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Recent Testimonials

"Está bonito. Ha sido una estancia muy agradable. Beautifully appointed rooms, exquisite dining. Gracias." Edmonton, Alberta Canada

"We had a wonderful stay here at Makanda. It couldn't have been more perfect…a little longer, yes…but not more perfect!"

"Thank you very much for a lovely honeymoon. We loved Makanda and the staff was excellent. We will misss the hot tub! The beaches are incredible and we will miss Costa Rica! PURA VIDA!! Muchas Gracias!" Ithica, NY USA.

"Thank you so much for such a devine and perfect place, it could not have been more fabulous. We shall be back."

"Thanks to your entire staff for making our stay very enjoyable! We love your service and your villas! We will definitely be here again soon!"

"The most beautiful hotel we have ever stayed in the world, and we have stayed in many. We hope that this place never changes-there is only good things to say-no complaints over a period of three weeks. Excellent service-the best people with smiles." Bianca Zillig

"Thank you for a wonderful honeymoon. Room and view were beautiful. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Can't wait to come back. God bless." Charleston, SC USA.

"Thank you for a truly spiritual experience. One that will always be treasured. " Toronto, Canada
"We truly enjoyed our time here. Everthing about Makanda was wonderful! We totally were impressed with our room, the view, the beach, and the hospitality. I would come again in a heartbeat! Thanks for a truly memorable vacation." Dallas, TX USA

"Most beautiful hotel we have ever stayed in. Thanks!!" Seattle, Wa USA

"There is only one word to describe our experience here….EXQUISITE!!" Boston, MA USA

"Our experience here at Makanda by the Sea has been superb! A wonderful ending to our visit to Costa Rica……you've created Paradise. How fortunate that you found this area and had the foresight to know the potential. We'll be back!" Boston, MA USA

"Thank you for a truly spiritual experience. One that we'll always treasure." Toronto, Canada

"Thanks for everything. We had the vacation of a lifetime!"

"Words cannot describe this place! We had a wonderful honeymoon-

ery relaxing and so comfortable. We would recommend this place to anyone." Philadelphia, PA USA

" We've been a lot of places in the world, none quite so hospitable as this. Thanks for your attention to detail and yur continueing pursuit of excellence. We had a wonderful time." Stewart, GA USA.

"Wonderful people. Amazing view. Monkeys everyday! We will recommend Makanda and especially the best piscina in all of Costa Rica." Chicago, IL USA

"We had a wonderful time. So beautiful….Thank you for everything. We hope to see you again soon. Villa 1 was magnificent and your staff also. Thank you." Heonia, NJ USA.

"Muchas Gracias! It was the perfect honeymoon. Fantastic view from our room and very romantic. Can't wait to come back!!" Jacksonville, FL USA.

"Perfection. We had a wonderful stay-There is no comparison. Thanks for everything." Portland, OR USA

"Wonderful honeymoon site! Romantic, yet attentive. Will recommend to everyone." Memphis, TN USA

"Thank you for this paradise. We hope that it always remains this special. Your staff was wonderful! Food delicious. What a concept! A real winner!!!!" Portland, OR USA 

"Thanks so much for everything…we loved both #4 and #7. The architecture is incredible and the attention to detail is phenomenal. Can't wait to come back!" Moah, UT USA.

"A most delightful stay. All too brief to do justice to all the facilities provided." Wilslow, England

"Your establishment is beautiful and the service is superb! This is a beautiful country. your hotel marked the beginning of our honeymoon. We will never forget this place. Much thanks."

"We had the most incredible, magical time. Everything was perfect." Los Angeles, CA USA

"The word that comes to mind over and over is 'incredible'. Thank you for your amazing service and attention to detail. Thank you for hosting our tiny wedding and for making everything so special"
"Loved it! Totally loved it… in the trees with the monkeys!" Chicago, IL USA.

"Congratulations on creating an oasis in the middle of the jungle. Your hospitality was terrific and very much appreciated." California, USA

"It is possible to preview the views from the website and guess the facilities/food from the guidebooks, but you have to stay a few days to appreciate how the staff makes the experience so great. Thanks." Virginia, USA

"We had a wonderful time. Villa 10 is beautiful and private. We will be visiting again. Thank you!"

"Congratulations to the architect…a masterpiece! We will tell our friends and family."

"Spectacular views! Love the quietness and seclusion. Muchas gracias for making us feel so welcome in this beautiful country. Can't wait to come back!", Columbia, SC USA

"Wonderful and beautiful don't begin to describe this place. Our vacation in Costa Rica has been a wonderful way to spend our honeymoon and a great start to our new life."

"The perfect place for our friends wedding. Staff, service and accomodations are excellent, and enhanced an already magical experience. Thank you!" Viscounty Seattle, WA USA.

"Most beautiful hotel in Quepos! Very quiet and relaxing. Service was most excellent, we definitely will be back!", Turkey

"Thank you so much for your part in creating a PERFECT honeymoon! We have discovered the real meaning of PURA VIDA!" Powder Springs, Georgia USA.

"No other place we've visited created such a serene vacation. Every private Villa provides a view that is it's own perfect vista. We'll enjoy returning many times. The staff has been the most friendly and accommodating of any in a four or five star hotel." St. Louis, MO USA

"We have found a true paradise! This place is an absolute Heaven. Thank you so much for a wonderful time. We will be back. This was a fabulous honeymoon! See you again…." Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA.

"We've had a fantastic time's absolutely magical. Thank you so much!" London, England.