Unfortunately we only stayed at the Gaia for one night, but it was absolutely heavenly! The hotel is well maintained and set up very nicely with suspended wooden walkways from one building to another. The pool areas are magnificent and the pool bartender is extremely friendly. Andres, who checked us in, was also great -offering suggestions on things to do and see. Aldo in the restaurant was extremely helpful and even brought me passion fruit to see and try when I asked about the passion fruit sorbet that they served as a palette cleanser. All of the food throughout the property was extremely good. I also got up early one day to do the short guided tor of the preserve. It's a very nice hour long hike and the guide was quite knowledgeable.
We used the shuttle service to go to the beach (Mary's has umbrellas and chairs for rent) and to go into the Park. If you do go to the Park and want to go to the beach go past Playa del Manuel Antonio to Playa de Espadrilla towards the exit. It's much quieter and prettier.
- 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