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Makanda by the Sea

Adults-only beach hotel with spa, near Playa Espadilla

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi
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S$474

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1 Kilometro al Oeste de Centro Comercial, Manuel Antonio, 60601, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
9.6.Exceptional.
  • Beautiful hotel in perfect location. From the pool we were able to see sloths, monkeys,…

    Jun 27, 2021

  • The room was amazing and I love that we had our own private pool! I have zero complaints…

    Jun 19, 2021

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Official standards

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

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Quiet
Dining options
Convenient
Transport options
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 29 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant and 2 poolside bars
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools and 2 spa tubs

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Playa Espadilla - 7 min walk
  • Playitas Beach - 7 min walk
  • Biesanz Beach - 12 min walk
  • Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge - 37 min walk
  • Playa La Macha - 44 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Ocean Club Suite
  • Luxury Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool
  • Luxury Villa 4 People
  • Pacific Jacuzzi Suite
  • Honeymoon Grand Pool Villa
  • Honeymoon Junior Pool Villa
  • WOW Suite Premier Suite
  • Sky Penthouse Private Pool

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Playa Espadilla - 7 min walk
  • Playitas Beach - 7 min walk
  • Biesanz Beach - 12 min walk
  • Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge - 37 min walk
  • Playa La Macha - 44 min walk
  • Marina Pez Vela - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Nahomi Park - 4 mi / 6.4 km

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 162 min drive
  • Quepos (XQP) - 17 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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1 Kilometro al Oeste de Centro Comercial, Manuel Antonio, 60601, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 29 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 poolside bars
  • Restaurant
  • Swim-up bar
  • 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
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Swim-up bar
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Shanti Spa 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.

Dining

Arbol Restaurant - This restaurant specializes 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 specializes in local and international cuisine. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • 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 sanitizer.

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).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

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
  • Makanda by the Sea Hotel
  • Hotel Makanda Sea Adults Only
  • Makanda by the Sea Manuel Antonio
  • Makanda by the Sea Hotel Manuel Antonio
  • 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

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 3 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Arbol Restaurant offers international cuisine, pool views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Emilio's Cafe (9-min walk), Cafe Milagro (10-min walk), and Agua Azul (11-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 160 per vehicle one way.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like boat tours, rafting, and snorkeling. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in one of the 2 spa tubs. Makanda by the Sea also has 2 poolside bars and 2 bars, as well as a garden.
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing food! The staff was wonderful. Very nice and friendly. Very nice place for couples. My fiance and I loved the room we stayed at - ocean view 10. Very steep walkways but they have carts to drive you around the property. The private beach is rocky - not so great but they do have free kayaking.

    3 night romance trip, Jun 16, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything was perfect

    1 night romance trip, Jun 13, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Overall wonderful location!!! People were incredible and overly helpful and nice. Would definitely recommend again.

    3 night romance trip, Jun 4, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Makanda - a sight to see. Honestly, one of the most beautiful places I have ever witnessed. Paradise in the middle of a rainforest. Great food, great staff, and beautiful views. Wildlife is around but not invasive during meals or pool time. The penthouse is amazing! At first it may not seem as large but it is very luxurious becomes very cozy. Plenty of things to do around rather you want to go down in Quepos or want to participate in some tours in closer areas of CR.

    6 night family trip, May 31, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Beautiful property with friendly staff. The food was delicious overall. However, the hotel was not very helpful with information regarding COVID-19 testing. No upfront information was available.

    5 night trip with friends, May 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This property was incredible from start to finish. The grounds are lush, the staff is fun, available and beyond helpful, the food is amazing, and the spa treatments are great. The location is perfect, perfectly tucked away but minutes from Manuel Antonio and to Quepos. Cannot recommend this place more!

    4 night trip with friends, May 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The best hotel from Costa Rica

    Stephanie, 2 night trip, May 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent 👌. Wonderful place to be. Food is amazing & stuff are great. Highly recommend.

    4 night romance trip, May 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    An Experience You’ll Never Forget

    An amazing place with natural beautiful and wildlife. Well worth the price.

    Terry, 6 night family trip, May 10, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    If you older or not in good shape this hotel is not for you. Very dangerous walking around when wet. You got to climb up stairs just to ck in.

    byron, 1 night trip, May 7, 2021

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