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Makanda by the SeaCosta Rica
Set amid lush jungle between the Manuel Antonio National Park and Biesanz Beach, Makanda by the Sea is an adults-only tropical retreat on the Costa Rican Pacific coast. Located on a hillside with sunset views, this romantic hotel is surrounded by exotic birds and wildlife.
The exclusive resort has only studios, suites and villas, each with a balcony and/or terrace overlooking the jungle and ocean. The rooms are light-filled and glamorous, with rich tropical colours, extravagant flower displays, and Carrera marble en suites. There are fully equipped kitchens, 21st century technology, and some feature private Jacuzzis or plunge pools.
Arbol Restaurant offers gourmet cuisine based upon local produce. Meals are accompanied by a list of New and Old World wines.
Relax around the pool lounge, unwind with a yoga session or massage in the spa, wander through rainforest to the private beach, or enjoy an excursion to the Manuel Antonio National Park.
- Restaurant and bar
- Pool and deck
- Private beach
- Natural wood steam room
- Yoga terrace
- Explore the Manuel Antonio National Park
- Trek to the Nauyaca Waterfalls
- Laze on pristine Biesanz Beach
- ATV quad bike and vanilla spice tours
- Rainmaker Reserve and canopy zipline tours
- Butterfly and reptile gardens
- Wildlife spotting
Ideal for adults seeking privacy, the resort has just a handful of villas, studios and suites, each with a balcony and/or terrace overlooking the jungle and ocean. If you can, opt for one with a plunge pool. The location is perfectly situated near to town and integrated into the rainforest, surrounded by exotic birds and wildlife, which also adds to the feeling of privacy. Check out the main restaurant, Arbol, for fantastic dining.
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