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Makanda By The Sea

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Starting at $265 (USD) / night
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Villa private pool at Makanda by the Sea
Villa private pool at Makanda by the Sea

Experience awe-inspiring sunsets from 100 meters over the ocean at boutique hotel Makanda by the Sea. Choose a luxurious villa or stunning studio strategically located in rainforest gardens. Take in the view of 60 miles of inspiring coastline, luscious plants and exotic animal wildlife including monkeys, sloths and toucans.

Enjoy all the amenities of first-class lodging while experiencing the natural splendor native to the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Originally built in 1985, Makanda by the Sea was designed to bring together a harmony of nature and luxury. The 11 initial villas were created in a unique way to include nature as a central part of the living space. After being renovated from 2014 to 2017, all living spaces are now energy-efficient and include smart home technology. The reconstruction project also included building a new addition to the hotel, the Deluxe Suite Ocean Club. Designed to envelope you in boutique-style leisure, the club features 16 incredible suites with elegant designs and breathtaking ocean views.

In addition to being located between Biesanz Beach and the incredible Manuel Antionio Park, Makanda by the Sea is conveniently close to many tours and attractions. It is a unique and pivotal piece of Manuel Antonio. Swim in the astounding infinity pools or relax in the enormous Jacuzzi after a day of exciting adventures. Treat your taste buds to the international cuisine offered at the elegant restaurant and cool down with drinks from the open bars. The private beach and spa only add to the paradise that can be found at Makanda by the Sea and can make your romantic vacation in Manuel Antonio a trip you will remember forever.

Be one of the guests that come from across the globe to Makanda by the Sea for an exclusive experience made possible by combining nature with the latest technology. Built with love by people passionate about providing unforgettable memories, this hotel is a stylish and relaxing getaway you will certainly enjoy. Allow the extraordinary Costa Rican sunsets and magical beauty of natural jungle to make an impact on your heart from the comfort of the 5-star accommodations at Makanda by the Sea.

Key Features

  • Close to Manuel Antonio National Park
  • All rooms have beautiful ocean views
  • Full breakfast to order included in Rates
  • Unique flora to attract animals
  • Dazzling late afternoon sunsets
  • Casual hike through jungle leads to secluded beach
  • Beautiful location for a Destination Wedding
  • Ideal honeymoon spot
Amazing honeymoon suite view
Amazing honeymoon suite view

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Bar
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Daily Maid Service
Fan
Flat Screen TVs
Hair Dryer
Hotel near Beach
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Iron Available
Jacuzzi
Laundry Service
Pool
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Spa
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet
Yoga Center

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Hotel Makanda by the Sea-Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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.

Rooms

Luxury villa at Makanda
Luxury villa at Makanda

With 13 different types of rooms, you can choose the perfect one for your needs. All rooms are equipped with an individual safe and current technology including telephones, a flat screen TV with satellite, iPod docking and free Wifi. They are all air conditioned and outfitted with high quality bedclothes for your comfort. Each room has a hot water shower, hair dryer, plush robe and slippers and bath products from Molton Brown London to keep you feeling fresh. Make yourself a cup of coffee from the coffee machine or grab a drink from the minibar located in every room.

Deluxe Suite Ocean Club – These recently constructed, spacious rooms with a king size four-poster bed are exclusively designed and decorated with a relaxation zone. The large bathroom features Carrara marble décor. A complete audio system and subwoofer allow you to make the most of the flat screen TV, while the large balcony provides you with a beautiful ocean view.

Pacific Jacuzzi Suite #4 and #7 – The stunning oceanfront and jungle views from this type of suite can be seen from the lavish studio living space as well as from the terrace that supports the large Jacuzzi and daybeds. This room has a king size bed for you and your guest as well as a walk-in closet.

Studio #2 – You and your guest will marvel at the vaulted ceiling crafted from precious hardwoods featured in this studio. This room has a queen size bed and an amazing view from the private balcony.

Villa #5 and #10 - These enormous villas have not only the precious hardwood vaulted ceilings but also a large Japanese garden for you and your guest to enjoy. Relax indoors on the king size bed or wrap-around sofa or outdoors in the chairs and hammock located on the huge terrace.

