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Bartow, Florida
Reviewed November 27, 2012

My wife and I stopped in for a meal on our way to the Osa Penisula. We had one of the best meals of our stay in Costa Rica. The Snapper in Shrimp Sauce was so good, we stopped again on the way back north for the same meal.

Thank Dean W
Nijverdal, The Netherlands
Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed here because of the good recension in the travelguide. Altough this time it was not a good choise. No hot water in the shower, the restaurant is reasonable, no more, no less. The rooms are clean but very basic. Our eating table was gone in the early morning for catering a big group in the restaurant. Pricy. Catering...

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed in one of their cabinas nestled in the rainforest, so enjoyable! We had a smallish kitchen (sparcely equipped but they staff was eager to assist with glasses and such/so forth). Each bedroom had a/c which was heavenly so deep in the humid rainforest. The grounds were absolutely stunning, plentiful and well maintained plantings. Nice pool area with honor...

2Thank LisaPuraVida
Reviewed April 11, 2012

Hotel has nice condos. Very friendly staff and a good restaurant. However, the beds are very poor. We were with several people and none of them had a good sleep. That's a pity since the rest of the hotel is good.

4Thank Reizen123
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed March 14, 2012

The shower curtain had black mold on it and stunk. The queen sized mattress was actually a double sized mattress which also stunk of mold, mildew and sweat. The shower barely had any water. The toilet moved when you sat on it. They leave unwrapped & used soap bars in the bathroom. The pool bar is an "honor" bar wherein...

3Thank Daisy434
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Reviewed March 11, 2012

Being nature lovers and not lovers of crowds or excess, we certainly wanted to avoid the mainstream beach resorts of the Jaco area. Therefore, we stayed far south of there in this lovely hotel. There are many choices along the Pacific highway stretch, and I'm sure that some of those places are quite nice, but overall the value at HVG...

1Thank Samantha_Clement
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed February 22, 2012

We found this hotel by accident on a rainy September night when we were driving the southern highway. We were traveling in the off season with no reservations and we did not know where we might stay. We saw the sign up on the hill through the rain and since our choices seemed slim we drove up the hill and...

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed February 18, 2012

Stayed 4 nights at Villas Gaia with 5 friends and loved every minute of it!!!! It's true, the highway is unfortunately close to the hotel and you can hear trucks going by, but with the sounds of the jungle all around, it is very easy to tune it out. The grounds here are spectacular and it was a perfect place...

Thank Claire S
Reviewed January 30, 2012

Villas Gaia could be a fantastic place to stay, but the nearby "highway" ruins a part of the charm of this hotel, especialy in the restaurant or when you stay in a room situated on the road side. The villa we stayed in was very large, with a nice little terrace and a jungle view. One day, we had a...

Thank William_Decoster
Reviewed January 11, 2012

We had arguably the best cabin on the property, with a stunning ocean, jungle, and pool view. Our private terrace was the perfect lounging and bird watching spot. The cabins are quite rustic, but spacious and breezy. The pool was fantastic! The self-serve bar area, with its amazing view, was great for a late night drink. We'd definitely stay here...

Thank Suzecross
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Villas Gaia offers a home base to experience the wild beauty of Costa Rica's southwest Pacific coast. One of the most biologically diverse regions on the earth. Strategic location on the new scenic coastal road. Convenient access to Ballena Marine National Park, Cano Island Biological reserve, Corcovado National Park and the most extensive mangrove ecosystem of Central America. Hotel Villas Gaia is 14 colorful bungalows (casitas) separately nestled in a jungle setting offering privacy and comfort. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Villas Gaia

Address: Costanera Sur, Playa Tortuga, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Osa Peninsula > Playa Tortuga
Price Range: $84 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villas Gaia 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Ask for one of the rooms closer to the pool if you must stay here”
 of 5 bubbles JillS3, 4 days ago | Read review
“Ours was OK but very noisy, major road outside.”
 of 5 bubbles susien2015, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“12 furthest away and very private”
 of 5 bubbles brillandhen, Apr 30, 2016 | Read review
“No.12 is away from the road, past the pool, and have a great veranda with view into the tree tops.”
  • Verande room 12
  • Bathroom
  • Toucan from the veranda
 of 5 bubbles 341JanT, Mar 29, 2016 | Read review
“bungalow 12 is the only one with seaview.”
 of 5 bubbles schliek, Mar 22, 2016 | Read review
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