Read about this place years ago in Conde Nast Magazine, kept it in the back of my head until the day came when we would finally make it to Costa Rica, it completely met all my expectations and I would stay here again in a red-hot minute.
The hotel sits high on a hilltop, on it's own private multi-acre reserve, which guests are allowed to privately tour - highly recommended! Architecture of the buildings and layout of the grounds are unique and add to the charm. Secluded, secure, and private, yet close to multiple dining & entertainment options at the bottom of the hill. The room was extremely large, well laid out, with a European flair (the original owners were Italian and had a clear vision for their style...) Huge bathroom, shower could comfortably fit 8 people, large common area in the room. Very quite & peaceful, never once heard a neighbor, bedding was 1st rate. Restaurant was very very good, probably some of the best meals we had in a month in Costa Rica. Very reasonably priced drinks & tapas available during 'happy hour.' Service was impeccable.
Bottom line - I would not even consider staying somewhere else if we're ever back in the area.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Gaia Hotel And Reserve
- Gaia Hotel & Reserve Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park