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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed my stay at villa with ocean view. Good restaurant and great selection of wines. Very elegant, close to manuel antonio national park. Stuff will go out of their way to provide you with anything. Definitely one of the best hotels I have stayed at.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

It was absolutely fantastic. The hotel and grounds are gorgeous. The pool is one of the most amazing ones I've seen. The customer service was 100% top notch! Everything was wonderful. We will be back!!!!!

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1Thank Aigul A
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are very pleased that since our arrival the staff was very polite and the most benevolent. Service remained up to the professional level. Even golf car driver was very courteous and always captured a couple of fresh beach towels for us on the way to the beach. We staid in Ocean Club Suite. The interior design of the hotel...

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1Thank Полина В
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

we stayed at Makanda in January 2017 in a room Ocean Club #3. The room is very spacious and bright. Everything is fresh and modern, newly built. We liked the interior design, the room is very beautiful. Before that we stayed in other hotels and were very pleasantly surprised at Makanda: everything is clean, comfortable, smells good, good water pressure,...

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

Dear Alexey! Thanks a lot for your positive review - reading this words inspires! That’s so important! As you mention, our Hotel is located in a big property, covered 90% by forest. Actually it’s one of the few remaining in Manuel Antonio richest biological corridor. We have 3 types of monkeys visiting every day, anteater, kinkajous, capybaras, armadillos, toucans, red...

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely location, high up, sea view, 20 mins walk from glorious semi-private beach Excellent food, and superb attention from all staff, particularly "TJ" , who gave us great attention in the restaurant. LuxuriouVisited by monkeys, sloths toucans etc.etc Adults only, so no irritating kids or Healht & Safety signs ....s rooms (suite), beautifully appointed. They were building an extension -...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, General Manager at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Colin! Thanks so much for this review: short and to the point. We will be happy to see you again in our Hotel. Best wishes!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

First off the staff is super friendly and very professional. We found people were genuinely interested in making your stay better. And yet, they seemed to either be short-staffed or perhaps just unaware that most high end hotels do actually give clients very high levels of service. To be clear, I wouldn't have a problem with anything I'm about to...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, General Manager at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for visiting our profile, it is always great and helpful to hear the feedback from our guests. You actually enjoyed one of the best rooms of our Hotel: Luxury Villa, for $700.00 a night with pool, Jacuzzi, bath tub, marble in a room, exclusive decoration, Makanda Sweet Dreams custom sleeping system, smart TV, German Kitchen appliances,...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not stay at this hotel! We stayed at Makanda for 3 nights, paying north of $450/night. On the first day we checked in and were in dire need of a shower after the 5-hour journey from Monteverde, the water shut off completely after about 5 minutes of use - sinks, shower, toilet - nothing worked. They said they would...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, General Manager at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, We can see you are very angry, but let's be less emotional and more true. First let us thanks you for repeating your friend Melissa review. As we told before we are really sorry for water problem you had. Broken pipe took us 1 hour to fix. Sometimes these things happen. No hotel, home or business in this...

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you looking for stylish design cool place - this is it. Absolutely exclusive and luxury villa 6 is real VIP. Private pool, cozy cocoon, natural wood and marble, Bosh equipped kitchen and bed... omg.... this bed... they name it "Makanda Sweet Dreams". I can tell it is the best bed I've ever slept. Special thanks to the chef: that's...

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MAKANDAFAMILY, General Manager at Makanda by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Anya! Was a big pleasure to host you. We are very pleased for this detailed review and hope it will help our guests to have a real ideas about the room and Hotel. Have a beautiful year and for sure turn back to Makanda!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm professional photographer and i can say only WOW!!! We stay at the hotel for rest but in fact i was working hard: Hotel is amazingly beautiful. We stayed at fresh built Ocean Club-this room is fancy and very stylish. Small things (hairdryer) still need to be set, but it's nothing comparing to the things done. Pool and restaurant area...

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

Thank you a lot for your kind words! We have worked REAL hard in the Hotel and your review makes us realize that we are achieving our goal. More to come, if you liked what you saw, must come again; you and your camera will go crazy ;) Have a great and blessed year...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at Makanda for New Year 2017 celebrating! That was cool party! Fresh oysters, rivers of champagne and super funky music)) we really enjoy. Next morning... omg... hangover healing breakfast, delicious! After-jump into the pool with underwater relaxing music! Yes! UNDERWATER MUSIC!!!! This hotel full of cool things. Room (Ocean Club) was spectacular, staff (Special thanks to Leo) super...

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

Dear Igor thanks for your review, could not describe it better. This is the first time we had live music for the holidays and it was really well accepted, for sure we will continue to feature live bands (and not only for december, better keep checking our site). Our Chef did a great job with the new breakfast menu, great...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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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: €265 - €481 (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
#17 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“We loved Luxury Villa #9”
 of 5 bubbles H6975PIdavids, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villa 1, best ocean view (older) - still nice and comfy.”
 of 5 bubbles Yvmthomas, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for #4 the Pacific Suite, you won't regret it.”
 of 5 bubbles UrbanExplorer2014, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do not book this hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Chochem, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms there are amazing. I was lucky to get a tour of the Hotel and they are all absolutely gorgeous.”
 of 5 bubbles 31alinap, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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