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Makanda by the Sea

4.5-star4.5 stars
1 Kilometro al Oeste de Centro ComercialPlaza Vista, Manuel AntonioPuntarenas60601Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio beach hotel with 2 outdoor pools, spa
  • Free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Excellent Pool
Great pool
Awesome vibe
Great location
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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From 688 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Makanda by the Sea

from €236
  • Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Villa, 1 King Bed
  • Luxury Villa, 1 Queen Bed
  • Luxury Villa, 2 Bedrooms (1 queen and 1 King Bed)
  • Luxury Villa, Ocean View
  • Luxury Villa, Private Pool
  • Deluxe Suite (Ocean Club)
  • Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Villa, 1 King Bed
  • Luxury Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool
  • Luxury Villa, 1 King Bed (Pool Lounge)
  • Luxury Villa (Pool Lounge)
  • Pacific Jacuzzi Suite
  • Luxury Villa, 3 Bedrooms
  • Honeymoon Villa, 1 King Bed, Hot Tub, Ocean View
  • Honeymoon Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Ocean View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 27 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free

  • 1 per room (up to 10 kg)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 poolside bars
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Ecotours on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Wedding services
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Separate living room
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 46-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Shanti Spa has massage/treatment rooms, couples treatment room(s), and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Arbol Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Pool Lounge - This cocktail bar is located by the pool and specializes in local and international cuisine. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Makanda by the Sea’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Makanda
  • Makanda Sea
  • Hotel Makanda By the Sea Adults Only
  • Makanda Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio
  • Makanda Sea Manuel Antonio
  • Makanda By The Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Makanda By The Sea Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Hotel Makanda Sea Adults Only
  • Hotel Makanda Sea Adults Only Manuel Antonio
  • Makanda Hotel
  • Makanda Sea Adults Only
  • Makanda Sea Adults Only Manuel Antonio
  • Makanda Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio, Quepos
  • Makanda Sea Hotel
  • Makanda Sea Manuel Antonio, Quepos


Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services, spa treatments, and private bath/onsen and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 160 per vehicle (one way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Makanda by the Sea

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • La Playita (6-minute walk)
  • Finca Naturales Wildlife Refuge (8-minute walk)
  • Biesanz Beach (8-minute walk)
  • ADR Adventure Park (11-minute walk)
  • Matapalo Beach (15-minute walk)
  • Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge (20-minute walk)
  • Nahomi Park (23-minute walk)
  • Rancho Tipico don Juan (24-minute walk)
  • Manuel Antonio Expeditions (24-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 41.3 miles/66.4 km
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 87 reviews

Makanda by the Sea
Very Good8.0
Staff was exceptional and addressed certain concerns that we had. The concerns were resolved immediately. Thanks to the team at macanda
Rosa, ca3 night trip
Makanda by the Sea
Great views from every room. Friendly and helpful staff.
A Traveller, us3 night trip
Makanda by the Sea
A week in paradise!
We just loved Makanda by the Sea! Our room was a Deluxe studio with a King bed, that overlooked the salt water infinity pool and poolside sushi bar. We were greeted with a bottle of pink champagne upon our arrival, and every employee was extremely friendly and attentive. The hotel has it's own private beach, two infinity pools, a spa, and is a perfect place to relax!
Darlene, usRomance trip
Makanda by the Sea
Very Good8.0
Beautiful property, hillside location is amazing private beach was great. Friendly staff. A bit taken aback when the manager asked us to wait during checkout so the maid could count the contents of the room.. not used to that at this price point... The rest of it was great.
Chris, us3 night romance trip
Makanda by the Sea
Jungle Oasis!
Stay was spectacular, grounds beautiful and staff terrific. You're totally immersed in the jungle and the abundant wildlife is everywhere. Monkeys and sloths right on the grounds daily. Would recommend the ability to have blinds for a darker room...530am comes pretty early and it's super bright.
Steve, us5 night romance trip

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