September 12, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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
Nearest Airport: SJO
Amenities for Gaia Hotel & Reserve
- General Information
- 16 Guest Rooms
- Adults Only
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- Only 14+ Years Permitted
- Pool Bar
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Snack Bar
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Beauty Salon
- 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
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving
- River Rafting
- Wildlife Viewing
- Business Center/Services
- National Park
- Nature Reserve
- Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
Reviews for Gaia Hotel & Reserve
If you are looking for a place to stay in Manuel Antonio, look no further. Gaia is a little adults only boutique hotel situated on the hill with amazing views over the rainforest and its own private nature reserve. You will have to get used to scarlet macaws flying by at breakfast and sharing the poolside with sloths and iguanas. If that doesnâ€™t put you off, then its really worth looking into this place. We travelled during green season and took advantage of the suite summer special. Who wants to stay in a standard room, when you can have a suite, right? The rooms are beautifully designed with a wonderful (and very comfy) king size bed and cosmetic products from raw botanicals. The smell of these products will make you look forward to that shower. The rooms are one thing, but what makes Gaia really special is its service. At Gaia you donâ€™t only get picked up with a golf cart at the entrance (no cars allowed in the resort) but you have your own personal concierge who is available via Whatâ€™s App. I loved this feature. You donâ€™t have to bother running to or even calling the reception. You just pick up your smartphone and send your concierge a message. Can you make a reservation in the restaurant please? Could the shuttle pick us up from the National Park? At what time do you have a free slot for the massage? All while just lazily lounging at the pool. Thatâ€™s what I call service 2.0. Our concierge Johannes always answered immediately and even asked how our day was or if we enjoyed dinner. Oh yes, we enjoyed our dinner. The restaurant â€“ La Luna â€“ is one of the best in Manuel Antonio. We had the tuna and the ribs and some cocktails. Itâ€™s pricey, but everything in Manuel Antonio is. We also tried other restaurants, but liked La Luna the best. The food is definitely worth the price and the service is just great. Everyone is super attentive but with a very casual attitude. Bonus: If you have time, take the free tour in the hotelâ€™s private nature reserve to get to see scarlet macaws really close and enjoy a small hike. Eva & Felix
Knowlesol - Nuremberg, Germany
My girl-friend and I stayed end of April 2017 in this hotel. Altogether we were really pleased. The location of the hotel on a Hillcrest with the restaurant overlooking the Pacific is just gorgeous. The staff was super friendly, especially Johannes (brought us coffee from the supermarket, his favorite brand) and Adrian. Really friendly people. On property is a macaw sanctuary and they let the animals flying around every morning and afternoon, plus they offer a little tour in their jungle valley. Rooms were clean, quiet, modern. The cleaning staff also very friendly. Breakfast rather standard, but good dinner, again, with view. The pool area really fun with monkeys strolling through the trees and great views. Nice bar service at the pool. I would definitely come back to this hotel.
Hieronymus B - San Diego, California
My mom and I just returned from a stay at Gaia and we cannot wait to go back. We absolutely loved everything about the hotel - the staff, the accommodations, the food, the incredible views, the access to nearby towns, even the cawing of the Scarlet Macaws. From GAIA, and with the help of our concierge, Roy, we were able to explore many surrounding areas with ease. All of our tour guides were fantastic - make sure Gama brings you to Manuel Antonio National Park. He is great! We used the shuttle service from Mary's Beach in Manuel Antonio several times and also took a shuttle to have an amazing dinner at the marina in Quepos. Everything was so easy! My mom and I were both blown away at how accommodating and friendly the staff was. They truly you relax and enjoy the time while they handle the logistics. We cannot wait to bring the rest of our family back to Gaia Hotel!
MollyandCarol - Washington DC, District of Columbia
We stayed at Gaia for 3 nights during our mini tour of Costa Rica and our only regret is that we did not stay longer! This is a wonderful hotel- not too big but with truly exceptional service from very friendly and welcoming staff. We stayed in a suite which was gorgeous-and saw monkeys swinging from the trees from our balcony within 10 minutes of arriving! The hotel is set in its own reserve, and you do see lots of wildlife-especially on the daily tour with Gama, who is hilarious and so knowledgeable-we loved him! The pool area is lovely...with a fab pool bar and incredible views as you float in the infinity pool. The restaurant is also wonderful-the food was delicious, and the service impeccable. All in all, this hotel has really nailed how to make its guests feel welcome and enjoy every minute of their stay. If we lived nearer we'd be there every year-thank you Gaia!
Ali499515 - Northwich, United Kingdom
We stopped in Manuel Antonio for a few nights on our honeymoon and stayed at Gaia. The hotel was great from arrival to departure. You're greeted by staff upon arrival, who take care of your luggage, bring you a complimentary fresh juice and bring you to the front desk. There, we met the owner and our concierge, Roy. He was fantastic and checked in with us throughout our stay. Roy really made sure that we were enjoying everything. He arrange our cab and booked a fishing charter for us on very short notice. He was in close contact with the charter and even called the cabby while we were in it to make sure that we were arriving at the correct spot. The hotel is on the smaller side, but provides services that you would expect from a much larger hotel. Great pool. Tasty restaurant. All staff is very kind. We stayed in one of the suites, which had great a/c, a private balcony, and a nice large bathroom with jacuzzi tub. Highly recommend the free walking tour of the nature preserve next to the hotel. Lots of macaws. The guide, Gama, is hilarious and very knowledgable. He was also our guide to Manuel Antonio park. I don't know how he spots all of the wildlife that he sees with his naked eye. He then focuses his scope on the animals, so you can see them easily. We were sad to leave, but staff made sure that we didn't go hungry on our way back to San Jose and gave us a bag of baked goods. Would highly recommend this hotel!