Antonio.
Are any cleaning services offered at Makanda By The Sea?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Makanda By The Sea?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.