Hotel Makanda by the Sea: Something for Everyone in Costa Rica
by, 04-12-2012 at 05:15 PM (2576 Views)
What we love most about a visit to Costa Rica is its ability to be all things to all travelers. Luxury, adventure, romance, relaxation and more; it can all be yours in this small Central American country, often within the single span of a day!
The Hotel Makanda by the Sea – a 12-acre sanctuary poised 200 meters above the Pacific Ocean next to Manuel Antonio National Park – is a Luxury Link property that puts Costa Rica’s diversity right at your doorstep. A four-night vacation experience at this intimate 11-room hotel is currently available for up to 39% off.
The relaxation comes in the form of your 950-square foot villa sculpted harmoniously into the natural environment, boasting a full kitchen, Japanese garden and private terrace with spectacular views of the 60-mile coastline. Your vacation experience includes roundtrip transfers between San Jose Airport (SJO) and the hotel, while the adults-only Makanda sets the mood for your stay with a bottle of sparkling wine and floral decoration upon arrival.
Other amenities included are a three-course dinner for two on one evening of your choice including select bottle of wine, served at the on-site Sunspot Bar & Grill, and full breakfast for two each morning delivered to your room.
You’ll need that fuel each morning for the bounty of outdoor activities in the area. The adjacent Manuel Antonio National Park holds a treasure-trove of local wildlife including monkeys, toucans and sloths winding their way through the rainforest. We recommend hiring a guide at the park entrance to ensure you spot as many different animals as possible in this ecological wonderland, which also features several pristine beaches.
For a shot of adrenaline, whitewater rafting awaits on the Savegre River, or soar across the rainforest canopy on a zip-line tour. Secluded nearby beaches provide sublime settings for surfing and sunning, while you might also snorkel, SCUBA dive or kayak off the volcanic reefs of local islands. To get up close and personal with wildlife, take a guided kayak tour of the mangroves near the town of Quepos, a short drive away.
Back in the tranquil privacy of Hotel Makanda, refresh with a dip in the stunning infinity pool or request a soothing spa treatment. Over a dinner of fresh, locally-caught seafood, reminisce about all the unique experiences during your equally relaxing and action-packed Costa Rican holiday!