$199 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 25, 2014 Check-out: Jul 27, 2014

Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

5 stars
Carretera Quepos - Manuel Antonio, Antiguo Jardin Gaia, Manuel Antonio,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
18 reviews
Believe!

We were late. They waited for us. We were tired. They made us very comfortable. We were hungry. The... See full review

  • GMa Sal
  • Jan 9, 2014
Great Stay

We had a great time at Gaia. Service was impeccable and prices were reasonable. See full review

  • Sozzi
  • Jun 25, 2013
2010 World Travel Awards Winner

Gaia Hotel and Reserve is Located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, is an Adults Only Luxury Boutique Beach.
5 star hotel and resort and a member of "Small Luxury Hotels of the World".

Imagine a tropical getaway that offers sublime luxury in a spectacularly exotic locale. The Gaia Hotel achieves an ideal blend of modern amenities and natural scenery.

Nestled in the magnificent coastal forests of Costa Rica, the hotel's well-appointed, terraced suites and villas offer views of lush and pristine wild surroundings that are beyond compare. Gaia also offers more conveniences than the guest could need, including an on-site restaurant, room service 24/7, spa, gym, and pool, plus the availability of a myriad of personal services.

Gaia presents to the guest all that is desirable in an eco-friendly environment.

Hotel Map

9.4177 -84.1568
Area served
Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica.
Nearby airports
Juan Santamaria International Airport.(SJO)
Area description
Gaia Hotel & Reserve is located on the main road from Quepos to Manuel Antonio. Once you have reached Quepos, by either plane, boat or car, proceed 2.7 kilometers or 1.7 miles on the Manuel Antonio road and you will have arrived.

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Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented Rooms

DELUXE SUITE
A luxurious 700 square feets unit. The special touches include top of the line king size bed with 500 thread count linens.

In Room Amenities

* One Bedroom with Bathroom
* Living and Dining Room Area
* Beautiful Balcony with Private Rooftop Terrace and Reflection Pool, Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Tropical Rain Forest
* LCD Flat Screen TV Unit with Cable
* Home entertainment Center
* Jacuzzi for Two Persons
* One Sofa Bed
* Natural Wood and Tone Floors
* Minibar
*Central Air Conditioning
* Internet Connectivity
* Wireless Telephone
* Top of the Line Toiletries

All reservations include one 20 minute treatment per guest per stay available at Terra Spa from 10am to 3:40pm daily.
SUITE
A luxurious 700 square feets unit.The special touches include top of the line king size bed with 500 thread count linens.

In Room Amenities

* One Bedroom with Bathroom* Living and Dining Room Area* Beautiful Private Balcony Overlooking the Tropical Rain Forest
* LCD Flat Screen TV Unit with Cable
* Home entertainment Center
* Jacuzzi for Two Persons
* One Sofa Bed
* Minibar
* Natural Wood and Tone Floors
*Central Air Conditioning
* Internet Connectivity
* Wireless Telephone
* Top of the Line Toiletries

All reservations include one 20 minute treatment per guest per stay available at Terra Spa from 10am to 3:40pm daily.
JUNGLE VIEW SUITE
A luxurious 700 square feets unit, located in the Clubhouse Building. The special touches include top of the line king size bed with 500 thread count linens.

In Room Amenities

* One Bedroom with Bathroom
* Sitting Area
* LCD Flat Screen TV Unit with Cable
* Home entertainment Center
* One Sofa Bed
* Natural Wood and Tone Floors
*Central Air Conditioning
* Internet Connectivity
* Wireless Telephone
* Top of the Line Toiletries
* Tropical Rain Forest View

All reservations include one 20 minute treatment per guest per stay available at Terra Spa from 10am to 3:40pm daily.
STUDIO
A luxurious 350 square feets unit. The special touches include top of the line king size bed with 500 thread count linens

In Room Amenities

*One Bedroom with Bathroom
*Sitting Area
* LCD Flat Screen TV Unit with Cable
* Home entertainment Center
* One Sofa Bed
* Natural Wood and Tone Floors
* Mini Bar
*Central Air Conditioning
* Internet Connectivity
* Wireless Telephone
* Top of the Line Toiletries
Shared Patio with Table and Chairs Overlooking the Rain Forest

All reservations include one 20 minute treatment per guest per stay available at Terra Spa from 10am to 3:40pm daily.
JUNGLE VIEW STUDIO
A luxurious 350 square feets unit, located in the Clubhouse Building . The special touches include top of the line king size bed with 500 thread count linens.

