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Gaia Hotel & Reserve in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Crystal blue skies greet you, the cool breeze blowing in from the Pacific and over golden sand beaches, while the enchanting Gaia Hotel & Reserve emerges from the emerald rainforest. Nestled in central Costa Rica's coastal forests, near Manuel Antonio National Park, this property exudes luxury in harmony with nature. Bright, peaceful rooms greet you with abundant sunshine, designed to create a seamless flow between the modern comforts indoors and the natural splendor just outside. Gorgeous wood floors lead from serene bedrooms with plush king-sized beds, past stylish bathrooms offering enticing 2-person Jacuzzis, and out to a fabulous separate living room. Enjoy the use of your own home entertainment system as you relax on deep, comfortable couches, then step outside onto your expansive private balcony. As you breath in the crisp, fresh air, soak in the sun, and take in the unforgettable view, understand the true beauty of Costa Rica and the fabulous Gaia Hotel & Reserve.

Start your morning with a wonderful breakfast at La Luna, with spectacular views of the sunrise coast, then keep up your routine at the gym or pamper yourself with a visit to Terra Spa. With the waters warm, stretch out on the sun deck next to the 2-level waterfall pool, or make your way to the beach and find your perfect spot on the warm sands. Dive in to the waves to cool off, and spend the day kayaking, jet skiing, and surfing along the coast. Venture out on the open Pacific for an exciting day of deep sea sport fishing, or relax on the decks of a luxury yacht and sip champagne as you cruise into the horizon. Spend a day, or few, exploring the rainforest of Manuel Antonio National Park as you hike along stunningly beautiful trails. Discover some of the 346 species as you tour the park, listen to the enchanting tropical bird calls and sounds of the forest, and be amazed by some of the most amazing natural scenery in the world. After a full and exciting day in the forest or at sea, return to the hotel for a sunset dinner at La Luna before retiring to the plush comforts of your room. That night, as you gaze out over the rainforest, glittering under the stars, smile and imagine your next amazing day at Gaia Hotel & Reserve.

Location of Gaia Hotel & Reserve

Gaia Hotel & Reserve
KM 2.7 Carretera Quepos A Manuel-Antonio, Quepos
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Nearest Airport: SJO

Amenities for Gaia Hotel & Reserve

  • General Information
  • 16 Guest Rooms
  • Adults Only
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Only 14+ Years Permitted
  • Dining
  • Pool Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Snack Bar
  • Bar & Lounge
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Center
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Personal Trainers
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • 2 Outdoor Pools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • Satellite Television
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Activities
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • River Rafting
  • Surfing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Nearby
  • Beaches
  • National Park
  • Nature Reserve
  • Interests
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations

Reviews for Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

We have spent 5 nights in a beautiful Suite at Gaia’s. Right from our arrival we will like home. Parking the car down the hill, being driven up by a golf cart by one the friendly Gaia team members, receiving a personalized check-in, a nice welcome drink and afterwards a tour around the whole hotel, this was definitely a perfect start into our stay. It got even better as we have seen 5 minutes after laying at the pool our first sloth, maximum 5 meters away from us.(even on further trips down to Manuel Antonio we never got as close to a sloth as here) We nearly daily used the shuttle the hotel was offering to the Manuel Antonio Beach and we can only say this was perfectly organized, from the pick up up the hill of the hotel to the later pick up at the beach. As described by many others as well due to the fact that the hotel only has 22 rooms the employees were able to really concentrate on you and most of them were also able to remember our names right from our arrival. We have seen only our room during our stay but we can definitely say that this has been one of the nicest hotel rooms we ever stayed in. Perfectly designed with a bedroom, separate lounge area, large balcony and an even bigger bathroom. The bed was definitely in the top 5! We were sad to leave the hotel and check in to our next hotel which could not offer such a nice bed! The possibility to stream Netflix via the TV was also a nice plus! The breakfast at Gaia was ok, but not as good as the rest of the hotel. We could not really understand why certain dishes were included and other (even though not expensive ingredients) were not. The dinner options were also only ok, we are used to eat light dinner and therefore most of the options did not really appeal to us. Here we definitely recommend to drive down or take a taxi to the Marina of Quepos. Lot of great options for dinner and a nice surrounding with the boats. Before we left the hotel for our next stop in Monteverde, Roy was so kind to check with hotels in the area the best way for us to get there and they even prepared for us a nice to-go back with some snacks. These are the things which do make a hotel special and makes it stay in your mind! The only thing (besides the breakfast) which could be improved is from our point of view the Gym. This looked a little bit outdated, but as we were always on our own in the Gym it looked like it is only rarely used. Overall: If you plan to come to Costa Rica and the Manuel Antonio area, if you do like small boutique hotels with a personal touch, make sure you do stay at Gaia! Thanks for having us

Frederik W - Hamburg, Germany

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Gaia hotel and reserve is absolutely fantastic. The entire facility is extremely luxurious, clean, relaxing, and beautiful. Then pool was super nice and fun, and Marcos took great care of us when we were there with complimentary sunscreen and towels. The rooms are absolutely beautiful and in great condition, the bathrooms are amazing, and the views from each room are spectacular. There is also a nature reserve on the property where a biodiversity guide works to help rehabilitate Macaws within Costa Rica. So special! We also saw other birds and a sloth while on the property! Also, our personal concierge Johannes was the best! He helped us plan a great itinerary and was always available via WhatsApp with any questions we had. The food is also amazing too! We ate there nearly every meal, and every time it was fantastic. My favorite was the Costa Rican breakfast - so good! I would return in a heartbeat.

JLynnSmith123 - San Francisco, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Highlights from property = Macaw project on the reserve + Pool + Daily fruit skewers + La Luna breakfast, lunch, tapas AND dinner menu + Golf Cart rides up and down the property + Wildlife spotting (Macaws, Toucan, Sloths, Monkeys, Iguanas)

Colleen T

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is ready to offer any help they can. The views from the restaurant are unbelievable. The pools was great to relax and loved the waterfalls beating down on my body for a great message. Happy hour offers a great sunset and saving on your drinks. They offer golf carts to take you around and they are available at a moments notice too. What more can I say!

toolifedave - Massapequa, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

GAIA is a fantastic place. Well appointed, comfortable rooms, beautiful grounds, and especially friendly & helpful staff. Marco at the pool bar, Yendry, Alex and others in La Luna Restaurant, and everyone in the office went out of their way to make the vacation superb. The complementary spa massage topped it off. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Gbraze - Yorktown, Virginia

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