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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 and free WiFi
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  • We arrived at the start of Covid-19 craziness so obviously our view is not of a standard…Mar 22, 2020
  • Amazing! Best resort I have stayed. Mar 10, 2020

Makanda by the Sea

from ZAR 4,308
  • Romantic Double Room (Ocean Club)
  • Tropical Suite
  • Luxury Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool
  • Luxury Villa 4 People
  • Deluxe Apartment
  • Honeymoon Grand Pool Villa
  • Honeymoon Junior Pool Villa
  • WOW Suite Premier Suite
  • Rock Star Pool Suite

What’s around Makanda by the Sea


  • On the waterfront
  • Playa La Macha - 44 min walk
  • Playitas Beach - 7 min walk
  • Biesanz Beach - 12 min walk
  • ADR Adventure Park - 19 min walk
  • La Selvita - 24 min walk
  • Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge - 37 min walk
  • 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)

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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
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 may be 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) *


  • No onsite 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
  • 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
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Number of living rooms 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 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 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.

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.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

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.

FAQs for Makanda by the Sea

  • Does Makanda by the Sea offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Makanda by the Sea does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to 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 sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Makanda by the Sea?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Makanda by the Sea.
  • Is there a pool at Makanda by the Sea?
    Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
  • Are pets allowed at Makanda by the Sea?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 11 lbs per pet. A deposit of USD 600 per stay is required.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Makanda by the Sea?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 3 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Makanda by the Sea?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves international cuisine.
  • Is 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 is there to do near Makanda by the Sea?
    Recommended spots to visit include Playitas Beach (7-min walk) and Biesanz Beach (12-min walk), along with ADR Adventure Park (1 mi) and La Selvita (1.2 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,4 From 193 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Stunning Boutique Hotel!
This hotel is absolutely beautiful! Our room opened to the jungle with a perfectly framed view of the ocean. The grounds are gorgeous. And service was excellent.
Ruth, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
A must see
One word amazing! The staff goes above and beyond to accommodate you and I was literally speechless. The location, activities, rooms, views are all a plus. I will definitely return :)
Eunetra, us3 night trip
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
Exceptional 10,0
Amazing l
One word- AMAZING
Shivanna, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
So Zen
Absolutely breathtaking. Paths and walkways are a potential issue if you have stability issues.
Michelle, us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Amazing hotel
This hotel was magical, the staff were so friendly, views amazing, especially watching sunset from the pool/bar. We saw the best wildlife in Manuel Antonio in the hotel, the resident sloth was so cute. Breakfast was lovely and the room was super comfy, large and comfortable. Wish we had stayed longer.
Daniel, gb2 night romance trip

Makanda by the Sea

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