We found this hotel by accident on a rainy September night when we were driving the southern highway. We were traveling in the off season with no reservations and we did not know where we might stay. We saw the sign up on the hill through the rain and since our choices seemed slim we drove up the hill and they were open. The excitement was that the rate included dinner and breakfast! While walking to our room the most beautiful aroma rose around me of the ylang ylang (sorry if misspelled here) I would loved to have taken that home with me...It was wonderful. The rooms are individual cabins with a front porch that give you that jungle safari feeling. Just what I had hoped to find on our trip. The room was comfortable and was such a great experience. The rain had stopped and we walked up to the pool. Even in the dark the pool and the outdoor bar area was terrific. The next morning after breakfast I walked up to the pool and to my amazement the view of the ocean was gorgeous. It is not a real close up view, but expansive and there is a trail that you can walk down to the beach. It was beautiful and tranquil there. The pool was a bit nipy, but it had just rained the night before and it was early morning...The food in the restaurant was delicious and they have a wide variety of different choices. Presentation of the food is terrific. It would be better if the hotel was not above the road. Noise travels up, but we were the first cabin after the restaurant and I honestly did not hear the road from our room. You could hear the road at the restaurant, but it did not bother me. I would stay here again and tell others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Villas Gaia offers a home base to experience the wild beauty of Costa Rica's southwest Pacific coast. One of the most biologically diverse regions on the earth. Strategic location on the new scenic coastal road. Convenient access to Ballena Marine National Park, Cano Island Biological reserve, Corcovado National Park and the most extensive mangrove ecosystem of Central America. Hotel Villas Gaia is 14 colorful bungalows (casitas) separately nestled in a jungle setting offering privacy and comfort. ... more less
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