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1 room, 2 adults

Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa

4,5-star4,5 stars
Road to Punta Quepos, 900 m NW from La Mariposa Hotel, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas, 60601, Costa Rica

4.5-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Playitas Beach
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Beautiful beach
Fantastic service
Very comfortable
Value for money could be better

Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa

from ZAR 2,779
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Junior Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Room
  • Penthouse, 3 Bedrooms, Garden View
  • Suite, 3 Bedrooms, Mountain View
  • Studio
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Sea View
  • Studio Plus Oceanview w/ Balcony
  • Honeymoon Double Room

What’s around Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa


  • On the beach
  • Manuel Antonio National Park - 26 min walk
  • Playitas Beach - 2 min walk
  • Biesanz Beach - 6 min walk
  • ADR Adventure Park - 25 min walk
  • Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge - 42 min walk
  • Playa La Macha - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Manuel Antonio Beach - 2.5 mi / 4 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 163 min drive
  • Quepos (XQP) - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 54 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in
The front desk is open daily from 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. 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 check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • 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
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built - 2010
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Elements Spa By Shana. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 10 years old are not allowed in the spa.


On Site

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Playground on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Shana
  • Shana By The & Manuel Antonio
  • Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence Spa
  • Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa Hotel
  • Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa Manuel Antonio
  • Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa Hotel Manuel Antonio
  • Shana Hotel
  • Shana Hotel Manuel Antonio
  • Shana Manuel Antonio
  • Shana Hotel & Spa Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park


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 10 years old are not allowed in the spa.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

For traveler safety, social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch and dinner.

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

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

Deposit: USD 250 per stay

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 145
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 72.50 (from 7 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 190 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 Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa

  • Is there a pool at Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 190 per vehicle one-way.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • What is there to do near Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa?
    Recommended spots to visit include Playitas Beach (2-min walk) and Biesanz Beach (6-min walk), along with ADR Adventure Park (1.3 mi) and Manuel Antonio National Park (1.4 mi).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 225 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Truly Pura Vida!
Outstanding, beyond beautiful, this picturesque resort turned in to home while we were there. From breakfast every morning with Carla and the amazing staff at the restaurant who catered to our every request to Alejandro who helped with all our other requests from Couples massage (get the coffee scrub). This staff is amazing and we had plenty of guest from monkeys who watched the sunset with us from our balcony to sloth’s sitting in the tree next to us during breakfast. Could not have been happier n
Peter, us6 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Best place
Great staff wonderful property! Food was top notch !
charles, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Super nice. Close to a beach. Lots of animals to see.
Craig, us2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Very Accommodating Staff and Wildlife Views
Shana by the Beach was a really cool hotel. Their view and access to the beach is something other hotels in the area don't offer. The beach is small, and it's in a bay, so there the waves are very small, but it was still really nice to swim in once you swim past the rough shells. The pool was very big and nice. The staff was the best asset. They were extremely welcoming, kind, and informative. They really went out of their way to accommodate us. The room was large and had an impressive jungle view, but a few small details were lacking. The floors had a bit of a dirty appearance and had some bizzare stains on them, the furniture was very minimal, and the shower had some stains and felt less than pristine. That being said, I'm very particular and none of that bothered my wife at all. Walking to nearby restaurants is a challenge given the lack of sidewalks and sketchy roads, so be sure to plan on driving or taking a cab the few blocks into the town. The restaurant on site was pricey, but the view of the jungle, the ocean, the monkeys, toucans, and sloths was really fantastic. We'd definitely stay again.
Ty, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Nice hotel and trail to the beach
JOHN, us2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
overall was a pleasant experience. the service and hospitality of all the staff was wonderful. room was clean. would've loved for the water in the shower to be a little hotter. also there is no gift shop so if you need sunscreen or toiletries, you'll have to go into town a little to get them.
us3 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Place is a unique property. Beautifully kept and fantastic service. Based on what I had seen online and maybe being spoiled by the views at la Mariposa I had believed we would be looking out at the Pacific from the room or at least the pool. However, in keeping with the spirit of preservation the trees blocked any such view. Have to believe other rooms enjoyed that vantage.The walk down to the beach wasn't too bad and in a week in Costa Rica they clearly had the best breakfast.
Jorge, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Luxury with a fabulous view
Very nice room with an amazing view. GREAT staff!
Don, us3 night family trip
Good 6,0
Should be better
The condition of the room was not great. The handle to turn on the water fell off when you turned on/off the water and sometimes just mid shower. There were black marks on the walls in bathroom. The coffee maker in our room was broken and leaked coffee everywhere. There was a frog that made his way into our room a couple times. There was a decent size gap between the door and the floor. I realize there is wildlife in the area and we enjoyed him but I know some people would not. With the hotel being on such a steep incline it is nice they offer rides on golf carts but these were non existent on Sunday. We were not there for a lengthy stay so we informed them of the room issues at check out and did get an apology but when there are so many lodging options and this one is on the more expensive side I expected more.
Katy, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
From begin to end the staff was friendly and attentive. Javier and Anai were amazing at breakfast.
Bridget, us3 night family trip

Shana by the Beach Hotel Residence & Spa

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