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Ocean Club Suite
Room with view
721 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Luxury Villa 4 People
Room with view
807 square feet
1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed
Room sleeps 4 guests
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Pacific Jacuzzi Suite
Room with view
538 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Honeymoon Junior Pool Villa
Room with view
700 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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WOW Suite Premier Suite
Room with view
861 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Luxury Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool
Room with view
1399 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Honeymoon Grand Pool Villa
Room with view
1000 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Tropical Suite
Room with view
484 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Get an overview of this hotel
Elegant adults-only beach hotel

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property

With a stay at Makanda by the Sea in Manuel Antonio, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Playa Espadilla and Playitas Beach. This 4.5-star hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Biesanz Beach and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge.

Make yourself at home in one of the 29 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and espresso makers. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. 46-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or 2 spa tubs, you can spend some time at the private beach. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

Satisfy your appetite for lunch or dinner at Arbol Restaurant, a restaurant which specializes in international cuisine, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). When you are in need of a refreshing drink, visit the swim-up bar or one of 2 bars/lounges, or 2 poolside bars. A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Unwind on the private sand beach, located just 150 meters away. At Makanda by the Sea you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa.

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. The hotel offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include 2 poolside bars and 2 bars/lounges. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This luxury hotel also offers a garden and a terrace. A total renovation of this property was completed in June 2020.

Makanda by the Sea is a smoke-free property.

  • Couples/private dining
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • Number of poolside bars - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Direct access to private beach
  • Swim-up bar
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting rooms
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Private beach nearby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge services
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach towels
  • Total number of rooms - 29
  • Wedding services
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Garden

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Room Amenities

Makanda by the Sea offers 29 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 46-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minibar
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Espresso maker
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Premium bedding
  • Separate sitting area
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free WiFi
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Individually furnished
  • Individually decorated
  • Number of living rooms
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Towels provided
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Champagne service
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Where to Eat

A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 9:30 AM.

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.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

2 outdoor swimming pools and 2 spa tubs are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

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.

  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages on beach
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 16
  • Thai massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is: 16

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 16 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 16 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. 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).

Credit card pre-authorization

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Temperature checks are available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Caters to adults only

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Contactless check-out is available

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Protective clothing is available to guests

Masks are available to guests

Gloves are available to guests

Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Staffed front desk

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is available

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch

Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service

Minimum guest age is 16

Debit cards

Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 160 per vehicle (one way)
  • Late check-in fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Makanda
  • 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
  • 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

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services, spa treatments, and private bath/onsen. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests under 16 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property.

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 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).

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