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Hotel Description

4.5-star beach hotel near Playitas Beach

Walk to the beach

Within a 15-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Playitas Beach and Biesanz Beach. ADR Adventure Park and La Selvita are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Poolside dining

A full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and 2 spa tubs are all featured at this luxury hotel. Relax with a drink at one of the 2 poolside bars and enjoy free perks like cooked-to-order breakfast and free self parking. 2 bars/lounges, a swim-up bar, and restaurant offer options for drinks and a bit to eat.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

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

Deluxe Suite (Ocean Club)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$275* Per night/room Oct 23 - Oct 24

Villa, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Villa (Pool Lounge)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Villa, 1 King Bed, Private Pool

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Honeymoon Villa, 1 King Bed, Hot Tub, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Loft, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89.0% of guests recommend out of 996 reviews

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Property Features

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. Free breakfast is served daily. There's a restaurant on site. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 2 poolside bars and 2 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. This luxury hotel also offers a garden and a terrace. Self parking is free. A complete renovation of Makanda by the Sea was completed in June 2017. This 4.5-star Manuel Antonio hotel is smoke free.

  • 27 guestrooms or units
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Swim-up bar
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) (156.2 km / 97.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • 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.

  • Living room
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Espresso maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Guests are served free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 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 Activities

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 in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting 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

Special check-in instructions:

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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 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 are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 22 lbs)

Policies

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 fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

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

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Hotel Makanda Sea Adults Only Manuel Antonio
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You should know

  • Makanda by the Sea offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services, spa treatments, and private bath/onsen. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 16 years old aren't allowed.
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