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Hotel Makanda by the Sea in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park, within a 12-acre sanctuary poised 200 meters above the Pacific Ocean, the adult-only Hotel Makanda by the Sea captures the magical spirit of Costa Rica. Open-air and well-appointed villas and studios are sculpted harmoniously into the natural environment, and boast spectacular views of the 60-mile coastline. In this unspoiled wonderland, you can savor fresh seafood, drift in the stunning infinity pool, or watch local wildlife including monkeys and sloths as they wind their way through the rainforest.

Although the resort boasts spacious viewing decks reaching into the jungle canopy, you will want to venture further out, to raft the Savegre River or take a horseback ride along a rainforest trail. Secluded nearby beaches provide sublime settings for surfing, sunning and sea kayaking. You might also snorkel or scuba dive off the volcanic reefs of local islands. For pure indulgence, request a soothing spa treatment. Then unwind over homemade dessert and a cup of coffee freshly roasted at the hotel's own Sunspot Bar & Grill.

Location of Hotel Makanda by the Sea

Hotel Makanda by the Sea
Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Nearest Airport: SJO

Amenities for Hotel Makanda by the Sea

  • General Information
  • 11 Guest Rooms
  • Adults Only
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Bakery
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryers
  • Satellite Television
  • Kitchenettes
  • Activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Parasailing
  • Ecological Excursions
  • ATV Tours
  • White Water River Rafting
  • River Rafting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Hotel Makanda by the Sea

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Makanda lives up to the ideal of ‘personal paradise’. From the moment we checked in we felt very spoilt - the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, and keen to make sure your stay is very special. For example, at check in we were asked if we would like a drink on the house, and the next thing we knew we were sipping some lovely sparkling rose. And told to keep the bottle! Whilst design is a matter of personal taste, I thought the design of the hotel was awesome - the kind of hotel where you immediately want to take photos to remember it. Our room (S17) was massively spacious with fantastic sea views. Food is great (especially the sushi!). Location is perfect. The only negative is that at some point you have to leave. Pura Vida!

Stephen J


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous hotel! Each detail, each small thing simply perfect! Bliss place for adults only. Pool.....OMG!!!! i think is the best pool ive ever saw! Cherry on the top is staff - very helfull, smiling, nice people. Full set of amenities for 100% relax and chill. Pura Vida

ffilini2018 - San Jose, Costa Rica


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Makanda is a gem. Stunning in every detail. The grounds are simply magical. We loved watching the sunset from the pool eating yummy appetizers and sipping on superb cocktails. It is like walking into another world. We highly recommend a visit!

heidimichellelove - Reno, Nevada


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a very nice stay here, the property is beautiful! Staff were always happy and helpful (thank you Coco!). The salt water infinity pool was especially nice and never crowded. I would have given and excellent review, however our older bodies were challenged with the steps going down to our room. I think a handrail would be very welcome. My fear was falling at night when it got dark.

SueandFrank - Edmonds, WA


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We just love, love it here. We stayed in two different rooms, both of which had unreal views. We are from Key West, so we know what paradise feels like.... this was on a different level. The rooms were clean, sleek and beautiful. Food has been fabulous. Especially the breakfast!!! Staff has been great, too.

Irisbmoore - Key West, Florida


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