I am a skeptic about reviews but this place is the real thing. First the views. This place is high on a hilltop overlooking Quepos and the road to Manuel Antonio. In the distance are trees and the Pacific. The sunsets are amazing. One day we sat in floating chairs with drinks looking out of the infinity pools and it was heaven.
What everyone says about service is incredibly true. I don't know what the resident owner Boris instills in his employees but it works. Impeccable service from every level of employee. We mention Joshua and Glenn but not the others only because we can't recall their names. You walk into the office, they stand. Their response is always friendly and willing.
The reserve on the property is a great walk where we were greeted by a family of squirrel monkeys. Last evening we saw a family of capuchins while in the pool. The spa was also terrific and the arrangements with other vendors such as zip lining or even Mary's place at the public beach are seamless.
The restaurant La Luna is a crucial part of this equation. Breakfast is superb- in your room or with a view at the restaurant. As are other meals. In fact we had a cooking lesson with the chef- translated by Glenn - and I did my best Guy Fieri in mutation when I slipped up some awesome cerviche, which I will now make myself (secret ingredient ginger ale)
One caveat. This place is on a hillside and is full of stairs. If you are not mobile, not a good decision. If you are and can afford this pampering, don't miss it.
- 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 National Park