Gaia Hotel and Reserve - Located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, is an adults and teens only luxury boutique beach 5 star hotel and resort and a member of "Preferred Boutique" of the Preferred Hotel Group. Imagine a tropical getaway that offers sublime luxury in a spectacularly exotic locale. This is Gaia. 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.
The luxury hotel features a luxury spa, gym, pool and one day tours.
The air-conditioned rooms are beautifully decorated in neutral tones, with wood and wicker furnishings. They enjoy views over the tropical rainforest and come with a flat-screen TV.
The adults-only area of the hotel offers 18 suites with exclusive access to a 3-level infinity pool. Gaia Hotel and Reserve offers a spa area with a steam bath, sauna and beauty salon. Guests can enjoy fine dining in the on-site restaurant or 24-hour room service.
Adults only and gay owned and operated.
Reviews Via TripAdvisor
Our favorite hotel in Costa Rica! The staff was extremely welcoming and friendly. The accommodations were luxurious. The hotel provided transportation to and from the National Park and beach, so getting around was easy. The food was amazing. - Dan, USA
We stayed at Gaia for 3 nights during our mini tour of Costa Rica and our only regret is that we did not stay longer! This is a wonderful hotel- not too big but with truly exceptional service from very friendly and welcoming staff. We stayed in a suite which was gorgeous-and saw monkeys swinging from the trees from our balcony within 10 minutes of arriving! The hotel is set in its own reserve, and you do see lots of wildlife-especially on the daily tour with Gama, who is hilarious and so knowledgeable-we loved him! The pool area is lovely...with a fab pool bar and incredible views as you float in the infinity pool. The restaurant is also wonderful-the food was delicious, and the service impeccable. All in all, this hotel has really nailed how to make its guests feel welcome and enjoy every minute of their stay. If we lived nearer we'd be there every year-thank you Gaia! -Ali499515, Northwich, United Kingdom
Heaven on Earth
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 by the pool, not to mention the countless iguanas and macaws we encountered on our educational walk on the property reserve. So much care goes into making you feel like a king and queen - even the owner stopped to shake our hands and thank us for our stay. A special thanks to Roy and Daniel for your endless hospitality and Jose for our nature walks. You made our engagement trip even more special than it already was. We will definitely see each other again. -CharlieB1234567, Toronto, Canada
Cannot wait to return
I had an incredible time at Gaia Hotel & Reserve, three days was not enough. All of the staff went over and above, especially Roy who made me feel incredibly welcome during my stay. Ever the professional but incredibly easy to relate to, he took great care of me and has made my decision to return an easy one!
Also, a special mention to Daniel who took great care of me at the pool bar. -Sophie H
Loved every minute!!
We just pulled away from this hotel and we are sad to leave. Where to begin? From the moment we arrived to fresh drinks and a friendly staff- even late at night to our last lunch and a to-go snack the stay was flawless. This hotel goes above and beyond. The reviews are completely accurate. The owner is friendly with a couple of adorable dogs. The staff is attentive - treating our girls like princesses. Knowing our names and remembering favorite drinks was impressive. On top of all the great service- the concierges scheduling day trips which were fantastic. We will definitely be back!!! Thank you for a great vacation!!! -BHulty, Dallas, Texas
Excellent hotel for seeing Manuel Antonio National Park and celebrating a birthday
We stayed in the two bedroom villa for two nights. The staff were the best I've experienced ever at a hotel. We arrived later than expected so they immediately whisked us off on our scheduled reserve tour before checking in. Our tour guide for this and Manuel Antonio the following day, Gama, was a highlight of the trip. He was passionate, knowledgeable, and welcoming. We then were served drinks and hors d'oeuvres, again before even checking in.
The property has great views of the surrounding forest and ocean. There were also capuchins playing in the trees above and around the pools. Because it was the rainy season, we had to get an activities out of the way in the morning because by mid-afternoon it was pouring down rain. The staff ventured to our room in the rain to deliver cake and help us celebrate my and a friend's birthdays. When we left, they also provided us baked goods for the road. Altogether, a great place to spend a birthday.
It also isn't overly expensive for the quality of the resort. We would definitely come back again. A special thanks to Johannes who did everything he could to make sure we had everything we needed. -Derek H
I had an absolutely great time here. The two owners (forget the names) were incredible and bent over backwards to ensure I enjoyed my time in Quepos. They drove me around personally to get me to the beach, in to town, to great local restaurants, and to the rafting and zip line I did as well. The food in the restaurant was incredible, pricey, but so worth it. Everyone on staff was super friendly and welcoming. I definitely plan on being back. -Josh W, Henderson, Colorado
FIVE STAR HOTEL WITHOUT THE ATTITUDE
Gaia Hotel and Reserve - 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. This is Gaia. 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.
The hotel sits on a vast tract of lowland coastal forest, teeming with spectacular and rare wildlife. Originally serving as the site of Jardín Gaia, a center for native orchids conservation and endangered wildlife rehabilitation, today the land remains set aside as a refuge for these many precious species. It is here that the privileged guest may take in the sights and sounds of Costa Rica’s lush and exotic natural gifts.
TERRA SPA has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.
LA LUNA - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.
The spa is open daily.
The hotel is located in a vast haven of lowland forests in which proliferates a spectacular and unique wildlife. What was originally the Gaia Garden, a center for the conservation of the area own and rehabilitation of wildlife endangered orchids, are still available as a haven for these precious species. This is where our privileged guests can enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds exotic and exuberant nature of Costa Rica has to offer.
The Gaia Reserve is Costa Rica in its most pristine state. It is where different species have a secure future, thanks to the commitment of the project created by the Gaia Hotel and Reserve are developed: to preserve this natural reserve for future generations.
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THE BEST RESTAURANT IN MANUEL ANTONIO, COSTA RICA - The dining experience at GAIA offers superb cuisine with a 180 degree panoramic vista of the Pacific coastline and surrounding rain forest.
“La Luna” features both international and local cuisine and welcomes our guests for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. All breakfasts are included in your room rate with your choice of setting, in the privacy of your room or in La Luna Restaurant.
“Ambar Lounge” offers daily a lively Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm for our hotel and day guests. Enjoy the beauty of the Manuel Antonio sunset with a 25% discount off all beverages and local live music.
Go ahead and visit TERRA SPA
The tranquility of Manuel Antonio, Quepos, tropical rainforest as background while highly trained therapists will spoil you.