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Gaia Hotel & Reserve

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights and just loved every moment. We just loved sitting by the pool and watching a sloth in the adjacent tree, and then a trope of monkeys would come through. We also did a nature walk in the private reserve with the Gaia Naturalist, this was also excellent. Top tip - do the Manuel Antonio...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Phenomenal hotel. The service was fantastic. The food was delicious. Our room was amazing with stunning views and the best jacuzzi bathtub a girl could ask for. When we arrived we were given a tasty drink and offered a complimentary massage which was awesome! We especially appreciated everything Esteban did to make sure we enjoyed our stay. He was very...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is situated away from the busy roads on beautiful grounds full of lush local plants. The Macaw sanctuary provides an opportunity to see the parrots up close and you can see them flying over the grounds throughout the day. There are also plenty of other birds and iguanas around and a resident sloth over the pool. The staff...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice rooms, good food and service. You can see lots of wildlife just hanging out at the pool. Tucans, Monkeys, etc. A very nice and quiet place near the beach. The beach at Manuel Antonio is beautiful. If you tour the park go early to avoid the crowds.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great 4 days at the Gaia hotel. The staff was really friendly and sways attentive. They accommodated all of our needs. The Resturant was really good and I am sort of a food snob. Pablo the chef allow me to filet up 50 pounds of Tuna in his kitchen that we caught that day. Then he made...

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are staying nearby and went for a fabulous dinner here a day ago, separate review. We heard about this tour through our host at Vill Vista Verde, Barry Swartz. Josue, our tour guide was fantastic. He is very passionate about what Gaia is trying to accomplish with the scarlet macaws. We were very fortunate in that there was only...

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Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left everyone that worked at Gaia were very nice and attentive. They definitely gave us a 5 star service. The hotel itself is beautiful and feels like your in a treehouse. The hotel seems almost private even with the busy time we came where rooms were almost fully booked we still...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent, since the moment we stepped on their territory their main focus was to please us in every way. Candy at the reception desk was great giving us a short description of the options we had since it was our first time there. I mentioned to them when I booked that we were on our honeymoon and it was like...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner stayed recently in this hotel and was just an amazing time, service is great, staff super friendly, rooms nice and clean, good food and drinks, owner is walking around all the time making sure you are comfortable and enjoying your stay... recommended 100%. BTW: Great Long Island iced tea at a great price!!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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Words cannot express how wonderful our stay at Gaia was. From the beautiful property to the absolutely top notch customer service, I have never been so sad to leave a vacation. We had more close encounters with wildlife at the hotel than at Manual Antonio Park, often observing a mother sloth and her baby within 10 feet as we sat...

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Thanking our very recent guests for their wonderful and humbling review of our Gaia Hotel & Reserve. We truly loved having you stay with us on our little slice of Paradise and look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future..... Many blessings and thank you for sharing on this TripAdvisor forum.

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about Gaia Hotel & Reserve

Address: Km 2.7 Carretera Quepos a Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park 6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: €194 - €509 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Gaia Hotel & Reserve 4.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Gaia Hotel And Reserve
Gaia Hotel & Reserve Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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#1 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#1 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#2 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“Ask for a room with a view. Check the hotel site photos.”
nolagrimes, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“pay for the better view”
gle1786, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Every room is different but I expect all are nice. Our studio room was very comfortable, modern, clean and well designed.”
EllenBelles, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Only 17 rooms, so no bad rooms here. All nestled in the rainforest with ocean views. You can't go wrong. We slept 2 in a studio comfortably.”
cp802017, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Small and quaint, children over the age of 13 only”
RVDHouston, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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