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Makanda by the Sea
Ranked #16 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful estate. Great pool(s). We had the pool villa. The queen bed is a bit small for two persons. Ordered dinner in room which was great. We were offered a bottle of champagne complementary.
The only minor is that we only stayed for 1 night.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
Thank pleekong
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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Buenos días and thank you for choosing Makanda!
We are glad that you had a nice experience.
Looking forward to host you again.
Let´s just making longer so we get a good chance to really pamper you.
Make sure to mention that you already stayed with us when making your next reservation(s).
Have a great and blessed weekend...!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for a bday getaway & it was spectacular. The concierge & their hospitality was beyond amazing! They went above & beyond to surprise me w cake & champagne (didn't even ask for any of it, all thanks to Alberto )! Loved every moment that I was there! Would & have recommend this place to many others!

Stayed: September 2017
Thank Souvenir R
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MAKANDAFAMILY, Owner at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guest!

So happy you loved your getaway with us! Happy Birthday and hope to see you again! Cheers!!!!!))

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is hidden jungle/Sea Gem. When we arrived, Alberto was very helpful and made us feel so welcome. The staff was very helpful & friendly. Beautiful views, great location. I have been to many resorts in Manuel Antonio and this is my favorite! This hotel is an oasis in the forest/Sea. I come back every year to Costa Rica. I stay for 3 months and come to Manuel Antonio about 3 times during my stay. Makanda is where I will stay!!!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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MAKANDAFAMILY, Owner at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest!

It is so important for us to know that our efforts succeeded. It is always inspiring when people share your passion. Thanks for your support. Hugs!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just after the wedding, we jumped into the plane and rushed to the far-away dream country of Costa Rica. After spending 22 hours at airports and different planes, absolutely exhausted we got to the destination. How nice it was to be greeted by a super positive minivan driver who drive us with comfort to Hotel Makanda. From the first minute we fell in love with it - we simply did not expect such beauty in the middle of the jungle, with fantastic views of the ocean. We were met as kings and every minute of our stay they tried to do everything so that we were happy. The room was huge, magnificent design and view of the ocean, decorated with rose petals, we were waited with a cold rose champagne and hot jacuzzi. The next morning we were offered breakfast on the menu with options to choose from. Food was delicious. By the way, the food in the hotel are really good. I definitely recommend visiting a new restaurant for a romantic dinner - we really enjoyed it. I can say Makanda is a great mix of relaxing atmosphere, service, design, cleanliness, wild nature beauty and killing sunsets. We were happy! Thanks Makanda for our fabulous honeymoon!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Paulina B
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MAKANDAFAMILY, Owner at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Paulina!

Is so important for us to hear this words, especially from honeymoon couple. It was such an honour to share this amazing days with your beautiful family! Our best wishes and tropical hugs from Costa Rican Paradise))

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

My partner and I spent 4 nights at Makanda by the Sea. We were not disappointed. The hotel is fantastic - it's very well designed, fresh, modern and most of all, relaxing. The hotel has two awesome infinity pools that give views over the jungle and Pacific ocean. The staff was extremely welcoming and helpful. The hotel has it's own semi private beach - we spent a day there and were the only ones on the beach. We enjoyed both the sushi pool bar and the main restaurant which has only just opened. I would definitely recommend the Daiquiris and the Caipirinhas!! We stayed in one of the new Ocean Suite rooms - they are large with big balconies and all the modern amenities you'd expect. We could see two Sloths hanging out on a tree right outside our room. So cool to be nestled directly in nature. Overall, I would highly recommend a visit. If you're looking for a tropical retreat for some romance or relaxation, Makanda won't disappoint.

Room Tip: Definitely go for the Ocean Suite rooms - they are the newest.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thnak you for choosing Makanda and visiting our profile!
We really appreciate this detailed review, we are sure it will help other travelers that are trying to make the right choice.
The Property is really blessed with incredible views and daily wildlife visitors.
Having the best Staff and the best Gastronomic offer combined with great design and architecture is just the cherry on the top ;-)
We hope that you visit us again, remember to mention that you already stayed with us when making your next reservation.
Have a great and blessed weekend...!!!

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Additional Information about Makanda by the Sea

Address: Main Road to Manuel Antonio Park | 800 meters from Plaza Vista, Manuel Antonio 60601, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#7 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#10 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio
Price Range: R3 186 - R6 075 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4,5 star — Makanda by the Sea 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the 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 “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. ... more   less 
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Makanda By The Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park

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