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Absolutely gorgeous! Friendliest staff and memorable stay! We will be back!

Very Beautiful establishment! It’s amazing how much wild life you encounter within the hotel. You’ll be able to see monkeys& sloths, scarlet macaws & much more! The views are also breathtaking! They provide complimentary breakfast very delicious and beautifully presented! The food at their restaurant is also good! Great location as well. There’s many restaurants, pharmacy, and supermarkets about 10 min away. The only thing I feel they could’ve done better with was to put signs showing where things are since the hotel pretty big.

Everything was top quality and the staff is awesome! What an unforgettable experience! We are going back for sure!!!

Seclusion. Intimacy. Delish food (biggest surprise). Highest marks. The beach is intimate though small with dark sand. Gwon (bartender) on the beach was super attentive to us. The two pools on site were serene and the butler service outstanding.

This hotel is on the high end of hotels in the Quepos, Manuel Antonio area. It is very small and private. The infinity pools are incredible with swings around the pool. The hotel overlooks the jungle and ocean below. There are many monkeys that came to visit us right outside of our deck. The staff worked very hard and were friendly. The books last minute tours for us and the room service was great.

el servicio, y me parecio un poco caro, no tenia yacuzzi

1 Kilometro al Oeste de Centro Comercial Manuel Antonio Puntarenas

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Makanda by the Sea places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Playa Espadilla and Playitas Beach. This 29-room, 5-star hotel has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and a restaurant.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Arbol Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

55-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include sitting areas, minibars, and espresso makers.


Property features

Guests of Makanda by the Sea have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a gym. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 160 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this adults-only hotel include 2 spa tubs, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Ocean Club Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Luxury Villa 4 People

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 4

Pacific Jacuzzi Suite

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Sky Penthouse Private Pool

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Makanda by the Sea

Everyone (6) Couples (3)
5
Partner Couples

Absolutely gorgeous! Friendliest staff and memorable stay! We will be back!

By on Aug 11, 2021

5
Friends

Very Beautiful establishment! It’s amazing how much wild life you encounter within the hotel. You’ll be able to see monkeys& sloths, scarlet macaws & much more! The views are also breathtaking! They provide complimentary breakfast very delicious and beautifully presented! The food at their restaurant is also good! Great location as well. There’s many restaurants, pharmacy, and supermarkets about 10 min away. The only thing I feel they could’ve done better with was to put signs showing where things are since the hotel pretty big.

By on Jul 12, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Feb 15, 2020

5
Everyone

By on May 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 4, 2019

Thank you for choosing Makanda and for the great score! Looking forward to host you again...

5
Partner Couples

Everything was top quality and the staff is awesome! What an unforgettable experience! We are going back for sure!!!

By , from Los Angeles, CA on Apr 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 22, 2019

Thank you for choosing Makanda and for the great score! We all miss you and look forward to host you again. Have a great and blessed week...!!!

5
Everyone

By on Apr 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 9, 2019

Thank you for choosing Makanda and for the great score!

5
Partner Couples

Seclusion. Intimacy. Delish food (biggest surprise). Highest marks. The beach is intimate though small with dark sand. Gwon (bartender) on the beach was super attentive to us. The two pools on site were serene and the butler service outstanding.

By , from Apex, NC on Mar 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 15, 2019

Dear William, First of all, we would like to thank you for your recent visit to Makanda. We are extremely pleased to find out that you enjoyed your time in the hotel and that you liked our facilities and that our staff makes you feel at home. As an organization that focuses on customer satisfaction, we are proud to hear that your expectations were met allowing you to have wonderful holidays. We would love to hear more from you and in case you decide to visit us again in the near future please inform us in advance to provide you our special discount packages for returning guests.

5
Everyone

By on Feb 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 1, 2019

Thanks for staying with us and for the great score. We really appreciate your feedback, looking forward to host you again...

5

very private and great location

Everyone

This hotel is on the high end of hotels in the Quepos, Manuel Antonio area. It is very small and private. The infinity pools are incredible with swings around the pool. The hotel overlooks the jungle and ocean below. There are many monkeys that came to visit us right outside of our deck. The staff worked very hard and were friendly. The books last minute tours for us and the room service was great.

By on Jul 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 14, 2017

Thank you for choosing our property and taking the time for visiting our profile! We really appreciate your words, this provides us with the energy to keep up with the good work. Have a great and blessed weekend...

5
Everyone

el servicio, y me parecio un poco caro, no tenia yacuzzi

By on Mar 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 29, 2019

Buenas Tardes y gracias por visitar nuestro perfil. Nos encantaria tenerle de vuelta. Esperamos sea pronto...

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