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Manuel Antonio, Km. 2.7, Manuel Antonio, Quepos 60601 Costa Rica
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  • 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 12/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 49 hotels in Manuel Antonio
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.9
Value
4.6
2022 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
Hiking
Horseback riding
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
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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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Patricia Casey wrote a review Jun 2022
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My experience at Gaia hotel was excellent! The staff was very accommodating with everything! Culinary was excellent! Guided tour provided by hotel was excellent by Harold . Very knowledgeable when it can to all wildlife. I would definitely stay here again! Pura Vida!!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 1 week ago
Pura Vida right back!! Thanks so much for the glowing review!
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Elizabeth L wrote a review May 2022
Orlando, Florida779 contributions149 helpful votes
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When I first arrived I was escorted up to top by a golf cart then I was greeted by Jose with a complimentary fruit drink at front desk and he was fantastic he showed me around the property and explained all the thing this hotel has to offer and I can text him via what’s app for any questions or concerns I had! Thank you to Nathalie the concierge manager for texting and coming to my room to check on me and for the back massage at the spa I enjoyed that! Everyone here at this resort goes above and beyond to help me and is very friendly and helpful! Now let’s get to the room it was a jungle suite and my fav part was the shower it has a rainfall shower head and 6 jets coming out of it and it was huge and spacious! Also I like the free wifi and we can use our smart tv to watch Netflix, Disney plus and more! Also free complimentary international calls wow! They also have complimentary breakfast which was delicious the fresh fruits, croissants, and banana bread was my fav along with the Costa Rican breakfast! You can also get a ride from security to go to the beach which was convenient! I like how you can see wildlife from my room I saw a sloth, birds, and a monkey on the tree! They do offer covid testing here and they come to the room but it’s $70 US per person. Overall I loved this resort in Manuel Antonio and would def recommend it to anyone!!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 4 weeks ago
Wow, what a glowing review, and we thank you so much!! We're already awaiting your next visit!
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Noah B wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
The hotel is fantastic, comfy beds, well appointed and well maintained, and the restaurant’s food and views are both world class. The owner Boris is active around the property making sure guests are enjoying themselves and it’s a great personal touch. All the team members at the hotel are super kind and helpful. we had a tour of Manuel Antonio National Park set up by the hotel with their guide Juan Jose. He is a magical dude who speaks several languages, is incredibly knowledgeable about both the plant and animal life throughout the park and elsewhere around the world, and as well could probably teach graduate level courses on bio and eco diversity. He is awesome. If you book a tour through the hotel see if He is available!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
We really appreciate your glowing review!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to post, Pura Vida!!
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Natalie P wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions
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My husband and I stayed at Gaia for our honeymoon and had an amazing experience!! First of all, the staff members were always super friendly and accommodating. Honestly the staff made the experience. They offer accommodation 24/7 such as picking you up and dropping you off at the beach and Manuel Antonio national park every hour, plus taking you to your room up the hill by golf cart whenever needed and each guest has a personal concierge who is available to help with anything you might need. They will remedy any issue for example I wasn’t satisfied with my spa experience and they gave me a free massage. The food is DELICIOUS! Literally everything on their menu is incredible. They offer a free tour of their Macaw sanctuary on the property. And their mission is just great. You get to enjoy beautiful Costa Rica and know that you are also supporting the Macaw endangered species they are trying to save. We made sure to take advantage of the free breakfast every morning and enjoyed the view over the tropical rainforest. You will not be dissappointed if you stay here! Take advantage of the tours like the cataratas (waterfall tour) the sunset sailboat tour and the horseback riding tours were our favorites! Meals are always included and it is totally worth it! Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: You will need bug spray! Iguanas are everywhere... It is definitely an exotic experience. Don’t...
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Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 4 weeks ago
Sounds like you experience pretty much all our resort has to offer! Thanks so much for the great review!! Pura Vida!
