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Makanda by the Sea

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 July 2013

I wish we could live at Makanda. We woke up every day so happy to have breakfast on the beautiful deck. The view and pina coladas at the pool are fantastic. We saw every animal offered in the guidebooks on the Makanda property: monkeys, toucans, sloths, lizards, butterflies, etc. It was so much fun to be immersed in the jungle,...

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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We stayed here five nights, and thoroughly explored Manuel Antonio and its environs. We were in Villa 6, which was private, very quiet, and had a great Pacific view. If you have mobility issues, or cannot climb stairs, this property is not for you. Wear good walking shoes if you venture down to the beach, and be prepared for a...

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Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 29 June 2013

There are no words to describe how awesome our stay was at Hotel Makanda! This hotel is not the place if you are looking for loud people or constant activities. This is the place to renew your self and reconnect with your loved one. If you would like to do one of the many tours available in the area the...

Thank Wendy T
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 25 June 2013

If you are looking for a private, clean, great service without visibility of the staffs. I would stay here again when I go back. And, I will recommend this place to anyone who has traveled in Manuel Antonio and haven't stay here before, you should try it.

2Thank travelfei
Reviewed 3 June 2013

My wife and I just got back today from Makanda and it was amazing. The people were so friendly, especially Fabi, and the rooms were great. The views from the rooms and pool are some of the best in Costa Rica. They really create a feeling like you are part of Costa Rica at Makanda. I would recommend this place...

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denver, colorado
Reviewed 23 May 2013

The hotel is located very conveniently to different restaurants and bars if you have at least a scooter. It's quite a walk and an uphill ride on a bicycle to town. Otherwise, everything you need is on the grounds: pool, in suite kitchenette, small restaurant, room service. It is gated and has access to a private beach, though the walk...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We were actually here in May, 2010, but have just booked our trip to return next month. I have not stayed anywhere else in Manuel Antonio, but when I find something I really like I prefer to stay with it so I can't make any comparisons. We stayed in Villa 10 and are staying there again. The room was beautiful,...

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 9 May 2013

A little haven away from all the tourists of Manuel Antonio. The suites are amazing and totally private. They are beautifully appointed and very clean.The balconies have a view of the Pacific to die for. To relax on a hammock looking at the sea is just a wonderful way to while away the time. Beware if any walking problems that...

Thank zintilis44
Limoges, France
Reviewed 7 May 2013

A wonderful, quiet retreat, hidden in the trees, surrounded by flowers and a sea view to die for. Each room has its own big balcony with a view, with relaxing hammock and cane chair set. Breakfast is served here. I was a bit sceptical about that to start with but it worked perfectly. We had a huge bed and delightful...

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Cold Spring, NY
Reviewed 5 May 2013

My husband and I had a great experience at Makanda by the Sea. The staff was friendly, and informative without being intrusive. The room was spacious, clean and we especially enjoyed the deck with the hammock/outdoor furniture. The grounds were always well kept and we enjoyed spotting animals such as monkeys and sloths in their natural habitat. The view and...

1Thank AdeleK

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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 

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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: $361 - $594 (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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“We stayed in the jacuzzi room which was great”
LonNW3, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view. We stayed in OC 16 and it was fantastic.”
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  • Bathroom with a view
marysaczarna, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We like suite #16. Great sunsets from the balcony”
F4829WBjimg, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The harder rooms to get to offer the best in-jungle privacy experience.”
mikeaU6677ZF, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Villa number one”
debskiorlando, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
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