We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
8 people are viewing this hotel
Lock in the lowest price from these sites
Hotels.comUS$ 163
Orbitz.comUS$ 163
Booking.comUS$ 163
eDreamsUS$ 163
travelup.comUS$ 239
getaroom.comUS$ 260
View all 20 deals
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect average nightly room rates, including taxes and fees that are fixed, known to our partners, and due at time of booking. Other miscellaneous taxes and hotel fees which are not fixed or due at time of booking may be payable at the property at time of stay. Please see our partners for more details.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (2,517)
Filter reviews
2,517 results
Traveller rating
1,975
328
139
50
25
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveller rating
1,975
328
139
50
25
Show reviews that mention
All reviews playa biesanz lounge bar costa rica direct access pool area junior suite pura vida excellent hotel rain shower small beach golf cart ocean view happy hour beautiful room steep hill last stop main restaurant
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
404 - 409 of 2,517 reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2019

We're a family of 4 (with 2 kids aged 6 and 8) and had the pleasure to stay 5 nights at Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa, in July 2019. Hardly ever if at all, I experienced such friendly, helpful, polite and nice staff including their general manager! No single exception! From the first to the last minute of our stay, they made us feel welcome and at home. Our room with a huge balcony overlooking the treetops and the ocean, comfy beds with very good matrasses and a spacious bathroom was heavenly. As was breakfast, which could be chosen from a menu, in addition to the buffet. From the hotel, we could observe monkeys, sloths, iguanas with scarlet macaws flying past when we were lazing in the pool. To cut a long story short, we spent 5 unforgettable days and nights at Shana By The Beach and are incredibly grateful to every single staff member and their general manager for making our stay so special. THANKS HEAPS! And all the very best to you, your families and your hotel!

Date of stay: July 2019
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank 824ralfh
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shana-Management, Public Relations Manager at Shana By The Beach Manuel Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2019

Dear 824ralfh

Thank you for selecting Shana By The Beach Hotel and Spa as your family vacation destination in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Our guest experience is very important to us. Our staff will be thrilled to read your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the accommodations, dining, all the wildlife on the property and the service. It's exciting for us to read such comments about the large rooms, the nice beds, spacious bathrooms, comfortable balcony, and tranquil jungle and ocean views. We are also very glad you enjoyed the buffet breakfast and hopefully had a chance to experience our famous wood-fired pizzas and amazing seafood dishes. Hope you and the family were able to enjoy the direct access nature trail to Playa Biesanz Beach where the waves are calm and it's a nice place to soak up the sun, snorkel or just hang out on the beach.

Thanks for taking the time to write us this amazing review and giving us a 5 Star Recommendation. We appreciate it very much and hope to see you again soon.

Pura Vida

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 September 2019

This resort is a 5 minute, scenic walk from Biesanz beach, which is great for relaxing. Staff is accommodating and helpful in planning and coordinating activities. Location is a 5 minute drive from bars, restaurants, and convenience stores. Breakfast menu is great. Pool is well kept and large. Monkeys will show up on your balcony, which is great.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank pnutbuttervibes
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shana-Management, Public Relations Manager at Shana By The Beach Manuel Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2019

Dear pnutbuttervibes

We are so happy to read that you enjoy our nature trail to Playa Biesanz beach. We hope you were able to take time to see all the wildlife along the private trail. We strive to preserve the wildlife, and nature while giving our guests an nice safe path to explore the jungle. Our guest services are important to us. The staff will be happy to read that you had a nice dining experience and had a chance to interact with the monkies. Thanks for taking the time to write the review and give us a 5 Star Recommendation. We hope to see you again soon.

Pura Vida

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 September 2019

My girlfriend and i spend the best time ever in Manuel Antonio. We stayed there one week. It was calm and anti stress. The hotel has its own Beach playa biesanz with a beautiful access and an amazing walk through the jingle, like 3 or 4 min. But we also went to the main Beach at Manuel Antonio, see pictures. Honestly we prefer Playa biesanz, no waves, clear water and not crowded. The rooms are 5 star and the staff for us was 10 star. We felt in paradise and we already miss the Shana, que Manuel Antonio and all the people we met there. We already decided to go back in the high season, so see you very soon in December.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Bertjohnson
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shana-Management, Public Relations Manager at Shana By The Beach Manuel Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2019

Dear Bertjohnson

It was a pleasure meeting and serving you during your stay at Shana By The Beach Hotel and Spa. We appreciate you selecting us as your vacation destination in Costa Rica. Super glad to read that you enjoyed the accommodations and had a chance to explore the nature trail to Playa Biesanz beach. Our guest experience is very important to us. Our staff will be thrilled to read your comments. We hope you had a chance to try our woodfired pizzas and our seafood disThanks for taking the time to write this wonderful review and give us a 5 Star recommendation. We hope to see you again soon.

Pura Vida

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 September 2019

We have been at the Shana Hotel September 2019 for 3 days. The property was amazing and everything was nice. The hotel was not full, just few customers ,I guess the low season. The staff was very friendly and the service was perfect. we enjoyed our stay and we hope to go back in the very near future.

Date of stay: September 2019
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank robertofillini
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shana-Management, Public Relations Manager at Shana By The Beach Manuel Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2019

Dear robertofillini

Thank You so much for selecting Shana By The Beach Hotel and Spa as your vacation destination. We appreciate it very much. Our guest experience is important to us. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations and services. We hope you had a chance to try our woodfired pizzas and seafood dishes, the spa and the nature trail to the beach. Thanks for taking the time to write this review and give us a 5 Star Recommendation. We hope to see you again soon.

Pura Vida

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 August 2019 via mobile

This is our 3rd time in Costa Rica and at the Shana by the beach hotel. The property as usual so beautiful and i must say much better than before. Rooms are renovated, new comfortable beds, garden is so nice and the staff always the same. The new Hit is the direct access to the best beach in Manuel Antonio Playa Biessnz.

Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank christian_heimann
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Shana-Management, Public Relations Manager at Shana By The Beach Manuel Antonio, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

Dear christian_heimann

It was so great to see you again. Our guest experience is very important to us at Shana By The Beach Hotel and Spa. Thanks for noticing all the new updates and renovations at the hotel. We are so glad you had a chance to check out our new nature trail to the beach. We hope you were able to take the time and enjoy all the wildlife on the property along the way. Thank you so much for coming to stay with us again and writing this lovely review and giving us the 5 Star recommendation. We appreciate it very much and looking forward to seeing you again.

Pura Vida

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews