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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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Km 2.7 Carretera Quepos a Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gaia Hotel recently hosted our Discovery Channel crew for a shoot and could not have been more welcoming. The entire staff was outstanding and incredibly accommodating. They helped show us what an amazing place Quepos is, and put us in touch with experts and facilitated our excursions. I can't thank them enough for their hospitality.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was awesome!! Absolutely exceeded our expectations!! Would definitely stay here again and again!! Property was breathtaking! We saw Tucans and other beautiful birds. Pool and room was outstanding!! Can't wait to go back!!

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Bethesda, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Gaia hosted us (Discovery Channel) for a week as we shot footage for the network. The staff was outstanding and incredibly helpful. They facilitated all of our excursions and connect us with experts. Food was outstanding. It was an incredible week. Pure Vida.

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

We were so thrilled to have you on our 5 star property. Acknowledging us for the sustainable and renewable practices mean a lot to us. And the feature presentation on our work with the scarlet macaws will make an outstanding story for so many to enjoy. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We honeymooned here...and it was so romantic and peaceful! Although it rained a bit while we were there - we were still able to enjoy the fabulous food, views, spa services and drinks! :) The staff was friendly and pleasant! I can assure you, we definitely plan to return!

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guests for choosing us for their honeymoon destination. We are indeed a favorite honeymoon resort given our privacy and attentive staff willing to cater to your every need. Your comments on this TripAdvisor forum mean a lot to us and we thank you for sharing. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually when you plan a last minute trip and end up choosing hotels based on what you can pull up discreetly on your phone during a day-long business meeting, you don't expect things to be ideal. So it was pure luck that I booked the Gaia Hotel for the first four days of our November trip to CR. We had... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Magical indeed. Thank you for such a wonderful 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are thrilled you enjoyed all the various aspects of our resort including our magnificent staff. They are indeed our best kept secret. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A close friend of ours had stayed at Gaia with his partner 8 years ago celebrating his 40th birthday and raved about it endlessly, so we decided to include it in our own 8-day trip to Costa Rica. We couldn't have been made to feel more welcome during our quick 2-night stay. The hotel is a quick drive up the... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thanking our recent guest for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We are thrilled you enjoyed the magic that we created for you and hope to see you and your partner back again in the very near future. Thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

Quepos, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a day of total relaxation you need to get the Gaia spa treatment, facial , pedi and a massage! Greeted and treated by professionals , this was a present from my daughter for Mother's Day , now is going to be part of my must do things !!! Worth every penny ,thanks Milton and Ana !

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing our Terra Spa at Gaia Hotel & Reserve. With 6 treatment rooms, showers, steam room and sauna, we have all the attributes for what it takes to be a world class spa. Your review on this TripAdvisor forum means a lot to us. More 

NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your search is over! Congratulations! Your search for the perfect place to stay in Manuel Antonio is over! The Gaia might be one of the best hotel choices you'll ever make. Stunning views. Plentiful wildlife. An exceptionally friendly and competent staff. Luxuriously-appointed, spotless rooms. Our stay was truly memorable and the next time we get to the Gaia can't come... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 star review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. A truly magical place reserved for truly magical guests. Thank you for choosing us and pointing out all the wonderful attributes that encompass our resort. Your contribution on this TripAdvisor forum means a lot to us. More 

Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went in late July and loved every minute. We had only one major downpour in the late afternoon, which we actually enjoyed (rain in the rainforest, go figure). The Gaia Hotel staff were very friendly and attentive to our needs. The food at La Luna was outstanding as it was in the many restaurants near to... More 

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Tommy-Farrell, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, responded to this review

Indeed....one of the secrets of the Green Season is that the rain really only comes at night and the days are filled with warmth and sunshine.....for the most part. And indeed, Gaia's best kept secret is our staff......without their level of service and caring, we would not exit. Thank you for your kind mention and thank you for sharing your... More 

Grove City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gaia Hotel was so beautiful! Our room was comfortable and stylish. The pool was beautiful and the service spectacular! Our concierge Fernando went above and beyond in his duties (awkward phone call to a pharmacy on a Sunday...) and I enjoyed seeing him each day. Jesús was the bellhop who also chauffeured you from the bottom of the mountain/hill to... More 

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We are so thrilled that your experience at Gaia Hotel & Reserve was nothing short of 5 stars!! We are so very pleased that your entire stay with us was flawless and that the prospect of a return visit is possible. Thank you for sharing your experience on this TripAdvisor forum. More 

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