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Traci O wrote a review May 2022
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We went to Gaia to celebrate my mom's 70th birthday and we were not disappointed! My daughter (23), twin nieces (31), myself (52) and mom shared a two bedroom villa and had plenty of room. Our concierge Natalie did a wonderful job helping us coordinate excursions and was always available to answer any questions. The staff was absolutely amazing, the recommended tours (catamaran, zip lining, horseback riding and massages!) were expertly run, the food and drinks were fantastic. The owner Boris was available to handle issues if needed - (we had no complaints). I will definitely be back for a romantic getaway with my husband.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded May 25, 2022
Thanks so much for the wonderful review, and we'll be waiting for your return!!
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Andrea C wrote a review May 2022
Mexico City, Mexico132 contributions28 helpful votes
So apparently i forgot to wrote my review about this place but it is wonderful and luxurious in so many ways. The views are worth it, of the ocean and the forest, the pool is incredible and we really enjoyed the pura vida package which we felt gave us a great deal and a lot of time to relax but also do some activities. The staff is all superb and remembered our names and helped with everything. Food is decent but not spectacular, though it presents nice. Overall, i loved it and would t go anywhere else in manuel antonio but would love to see more of the country.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded May 24, 2022
Thanks so much, we hope to have the chance to host you again soon!
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Jenn L wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
The wildlife in this area is absolutely amazing - monkeys, scarlet macaws, iguanas, tropical birds, and so much more. The staff are quick to assist you in the golf cart around the reserve (there are a lot of steps and steep hills that can get slippery after rain). The pools are beautiful, but they should consider placing a "do not swim" in the very lowest pool as the iguanas tend to leave their messes in there. But the others are amazing infinity pools overlooking the pacific ocean and mountains with a pool bar that you can stay in and drink. The food was decent. I think the local food is better, but the view from the La Luna is perfecto. Again - the people and the wildlife make this place - it's a must visit!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Deluxe Suite
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Responded May 19, 2022
Thanks so much for the great review!
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Stephanie M wrote a review May 2022
Halifax, Canada43 contributions13 helpful votes
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This resort is for the discerning traveller who appreciates beautiful and spacious accommodations and beautiful surroundings. I was well taken care of from the very beginning. The owner is hands on and makes an effort to introduce himself and make himself available to his guests which impressed me. Natt found me on my first day to offer her help to book me in for tours. When one tour wasn’t available she found a replacement tour that ended up being a highlight of my trip. I highly recommend taking the “waterfalls tour” with the Paddle 9 team. Another must do tour is the nature park of Manuel Antonio which is full of gorgeous native flora and fauna. These tours and much more can be booked and scheduled through Natt at the resort. Another wonderful aspect of the resort is the conservation work Gaia does with the Scarlet Macaw. When you choose to stay at Gaia you are supporting their efforts to rehabilitate these beautiful birds to be released into the wild where they belong. Finally, the service is impeccable and the food delicious. All of the staff made me feel relaxed and comfortable. Gaia has a wonderful team and I would return in a heart beat! Pura vida!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Sarah M wrote a review May 2022
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Our stay at Gaia Hotel in Costa Rica was truly incredible. The hotel, the grounds, and especially the staff made it truly so special. Our concierge, Natalie, went above and beyond to make our time at Gaia and surrounding vicinity so wonderful. Every staff member seemed to genuinely care about our experience there, it was just so lovely. Our main waiter, Johnny, was so warm and kind. He, like the other staff, made us feel so cared for and so welcome, always going above and beyond to make our stay special. We are already figuring out how and when we can get back to Costa Rica and to Gaia. Such a beautiful hotel with such special people who work there.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ammar wrote a review May 2022
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My fiancée and I had a great time at Gaia and José our concierge was fantastic! He answered all of our questions promptly and helped us with everything during our stay. The staff at La Luna cafe were also amazing and so was the food! Wonderful experience and would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded May 14, 2022
Great review, thanks from the entire staff!
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PRICE RANGE
$219 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
gaia hotel and reserve, gaia hotel reserve
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasQueposManuel 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 Tropical Waterfalls Tour (0.6 miles), Club Karma Lounge (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.
Does Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve have airport transportation?
Yes, Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve offers airport transportation 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.