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    Makanda by the Sea

    Main Road to Manuel Antonio Park | 800 meters from Plaza Vista, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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    1 room
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          USD 255*
          USD 255*
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          Overview
          • Excellent69%
          • Very good17%
          • Average6%
          • Poor3%
          • Terrible3%
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          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Breakfast included
          Air Conditioning
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          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          Private Balcony
          4.5 Star Hotel
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          Reviewed 12 February 2014

          Specially during holiday season Manuel Antonio is a crowded, noisy and not very amusing place. So you will be happy to stay in a quiet and peaceful retreat. And what an outstanding retreat Makanda is! Studio with overwhelming sea views, great breakfasts on private terrace,...More

          2  Thank Josef R
          Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

          We had fantastic ocean views as well as view to flowers, trees ....and 'guests' in the treetops: monkeys, birds. Room tip: some of the villas are near the reception/gate/road. Here you get more artificial light, more 'domestic' noise and noise from the road. Go for...More

          4  Thank abcnord
          Reviewed 30 January 2014

          Wow! What an amazing property! This was our second stop on our adventure around Costa Rica, for our Honeymoon, and we will be back someday! Makanda by the Sea is just a gem. Having your own private villa set in the rainforest, overlooking the ocean,...More

          2  Thank Amy L
          Reviewed 29 January 2014

          Stayed at Makanda in Nov of 2013 with my girlfriend for 3 days. Absolutely loved the atmosphere, rooms, food, and location. Service was very excellent and made us feel welcome and helped us plan a excursion, delivered food, breakfast included (+fresh juice). The pool was...More

          3  Thank Tyler P
          Reviewed 28 January 2014

          We agree with all the positive reviews of this place. Our room (more like a an apartment) was large, comfortable and had a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean beyond forest packed with wild life. For example we were visited one morning by a band...More

          2  Thank John L
          Parador Resort and Spa
          2,328 reviews
          #10 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
           
          Gaia Hotel & Reserve
          1,489 reviews
          #3 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
           
          Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa
          765 reviews
          #17 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
           
          Tulemar Resort
          1,129 reviews
          #2 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio National Park
           
          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Breakfast included
          • Spa
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Room Service
          • Free Parking
          • Breakfast included
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Airport Transportation
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Minibar
          • Microwave
          • Things to do
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Hot Tub
          • Spa
          Details
          • Price range
          • USD 246 - USD 447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #8 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
          • #10 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
          • #12 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Kitchenette ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Accessible rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 27
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          • Location
          • Costa Rica >
          • Province of Puntarenas >
          • Manuel Antonio National Park
          • Also Known As
          • Makanda By The Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
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          Traveller (528)
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          Dining (30)
          Hotel & Grounds (279)
          Bathroom (13)
          Family and Play Areas (3)
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Patrick T
          How would one go about booking the flight from San Jose to Quepos? I checked orbitz and there is no such flights, are their specific sites for those flights?
          9 May 2017|
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          Response from MAKANDAFAMILY | Property representative |
          Dear Patrick! Sansa Airlines do several trips to Quepos Airport. Let us know your arrival time so we can arrange transfer to Hotel. Have a save trip!
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          Patrick T
          Is the San Jose airport the only airport closest to makanda? Is it not possible to fly into quepos? That's still about 3 hours away, how do we go about booking accommodations to get to the hotel if we do not want to rent a car?
          4 May 2017|
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          Response from MAKANDAFAMILY | Property representative |
          Buenas tardes! You can check or google Nature Air or Sansa Costa Rica. Feel free to send your arrival itinerary I can check local flights or help you book private ground transportation in the worst case...
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          Ian S
          Does the snorkelling actually exist and do they have equipement or is it better to take your own ?
          13 March 2017|
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          Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
          Take your own.
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          Room Tips
          "The villas are so beautiful but if you have a smaller budget delux studio 11 is really lovely"
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          "all rooms. I can't see how any would be a bad choice"
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          "I think the studio rooms are updated, but the villas have more privacy and more animal interaction I think!"
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          "Choose any of the luxury villas, they are expectacular and well worth your money. Any room at this hotels is..."
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