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|Distance to city centre||1,0 km|
|Nearest airport||San José Juan Santamaria Intl|
|Distance to airport||66,0 km|
|"Very good food as well."||(in 35 reviews)|
|"The infinity pool was great."||(in 20 reviews)|
|"Amazing views, superb and always helpful staff."||(in 27 reviews)|
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|animal life||in 3 reviews|
|beautiful hotel||in 45 reviews|
|beautiful views||in 39 reviews|
|comfortable bed||in 7 reviews|
|door frame||in 10 reviews|
|food and drink||in 52 reviews|
|hotel restaurant||in 26 reviews|
|infinity pool||in 7 reviews|
|jungle||in 12 reviews|
|ongoing works||in 5 reviews|
|pool area||in 29 reviews|
|private beach||in 33 reviews|
|rooms were very nice||in 52 reviews|
|saw monkeys||in 3 reviews|
|staff were very friendly||in 84 reviews|
Incredible hotel. Perfect for a honeymoon. Everything about it exceeded my expectations from the rooms to the wildlife to the food to the staff. Could not recommend enough.
The service and the facility were excellent
Loved seeing the toucans, monkeys, macaws while we were eating lunch.
Door was hard to lock, close, etc
Makanda hotel is beautiful. It looks like an art piece in the middle of a beautiful jungle with some amazing wildlife around it. The breakfast is really good, the Eggs Benedict dish was amazingly good! Dinner was also pretty good, although over-priced IMO. Leo from the front desk is SUPER! Funny and pleasant with a really good attitude. Javier and Johnathan, the bell boys, will give you a great service as well. The sound system in the room is very nice!
Unfortunately, with the beautiful design, comes a lack of practicality, and lots of it... The hotel is built on hilly area with crazy slopes and very slippery roads. So to get in/out of our room, you almost always have to call a golf car. During rain, there is no chance you could do it without it (and it rains every evening). The driver will tell you that you can always use the service, but in fact, it is available only on a certain time period, and after a few times we really felt uncomfortable to order it. Keep in mind that the way to some of the rooms is extremely dark at night and you could easily stumble. The room has a shower, but without a door, so whenever you take a shower, be prepared to make the whole bathroom floor wet. The room has electrical curtains, but they won't close fully due to their length, and there is no way to avoid the sun in the morning because the curtains are translucent. The room service was a bit incompetent. When I called to get two robes, it felt like it was too much to ask because, apparently, only the spa has robes (that had oily smell stick to them). The spa area supposedly has the most beautiful view in the hotel, but you will have access to it and its facilities only if you make a reservation for a rediculous expensive treatment. To use the "natural" sauna, you'll have to make a reservation 5 hours in advance because they have to burn woods for you to use it. The hotel has wifi around the property, but in almost every location the wifi strength was low. The room TV is old and without any smart TV capabilities. Generally, we had a good experience, but we feel that we paid for a luxurious hotel, while getting an average hotel experience.
Breakfast was amazing, staff was very good in every situation. We felt very relaxed
Drinks not cheap but expected
Makanda by The Sea Hotel is a boutique hotel located in Manuel Antonio, one of Costa Rica's most popular tourist destinations. The rooms of this hotel are carefully weaved in with the existing rainforest, creating an ambiance that is unmatched. Makanda is situated 300 feet above the ocean, giving occupants a spectacular view of the sea, especially during sunset.
While Makanda may feel as if it is located in a remote jungle, it offers guests all the amenities and comforts they would want from a luxury hotel. Visitors will find two infinity pools that overlook the ocean, an oversized jacuzzi, spa, an upscale restaurant and Makanda's own private beach. There are also multiple lounges and stylish open bars as well.
Hotel Makanda is a haven for nature lovers. This hotel is located in the heart of one of the most biologically rich places in South America. Just outside guests' windows, they will find amazing wildlife like toucans, sloths, monkeys, and more. Guests can even book excursions into the jungle to get a look at these amazing creatures even closer up.
The hotel has several different sized rooms depending on what guests are looking for. The Honeymoon Suite is custom tailored for guests coming to celebrate their wedding while the Luxury Villa can accommodate up to six guests, contains two separate floors with an integrated smart home system, walk-in closets, two living rooms, an infinity pool and a balcony with a hammock.
While Makanda is just a short drive from some amazing Costa Rican restaurants, the on-site restaurant Arbol is one of the hotel's points of pride. The restaurant features interesting international fare but always done with an innovative twist. Everything on the menu is interpreted through the eyes of the extremely talented kitchen staff. Some of the signature dishes include sea bass with green barley risotto, grilled octopus with romesco sauce, pork belly with quinoa cream and Costa Rican-style fried fish.
based on 699 reviews
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- Nice building
- Stylish hotel
- Beautiful architecture
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FAQs when booking at Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only
Where is Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only located?
Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only is located at 1 km off Main Road, halfway btwn Quepos, 1 km from the centre of Manuel Antonio. Finca Naturales Wildlife Refuge is the closest landmark to Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only?
Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only.
Does Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only offer free parking?
Yes, Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only offers free parking.
Does Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only from the airport?
Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only is 5,7 km from Quepos. Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only is 61,7 km from San José Tobias Bolanos Intl.
Can you bring pets to Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only?
Yes, Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only is a pet-friendly hotel.
Does Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only have a pool?
Yes, Makanda by The Sea Hotel - Adults Only has a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Finca Naturales Wildlife Refuge 0,8 km
- ADR Adventure Park 1,2 km
- Manuel Antonio National Park 2,8 km
- Manuel Antonio Beach 2,9 km
- Naranjo River 4,4 km
- Savegre River 12,9 km
|San José Tobias Bolanos Intl||61,7 km|