My Fiance and I stayed at Makanda towards the end of our Costa Rican vacation and loved it. If you're looking for good service and an amazing view - this is your place! The view from the infinity pool & rooms is to die for - absolutely breathtaking. The pictures don't do it justice. We were also extremely pleased with the upscale rooms on the property. The beds were extremely plush and comfortable and the bathrooms were expansive and clean. We enjoyed our sitting out on the balcony in the mornings with breakfast delivered to the room. Try the pancakes - they are amazing.
The restaurant on the property cinsists of 4-5 tables on the pool deck. It was just OK, our food for dinner took a good 45min and wasn't necessarily worth the price paid. But it was perfect for lunch by the pool, where we got pizzas, sandwhiches and salads (all of which were excellent).
The drinks at the poolside bar were wonderful - as was the friendly bartender. We saw a ton of wildlife from the pool area: white faced monkeys (pictures attached), howler monkeys and sloths. Really neat.
The small beach is a bit of a hike (200+ stairs down and back up). I would suggest the beach off of Quepos for swimming and sunbathing.
In all, we had a wonderful stay and would recommend Makanda to anyone visiting the MA area!More