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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 16 hours ago

Just not our kind of place to stay. Pool area was great but rooms were just okay. Not a warming feeling for us. We go for more simple. We had dinner and drinks at the bar. Very expensive and was just average by comparing it to other local restaurants.

Jan M


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I eloped in Costa Rica and chose to have our honeymoon at Makanda. We have both traveled a lot and by far this is one of the best hotels we have ever been. Their customer service is outstanding and they are accommodating in every way possible. The Food is amazing and the ambiance is breathtaking. We brought our small dog and he was welcomed with open arms. I can’t say enough good things about this resort and we will 💯 be back. I highly recommend Makanda.

Laurie M - Houston, Texas


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice hotel, good restaurant, but the service was no as expected. There was no help with tours or places to visit or beaches to go. They send us to the hotel beach but there was nothing but rocks...no place to seat and imposible to bath. They said that in each room there was a book with the nice spots around but there was none. There are parts of the hotel under construction so it was a bit noisy at some hours.

Julia A


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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


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