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1 room, 2 adults

Makanda by the Sea

4,5-star4,5 stars
1 Kilometro al Oeste de Centro Comercial, Plaza Vista, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, 60601, Costa Rica

Adults-only beach hotel with spa, near Playitas Beach
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Awesome vibe
Tasty breakfast
Great room
Value for money could be better

Makanda by the Sea

from ZAR 5,783
  • 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
  • Premium Loft, Ocean View

What’s around Makanda by the Sea

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Playitas Beach (6-minute walk)
  • Biesanz Beach (8-minute walk)
  • La Selvita (9-minute walk)
  • ADR Adventure Park (11-minute walk)
  • Playa La Macha (15-minute walk)
  • Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge (20-minute walk)
  • Nahomi Park (23-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 162 min drive
  • Quepos (XQP) - 17 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 27 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • 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 11 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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 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
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate living room 1
  • Separate sitting area
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)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

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.

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


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.

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

This property does not have elevators.

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.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: USD 600 per stay

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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,4 From 218 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Gorgeous hotel and great staff. A little pricey for food and drinks but everything was wonderful. I wish we did not visit during the rainy season but we were still able to do all of the activities we planned. Just plan on very early days!
us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Everything was over the Top!
Everything was over the top. The staff, the food and the location. The Adult Only environment made everything nice, quiet and relaxed. The room was gorgeous and we just had the regular one. Views to die for every morning. It was like waking up in a Rain Forest Zoo. Wild life all over the place. The only suggestion I would have is to not miss the public beach which is right outside the front entrance. No one is hardly there and there is miles of walking. The private beach was small and when the tide was up, there is no place to sit
James, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Wonderful stay at gorgeous resort with great staff
Absolutely perfect stay at best resort with the most wonderful staff! Everything and everyone was perfect, definitely recommend and will be back!
david, us7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Jungle Honeymoon
Unique and beautiful property... unlike anything I have seen before.
David, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
The Perfect Peace
Makanda by the Sea is hands down the best resort I've ever stayed. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. The rooms were modern, thoughtfully detailed and furnished, ultra clean, environmentally conscientious and so luxurious. We had incredible privacy, both in the room and on the balcony, amazing views from every room, even the bathroom! But my favorite of all were the grounds. We saw monkeys and sloths daily, the resort is beautifully landscaped and designed. Restaurants were so modern - and delicious. This place will not disappoint! Loved everything except having to leave!
Sarah, us3 night romance trip

Makanda by the Sea

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