There is nothing not to like at the Gaia. The service is excellent, the food wonderful, the spa facility and massages are all first rate but the best part of the Gaia has to be the staff. All are helpful, knowledgeable , pleasant, eager to be of assistance and generally appear to enjoy their task of making the guest have a trouble free and relaxing visit. When you visit, take advantage of your concierge's knowledge for everything from day activities to local restaurants.
The only drawback to a Gaia visit would be that I had to go home to rest. There are too many activities that are not to be missed so that one has little time to kick back and relax. Of course you don't have to hike, fish, kayak, raft and zip line and you can just lie around the pool or beach. That is the beauty of a Gaia experience; there is something for every taste or whim and after the full day away, the wonderful bartenders will ease you into the evening.
The food at Gaia is excellent and there are good restaurants nearby. I would suggest doing both. If you are a seafood lover, every place we ate had great, fresh seafood that must have been caught that day. I had the best tuna ever at Gaia as special for dinner. The breakfast which we always had on our deck is very very good and always came right on time. There is nothing like the sights and sounds of a tropical morning while enjoying good healthy food.
Costa Rica is a lovely country for any traveler but particularly if you enjoy outdoor adventure. The people appear to genuinely welcome tourists unlike some other tropical destinations. They are educated, interesting, and fun to be with. San Jose might be a different story but we did not do anything but pass through the airport.
- 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