Luxury Villa #6, #8 and #9 – Designed for ultimate luxury, this spacious type of villa includes an incredible lounge, a private infinity pool and stunning waterfalls. There is also an ocean view balcony and terrace. The king size bed, walk-in closet, “smart house” system and modern kitchen fully equipped for your use will make your stay convenient. Villa #8 has two separate bedrooms and can accommodate up to four people. Villa #9 has access to the shared pool instead of the private infinity pool.

Luxury Villa for 6 People – This spacious two-story villa has three separate bedrooms with two king size beds and one queen size bed to comfortably hold up to six people. With one of the best views of the ocean and jungle in all of Manuel Antonio, it also features a balcony and terrace and private pool. Complete with a “smart house” system and marble floors, this villa also has two living rooms and fully equipped kitchens.

Deluxe Studio #11 - This large studio room features a king size bed as well as a terrace area with a hammock and chairs for you and your guest.

Honeymoon Suite and Villa – The honeymoon suite features an ocean view terrace with a private pool-bath. Use the fully equipped kitchenette to share breakfast in the king size bed. Whatever the occasion, the 1,000 square foot honeymoon villa creates the perfect atmosphere for romance. The hardwood vaulted ceilings and spacious balcony with a hot tub set the stage for relaxation. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic ocean view from the king size bed or the fully equipped modern kitchen.

Activities

Sports – If you enjoy participating in more physically demanding activities, you can go horseback riding through the rainforest, hiking on the network of suspension bridges in the Rainmaker Reserve, surfing or mountain biking.

Relaxing Recreation – Embody the spirit of tranquility with private yoga classes, a body massage and steam therapy all offered at the detached spa complex. Designed for privacy and relaxation, this stunning spa can help you rediscover your inner peace.

Tours – Learn about the rich history and traditions of Costa Rica when you go on a spice tour, canopy zipline tour, or an ATV tour.

Wildlife Activities – Encounter exotic jungle plants and animals in a new way when you explore Manuel Antonio Park, experience world-class sport or inshore fishing, or stroll through the beautiful Butterfly and Reptile Gardens.

Private Ceremonies – Whether you want to have your wedding, anniversary celebration, retirement party or other group event in Costa Rica, Makanda by the Sea combines picturesque scenery with luxury cuisine and accommodations for you and your guests.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Canyoning
Cooking Classes
Dancing
Dolphin Watching Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Hiking
Jet Ski / Wave Runner
Kayaking
Mountain Biking
Night Hikes
Sailing
Scuba Diving
Serpentarium
Snorkeling
Sportfishing
Sunset Cruises
Surfing
Swiming
Whale Watching
White Water Kayaking
White Water Rafting
White Water Tubing
Wildlife Viewing
Yoga

Location & Map

Manuel Antonio Map
Manuel Antonio Map
Satellite Map of Makanda By The Sea
Makanda By The Sea is 800 mts from the main road, halfway between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park.

Rates

Prices Starting at $265 (USD) / night
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Customer Reviews for Makanda By The Sea

Overall Rating
5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 3 reviews

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Lee
From: United States11/1/2007
 
"We have been going to the caribbean for over 15 years, and decided to try costa rica in 07, we stayed at this hotel, if thats what you want to call it. There are only 10 units on the property and the views are fantastic! friendly staff and the pool is great, by far the best we seen in the area. We have never stayed at the same place twice, but we had such a great time were going in jan of 08, for 7 days. Also the beach is only down the road about 3/4 mile, don't pay for parking! it's free anywhere. you can also go down a path at the hotel to a privite beach where there is chairs and shade trees,(Steep walk) best area for snorkling and tons of wildlife and monkeys."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Anonymous
From: United States4/12/2006
 
"I have never stayed at Makanda, however I always have a dinner poolside whenever I am in the Manuel Antonio area. A romantic setting with great food and a fabulous staff!"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
3
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
5
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Anonymous
From: United States1/21/2005
 
"This is by far the best hotel we have found in Costa Rica. The rooms and views are incredible and the staff is friendly and attentive. They take pride in showing you the wildlife that lives on the property. The restaurant by their pool is excellent also. We plan to visit there again next year."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
2
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
2