Stunning location in middle of rainforest, but away from the centre of manuel antonio. Staff are really friendly, cheerful and helpful.
Rooms disappointing - a bit sterile and bathroom was very narrow. Little things like no free water in the rooms were annoying given the price you're paying.
Pool area is nice and quite compact but there weren't many people around when we were there so plenty of beds, etc.
View from restaurant at the top is the best bit- breakfast with that view was a delight, good range of food too. Nice spot for sunset too.
Dinner at restaurant was well overpriced for what you get. The menu sounds lovely but the execution left a lot to be desired. I ordered scallops and shrimp in a lime sauce, which only had a single scallop in it (cut into 5 or 6 tiny pieces) and the shrimp were quite chewy too!
Would recommend doing the tour of the reserve at 7am each morning and hiking up to the lookout for a superb view of the area!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Gaia Hotel And Reserve
- Gaia Hotel & Reserve Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park