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My partner and I had the absolute pleasure of returning to Gaia for the first time in 10 years. Needless to say, Gaia delivered just as much if not more than they did the first time. Absolute first class service - the staff make you feel as though you are a friend and part of their family. Even the owner went out of his way to be approachable and friendly. The vibe at Gaia is so positive - you can tell by how happy the staff is. Gaia not only invests much of their attention to the guest, but also the pristine and sensitive environment upon which the hotel resides. They are helping to rehabilitate the macaw, and actually helped bring the population back to Manuel Antonio. How cool is that? You can hike on the property and see these birds as well as monkeys, agouti, snakes, frogs, vegetation etc. The breakfast at La Luna (restaurant on site) is delicious, and the dinner menu is second to none, which contains not only authentic Costa Rican family recipes, but also vegan and vegetarian dishes. We basically lived in La Luna (Hi Ricardo!). Watching the sunset with a beverage in hand from the infinity pool every eve was priceless. We used to have to rush around to figure out where to watch the sunset. No more, since it can be done from the pool. The spa was wonderful as ever. A very diverse menu of massage options after those awesome hikes on the reserve or Manuel Antonio national forest. It definitely won't be another 10 years before I visit Gaia again. It is my home away from hom

Wonderful hotel! The jungle setting coupled with the panoramic view of the ocean made our stay memorable for a lifetime. Only adding to the joy of our experience was the phenomenal service we received from the highly professional staff at Gaia.

We visited Costa Rica for the first time and had a wonderful stay at Gaia Hotel. The staff is very helpful and accommodating to requests given and schedule the activities with tour groups for you.

Nice rooms, good price, helpfull staff. Good value for the money.

Great small hotel with good service and good restaurant.

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

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

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 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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

Gaia hotel provided an amazing week long vacation experience. Their concierge team booked and arranged transportation for a wide range of high quality tours - all at our request. They booked a Zipline tour, Surfing lessons, and even a local market tour for us. The reserve is a fantastic asset to the hotel, as it attracts a wide range of wild life. At the hotel we were able to see iguanas and Capuchin monkeys, right outside our room! Their free breakfast was amazing - I highly recommend the Italian Egg White fritatas. Be aware how ever that since they actually prepare the food for you, a quick breakfast is not usually an option. Near the end of our trip, we told the concierge we were looking for whole vanilla beans. They told us they weren't sure where to get them, and we thought that would be the end of it - but that same evening, they called our room to tell us that not only had they tracked the beans down, but they would send a car out to purchase them for us and bring them back to the hotel! Gaia is definitely a more expensive hotel, but the luxurious setting, the free transportation, the attention to detail, and the willingness of every member of the staff to go the extra mile, really make it a fantastic vacation choice!

Excellent staff including tours of the on site nature reserve. Food and views at the La Luna restaurant are the best in town.

wonderful location, staff, and overall experience. my only gripe is that the water bottle served with dinner at the hotel restaurant cost $6 USD, which is a ripoff by any standards.

Very nice place with great service! They took care of everyting and did not miss a step along the way. They were always on time to pick us up and it made the trip so brain dead- which is what I wanted. I love Manuel Antonio!

Km 2.7 Quepos to Manuel Antonio Road Manuel Antonio Puntarenas

Hotel highlights

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like ADR Adventure Park and Manuel Antonio National Park. This 20-room, 4.5-star hotel has 3 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and free breakfast.


Dining

Free cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All 20 soundproofed accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. MP3 docks, minibars, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a 24-hour fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 185 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this adults-only hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a computer station.

Room options

Jungle Studio

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Suite Deluxe

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Loft Suite

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Loft Suite Deluxe

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Gaia Hotel And Reserve - Adults Only

Everyone (2) Couples (13) Other (1) Friends (2)
5
Partner Couples

My partner and I had the absolute pleasure of returning to Gaia for the first time in 10 years. Needless to say, Gaia delivered just as much if not more than they did the first time. Absolute first class service - the staff make you feel as though you are a friend and part of their family. Even the owner went out of his way to be approachable and friendly. The vibe at Gaia is so positive - you can tell by how happy the staff is. Gaia not only invests much of their attention to the guest, but also the pristine and sensitive environment upon which the hotel resides. They are helping to rehabilitate the macaw, and actually helped bring the population back to Manuel Antonio. How cool is that? You can hike on the property and see these birds as well as monkeys, agouti, snakes, frogs, vegetation etc. The breakfast at La Luna (restaurant on site) is delicious, and the dinner menu is second to none, which contains not only authentic Costa Rican family recipes, but also vegan and vegetarian dishes. We basically lived in La Luna (Hi Ricardo!). Watching the sunset with a beverage in hand from the infinity pool every eve was priceless. We used to have to rush around to figure out where to watch the sunset. No more, since it can be done from the pool. The spa was wonderful as ever. A very diverse menu of massage options after those awesome hikes on the reserve or Manuel Antonio national forest. It definitely won't be another 10 years before I visit Gaia again. It is my home away from hom

By on Mar 30, 2021

5
Everyone

Wonderful hotel! The jungle setting coupled with the panoramic view of the ocean made our stay memorable for a lifetime. Only adding to the joy of our experience was the phenomenal service we received from the highly professional staff at Gaia.

By on Aug 16, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 21, 2018

Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback. We are truly happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that we will welcome you back in the very near future. A very big Pura Vida from the entire GAIA family.

5

wonderful stay at gaia hotel

Everyone

We visited Costa Rica for the first time and had a wonderful stay at Gaia Hotel. The staff is very helpful and accommodating to requests given and schedule the activities with tour groups for you.

By on Aug 9, 2017

5

great budget hotel

Couples

Nice rooms, good price, helpfull staff. Good value for the money.

By on Jul 26, 2014

5

amazing hotel

Couples

Great small hotel with good service and good restaurant.

By on Jul 26, 2014

5

believe!

Couples

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

By on Jan 9, 2014

5

great stay

Friends

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

By on Jun 25, 2013

5

romantic getaway

Couples

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.

By on Mar 27, 2013

5

the best luxury hotel to stay in manuel antonio

Couples

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.

By on Mar 3, 2013

5

gaia hotel

Couples

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!

By on Feb 6, 2013

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