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Hotel Villas Gaia

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Playa Tortuga, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here Sept. 8 & 9 to go whale watching in Uvita. While the hotel is clean and the staff are very accommodating it is unfortunately quite close to the highway and C.R. truckers have a very bad habit of using their jake brakes. The newly paved highway causes these morons in their trucks to travel a little fast and... More

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After two horrible days for us we arrived at Villas Gaia which was just a paradise for us. Everyone was so nice to us and anything we asked for could be arranged. Also they had a lot of information about trips you could go on and would help you arrange them. If you are looking for a very luxurious hotel,... More

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VillasGaia, Propietario at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice comment. We are happy to hear that we made your stay a nice one and that you could leave your previous 2 horrible days behind enjoying Villas Gaia and its surroundings More

The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though it has been a while since we visited Villas Gaia, I still would like to leave a recommendation for travellors who are seeking some tranquility and who love the Pacific but find Manuel Antonio too crowded.. We spend our honeymoon in Costa Rica travelling the country by 4W drive and when we arrived at Villas Gaia and Tortuga Beach... More

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VillasGaia, Propietario at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

We are glad that you remember us after almost a year and took the time to write a nice comment. We hope that with your next anniversary you will come to Costa Rica and visit us again!! The Villas Gaia team More

Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had the good fortune of staying at Villas Gaia several times before and was happy to do so again for six nights. Our villa #5 was visited every day by lots of White Face monkeys. They came by for early breakfast and lunch. The monkeys and iguanas like to show up around the pool late afternoon. You will... More

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Roeselare, Belgium
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to reach, as it is next to the main road along the Pacific. Quite charming as well and most of the staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant is good, but the breakfast is a bit disappointing (except for the home made marmalade) and not very well organized. Just hope not too many people want to have breakfast at... More

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VillasGaia, Propietario at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Lamote, Thank you very much for your comment. Since a couple of weeks we decided to offer breakfast for our guests in our hilltop rancho bar overlooking the Pacific ocean. Before this we offered breakfast in our restaurant. We are adjusting to this new situation with new furniture and space. Except for the homemade marmalade we offer the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Villas Gaia is beautifully situated on a hilltop above a forest filled with life. We saw Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, and countless hummingbirds from the pool deck. Howler monkeys climbed in the trees above and around our charming bungalow (#12, very private) as we watched post-card sunsets from the porch. Unfortunately, the path to the beach was not open so we... More

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VillasGaia, Owner at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. We are pleased to announce that we have a private trail going to the beach from the pool area since last week. We hope we can welcome you again some day so you can enjoy this beautiful hike to Playa Tortuga. The Villas Gaia team More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place was amazing! Landscape, pool, Staff, rooms and hot water! Awesome homemade bread and coconut jam marmalade for breakfast was the piece De resistance. However, it is in a preserved part of the coast and jungle like setting gives way for many, many critters! Still, I loved it!

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VillasGaia, Owner at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Dear Isabel, thank you for your nice review. We are happy to read that you enjoyed our homemade bread and and marmalade. We will be happy to share recipes if you would like so. The critters come and go, but we will be there to welcome you again any time! Villas Gaia staff!! More

Dominical, Costa Rica
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went there for a Sunday lunch and had delicious Tilapia with Shrimp dish & my husband had the Thai Chicken. The ambience is nice and location is easy to find, right off the Costanera highway. Service was great as well, with the World Cup playing in a cozy living-room style area.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My wife and I travelled to Costa Rica with our 2 small children in April. We really were not sure where to stay when we reached the South Pacific coast but we heard that Ojochal was a beautiful area, so off we went. When we got there the views were spectacular with white sandy beaches and the small town of... More

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VillasGaia, Owner at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful write up. It makes us proud that we have been able to offer your family our hospitality and that you have enjoyed it so much. Really looking forward to welcome you again and so does the humming bird!! The Villas Gaia team More

Denver, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This hotel was a great place to explore the Oso Peninsula. It is eco-friendly with a naturalist onsite, recycling and solar heating for water (never any issues with hot water). It is not a five-star hotel, but is wonderful to stay to feel closer to nature and save money. The hotel was clean, staff were friendly and there is a... More

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VillasGaia, Owner at Hotel Villas Gaia, responded to this review

Dear Thiffiany, Thank you so much for your nice review and appreciating our daily efforts to comply with the high standards of a sustainable managed hotel. We are happy to read that you took full advantage of our strategic location to discover the south west Pacific (Osa) of Costa Rica. We hope to be able to welcome you again at... More

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Address: Playa Tortuga, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Playa Tortuga
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villas Gaia 3*
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