Hotel Makanda by the Sea | Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Nature and luxury, perfectly balanced.

Costa Rica has natural splendor, breathtaking views, pristine beaches, volcanoes, tropical rainforest jungles and stunning mountains. It is a perfect vacation destination for those who love adventure, the sun and the water. Hotel Makanda is adults only and one of the best hotels to experience what Costa Rica has to offer in first class jungle lodging. The well appointed villas are snuggled mountainside into the jungle with dramatic views of the sparkling ocean.

The gardens throughout this paradise are especially chosen to attract butterflies, hummingbirds, sloths, monkeys and birds, making this a surreal tropical setting designed that amazes. During your stay at Hotel Makanda you will be able to hike the jungle, spend the day on a secluded beach cove, be lazy by the infinity pool with monkeys at arms reach. You will also be able watch the breathtaking sunsets while sipping your favorite cocktails. You can also relax in the Jacuzzi that also lets you observe surrounding flora and fauna.

Accommodations are spacious, very comfortable, luxurious and well-appointed and there are many types of villas and studios to choose from. All are private, have stunning views, as well as patios and beautiful gardens. Rooms include 13 configurations including the wonderful Pacific Jacuzzi Suites that feature Jacuzzi and decks overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Each room or suite has large living rooms, contemporary decor, 40″ LCD TVs, Hi-fi sound systems, fine linens, Wi-Fi, and Molton Brown bath amenities.

Dining at the Sunspot Bar & Grill is guaranteed to please even the most sophisticated palates with its finest of fresh seafood, meat and ingredients, most grilled and seasoned with locally grown spices and herbs. This hotel also has an amazing full bar offering a vast array of great drinks and a stellar wine list. In addition to that, you can enjoy the Shanti Spa. The interior is made of all natural materials to keep you connected to nature while you enjoy body massage, yoga, stretching, steam therapy and relaxation techniques to help you renew. For the nature lover in you, Hotel Makanda in Costa Rica checks all the boxes. Visit them at the link for more about this ecologically balanced resort.

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