Gay Friendly Hotel

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is quickly becoming known as the premier gay friendly destination in Central America. More and more businesses are realizing the importance of tapping into this lucrative market and are now tailoring their services to accommodate same sex couples. Celebrating more than 20 years in business in Manuel Antonio, Hotel Makanda by the Sea has always felt that happiness between two persons, no matter what their gender preference, is cause for celebration. At Hotel Makanda, we offer the total peace and comfort of a true luxury Costa Rican hideaway, featuring the splendor of ocean and rainforest views from all our accommodations. World renowned as an exclusive, upscale beach-and-jungle full service resort, Makanda's luxury boutique property is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic getaway with your partner, without discriminating attitudes.

In Manuel Antonio, entertainment options abound, as the area offers a diverse number of tours and activities such as hiking, kayaking, sailing, river rafting, horseback riding, motorcycles, canopy tours, surfing, jet skis, and so much more. Spend a quiet day sunbathing around our fabulous infinity pool, on Makanda's own secluded beach, or take a short hike to Playitas Beach, Manuel Antonio's long time popular gay beach.

A World-Class Gay Friendly Resort in Costa Rica!

One of the factors people seek in a vacation escape is peace, and a diversion from the stresses of everyday life. Makanda's gay/lesbian friendly environment and commitment to romance between any and all human beings make us the ideal destination for that special getaway you have been needing. In addition to the natural beauty of the area, the personal service, and expertise of our friendly staff, you will feel like royalty in our luxuriously appointed villas and studios, fully equipped, and offering all the amenities expected of a four star hotel.

If fine dining is part of your pleasure, you will not be disappointed by the award-winning restaurant located poolside at Hotel Makanda. The Sunspot Bar & Grill offers an eclectic mix of international dishes, focusing on fresh seafood caught daily in the nearby town of Quepos, and prepared on the grill with only the freshest and finest ingredients. Whether it is a romantic candlelit dinner or a casual lunch by the pool, the beautiful natural scenery, and the constant passage of wildlife will keep your eyes scanning for the next glimpse of nature at it's best.

Makanda by the Sea is an exclusive boutique property designed as a romantic getaway for couples who wish to experience the best Costa Rica has to offer. We are confident in our ability to create the perfect vacation atmosphere for you and your partner, and invite you to join the hundreds of couples that have already discovered the true meaning of paradise!