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Makanda by the Sea

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ACAPULCO
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had a dinner with relatively poor service. The check came and it was so dark on the terrace that my fiancée had to verify the accuracy. Turns out that they charged for a bottle of wine we didn't receive, but that wasn't the worst. Woke up next morning to a whopping $74,415 US DOLLAR charge to my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This hotel is surrounded by native vegetation and the rooms are reasonably split out so that you get some privacy (however, some rooms can be connected for families or larger groups of friends so you may have some neighbours). We had a late check in and were greeted with a lovely fruit cocktail which was needed after the journey from... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Having read some excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, I booked 2 suites via Booking.com. We were not left disappointed as the service, room, bar/restaurant area and location were excellent. The suites were very well presented, large, well equipped and clean. Two of the staff were particularly helpful and went that extra length to make our holiday a successful one. Gabrielle was... More 

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Thank Grumps65
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful we lived it online and in person. We arrived to unfriendly staff that made us feel like we were a pain and not welcome. This was not s great way to start since our last hotel in Costa Rica was amazing. The staff was always unfriendly the construction was loud. The hot tub in the room... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The hotel is a greatly designed adult place mainly for honeymooners and those with a lot of money. The luxury villas and studios are really fantastic and require little else than a better sevice. The pool is exceptional. However there is no beach, simply a steep and dirty access path to a little wild coast area. The only thing we... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

My wife and I had to shorten our trip so we were unfortunately only able to stay here for one night. The hotel couldn't reimburse us since it was last minute but they did upgrade us to a huge suite that had just been renovated and it was incredible. The hotel is situated on a hill so the views are... More 

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Thank Mike M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We LOVED this place! When we arrived I saw construction workers leaving the property for the day. We went inside reception and were greeted with frozen drinks upon check in. I voiced my concern about possible construction noise and we were immediately upgraded to villa #7 away from the noise without any problem. From what I understand Makanda is expanding,... More 

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

This place has always been me and my wife's favorite place to rent. The view is finaminal. The area is quiet. And the bed is so comfortable. Not very far from shops and great restaurants. Whale watching is the best in February and March. We also have a visitor every time we arrive. A green turtle.

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Thank John G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a gorgeous property and I could hardly drag myself away from watching birds outside our window. All of the staff were professional yet warm, and attentive. We especially enjoyed Jersey and Jorge, our waiters. We were in unit 1, which does not have a place to sit outside. That said it was so hot we were content to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We stayed in Villa 7. It was magnificent. We were right beneath the tanning deck, and very close to the pool. They started cleaning a little early one morning, but it was fine. Truly a beautiful setting and with monkeys coming right up and eating from your hand. Just sit on your balcony with fruit and they will come running!... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Makanda by the Sea

Address: Main Road to Manuel Antonio Park | 800 meters from Plaza Vista, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $277 - $434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Makanda by the Sea 3.5*
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:
#10 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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