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Manuel Antonio, Km. 2.7, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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#3 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Free shuttle or taxi services
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Horseback riding
Ski rentals
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Massage chair
Neck massage
Steam room
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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paulina lina wrote a review Yesterday
Austin, Texas10 contributions
Gaia Hotel Reserve was such a blissful experience. It’s hard to pick one reason for 5 stars. My top 3 favorites are: 1. The people. The hotel service and owner go above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of. Our person, Jans even recommended lunch restaurants nearby and called us a shuttle to the beach. The hotel is perched high on the hill (amazing views) so if you need to go down, they will always call you a shuttle cart. 2. The views and hotel reservation! Do not miss the nature and reserve hike! Only open to hotel not the public. You’ll get to hear an incredible history story behind the beautiful Macaws(which you’ll see plenty of). Also, we went to Parque Manuel Antonio nearby hoping to see monkeys. We did not.BUT how lucky were we to see so many up close in our backyard at Gaia during the nature walk! (See pics) so cool. 3. Breakfast and dinner did not disappoint! We made sure to grab a table facing the ocean to enjoy our juices and an evening glass of wine. The views are beautiful. If you love nature, wildlife, adventure, views, incredible service. This is your paradise.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Jose Andres H wrote a review Jun 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica9 contributions8 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
This is one of the best places in Costa Rica. Excellent service, personalized attention and a staff that is always available to help at any time. The restaurant has world class food, with dishes modified to the Costa Rican culture, it is a true culinary experience. The rooms are very spacious and all are very close to the pool, Spa and Restaurant. The Spa service is incredible (recommended, it is a must), additionally you have to do the Lapas Tour. This is a recommended place.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 1 Oct 2020
Wow, sounds like you experience pretty much all we have to offer at the hotel, the restaurant and the spa! Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review! And remember you get an automatic return guest discount if you decide to visit us again!
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Aileen wrote a review 12 Jul
2 contributions
I cannot get over how wonderful the service was here! My mom and I stayed for a week and were blown away at how warm and welcoming every employee was and how they made our stay so seamless. Our concierge Krishne was available at all times and so responsive in recommending and booking activities and meals. We enjoyed the beautiful view from the restaurant and seeing macaws around the property everyday. We have great memories from here and it was hard to leave.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
We truly appreciate your glowing review, thanks so much! Don't forget that next special occasion, that's what we're here for!
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Dreavquez wrote a review Jun 2021
Miami Beach, Florida16 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful resort work so many things to offer! Delicious food, several pools, free shuttles to and from the beach, a spa, and a nature reserve. The rooms are spacious, beds are comfortable, and balconies and private roof decks, you can’t go wrong! And the staff treats you like royalty and attend to your every need, excellent customer service all around! Thanks to our concierge Krishne and the rest of the amazing team: Gustavo, Jose, and everyone else!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for the detailed review, we're sure other readers will really appreciate your comments. Thanks for posting, and please come and visit again soon! Pura Vida!
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Laura H wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Great location. Great hotel. Great staff. Even service is very fast. You can book a room with amazing view of the ocean and sunsets. Our family really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. You must be highly recommended in the area.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are proud of our sunset views, so happy you enjoyed them as well!
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US$210 - US$432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasManuel Antonio
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Club Karma Lounge (1.0 km), Modern Primitive Living (0.1 km), and Tropical Waterfalls Tour (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manuel Antonio Falafel Bar, TuleCafe Restaurant, and El Arado Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Manuel Antonio.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.