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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 8 June 2012

We spent a few nights here to start off our honeymoon and this place was excellent. The chiparinis here are by far the best we had. I'm sure I miss spelled that. Anyway, the room was beautiful and very comfortable with the best view. They were super clean and the entire staff was very friendly. I could have eaten here...

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Bydgoszcz, Poland
Reviewed 18 May 2012

The rooms are huge and elegant with large terraces where we hung out on the hammock. Loved that. Lots of monkeys around the pool and property, so we spent alot of time there. Their beach is not great, too rocky, but again we saw monkeys there so it was worth going to.

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Denville, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 May 2012

My wife and I went to Makanda by the Sea in early May, 2012 on our honeymoon. The first location we stayed in Costa Rica was Nayara (near Arenal volcano), which set the bar high. After flying into Quepos airport (recommended to save driving time), we got to the hotel. On first impression, the pool and grounds were incredible. We...

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Fort Collins, CO
Reviewed 14 May 2012

After spending several days in the cool mountains, we stayed at the Makanda by the Sea for two nights so we could see Manuel Antonio on our way to the Jaco region. It was truly one of the highlights of our trip. It was so hot compared to the mountains and after we took the guided tour of the park,...

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Virgina
Reviewed 10 May 2012

My husband and I went on our honeymoon at Makanda and it was truly unforgettable!! Some of the highlights: -Breakfast: They bring it to your room every morning and it is delicious!! Its a great feature because leaving the hotel early on would be a big pain. -COFFEE IS AMAZING! -The jungle and beachy views. -The staff is fantastic. -The...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Had a wonderful time in MA, mostly due to our stay at Makanda. We were on a week+ long trip to CR, ending with 5 days in MA. We also planned to elope there. True to many who choose to get married this way, we wanted something simple, romantic, beautiful (and most of all...stress free). We could not have imagined...

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colorado
Reviewed 4 May 2012

I have a lot of reviews to do for our 5 night trip to Manuel Antonio but I wanted to do this one first because we loved Makanda so much. We stayed two nights here, two nights at Arenas del Mar and one night in SJ. For us, an early 40s couple with no kids looking for a relaxing, beautiful,...

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Billings, Montana
Reviewed 21 April 2012

My wife and I stayed in a villa at Hotel Makanda for three nights during an 11 day vacation to Costa Rica in early March. It is a truly wonderful place to stay and would be an ideal location for a honeymoon. The setting with the balconies overlooking the jungle and ocean beyond is simply superb and the balcony was...

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Travelled to Manuel Antonio on several occasions. You can't beat the location and beaches. Always wanted to stay at Makanda. In the past would come up from the beach and dip into their awesome pool and enjoy drinks with a sunset. Rooms offer privacy and open verandas. Was kindly upgraded to a villa and enjoyed a large room, bathroom, comfortable...

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new york
Reviewed 12 April 2012

My husband and I visited Makanda By the Sea in March 2012 for 8 days. We had the best vacation imaginable. Leo from reservations helped us plan our trip and was extremely accomodating during our stay. Leo answered my daily emails prior to our trip and assisted us in every way possible. Darwin also from reservations was excellent and helped...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • 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 

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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: ₹ 18,715 - ₹ 32,935 (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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