Makanda by the Sea

Self Rated: 4.5 out of 5
1 Kilometro al Oeste de Centro Comercial, Plaza Vista, Manuel Antonio, 60601, Costa Rica

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Property Details

Property Location

With a stay at Makanda by the Sea in Manuel Antonio, you'll be on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Playitas Beach and Biesanz Beach. This 4.5-star hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from ADR Adventure Park and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from La Selvita.


Make yourself at home in one of the 27 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones and laptop-compatible safes, and housekeeping is provided daily.


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.


Enjoy international cuisine at Arbol Restaurant, a restaurant which features a bar, 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.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and an elevator (lift). A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Playitas Beach - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Biesanz Beach - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
ADR Adventure Park - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Manuel Antonio National Park - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
La Selvita - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Manuel Antonio Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge - 3.1 km / 1.9 mi
Playa La Macha - 4.1 km / 2.5 mi
Marina Pez Vela - 4.2 km / 2.6 mi
Mid World Tour Office - 4.7 km / 2.9 mi
Nahomi Park - 4.8 km / 3 mi
Manuel Antonio Beach - 3.5 km / 2.2 mi
Rainmaker - 26.3 km / 16.3 mi
Matapalo Beach - 38.7 km / 24.1 mi
Bejuco Beach - 39.7 km / 24.6 mi
Esterillos Beach - 48.1 km / 29.9 mi

The preferred airport for Makanda by the Sea is San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 156.5 km / 97.3 mi

Check-in time starts at 3pm. Check-out time is 11am.
Property 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.
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.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

Know Before You Go

  • 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 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.

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