If you want to travel to Costa Rica and stay in a romantic top-notch resort with close access to much of the eco-tourism this beautiful country has to offer, Gaia Hotel & Reserve in Quepos should be your NUMBER ONE choice. As soon as we arrived and throughout our five-day stay, we were showered with impeccable service. In fact, we could tell from the moment we were picked up at the airport by Alex to be driven to the resort that were in for a treat. Our room (#222 - probably having the best view of the 20 rooms at the resort - imagine a mountaintop overlooking a surrounding jungle valley with the visible waters of the Pacific close nearby) was ridiculous - from the roof-top HUGE sunning deck to the modern Italian-styled bathroom to the unbelievably comfortable king-sized bed. Every day began with a delicious breakfast at La Luna Restaurant (excellent restaurant on the property - another amazing view and probably the best food in Quepos - try the frittata or eggs Benedict). We would then travel to nearby eco-adventures (hiking, white-water rafting, zip-lining) where ALL the details were handled for us by the Gaia front staff (Fabio, Alexander and Sandy) with Christian providing the transportation to and from the front gate. All fun and no worries! Hanging out at the two-level terraced pool (another killer view) sipping margaritas prepared by Joshua was a great way to spend the late afternoon before returning to La Luna for Happy Hour and dinner. The Happy Hour drinks prepared by Diego (especially the pineapple-jalapeno margarita and mojito) and the tapas from the kitchen were as good as you can imagine. Dinner was amazing each and every night (check out the tuna, mahi mahi and shellfish dishes) and the service (waiters Aldo, Jorge, Glen, Mario, John and Jose) was stellar. We even got the chance to meet and mingle with two of the three owners of Gaia (David and Boris - great guys who really care about the experience of their guests). The live music provided by the two of the Gipsy Kings (just kidding but the acoustic guitarist could hold his own against anyone) was another treat we looked forward to every evening. The deep tissue massages (masseuses Chris and Jesus) we received at the resort spa were without question two of the best we have ever experienced. We can't wait to go back!
- 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