Anniversaries can be celebrated in a number of ways, such as the traditional flowers and jewelry, but why not opt for a truly memorable option like a romantic escape to paradise? Each year, couples have the opportunity to remind themselves of a their mutual commitment, and to celebrate in a way that will set the tone for the year ahead. Like birthdays, it is an annual chance to reevaluate personal goals, and in the case of anniversaries, an ideal opportunity to rekindle romance and reconnect with our partners. For this reason, each anniversary should be an event, a true celebration of a couple's love and commitment to one another. Like a honeymoon, when partners have a chance to concentrate on their happiness without the daily stresses diverting their energies, their love has the opportunity to bloom again and even deepen. This is something that jewelry and flowers simply cannot achieve.
Hotel Makanda by the Sea is the ideal destination to celebrate this special event. Our boutique resort is conveniently located in the heart of Costa Rica's #1 beach destination, Manuel Antonio. Set upon 12 acres of pristine Costa Rican jungle, Hotel Makanda is unmatched in the blending of nature and architecture. The immaculately kept grounds were designed to complement and enhance the surrounding rainforest, while offering incredible ocean views of more than 60 miles of Costa Rica's Pacific coastline. Lounge in our infinity pool, or relax in a bubbling jacuzzi while the monkeys, sloths, toucans and a host of other wildlife parades before your eyes, or enjoy the show from your spacious terrace. The six villas and five studios, with their vaulted ceilings, hand-crafted tiles and exotic hardwoods, make a luxurious nest from which to marvel at the natural surroundings and fabulous sunsets. Our friendly staff of more than 45 employees for only 11 units are at your beck and call to give you the first class service that you expect and deserve, and our on-site event planner is available to see to any special details you may need. Whether you lean towards adventure or your preference is to relax, you will have an array of tours, activities and spa treatments to choose from. Finally you can fulfill your dreams of river rafting, sportfishing, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, sailing, or zipping through the rainforest on the popular canopy tours, to name just a few options, or spend a day at the local Sea Glass Spa being pampered to your heart's desire. If you prefer not to leave the luxurious sanctuary of your villa or studio, opt for an in-room massage or spa treatment with a bottle of chilled champagne and rose petals sprinkled on your bed. Later, visit our award winning poolside restaurant, Sunspot Bar & Grill, serving only the finest cuisine, always prepared with only the freshest ingredients, where you can enjoy world class cuisine under our tropical tenting, or enjoy a private candlelit dinner on your terrace, and you need never leave your room! With the daily demands and stresses taking over your life, this year, make a romantic escape to an environment that has only your pleasure and relaxation in mind, and will rejuvenate your relationship in an extraordinary bonding experience. Makanda by the Sea invites you to join the hundreds of couples who have celebrated their anniversaries and honeymoons with us in paradise. "Romance in Nature" is our theme, and we infuse that in all that we do. Come join us to see what "Pura Vida" truly is!