Starting at $565 per night

Overview

Makanda by the Sea takes the Costa Rican Pura Vida experience to the next level with their boutique style luxurious accommodations. This romantic, adults-only resort caters to couples hoping for endless sunshine, white sand beaches, and plenty of R&R. Located along the hillsides of Manuel Antonio, Makanda by the Sea boasts some of the most spectacular coastline in the country! The property consists of a 12-acre sanctuary 100 meters above the ocean. Hotel amenities include a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, internet, spa, and lush tropical gardens. Makanda by the Sea invites you to bring the person you love the most and offers in return, paradise!

If you are seeking serenity and romance, Makanda is the place. Exceptional staff provides just the right amount of personal attention to your individual needs, assuring your stay is a memorable one. Stroll hand in hand through the idyllic gardens, relax in comfort around the oceanview pool, walk barefoot on the beach, and share a romantic dinner with the love of your life at the hotel’s stunning gourmet restaurant.

Though you may want to spend the majority of your vacation lounging in private with your partner, we definitely recommend checking out some of the area tours. For excitement, go zip-lining, whitewater rafting, snorkeling, horseback riding, waterfall rappelling, or take a surf lesson. To commune quietly with the wonders of Nature, you can visit the National Parks, go on a riverboat cruise, kayak the estuaries or sail into the sunset. The landscapes of Manuel Antonio are unforgettable, there are rivers, beaches, mountains, and a diversity of interesting wildlife species. We are here to help you craft the perfect romantic vacation that will last a lifetime.

The ultra-chic Arbol Restaurant creates a fusion of exotic flavors blending locally sourced traditional foods and freshly caught seafood with such accompaniments as couscous, spring rolls, and homemade ravioli. Daily breakfast and yoga lessons are complimentary. Room service is available. Hot stone, Swedish, and Deep Tissue are just a few of the massages available at the onsite Shanti Spa which also utilizes a Jacuzzi and natural Sauna. Couples packages can be customized to pamper both of you with a variety of relaxing body treatments lasting up to 3.5 hours.

Makanda by the Sea’s hilltop elegance makes it an excellent choice for those seeking a world-class lavish wedding destination. With an onsite wedding planner, culinary expertise, and professional acoustic system, every detail can be arranged.

Built overlooking the vast ocean in concert with its natural surroundings, the hotel’s every interior combines intricately carved designs inspired by Nature with modern comforts and technology. Graceful curtains for intimacy, vaulted ceilings, precious hardwoods, marble counters, high-end bedding, and amazing sunsets will ensure your experience of the ultimate tropical vacation in paradise. The hotel offers a wide variety of luxury accommodations from single room or studio suites to lavish honeymoon suites and private villas complete with private pools or Jacuzzis. For details check out the Room Amenities listed for each below. Note: This adult only hotel requires guests to be at least 18 years of age.

If you are seeking an exceptional place to celebrate your special someone, Maranda by the Sea might be just what you're looking for!

Hotel Tags

  • Luxury
  • Eco Style
  • Boutique
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Hilltop
  • Adult Only

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Gardens
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable Tv

Room Amenities

Honeymoon Suite with Private Pool

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sitting Area
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Honeymoon Villa with Jacuzzi

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sitting Area
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Luxury Villa for 6 People with Private Pool

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Separate Bedroom
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View
  • Ocean View

Villa #10

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Villa #5

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
  • Partial Jungle View

Luxury Villa #9 with Shared Pool

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Luxury Villa #8 with Shared Pool

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Separate Bedroom
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Deluxe Suite Ocean Club

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sitting Area
  • Balcony
  • Partial Jungle View
  • Partial Ocean View

Luxury Villa #6 with Private Pool

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Pacific Jacuzzi Suite #7

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Pacific Jacuzzi Suite #4

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility

Location

Latitude: N 9°24'8.13". Longitude: W 85°50'18.85"

Reviews

  • Overall 94.3% (3 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 100.0%
  • Comfort: 93.3%
  • Meeting Expectations: 90.0%
  • Staff: 93.3%
  • Value: 95.0%

01/21/2019

Very nice hotel & most of the staff was awesome. The front desk people didn't seem as helpful as the rest of the team.