November 11, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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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 4 days ago

My wife and I spent 5 days at Makanda by the Sea and we truly enjoyed our stay. We loved that the hotel is in the middle of the jungle, giving us prime access to the surrounding wildlife. We had monkeys visiting our villa's patio every morning, or taking care of the entertainment while we were having dinner. I was impressed by how clean everything was. The staff does a great job at keeping everything tidy, in addition to being very friendly and helpful. The food in the hotel is excellent, better than the couple of places we tried outside of the hotel. The restaurant is designed to look like you're sitting on top of the trees and you can enjoy the environment (the surrounding jungle, and the ocean in the background) while enjoying a meal. Overall, it would be very difficult to not recommend this place.

Jazz12283 - Paris, France

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited Makanda last month during a round trip through Costa Rica and was truly impressed by this amazing place! Stunning views with amazing facilities. Great food, served by nice, friendly and helpful staff. I can definitely recommend Makanda for a nice wind down when Staying in Manual Antonio!

Corne B

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at Makanda, and was taken to a villa that smelled like something had died in the pipes. The stench was horrible, until I got to change rooms to the one beside it that smelled so much better. I will say, the architecture is incredible, but thats it. As for the food, The fish tasted like rubberl. Also, because of the construction and slopes, I saw a few guests fall down while walking to their rooms. Yes they have golf carts, but I was scared for my life the first two nights and couldn't sleep because the golf cart driver literally harassed me and said I had a nice butt, and would wait for me after his shift ended at 9pm so he could take me to town. I literally could not sleep because I was all by myself and the hotel gets super dark at night with no lights so you will have to use your cell phone flashlights as you walk down and up the steep slopes. For the price, the hotel is not worth it. And the food is overpriced. I had to pay $23 for nuts which I didn't even eat and that was charged to my bill. Oh well... never again will I visit. I will definitely do a review on instagram. I also hope the owner will stop harassing me and my fiancé anymore and threaten me about my green card status because of the review. Be a little more professional. If it keeps up, I will be reporting You and your friend to the authorities for Harassment.

Rebekah R

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The perfect place for the honeymoon. We chose Makanda by photo in the Web, but reality exceeds all our expectations. Modern, stylish, with stunning ocean view and wild beach. Excellent service and cuisine. We didn't want to leave. Couple advices. Before you go to the beach make sure about the time of a tide Ask golf car driver about the home tree of the Sloth. Driver always stays on top. Happy hour is 4-6 every day. General advice: relax and rest in pura vida style. Hotel Makanda is perfect spot for this. Highly recommended.

Stanislav R

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me just say that this hotel is beautiful! My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate our anniversary and we stayed in the ocean deluxe suite. I am here to tell you the best time to visit here is during off season (rainy season) because you practically have the whole place to yourselves. The views here were spectacular we were both so in shock the details this hotel had an that wherever you walked, lounged, or ate you had a gorgeous view. Not to mention the wild monkeys swinging above you while in the pool. Some awesome features about this hotel is that it is adult only and there is two beaches you can walk down to...there is a beach with no waves and one with waves (so something for everyone) my boyfriend surfs so he was a veryyy happy camper! He was out there everyday. Such an awesome first experience for us both to Costa Rica!! Thank you Makanda for a great stay we will be back again!

briannabarteky - Redondo Beach, California

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