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Manuel Antonio, Km. 2.7, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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#3 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Room & Suite (371)371
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center 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 / closet
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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Kelsey M wrote a review Yesterday
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Our trip to Costa Rica was honestly the best time of our lives and we owe so much of that to the amazing staff and experience Gaia offered and helped with! Danny was there to assist, answer questions, and help throughout the entire time with organizing taxi pick up, tours, and even help order from restaurants in the area for lunch. The staff around the hotel were consistently helpful, there when needed, and always acknowledged us whenever we walked by - we felt so welcomed there. We ate at La Luna multiple times for breakfast and dinner throughout our stay and all I can say is - WOW! The experience is out of this world. The staff is quick and friendly. Aside from how great the staff is at La Luna, the food was just as good. The Seafood casserole with pasta was my personal favorite out of our dinners we tried along with the churros for dessert. We were constantly blown away with how friendly and helpful the staff was every time we went to go eat. Aside from how great everyone is at Gaia. They also work with some of the best for tours and taxi/shuttles. The waterfall tour that they offer is amazing! Aside from how great the tours, staff, and the food were. Gaia felt like a family - the owner was around during dinner and breakfast and would walk and greet different guests and it felt like immediately we were family. The hotel itself is beautiful, with amazing pools, rooms, views, and wildlife. We saw two different types of monkeys, a sloth, iguanas, butterflies, macaws, and hummingbirds. The wildlife around here was close enough to really enjoy them and watch them in their natural habitat. I cannot recommend this place enough! We will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Jose Andres H wrote a review Jun 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica9 contributions8 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
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: Traveled 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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Vicky T wrote a review Yesterday
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I had an wonderful experience at Gaia Hotel and Reserve. The atmosphere is magical….. My suite with private pool was AMAZING. I have traveled the world. The attentive service and hospitality from pre-arrival, duration of the stay and departure was unparrallel. What set Gaia apart from the rest was being assigned a personal concierge that was accessible via WhatsApp at any time. Every request I had was granted in a professional and expedient manner. Even the 11 pipas I acquired from the beach were cut upon request each day of my stay. Steven and Krishne were my concierges. I give them so much credit for making my time at Gaia a stellar experience. Shout out to Joshua, the tour guide for the Macau Reserve! He is an amazing soul, and is super connected to the natural world. Be sure to attend his tour of the property where you will be amazed at his tracking skills and knowledge of the flora, fauna, and creatures of the jungle. Boris, the owner, takes the time each and every morning to greet and chat with his guests at breakfast. Who does that?! I had the pleasure of meeting him and chatting about hosting Holistic Health and Wellness Retreats there in the future. I am very much looking forward to my return to Gaia.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Jennifer S wrote a review 14 Jun
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Such a wonderful time at this amazing hotel. The villa has two bedrooms (one up, one downstairs), a balcony with the upstairs room plus private access to the seating area upstairs. Very comfortable and private. Lots of closet space for your clothes and luggage. The grounds are gorgeous, as you are located in a wildlife preserve. It’s not too unusual for macaws to fly by your window in groups of two or more. You can hear them before you see them. Monkeys sometimes visit the roof to perform mischief as they overturn planters and make a mess! Golf carts appear quickly when called for, and they whisk you to the front gate and back to your room as requested. The guardhouse, located near the road, is where you meet the hotel shuttle (hourly rides to the beaches) or readily available taxis. The drivers speak English and are unfailingly friendly and helpful. Boris, the owner, makes sure everyone feels welcome. The feeling of hospitality is there for every minute of the stay. He was present at breakfast, and if you are lucky you can meet his adorable Frenchies! Do visit the macaw sanctuary on the grounds, but be prepared to climb some steep unpaved paths and to walk about 90 minutes. Our tour guide (Marco?) was extremely knowledgeable and so engaging. We will be quoting him for years to come. Make sure you wear sturdy shoes if it’s muddy and bring regular glasses if you wear them; I might have seen better with regular glasses vs. my shades. Recommend this place without reservation! Looking forward to when we come again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms are situated so that you don’t encounter others.
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Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 5 days ago
And we are looking forward to your next visit for sure! Thanks for the review and all the comprehensive comments. These are sure to be helpful to other readers when choosing a resort in our area. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to pampering you again soon! Pura Vida!
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Libby R wrote a review 10 Jun
Yellow Springs, Ohio21 contributions3 helpful votes
We enjoyed every second of our stay... Beautiful grounds, very comfortable rooms with great views..wonderful pool and the La Luna-delicious food. The hotel staff and waiters gave us the best service that we have had anywhere..and we've travelled a lot. Oh..and the Spa..the cacao/coco wrap was wonderful. We will be coming back & recommending Gaia
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
What a great review, many thanks! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again soon. Pura Vida!!
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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 center?
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.