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Makanda by the Sea

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Makanda for a week in early May and it was incredible! The best compliment we can give is: We can't wait to go back! We say this because it is so beautifully designed, the staff are wonderfully friendly (nothing is too much trouble) and the natural setting is stunning. Each studio/villa is set apart in a beautiful...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Liz & Tom, Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We all already miss you and can´t thank you enough for your kind words. Looking forward to host you again and please remember to mention that you already stayed with us when making your next reservation. Have a great and blessed week...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very quite relaxing hotel, everything was just perfect, excellent design, big rooms (especially bathrooms), ocean view, 2 pools, private beach, very client-oriented polite staff, clean. So almost everything that is needed in one place. Good bar and restaurant with great food and good service.

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Hola Marat! Thank you for choosing Dream Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and all of our amenities. Looking foward to host you again, we hope it is soon ;-) Have a great and blessed weekend...

Concord, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a review of my whole Costa Rican experience. Mostly on this hotel, as thats why your reading this. My wife and I flew in to San Jose from NH USA. A long flight with layover. Airport customs was a 2 hour wait. Then problems with budget rental car. That will be a separate review and not a pleasant...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Muy buenos días...!!! Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. Cannot put into words the satisfaction when we realize that we are reaching our goal on structure and service. We really appreciate your kind words and we are sure that your review will help a lot of travelers that are trying to make the right choice when...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, we saw most of the wild animals we wanted to see all while sitting by the pool! How awesome is that???? Sloths, monkeys, macaws. I wish we had more than 3 nights to spend there I can't image what else we would have seen. This place is BEAUTIFUL! It rained quite a bit when we were there...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Buenos días, thank you for choosing Makanda and visiting our profile. All of our staff really enjoy taking care of Visitors, we all love the hospitality business. Glad you enjoyed the Villa, the balcony is a real advantage. We are already looking forward to host you again, remember to mention that you already stayed with us when making your next...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful and peaceful places i've ever seen! Perfect location, fancy design. Rooms are very comfortable and cosy))) Delicious breakfast and good cocktails of course))) Amazing Hotel! Hope to visit Makanda again))))

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Liza, Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy that you had a great time. Hope you are back soon. Have a great and blessed week...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Makanda is no questions asked one of the top hotels in Costa Rica for couples. Very exclusive rooms, spectacular views, the nature surroundings, delicous food and the service make it a paradise. Really enjoyed my time on the property. Honeymooners, there's no way you can miss this hotel. Great location in the Manuel Antonio area too.

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Owner at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Carlos! Thanks a lot for this words! Making people happy is best reward and good karma)) Hope to see you again in our Hotel! Best wishes!

Nixa, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay in a new room on a brand new pool. The accomadations were great. Although golf cart service is available, the property is very hilly. Walking around the resort can be a challenge. The staff, especially Jorge, CoCo, Darwin,and Roy were fantastic. The private beach, although beautiful, is very primitive and getting to it has stairs and a dirt...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We really appreciate you took from your time to share these kind words. Glad that you enjoyed our food, Chef worked really hard to put together a nice menu with options that you might not find in other places near by. Looking forward to host you again. Make sure you...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First things first, Makanda really does have wonderful architecture, the hotel is stunning and has magnificent views over the jungle and the ocean. The two pools are amazing and also ideal spot to observe wildlife (we saw monkeys, sloths, and a toucan). The rooms are very spacious, decorated with a lot of taste, and super modern, huge balconies too! However,...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, Management at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Gonca, Thank you a lot for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. We are glad that you enjoyed and noticed the details on our design. Hotel has been always blessed with the wildlife interaction. As per our human resource... We really appreciate the feedback you are providing and will have meeting with our Staff, our guidelines does not...

Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancé recently proposed and I thought I could ¨help him" choose a wedding and/or honeymoon destination 😉 Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica seems to be one of the top romantic destinations and now we know why... Makanda by the Beach - beautifully designed hotel, luxury villas (of course I chose the one with a private pool), 2 huge pools...

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Hola Marina! Thank you for choosing Hotel Makanda and visiting our profile. Having you in the Hotel before your wedding really helped us, going thru every little details with you and your future husband will guarantee that you enjoy the wedding of your dreams. Should you (or your guests) still have questions, comments or just require further assistance; please do...

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Makanda by The Sea, is one of the most beautifull place to stay at Manuel Antonio... The vibe, the staff and the amazing pool made a great mixed! Villa #6 is my favorite, the private pool, the shower, and view.... A million dollars view!!!. The whole place is full of luxury details and good taste.... And of course you have...

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Thank you for choosing our Property and visiting our profile. The Staff really enjoyed taking care of you and we are missing you already. We hope you visit us again soon and remember to mention that you already stayed with us when making your next reservation. Have a great and blessed day...!!!

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Hot Tub
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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 

Additional Information about Makanda by the Sea

Address: Main Road to Manuel Antonio Park | 800 meters from Plaza Vista, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: €220 - €400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Makanda by the Sea 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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Also Known As:
Makanda By The Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
Makanda By The Sea Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#10 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“The villas are so beautiful but if you have a smaller budget delux studio 11 is really lovely”
LizTom2015, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“all rooms. I can't see how any would be a bad choice”
  • Makanda room
  • Makanda bathroom
Winden-Photography, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“I think the studio rooms are updated, but the villas have more privacy and more animal interaction I think!”
ashbrownjm, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose any of the luxury villas, they are expectacular and well worth your money. Any room at this hotels is exclusive!”
  • Pool on balcony of the luxury villa.
carlosmontero89, 9 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are nice with each having an advantage. Site is heavily wooded. Ocean views vary. We found our favorite lounge and sat outside.”
jkdozr, 2 May 2017 | Read review
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