Makanda by the Sea

5.0 star property
Adults-only beach hotel with spa, near Marina Pez Vela

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Makanda by the Sea

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Luxury Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool
Tropical Suite | Balcony
Poolside bar
Luxury Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool
Lunch and dinner served, international cuisine

Overview of Makanda by the Sea

9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Gym
  • Airport transfer
1 Kilometro al Oeste de Centro Comercial, Plaza Vista, Quepos, Puntarenas, 60601
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private beach
  • Restaurants and 2 poolside bars
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools and 2 spa tubs
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
Feel at home
  • Living room
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Ocean Club Suite

  • 67 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

WOW Suite Premier Suite

  • 80 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Luxury Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool

  • 130 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Luxury Villa 4 People

  • 75 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed

Pacific Jacuzzi Suite

  • 50 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Sky Penthouse Private Pool

  • 130 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Honeymoon Junior Pool Villa

  • 65 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Tropical Suite

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Honeymoon Grand Pool Villa

  • 92 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Manuel Antonio National Park - 36 min walk
  • Manuel Antonio Beach - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Quepos (XQP) - 10 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 155 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Ristorante L' Angolo - 5 min walk
  • Dolce Vita - 5 min walk
  • Soda Sánchez - 2 min walk
  • La Luna - 5 min drive
  • Sunrice - 13 min walk

About this property

Makanda by the Sea

Makanda by the Sea offers a private beach where you can get a beach massage or relax on a sunlounger, plus you'll be 1.9 mi (3 km) from Manuel Antonio National Park. 2 outdoor pools provide fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps and aromatherapy. Arbol Restaurant serves international cuisine, and is open for lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 2 poolside bars, a fitness centre and a sauna.


English, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 29 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 16
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 16
  • Minimum check-in age is 16


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 poolside bars
  • Restaurant
  • Swim-up bar
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Ecotours
  • Private beach access
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 hot tubs
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate living room

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves with a trip to the on-site spa, which has 1 treatment room. 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 specialises in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
Pool Lounge – This cocktail bar is located by the pool and specialises in local and international cuisine. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 30 per person
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 160 per vehicle (one way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Makanda Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio, Quepos
Makanda Sea Hotel
Makanda Sea Manuel Antonio, Quepos
Makanda Sea
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
Makanda by the Sea Hotel
Makanda by the Sea Quepos
Makanda by the Sea Hotel Quepos

Frequently asked questions

Does Makanda by the Sea offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Makanda by the Sea does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Makanda by the Sea?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Makanda by the Sea?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Makanda by the Sea?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Makanda by the Sea?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Makanda by the Sea?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 160 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Makanda by the Sea?
You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Makanda by the Sea and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, rafting and snorkelling. Additional recreation on-site includes ecotours and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in one of the 2 hot tubs. Makanda by the Sea also has 2 poolside bars, 2 bars and a sauna, as well as a steam room and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Makanda by the Sea?
Yes, Arbol Restaurant offers international cuisine, pool views and poolside dining.
What's the area around Makanda by the Sea like?
Makanda by the Sea is located on the waterfront, a short 10-minute walk from Marina Pez Vela and 11 minutes' walk from Rancho Tipico don Juan.







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10/10 Exceptional

JOSE, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Makanda has the best looking rooms and beautiful property. The decor says luxury, modern. The staff is super accommodating and friendly. Alexander and Andreas took good care of us with drinks at the pool and dinner service. The area for improvement to live up to the 5 star status is room prep. Upon arrival I was concerned that several things were out of order: electronic toilet trash can (important- I’ll explain), magnifying vanity mirrors, bedside reading lamp, room card key, weighing scale, a/c unit bacteria detection). Most things were fixed by the next. I was ready to give a harsh rating when i went to bed because high star rating- high expectations. Although all fixes weren’t made immediately like I would expect, those we reported were completed by day 2 of our 3 night stay. A few things to know about the property: steep walkways- I would not recommend or else I would stress extreme caution for anyone with walking limitations. They ask you to not flush toilet paper- a big reason to have operable touch less and/or electronic opening toilet trash cans. Overall I would love to return again.
kenetria, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful property Beautiful location Amazing attention to detail Alex and Christopher were stand out service providers during my stay
Kasha, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect place for rest and relaxation
Rebecca, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nancy, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Monica, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Property was gorgeous!!! It lived up to exactly what it said! It’s more a jungle experience so if your not into the wild life or rain forest I would say this isn’t for you but it’s got a view to die for!! It was worth every penny and the whole experience!!!
Nicole, 4-night romance trip
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