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Hotel Makanda by the Sea, a luxurious adults-only retreat nestled in the lush tropical paradise of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Our hotel offers the perfect blend of serenity and sophistication, designed exclusively for adults seeking a tranquil escape. Location Located just minutes from the pristine beaches of Manuel Antonio and surrounded by vibrant rainforest, Hotel Makanda by the Sea provides stunning ocean views and easy access to local attractions. Whether you're exploring the nearby national park or relaxing on the beach, our prime location ensures a memorable stay. Accommodations Our elegantly appointed rooms and villas are designed to offer the utmost comfort and privacy. Each accommodations features: - Spacious layouts with modern furnishings - Private balconies or terraces with breathtaking ocean or jungle views - Air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi - Luxurious bathrooms with rain showers and premium toiletries Amenities Indulge in our exceptional amenities designed to enhance your stay: - Makanda Pool lounge: Take a refreshing dip in our stunning infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. - Ocean Club Infinity Pool: Enjoy our second infinity pool with salt water for a unique and refreshing experience.
- Private Beach: Relax and unwind on our secluded private beach.
- Amazing Breakfast: Start your day with an amazing breakfast featuring a variety of delicious options, approx $30 per person - Arbol Restaurant: Savor gourmet cuisine crafted from fresh, local ingredients in a romantic, open-air setting. -Shanti Spa: Pamper yourself with a range of rejuvenating treatments at our on-site spa. - Fitness Center: Maintain your fitness routine in our state-of-the-art gym. - Concierge Services: Our dedicated team is here to assist with tour bookings, transportation, and any special requests. Why Choose Us?
- Guided Tours: Discover the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio with our guided tours.
- Water Sports: Enjoy a variety of water sports including snorkeling, kayaking, and paddleboarding.
- Wildlife Watching: Experience the diverse wildlife of Costa Rica with our specialized tours.
- Adventure Activities: Thrilling activities such as zip-lining and canopy tours are available for the adventurous spirit.
- Honeymoon Packages: Celebrate your love with our exclusive honeymoon packages, featuring romantic dinners, couples' spa treatments, and private excursions.
- Romantic Settings: Enjoy stunning sunset views, intimate dining experiences, and beautifully decorated rooms to make your honeymoon unforgettable. - Adults-Only: Enjoy a peaceful and sophisticated environment, perfect for couples and solo travelers. - Personalized Service: Our attentive staff is committed to making your stay unforgettable. - Eco-Friendly: We are dedicated to sustainable practices that protect our beautiful surroundings. Escape to Hotel Makanda by the Sea and discover the ultimate in luxury and tranquility. Book your stay today and experience the best of Manuel Antonio.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
Bedroom :
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
Bedroom :
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 full bed
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.3
Facilities
9.5
Cleanliness
9.6
Comfort
9.6
Value for money
8.5
Location
9.5
Free Wifi
8.5
High score for Manuel Antonio
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  • Jonathan
    United States of America United States of America
    The rooms and pools are beautiful, and the property is near the area’s best beaches. We appreciated that the property provided sunscreen and bug spray. The staff are all very friendly and went out of their way to make sure we had a good experience...
  • Marcos
    United States of America United States of America
    The amenities, room and location are perfect. Option do 2 pools and private beach submerge in the forest. It’s close to Manuel Antonio park. Staff is friendly and helpful.
  • Carlo
    United States of America United States of America
    great location. wonderful staff. great support and accommodation. Staff was prompt and courteous. With any issues had , they responded promptly. The location is great. We had access to wonderful variety of tropical life. A toucan set outside our...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Arbol Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Seafood • Latin American • European • Grill/BBQ
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Modern • Romantic

Amenities of Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular amenities
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
  • Walking tours
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Adults only
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Fan
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Pool 2 – outdoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • Adults only
  • Saltwater pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Spa
  • Personal trainer
  • Yoga classes
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Open-air bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules
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Check-in
From 15:00
Check-out
From 11:00 to 12:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Refundable damage deposit
A damage deposit of US$1,000 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Pets
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods
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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

A damage deposit of $1,000 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only

  • The nearest beach is 1,000 feet from Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only on this page.

  • Guests staying at Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only has 1 restaurant:

    • Arbol Restaurant

  • The prices at Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only include:

    • Villa
    • Suite
    • Bungalow
    • Double

  • Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Spa facilities
    • Open-air bath
    • Facial treatments
    • Walking tours
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Beach
    • Horseback riding
    • Personal trainer
    • Private beach area
    • Swimming pool
    • Body scrub
    • Happy hour
    • Yoga classes
    • Themed dinners
    • Beauty services
    • Live music/Performance
    • Steam room
    • Body treatments
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Body wrap
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area

  • Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only is 1,950 feet from the center of Manuel Antonio. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Makanda by The Sea Hotel Adults Only is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.