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New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were there for three night in early March and were personally welcomed upon arrival. Everyone is extremely nice! If you intend to book excursions/tours through them, I encourage you to be persistent about it. They offer great ones, just make sure they call as they book up quick! Manuel Antonio is a ten minute/$10 cab ride away so super...

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

Thank you for choosing our Hotel and visiting our profile. We really appreciate your kind words. Looking forward to host you again. Have a great and blessed weekend...

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This beautiful hotel has been recently updated. The rooms are clean and luxurious. The bathrooms are large and very clean. The staff knows you by name and is so helpful. The hotel is located close to the beaches of Manuel Antonio and the National Park but is secluded enough that you feel like you are in an oasis. I can't...

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

Dear casey, Thank you for your kind words, it was a real pleasure to have you in our Hotel and we are truly looking forward to host you again, the soon the best ;-) Have a great and blessed day...

Olney, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I needed a last minute snowstorm bug out plan, so after some quick research on TripAdvisor, we booked Makanda By the Sea. Having never visited Costa Rica before and knowing very little about the country, it was sort of a gamble booking everything less than 48hrs prior to departure. Luckily, everything went smoothly and we could not...

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

Buenos días Mr. Molokin, Thank you for choosing our Hotel and for this great review. We have been putting a lot of effort on both design and human resource so our customers have the best traveling experience. We are still on the way to the top and your feedback is really important, for sure your advices will be taken in...

Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there for 3 nights in late Feb 2017. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful! The room was very large (Deluxe suite ocean club) with a couch, balcony and an ocean view. Bathroom was amazing and beautiful. The staff was awesome. Especially Jorge. Also Leo at front desk was wonderful. The entire staff at the bar/restaurant couldn't 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 visiting our profile. Glad you liked the Hotel, the staff really enjoyed taking care of you. We put a lot of effort on the design and human resource so our customers can have a great experience. We are truly sorry for the misunderstanding with the transportation but I really admire the...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place, The room, the food, the pool, the service, outstanding! A "must" in Manuel Antonio! Excelent desing and atention, a very diferent concepto in Manuel Antonio, try the tuna tartar and the quesadillas!

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Dear Javier, Thank you for choosing our Hotel and visiting our profile. We really appreciate your kind words and are already lookind forward to host you again. Have a great weekend...!!!

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Makanda is an exceptional hotel that mixes the most incredible world level standards of decoration and detail with the most amazing Costa Rican nature. When you are at the pool, you are just transported to a mental place of relaxation. And that peace is only interrupted - in a good way - with the sounds of monkeys, birds, the wind...

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

Dear Adrian, Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. It was a pleasure to take care of you. Glad you enjoyed and noticed the details we have been putting a lot of effort on. We truly hope you come back... soon!!! Have a great and blessed week...

Germantown, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To say this place is incredible is an amazing understatement! The room was beautiful, but even more important, the people there were fantastic. From Guillermo and Jorge, who helped with the golf cart rides, Juan Carlos in the restaurant, and Leonardo and Darwin at the front desk, along with everyone else, all were helpful, happy, and willing to do whatever...

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

Dear Judy and Jerry, Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. It was a real pleasure to host you. Glad you notice the details, we put a lot of effort and look forward to become the best Hotel in Manuel Antonio. Looking forward for your next visit, remember to mention you already stayed with us when making...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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 4 weeks ago

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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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 4 weeks ago via 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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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,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $367 - $621 (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
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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“All rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles R7659KFstevek, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles W3039CPalexandras, 21 Feb 2017 | 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, 19 Feb 2017 | 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, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wait until the work has been completed”
 of 5 bubbles timothy2017, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
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