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Makanda by the Sea

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ocean club”(19 reviews)
“costa rica”(101 reviews)
“infinity pool”(58 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Room Service
Suites
Poolside Bar
Kitchenette
Concierge
Spa
4 Star 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...
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Location and contact
Main Road to Manuel Antonio Park | 800 meters from Plaza Vista, Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
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5,7 km to Quepos Airport
60 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a significant new resort, totally renovated and the Suites are very well finished. I liked the hotel location - somewhat concealed from the typical Manuel Antonio yet sufficiently close to stroll there on the off chance that you'd like. The rooms are extremely very...More

Thank Константин Л
Reviewed 3 days ago

From the moment we arrived I was astounded at how friendly, professional and funny everyone was. Traveling to a foreign country there's always a bit of apprehension regarding the level of English the staff will understand and the amount of Spanish I will understand...no need...More

Thank Michele W
Response from MAKANDAFAMILY, Guest Relations Manager at Makanda by the SeaResponded 2 days ago

Dear Michele, First of all we would like to thank you for visiting us, all of our customers are extremely vital and for that reason we work hard to help create an experience while you are staying at the hotel; exceeding our customers expectations is...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recently I spent 3 nights at this resort and it was an incredible stay! We had a free upgrade to the Deluxe Suite Ocean Club, so could not ask for anything better to start our holidays in Makanda. The ocean views, quiet sea and be...More

Thank Svetlana A
Response from MAKANDAFAMILY, Guest Relations Manager at Makanda by the SeaResponded 2 days ago

Dear Svetlana, We feel great that you liked our Deluxe Suite Ocean Club, every detail of it was thought to please the highest standards of all of our customers. Being located in the middle of the jungle in a secondary forest in Costa Rica has...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

This fabulous place is indescribable in beauty of nature! Enchanting sunsets, warm ocean, soft sounds of the night tropics ... and all this next to the national park Manuel Antonio. My accommodation in one of the rooms of the super-comfortable villa is boldly rated at...More

1  Thank Max S
Response from MAKANDAFAMILY, Guest Relations Manager at Makanda by the SeaResponded 2 days ago

Dear Max, We appreciate your kind words, it is truly great to know you had an amazing time in our hotel and could enjoy all the natural beauty surrounding the area. Glad you experience as well a little of the Costarican "Pura Vida" flavor we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the privilege of spending three nights at this beautiful jungle resort. As soon as we arrived we had some special visitors (monkeys and toucan). The room was beautiful, clean, large windows and the perfect temperature. The four days were mostly rainy but that...More

1  Thank Locaporozo
Response from MAKANDAFAMILY, Guest Relations Manager at Makanda by the SeaResponded 1 week ago

Dear customer, We are pleased to hear that as soon as you arrived some of our most dearest friends were there to say hi, that only one of the many advantages of being located in a secondary tropical rain forest. We understand that with renovations...More

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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. ...More 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. Less
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GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
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Hotel Style
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Spa
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Luxury
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On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Adult pool
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Beachfront
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Spa
,
Luxury
,
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Spa
,
Luxury
,
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Onsen
,
Spa
,
Luxury
,
On the Beach
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Pool & Beach (209)
Dining (58)
Amenities (21)
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Michele W
19 June 2018|
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Response from MemphisTeacher | Reviewed this property |
We did not rent a car. The roads are narrow, curvy mountainous roads in many places, and not marked as they are in the states. We used prearranged shuttle vans through AnywhereCostaRica, and a taxi in the city. We also... More
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Heather M
29 May 2018|
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chopperz
21 March 2018|
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Response from Ivana L | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There's no direct route to walk to the beach from the resort. We actually DID walk to the resort but we had to go out of the resort, walk up a two-way street, down a rock/dirt path, etc. It took about 30 minutes to... More
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Room Tips
"All rooms had a view. Ours had a number of stairs (#14)which seemed a bit slippery in the rain, but with hand..."
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"villa 10 offered privacy and ocean views."
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"Incredible property, incredible staff, incredible experience"
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"Construction near suite7 (May 2018) - issue if light sleeper or want total privacy on balcony"
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