Makanda by the Sea

Location: Manuel Antonio

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Hotel Makanda is a 5-star luxury boutique hotel situated in the lush coastal hillside of the Manuel Antonio rainforest in Costa Rica.

Guests can experience a unique immersion in nature while enjoying breathtaking views of the ocean, lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and wildlife during dining, swimming, relaxing, and dancing in pure luxury.

Located high on the forest hilltop, the hotel shares space with the local wildlife, and guests can expect to see friendly monkeys, sloths, butterflies, iguanas, hummingbirds, toucans, macaws, and more during their stay.

The hotel architecture is designed to take advantage of these encounters, with suites featuring private balconies overlooking gardens, forests, and the ocean. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide a complete view of the enchanting scene, where guests can enjoy the sound of birdsong, the play of monkeys swinging in the branches, and the sound of the ocean (just 150 meters away) from the comfort of their private balcony or anywhere else on the property.

The 33 rooms at Makanda are tiered, providing guests with their own private experience surrounded by spectacular views.

At Makanda, guests can enjoy the PURA VIDA lifestyle and celebrate surrounding nature in stylish furnishings that incorporate local woods and craftsmanship into their furniture designs. Giant murals of flora and fauna adorn the walls, and Carrara marble tiles the floors, while plush couches and elegant lighting create an atmosphere of luxury amidst nature.

The hotel features the latest Smart technology and the finest furniture, linens, and amenities, ensuring an enjoyable and peaceful stay.

Although best known as an adults-only romantic getaway, Makanda welcomes all sorts of guests, from honeymooning couples to friends celebrating a 50th birthday. It’s a place for lovers and those who work hard and play harder. The Makanda vibe is one of casual relaxation with superb dining catered by professional staff. Guests can sunbathe by the infinity pool, enjoy spa treatments, practice yoga, venture down to the private beach, and hit the town.

As the beautiful sunsets – viewable from the pool terrace – guests can enjoy a lively vibe ushered in by a DJ just in time for happy hour. They can then start their evening at Makanda before making their way to the poolside dance floor or dining at the upscale Arbol restaurant.