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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From check-in to check-out, the staff took great care of us! We loved our time at Gaia - the sunset views were unforgettable, the food (breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner) was amazing and the excursions through the hotel were perfect. I highly recommend doing the Macaw tour with Josue, as well as the tour of the national park with... More 

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Seabrook, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Having a great stay, highly recommend, staff is super friendly, clean, beautiful reservation on site. On site tour guide was the best, had lots of local trips with transport available. We had lots of rain... which was great because we got to stay in and enjoy the spa, king size bed and jungle view and wildlife sounds from our room.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I only had three nights at Gaia prior to heading to San Jose for business but the staff at the hotel was exceptional. Andres was my concierge and, from our first interaction to our very last, simply could not have been more attentive and helpful. Guillermo was also super friendly and be sure to spend some time with Josue as... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned a last-minute trip to Gaia based on the glowing reviews and ratings it had received on TripAdvisor. Needless to say, we weren't disappointed! It began with our bilingual driver, Alex, who picked us up at San Jose airport. We called ahead to arrange for pickup vs catching a puddle jumper flight. It was an extra fee for my... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent and wonderful guests for their spectacular 5 star review. Your comprehensive comments about says it all. We thank you for sharing your experience with other readers on this TripAdvisor forum. Please come back to see us again so we can continue the magic! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to the Gaia after spending 3 nights at arenas Del Mar and differences are more than apparent. Gaia is a nice resort on a mountaintop but the facilities and interiors are dated and don't warrant more than a 3 star rating. However, the staff is uber friendly and the food was great. The Costa Rican breakfast is a... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Well, unfortunately, your design tastes and ours are at different polar extremes. In fact, the room that you occupied is one of our newer units opened only one year ago, and has won numerous accolades and awards for it's unique design features by several leading travel magazines. We are sorry that you did not appreciate what other guests have called... More 

mt clemens, mi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel & the grounds are absolutely beautiful. There is a sanctuary with tons of wildlife. We saw tons of spider monkeys, Macaws, and sloths. The views are breathtaking!! Guillermo and Krishen are absolutely wonderful. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home every day! We will definitely be back!!

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Well, we miss you already and we too look forward to your return visit to us. Our staff loved serving you and seeing that your experience was nothing short of 5 star. It appears we succeeded here. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Scarborough, Maine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time at the Gaia hotel and reserve. Once again we were taken care of with the utmost attention. We got upgraded to a nicer room and they sent us a bottle of wine just to thanks for coming back again. They recently have added a McCaw sanctuary to help bring back the declining numbers back into... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests for their return visit to us. We love counting you among our repeat guests. Once at Gaia......there really is not substitute for other accommodations in the area. Thank you so much for allowing us to share the magic we have created here. More 

Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot explain the splendor of the property and the excellence of the service! My husband and I will never stay anywhere else when we visit Manual Antonio!! We enjoyed the room and the food and took advantage of the massage package for couples, no need to go looking for any other accommodations!

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Wonderful review by some wonderful guests. Thank you for your very kind words. And for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. We look forward with eager anticipation your return visit. Let us spoil you once again and share the magic we have created! More 

Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at Gaia. The atmosphere is beautiful from the moment you drive up, to the warm welcome you receive - complete with delicious fruit cocktails upon check-in, no less. Our room was spacious and immaculate, and the food at the restaurant was wonderful. I couldn't have asked for a nicer stay.

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guest for their very kind comments. We were thrilled to have you on our property and we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Thank you for reviewing us on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The resort is located on a hill overlooking vibrant green jungle and ocean. We booked the two bedroom villa and had more than enough space for three of us. Unfortunately, it rained all three days we were here so we didn't get to enjoy the rooftop deck as it was too wet. We took advantage of the rain and spent... More 

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Thomas F, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for all your wonderful comments and for your pointing out of the "kinks". Indeed, we were in the process of undergoing low season maintenance in preparation for high season which is reflected in the room rate. This has to occur each year....It's like Spring or Fall cleaning in your home......a necessary evil. We were happy that all of... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Gaia Hotel, Manuel Antonio's only 5-star resort and dining. Bask in our infinity-edge pools, dash Aveda bath salts into your Jacuzzi and relax enjoying the jungle and ocean views. Rooms feature A/C, cable, flat screen TVs, portable phones, home entertainment units, internet connectivity, coffee-maker, mini-bar, safety box, hairdryer, 24/7 room service and full spa services. Your personal valet sees to your needs, and our Nature Guide hosts an exclusive tour of our 12-acre Nature Reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gaia Hotel & Reserve

Address: Km 2.7 Carretera Quepos a Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $320 - $1,044 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gaia Hotel & Reserve 4.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Gaia Hotel And Reserve
Gaia Hotel Reserve
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#1 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#1 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#2 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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