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Deluxe Suite (Ocean Club)
Room with view
721 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Other room types
Luxury Villa (Pool Lounge)
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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Luxury Villa, 1 King Bed (Pool Lounge)
Room with view
678 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Studio, 1 King Bed
Room with view
291 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Honeymoon Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool, Ocean View
Room with view
700 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
Room with view
377 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Luxury Villa, 3 Bedrooms
Room with view
1862 square feet
2 King Beds and 1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 6 guests
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Premium Loft, Ocean View
Room with view
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 Villa, 1 King Bed, Hot Tub, Ocean View
Room with view
1000 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Villa, 1 King Bed
Room with view
463 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 self parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Laundry facilities

Location

Offering direct access to the beach, this Manuel Antonio hotel is in a national park and within a 15-minute walk of Playitas Beach and Biesanz Beach. ADR Adventure Park and La Selvita are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

Spend the day catching some rays at Makanda by the Sea's private sand beach, relaxing by one of the hotel's 2 outdoor swimming pools, or pampering yourself at the full-service spa.

Room Amenities

All 27 rooms feature thoughtful touches like espresso makers and bathrobes, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include living rooms, minibars, and room service.

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.

A complimentary breakfast is offered 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. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This luxury hotel also offers a garden and a terrace. Onsite self parking is complimentary. A total renovation of this property was completed in June 2017.

Makanda by the Sea is a smoke-free property.

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Elevator
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • Number of poolside bars - 2
  • Full-service spa
  • Direct access to private beach
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Swim-up bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Meeting rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Free self parking
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Private beach nearby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Spa services on site
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge services
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Beach towels
  • Total number of rooms - 27
  • 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

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

Makanda by the Sea offers 27 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 46-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Manuel Antonio hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Air conditioning
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Minibar
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Towels provided
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Espresso maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate living room
  • Premium bedding
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV

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 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.

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available

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.

Pets

  • Pets stay free
  • 1 per room (up to 22 lbs)

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 are 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.

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 are 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Pets allowed (no fees)

Minimum guest age is 16

Debit cards

Caters to adults only

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.

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