In Room Amenities

*One Bedroom with Bathroom
*Sitting Area
* LCD Flat Screen TV Unit with Cable
* Home entertainment Center
* One Sofa Bed
* Natural Wood and Tone Floors
*Central Air Conditioning
* Internet Connectivity
* Wireless Telephone
* Top of the Line Toiletries
* Tropical Rain Forest View

All reservations include one 20 minute treatment per guest per stay available at Terra Spa from 10am to 3:40pm daily.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

Dining

LA LUNA RESTAURANT
"La Luna" features both international and local cuisine and welcomes special dietary need selections. Sample specialties such as:

* Costa Rican breakfast with Gallo Pinto (rice & beans), fried plantains, eggs and tortillas
* Fresh filet of Costa Rican Tuna, pan-seared rare, crusted with fresh ginger & panko, served with a vegetable and orange-scented risotto & toasted sesame vinaigrette
* The Gorgonzola & Sun-Dried Tomato Tart is a great starter and the best way to finish is with our Vanilla Bean Crme Brulee.
THE AMBAR LOUNGE
"The Ambar Lounge" offers a succulent array of tapas including Coconut Macadamia Shrimp with wild berry coulis, Thai Spring Roll and many others.

- All breakfasts are included in your room rate with your choice of setting, in the privacy of your room or in La Luna Restaurant.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
4.8
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.6

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GMa Sal
Houston, Texas, USA
Jan 9, 2014

Believe!

We were late. They waited for us. We were tired. They made us very comfortable. We were hungry. The food was very good every time. We wanted rest. They catered to our every need. We wanted calm. They brought towels to our lounger, fruit snacks, drinks, water loungers from one level pool to another, and set-up lunch for a peaceful meal. We wanted enchantment. The local troop of squirrel monkeys came by to entertain. We wanted to experience Manuel Antonio Park. They made every arrangement

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The 1 hour trip to see the butterflies was, also, worth every moment.

Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sozzi
New York, NY
Jun 25, 2013

Great Stay

We had a great time at Gaia. Service was impeccable and prices were reasonable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
j n k
Houston, Texas
Mar 27, 2013

Romantic getaway

Excellent service, attentive staff, great spa, and so much to do both at the Hotel and in surrounding Manuel Antonio/Quepos area. We did a canyoning tour, hiked the preserve at Gaia and took a private tour of Manuel Antonio (4 of us and a guide, as opposed to 15 or 20 people and a guide with the other tours). Your hotel concierge will arrange everything and anything for you, and you pay one bill at the end of your stay. By day 3 or 4 we realized all we needed to do was hang out by the pool and we could see toucans, a sloth, and other exotic birds, all while sipping the cocktail of the day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Cafe Milagro - great coffee, great food, extensive drink list, and two locations close by.

Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mila s
maryland
Mar 3, 2013

The best luxury hotel to stay in Manuel Antonio

Hotel is located in the touristy part - in the tourist oriented upscale part of Manuel Antonio. Very beautiful view and exceptional breakfast - i think those were the best eggs Benedict i ever ate. However food is pricey and if you want more local flavor you can go down to the city (hotel has free shuttle there) and try much cheaper local restaurants. Hotel has free shuttle to the beach as well. Rooms are comfortable, however bathroom is small and little weird - located on the side of the room with the sliding door like in a closet. Hotel has gorgeous infinity pool that overlooks the forest and the ocean. Stuff was very polite and helpful. Overall I think this is the best upscale experience you can have in Manuel Antonio.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kelleydenise
Oklahoma City, oklahoma
Feb 6, 2013

