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Makanda by the Sea

TravelocityUS$ 318*
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 328*
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Limoges, France
Reviewed 7 May 2013

A wonderful, quiet retreat, hidden in the trees, surrounded by flowers and a sea view to die for. Each room has its own big balcony with a view, with relaxing hammock and cane chair set. Breakfast is served here. I was a bit sceptical about that to start with but it worked perfectly. We had a huge bed and delightful...

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Cold Spring, NY
Reviewed 5 May 2013

My husband and I had a great experience at Makanda by the Sea. The staff was friendly, and informative without being intrusive. The room was spacious, clean and we especially enjoyed the deck with the hammock/outdoor furniture. The grounds were always well kept and we enjoyed spotting animals such as monkeys and sloths in their natural habitat. The view and...

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florida
Reviewed 29 April 2013

I booked Makanda pretty much based on T.A. reviews & looking at the hotel website. We needed something that would sleep 3-4 adults, and wanted a great view. I thought it was a little pricey, especially for August, but could not find anything I liked better, so we decided to give it a try. The reservation process was easy. I...

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Spring, Texas
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Doug & I stayed in Villa #1; everything about it was awesome - view would take your breath away - you see Pacific, rain forest, & beautiful gardens! The bed was comfy & the room was spacious. The breakfast was a treat - pancakes were the best! Everyone at the hotel was very accommodating & friendly. The restaurant was very...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 19 April 2013

I liked this place last year. Then again was with friends and had less contact with the staff. Sure Leo and Darwin at Reception are nice but even they don't follow through. Was here last year for my birthday and thought I'd come back. Pool and view is amazing. Unfortunately the general staff is unkind and could care less if...

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

Dear Amen, We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your return trip to Makanda. Since our reviews are generally overwhelmingly positive, we were quite surprised by most of your comments and hope travelers will weigh their decision to visit our hotel based on the majority of rave reviews we have received over the last 25 years of operation....

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Stayed in Villa 6 and loved it. Truly a sanctuary with comfort inside and out. Gorgeous veranda with a bit of an ocean view, and surrounded by trees, birds, all sorts of wildlife. A/C inside was worth the occasional respite from humidity. Fabulously appointed room, canopy bed, sitting area, luxury bathroom, kitchen. Look at the site's pictures - it's for...

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Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The Makanda made our latest trip a "best of" experience. We stayed in Villa #1 which is the one pictured in the photograph. It was exquisite, from the wonderful views, the most comfortable bed (with crisp linens), this well-maintained room was perfect and spacious. Everyone at the facility was more than accommodating, every need attended and every question had a...

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 30 March 2013

My boyfriend and I were in Costa Rica and stayed at Hotel Makanda for 5 nights. We loved this place from the moment we arrived. Since there are only 11 rooms in total (max occupancy 2 people per room), you really feel like you are the only people staying there. We can across a few other guests at the pool...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Perfect ocean view. Thats it. Dirt, mould and rust is what we experienced in our studio. What you see on their website is not what you get. Property needs to be renovated. If you like to stay in the Manuel Antonion area we would recommend Si Como No or Gaia.

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

Dear Tomtofino, We once again regret that at the last minute you chose not to stay at our beautiful Tripadivor Voted Most Romantic hotel for whatever reason you decided. As an exception to our normal cancellation policies, we agreed to refund your stay and allow another guest that was enchanted with your Studio to stay with us at Makanda instead....

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Reviewed 7 March 2013 via mobile

For some reason this place does not get the high ranking it deserves. Our room #3 was spectacular. Large wall of glass facing the sea, comfortable sofa and and an attractive floor of black, polished concrete tiles. Great infinity pool and a very decent restaurant all in a jungle location without noisy neighbours. Playa Biesanz is an easy 20 min...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
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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: ₹ 16,759 - ₹ 27,161 (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
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#10 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Best views. Don't be surprised to meet some monkeys :)”
, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the jacuzzi room which was great”
LonNW3, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an ocean view. We stayed in OC 16 and it was fantastic.”
  • The bedroom area
  • The sitting area.
  • Bathroom with a view
marysaczarna, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We like suite #16. Great sunsets from the balcony”
F4829WBjimg, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The harder rooms to get to offer the best in-jungle privacy experience.”
mikeaU6677ZF, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
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