Hotel Makanda is a 5-star luxury boutique hotel nestled in a coastal hillside of the Manuel Antonio rain forest of Costa Rica.

Guests have the unique experience of being immersed in nature – enjoying views of the ocean, lush green plants, vibrant flowers, and animal life – while dining, dancing, swimming, and relaxing in pure luxury.

Situated high on the forest hilltop, the hotel shares space with the local wildlife. During your stay, you can expect to see monkeys, sloths, butterflies, iguanas, hummingbirds, toucans, macaws, and more. These friendly visitors are a welcome hallmark of the Makanda experience.

So much so that we've designed the hotel architecture to take advantage of these encounters. Suites come with private balconies overlooking gardens, forest, and ocean. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for a complete view of the enchanting scene. You'll 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 your private balcony or anywhere else on the property.

The tiered levels of our 33 rooms mean every guest has their own private experience surrounded by spectacular views.

At Makanda, we celebrate life – PURA VIDA! – and our surrounding nature in our stylish furnishings. We've brought local woods and craftsmanship into our furniture designs. Giant murals of flora and fauna hang on the walls. Carrara marble tile the floors, while plush couches and elegant lighting create an atmosphere of luxury amongst nature. While nature excites, our designs delight.

With the latest Smart technology and the finest in furniture, linens, and amenities, you're guaranteed to have an enjoyable and peaceful stay.

Our hotel is best known as an adults-only romantic getaway, but you'll find all sorts of guests here, from couples honeymooning to friends celebrating a 50th birthday. It's a place for lovers and for those who work hard and play harder. We embrace the Costa Rican motto "Pura Vida," meaning "pure life."

The Makanda vibe is one of casual relaxation - super chill - with superb dining catered by professional staff. By day, guests sunbathe by the infinity pool, eat lunch, sip cocktails, enjoy spa treatments, practice yoga, venture down to our private beach, and into town.

As the beautiful sun sets – viewable from the pool terrace – a DJ ushers in a lively vibe just in time for happy hour. Get your evening started with us and hit the town, or dine in our upscale Arbol restaurant before making your way to the poolside dance floor.

Makanda truly has everything you need, and our friendly staff is always on hand to help make your stay magical, whether your drink needs a top-up or you need help planning your week's activities.

Come to Makanda and see why so many people testify our incredible hotel is a slice of paradise.

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