Gaia hotel

Our stay at the gaia hotel far exceeded my expectations. The hotel was very quiet, clean and had many romantic elements. Latin guitar in the evenings, while enjoying drinks on the rooftop is a must! All staff went out of there way to be helpful. Each employee was able to speak English and always greeted us with a smile. All tours were booked by the front desk, with shuttles running promptly. You won't be disappointed, I promise!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TheMedGirl
New York
Jul 8, 2012

Fabulous

Beautiful, well appointed, modern hotel at the top of a hill with great views. Staff is very attentive to guest's every needs -- each guest has a concierge. Rooms are beautiful and the beds are comfortable. Food is delish. If you don't have a car, they drive you into town or to the beach .. but only until 4:30. Very welcoming and willing to address all of your needs. I would definitely stay here again. A few negatives...could have more shelves in the bathroom for toiletries.We got a bit bored of the breakfast menu after 5 days. This is the worst I can say.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Do the 10 adventure tour where you zipline, rappel and swim under a waterfall. Amazing. Worth every penny of the $130 per person. And it even includes lunch.

Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nbace
West Palm Beach, Fl
May 29, 2012

Great time

Talk about relaxation, this place had it in spades. The welcome drink is a great start...the poolside bar, the free breakfast was fantastic, fresh fruit being offered to you constantly. Only warning....lots of bugs around in tropical area of Costa Rica and they are not easy to keep out of your room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
El Exigente
Princeton, NJ
May 20, 2012

Splendid Costa Rica seclusion

Top-notch attention to detail; constant attention from the well-trained yet unobstrusive staff. The killer-views from the Luna Restaurant veranda was dreamy: treetops & long beach landscape bordered with dark green mountains Day-trips were effortlessly arranged. River rafting on Savegre River, Ocean kayaking & snorkeling, priceless snorkeling expedition to Isla del Cano was incredible, included a stop @ Corcovado National Park. A fantastic experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
suzieintheoldpueblo
Tucson, AZ, USA
Feb 21, 2012

Magical and Enchanting

This resort is Heaven on Earth. Where else are you personally greeted by one of the owners, and like Cheers, everybody knows your name? It is like lifestyles of the rich and famous without the yachts and private jets. The views are spectacular, and you have a private concierge assigned to schedule your tours and spa treatments. My room had been upgraded to a deluxe suite, with a living room, dining room, huge bedroom with a gigantic bed, and a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. Watch the sun set form the restaurant while you sip on happy hour priced cocktails and some of the tapas (my favorite was the ceviche). If you can get up early, don't miss the nature reserve tour (complimentary) on the property. Danny has such great ojos (eyes) that see everything, and he'll help you take photos your friends will envy. If you only have time for a couple of tours, I recommend the Canopy ziplining tour and the Manuel Antonio National Park Tour. We saw a variety of monkeys, a Toucan, bats and sloths. Breakfasts are amazing, with the best coffee, fresh fruits and breads, and choices like the Costa Rican Breakfast: A delicious dome of local carmelized plantain strips, stuffed with steaming Costa Rican Gallo Pinto (black beans and rice in a blend of sauteed onions, sweet peppers and cilantro). It includes 2 eggs any style, with sour cream and corn tortilla wedges. You must be 16 or older to stay here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: In Hotel

Ask your concierge to schedule a cooking class at 11 or 4. For the price of your meal, you can learn how to cook, and actually assist in cooking an entree in the restaurant of the kitchen.

Review of Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Adults Oriented

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Fareed
Denver, CO
Nov 2, 2011

A wonderful expeirence at Gaia!!

I'm still not all that clear on the proper pronunciation of Gaia Hotel and reserve-- that aside it was truly an unmatched hotel experience. The service is not five stars-- it's six! The staff are friendly, helpful, and most importantly they adapt comfortably to their guests. You never feel like they are giving you five star service because they are paid to do so-- they do it because they are well versed in their personal skills and profession. The hotel itself is beautiful-- the views are amazing! The pool(s) are even more amazing! The location is also great, a bit off of the beaten path (although we were there doing the low season). All that said, the bathroom was a little on the small/ awkward size for a five star hotel. There were details that were missed, and given the extreme tropical climate things like paint, calking, hardware, et cetera, needed some attention. We will be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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