The Gaia Hotel and Reserve in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica is an award winning 20 room Boutique Hotel that has been designed with comfort, luxury and the environment in mind. The Hotel is about 3 years old. It is an adults only Hotel. It is beautifully situated in a protected reserve on a hillside in Costa Rica with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding landscape. There are over 70 friendly staff to cater to your every need. You are greeted with a cool towel and freshly squeezed tropical fruit juice upon your arrival. Fresh Costa Rican fruit is presented at every opportunity for your enjoyment. The rooms are impecably clean, very spacious and comfortable. A complimentary hotel shuttle service is available to take you to and from local destinations around Quepos and Manuel Antonio. The staff has already determined the best in excursion companies and will arrange anything you need to do. The spa is first class and guests of Gaia enjoy a 25% discount on spa services. The food is fresh and delicious. Bottled water is available, but the water at the hotel was fine to drink. We especially enjoyed lounging in one of the cascading pools overlooking the panoramic views. A pool bar and attendant is ready to serve up delicous tropical coktails or food at your request. We traveled the first week in December which is the beginning of thier summer season. I recommend this time as the island, including the excursions were not too crowded but the weather was very sunny and hot (although humid - many bad hair days:) You can take a quick 20 minute flight from San Jose or drive the 3 hours to the Hotel. I suggest the flight to save time, but be advised it is a small 12 seat plane. The beach is beautiful, the water warm and it abuts the National Park which is brimming with wildlife. I suggest going on a guided tour of the park - you will see much more than if you hike it by yourself. In addition the guides all carry high powered telescopes from which you can take close up photos of the animals with your digital camera. It is well worth it - Our guide seemed to have eyes in the back of his head - he saw everything from the largest monkey to the smallest bug! Lastly, I can not say enough about how freindly the Costa Rican people were. They truly are happy to have you there visiting thier country and a very proud of it's beauty.
- 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