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Manuel Antonio, Km. 2.7, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 10/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
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2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Free shuttle or taxi services
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Horseback riding
Ski rentals
Snorkeling
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Itay L wrote a review Sep 17
Bansko, Bulgaria3 contributions
Great staff, Nathalie welcomed us and helped with every thing we needed. Room was spacious and comfortable Breakfast and dinner at La Luna restaurant that located at the hotel was just perfect! The hotel offer complimentary tour at their private reserve where you can watch scarlet macaws and other wildlife - great experience!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jose Andres H wrote a review Jun 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica9 contributions8 helpful votes
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This is one of the best places in Costa Rica. Excellent service, personalized attention and a staff that is always available to help at any time. The restaurant has world class food, with dishes modified to the Costa Rican culture, it is a true culinary experience. The rooms are very spacious and all are very close to the pool, Spa and Restaurant. The Spa service is incredible (recommended, it is a must), additionally you have to do the Lapas Tour. This is a recommended place.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded Oct 1, 2020
Wow, sounds like you experience pretty much all we have to offer at the hotel, the restaurant and the spa! Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review! And remember you get an automatic return guest discount if you decide to visit us again!
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Josh wrote a review Aug 2021
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As with most vacation stories of 2021, this one begins with a couple of overworked professionals who had their work/life balance thrown out the window with COVID. Enter, GAIA Hotel. From the moment we arrived the staff was responsive, helpful, and super friendly! In the week we’ve been here we’ve sort of felt like we had a second Costa Rican family! The grounds of the hotel are impeccably maintained. And because it is a boutique hotel, you can always find a secluded corner by the pool to lounge. If you are looking for something ‘Social Distancing Friendly’ this 1000% fits the bill. Some of the amazing staff that made our stay memorable include: Aldo, Johnny, Ricardo, y Marco - Our waiters in La Luna who greeted us each morning at breakfast and often served us dinner at night! It was so much fun to chat with them on a rainy night as we sipped cocktails. Nathalie - The real GAIA MVP. They use WhatsApp to answer questions. Whether you need to know how to say something in Spanish, needed a taxi, a dinner recommendation, or to book an excursion, Nathalie always had the answer! Abraham, Walter, y Jose - Super friendly security staff y drivers. They made sure we always had everything we need for activities and helped us get around Manuel Antonio. If you’re reading this review and wondering if this is the right hotel for you, I promise … it is!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Rent a car. Roads are not walkable and we wish we had rented a car for quick trips to town.
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rlwhittington wrote a review Aug 2021
Tallahassee, Florida1 contribution
We loved staying at Gaia. Everything was great. The people who work at Gaia are really what make the hotel special. We really enjoyed meeting everyone, but especially our concierge Natalie, Marcos and Alto in dining, and Jose. The nature at Gaia is unbeatable. We saw two sloths, toucans, macaws, and many iguanas all by the pool at the hotel. We also saw Titi monkeys during the daily macaw tour. We wanted to give a special shoutout to Joshua. He gave us a tour of the macaw sanctuary at the hotel and a tour arranged by Gaia of Manual Antonio National Park. Joshua is EXTREMELY knowledgable and passionate about plants, animals, and insects. We saw so many cool animals during our tours with him!! Joshua also speaks several languages and was funny/very personable. We saw a lot of tours at Manual Antonio, and from what we observed, Joshua was the best tour guide out there by far. Thank you again!!!!! Sincerely, Rebekah & Rieley
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded Aug 17, 2021
Our entire staff sends you a hearty "Thank You" for your wonderful review! They all strive each and every day to see comments like yours posted for other guests to read. Thanks so much and we hope to host you at Gaia again soon! Pura Vida!!
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Peter P wrote a review Jul 2021
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We wanted to express our heartfelt appreciation and say thank you to the staff of GAIA Hotel for the outstanding and 😍Extremely Excellent care😍 that was provided to my family and me. From the concierge Steven greeting us on the first day. I will leave the welcome greeting that you will receive 💥a Surprise🤗👊. To the Excellent service in the dining area by Johnny😍👊our waiter and servers💥... Also to the extremely helpful Gustavo in making sure we were pick up and drop off at the front entrance to our rooms.. The Hotel itself we gladly give it 10⭐️'s for Excellent service very helpful staff, extremely clean rooms, our room service staff was very detailed in cleaning our rooms, beautiful deco. The entire staff made us feel right at home an experience that we will never forget and we will gladly return next year already making plans to see our friends again at the GAIA hotel we miss and love😍you guys Thank you✌️
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: make sure to ask to stay near the pools area
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Responded Jul 30, 2021
Needless to say we love your wonderful review! Thanks so much! And we are already looking forward to hosting you again next year! Pura Vida!
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PRICE RANGE
$210 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
gaia hotel and reserve, gaia hotel reserve
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasManuel Antonio
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Club Karma Lounge (0.6 miles), Tropical Waterfalls Tour (0.6 miles), and Modern Primitive Living (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manuel Antonio Falafel Bar, El Arado Restaurant, and TuleCafe Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Manuel Antonio.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.