We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite with our 2 adult children. When we arrived we were greeted with fresh delicious juice, cool towels, fresh fruit skewers, and a personal concierge who gave us a tour of the hotel. The suite was huge and comfortable with beautiful views. The staff is very helpful and friendly, and arranged wonderful tours for us. The natural reserve on site is a wonderful way to see monkeys, birds and other Costa Rican wildlife. We missed the tour with Saul there, but took the Manuel Antonio tour with him - don't miss it - he's amazing. The Macaw repopulation program is quite interesting and it's beautiful to see them on the property.
The food is fresh and delicious with a good varied menu. The live band during dinner is a really special touch. We didn't really want to leave the property to try other restaurants. The pool area is breathtaking. Its almost surreal to float in the infinity pool overlooking the rainforest and beach drinking fresh juice - with or without rum! We all had complimentary 20 min spa services that were so nice we returned for more!
My only comment to consider is the access to the shower in the main suite in the 2 bedroom villa. It isn't easy to get in and out of. It was not a problem for us, but if you're booking, consider asking for a room with a walk in shower if you think it might be an issue for you.
- 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