Secluded jungle lodge


Facilities & services

  • 27 rooms
  • Two infinity pools
  • Jacuzzi
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Private beach access
  • Kitchens in villas


  • Sport fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • ATV Motorcycle tours
  • Mangrove tours
  • Spa treatments
  • Rainmaker reserve and Manuel Antonio park tours
  • Wildlife tours
  • Surfing Classes
  • Scuba Diving
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkel with Dolphins
  • Parasailing Excursions

Describing itself as “a jungle getaway for discerning adults”, Makanda certainly delivers on luxury, uninterrupted seclusion and romance. Recent renovations have extended its accommodation offering and incorporated more natural materials like marble and wood into the design, and added bespoke artworks as features.

The 27 rooms and suites are fully immersed in a haven of southern Pacific rainforest between the fishing port of Quepos and the Manuel Antonio National Park. The décor is stylish, modern and typically tropical with the odd indigenous piece of art so as not to completely displace you from your rich flora surroundings and native appreciation.

All the accommodation is spaciously designed with lots of amenities, sea views, and terraces so that all you’ll need is right there in your room. Communal spaces are cosier, giving this hideaway a tranquil character. The villas are all individually decorated and are an even more secluded option with their own kitchens and mini Japanese gardens, perfect for honeymooners or couples.

Enjoy uncomplicated dishes featuring fresh local ingredients at Arbol Restaurant. Old recipes and familiar tastes are celebrated and reimagined. With amazing ocean views, the restaurant has been designed to make the most of its jungle setting.


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