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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 5 days ago

Place looks absolutely amazing, staff are really friendly and helpful. The place is positioned on the side of the mountains and surrounded by monkeys. Darwin the host made our stay really enjoyable and looked after us the whole time. Recommend to all.

danlegendtravel - Gold Coast, Australia


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is the most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed at . Their service is beyond excellent. Jacklyn and evenly at the front desk were extra helpful and very friendly . Also Every time we would request a car to pick us up from our room Jorge the young guy would get there right away. He would make us laugh and made us feel very welcome as well. The staff in the swimming pool area was extra friendly. The rooms were remodel and fancy with a gorgeous view! the breakfast was extremely good and tasty. I have no complains at all , I’m. Very happy with everything! They treat you like a king/ Queen. The pool is open 24 hours you can’t beat that, plus the pool has a wonderful, gorgeous, pretty view. We’re definitely coming back again! Loved it

marioMayito - California


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely hotel in a beautiful setting. Check in was a bit false, very insincere women on reception but apart from that everything else was great. We had a Deluxe Studio which had it’s own private terrace. Room was spacious with huge bed and kitchenette area. Lovely Molten Brown toiletries - always a bonus in our eyes! Breakfasts were just amazing - cooked to order with choices from a menu ranging from omelette, eggs benedict and French toast to name but a few. Two swimming pools to choose from with happy hour at the main pool from 4pm-6pm (this info wasn’t shared with us on check in). Apparently there is a beach which the hotel will buggy you to but we never made it there. Would stay again and definitely recommend.

Hufflepuff33 - Folkestone, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let’s start with the property: Pristine and beautifully landscaped. The natural jungle does most of the work but Makanda has added its own touch of paradise with romantic lighting and secluded pathways and entries to each unit. Each rental is a Cocoon of privacy with unsparing detail and attention to design and comfort each with an awe inspiring view of the ocean. The pool areas are very clean and well maintained ,comfortably designed and appointed. The staff is what makes this personal paradise work. Alex,Darwin, Jorge, Jorge, Marilyn, Chris, Luis, Amanda, TJ and Yolanda all did their professional best for us and l am sure there are many we did not meet. Thank you all for a memorable stay. We can’t wait to come back with friends.

Robert T - Denver, Colorado


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had three nights here and were impressed. We stayed in A deluxe studio with breathtaking views especially at sunset. We had lunch one day which was very good and dinner also which was good too. Poolside drinks during happy hour were great - watching sunset and the monkeys playing - a real treat. The National park is literally minutes away. However, the hotel is a steep walk or a drive away from the restaurants, shops etc on the main drag. If there is one piece of advice - take some pifpaf or similar with you to stop the bugs crawling under the doors at night! Overall though, this one is worthy of the rave reviews, we wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

Tom H - Folkestone, United Kingdom


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