It was difficult to chose a hotel at Manuel Antonio because of the large selection, but I am so glad we ended up at Makanda by the Sea. Each unit has a wonderful view of the the Pacific Ocean. In addition, the units are nestled into the hillside amongst the lush growth so that you cannot see any other buildings. The only visible sign of life is the wildlife, which gives the sense of complete privacy. We also loved the private beach. It is not the best for swimming (the public beach is only a 10-15 mintue walk away) but we enjoyed having it all to ourselves the morning we were there. What topped our stay off were the wonderful, gourmet breakfasts that were delivered to our door 20 minutes after ordering. How wonderful to eat in privacy on our patio, soaking in the view and the serenity. The infinity pool is beautiful, the poolside restaurant romantic, and the staff goes above and beyond to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Nice touches were fresh flowers and candles in our room. I cannot think of anything that could have made our stay any better.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Makanda By The Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
- Makanda By The Sea Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio