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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is our second visit to Makanda. Our first time was in 2013. We loved it then and we still love it today. There are a number of improvements too. The restaurant is fabulous, especially dinner. The rooms have been updated and are beautiful. The ocean view villa is amazing. There is still so finishing construction to be completed, but...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Hola Nick! I love when people who stayed before remodelations return to the Hotel, the reaction is priceless! Glad that you are enjoying the new Makanda and we are sure you will keep coming, since you already become part of our family. Have a great and blessed year...!!!

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were here in early February: this incredible hotel is located in the jungle, unity with nature is felt at every step: a magnificent view of the ocean, a private safe beach without annoying vendors, contact with animals (monkeys, toucans, sloths). We took the Honeymoon program: a complete delight and respect to the creators, it was like a paradise, an...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Anna, thank you for giving us the opportunity to host you for such a special occasion! It is great to realize that we fulfilled all your expectations and more. All human and wildlife staff are already looking forward to host you again. Plans for your anniversary are made on our side ;-)

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We spent four nights in one of the villas. All in all it was terrific. Lovely room, excellent service, guys at the pool and restaurant were terrific. Very friendly staff. A few small suggestions. The water in our beautiful private pool was so cold it was not usable. There were not enough cushions and towels for every one at the...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. Glad that you enjoyed your stay, we have put a lot of effort both design and human resource to keep up with our high end customers expectations. We have unlimited towells access at the main pool and in the Luxury Villas there are 2 full sets of room towells (body,...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on honeymoon for a couple of weeks, were extremely happy. Meeting the sunset with champagne at a great pool. Walking on empty coast of the ocean, surf, socializing with wild animals. In general it was on the highest level: food, service, rooms and friendly staff. I planning to go back in the very near future. And I...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and give us the oportunity to host you for your honeymoon! Glad that you enjoyed all of our features including wildlife ;-) We hope you visit us again, perhaps for your anniversary! Have a long happy life together...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just got back from 5 days at Makanda. The hotel is beautiful and clean and the views amazing. Don't stay here if you're not in good condition to walk hills. Everything is sloped. Also, there are not a lot of safety railings on ramps so be careful in the dark not to fall over into the rainforest. The staff...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Laurie, Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. It is always good to hear from our VIP customers, now that we are on the way to become the best spot in Manuel Antonio area, feedback is really important and please be sure we always take this in consideration. We are happy to inform that golfcart is...

St. Petersburg, Russia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on a honeymoon. Everything, from the location, to the hotel facilities is impeccable. Especially enjoyed the restaurant experience. Will gladly come back again. Cheers to Igor and Elena running this place, you're doing a great job.

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Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host you for such a special occasion! Glad you enjoyed our Property. Looking forward to host you again. Anniversary, maybe? We really hope and wish you guys a long, happy, blessed life together...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this property for our recent stay in Costa Rica after considerable research online and I have to say both of us were extremely pleased. I should also say that during our research we read several less than glowing reviews about the ongoing construction on the property and were somewhat hesitant as a result. Any concerns we might have...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Buenos días, thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and taking the time for visiting our profile as well... There are no words to describe how thankful, glad and proud we feel when reading this accurate and detailed review (it´s my 5th time btw). Golfcart is now working 7 days of the week. Our staff is already missing you and cannot...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

An absolute gem of a hotel hidden in nature. Stunning design throughout the hotel which seeks to remain in balance with nature. Relaxing ambiance throughout aided by thoughtful and attentive staff. Hotel managers super helpful arranging tours and transport for us. Ocean views from the rooms. Super food and cocktails available from the bar and restaurant. Currently building a second...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and taking the time to visit our profile! We really appreciate your kind words and that you noticed the effort we have been putting both design/quality of product and human resource. Hope you come again and try our new pool and restaurants, it will be a real pleasure to have you again and please...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Makanda by the Sea is a must-visit gem! With a jungle atmosphere, sweeping views, luxury accommodations, and comfortable recreation, Makanda made our visit to Costa Rica memorable and lovely. The kind staff helped us with anything we needed and made the place feel like a home. I can't recommend it enough. Go see for yourself!

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Thank you for staying with us and taking the time for visiting our Profile! Our staff really enjoyed taking care of you. Monkeys were sad since they did not have chance to say goodbye... Looking forward to host you again. Have a great and blessed year...

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience for an adventurous traveler! Great service, great food! Very convenient location! I loved the hospitality of the staff and the amazing breakfast! Spectacular views! A peace of Paradise!

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Thank you for staying with us and taking the time for visiting our Profile! We´ve been putting a lot of effort and made a lot of changes (human resource, design, new menu) in order to fulfill the expectations from our VIP customers from all around the world. Glad to hear that we are accomplishing this goal. Looking forward to host...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $279 - $489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Makanda by the Sea 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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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:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#10 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“All rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles R7659KFstevek, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles W3039CPalexandras, 1 week ago | Read review
“The way the rooms are set up you feel like you're the only ones there”
  • Sunset from our private veranda
  • View from the pathway to our Casita (Studio #2)
 of 5 bubbles kingcountykid, 1 week ago | Read review
“Ocean view rooms will be positioned close to the new pool which looks super. Villas are quieter and set up away in the hillside.”
 of 5 bubbles es488, 1 week ago | Read review
“Wait until the work has been completed”
 of 5 bubbles timothy2017, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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