We read review after review. Spent hours looking at all the different beach options. Waffled back and forth for days. Booked Gaia and never looked back! This little hotel absolutely lives up to the reviews, and every expectation we had. I cannot say enough nice things about the grounds, the rooms, and the staff. If you want to know what it feels like to be waited on hand and foot, to have an attentive concierge at your service, and to gaze over an infinity pool into the rainforest of Costa Rica, then this is the place for you. The rooms are very clean and the deluxe Jungle Suite had just enough room for us to feel luxurious and spread out without the hefty price tag. They clean your room twice a day and provide a turn down service. Within one day at this hotel most of the staff knew us by name. The drinks are absolutely delicious and there was not one meal we had that we did not enjoy. Our favorite drinks were the Pura Vida, and the caipirinha. The mushroom risotto and stuffed chicken are the meals we talk about now that we are back at home. La Luna (the restaurant on site) has an amazing view with beautiful sunsets each evening. The waitstaff at the restaurant replies to everything with "mucho gusto" and you FEEL like they truly ENJOY their job and giving you a wonderful experience. The beach is a 10-15 minute drive, which worried me when booking, but they will provide a shuttle there and back without batting an eye. Honestly, after seeing the beach hotels in Manuel Antonio I was glad we didn't book directly on the beach. It was much more crowded and noisier.....Gaia affords you the possibility to feel immerse you in the rainforest experience but still be very close to town. Beautiful place, beautiful experience!
- 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