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The Gaia Hotel and Reserve

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

95 Excellent 356 Reviews
The Gaia Hotel and Reserve
The Gaia Hotel and Reserve 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.

Gaia Hotel and Reserve near Quepos balances the sleek elegance of Bauhaus with the richness of leather, teak and rattan. This luxury resort hotel is chic and imaginative from start to finish with vast rooms, private butler included, Italian fittings, bathrooms rendered in slate, Balinese screens and your own Jacuzzi with a jungle view. There is a three-tiered infinity-edge pool, a full service spa and al fresco dining room with sensational views.

Children under the age of 13 are welcomed in the adults-only villas while there are family friendly designated villas as well for children of all ages.
Hotel Address:
  • The Gaia Hotel and Reserve
  • Carretera Quepos - Manuel Antonio, Km. 2.7
  • Manuel Antonio, 6350
  • Costa Rica

Location Summary
Gaia Hotel & Reserve is located near Quepos on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica amidst 12 acres of paradise in the Manuel Antonio National Park. Gaia sits on a vast tract of lowland coastal forest teeming with spectacular and rare wildlife and is the only five-star resort in Manuel Antonio. Nearby Playa Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica's most popular and beautiful beaches whilst the small town of Paritta nearby is peaceful and unspoiled. Many major airlines offer non-stop and direct service to the San Jose Juan Santamaria International Airport.

Directions to Hotel
Driving directions from San Jose - Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO): Head West on Highway 1 out of San Jose for approximately 20 minutes until you see a right hand turn that with signs pointing you in the directions of towns Atenas-Orotina-Jaco. This right hand turn can sneak up on you and if you are not paying attention you will drive right by it. Be on the look out for the big Highway signs. After this right hand turn there is a stop sign and more highway signs which point you to the left. From this point you will travel over a curvy mountain pass with beautiful vistas and coffee plantations. Please take your time on this road because there are a lot of steep hills and curvy turns. After traveling Approx. 30 minutes you will come to the small town of Aguacate. Continue on this main road and you will soon reach the small town of Atenas. From Atenas follow signs to Orotina. Orotina is the halfway mark to Quepos and the town of Jaco is only about 30 minutes form here. Along the highway in Orotina there are numerous little restaurants and snack stands so this town makes for a great rest stop. Once you leave Orotina you have about an hour and a half until you reach Quepos. From Orotina the highway is nicely paved and there are plenty of of highway signs to easily guide you to Quepos. About 20 minutes After Jaco you will be getting close to a town called Paritta. There tends to be many pot holes so be careful and drive with caution.

Once you have entered the town of Quepos and have gone over the small one lane bridge there is a road that goes by the Ocean side and another that goes into town. Take the road that leads into town and after 200 yards you will see a small street sign pointing you in the direction of Manuel Antonio. Take a left hand turn here and follow this road. You will see a small building on your left named Yara Plaza and still following the same road about 50 meters on your left is the gate of the Gaia Hotel & Reserve.
Business Center
With computer, fax, copier, printer, wireless internet, standard internet and audio-visual equipment.
Banquets & Meetings
Capacities for 120 theatre style, 90 banquet and 40 boardroom.
Fine Dining On Site
The restaurant La Lunda offers three different menus - international, local and low carbohydrate cuisine. Also The Lounge and Pool Side Bar for dining. La Luna has 360 degree panoramic vista view of the Pacific coastline and surrounding rain forest.
Fitness Center
The gym provides the latest exercise equipment at your disposible. Yoga and a variety of exercise classes are offered. Appointments with a personal trainer to personalize your workout can be arranged.
Pool Outdoor
The pool area includes two pools at different levels, connected via a cascading waterfall. Also included in the pool area is a whirlpool, a snack bar, a bar and table dining in the water. The entire pool area offers breathtaking views of the Manuel Antonio area, the volcanic mountain range and the Pacific coastline.
Spa Facility
The Terra Spa at Gaia entices you with a vast array of personal or couples treatments, offering luxurious details found only in the best spas of the world, all while overlooking the surrounding green rain forest. Dry sauna, steam bath with mud-pack room, facial treatments, Vichy Rain Shower, dermatological clinic and our beauty salon are only a few of the highlights at Terra, offering a level of privacy meant to impress even the most well-heeled traveler. Terra Spa guarantees the ultimate in relaxation for your mind, body and spirit.
Biking, Mountain
Available nearby.
Fishing Fly
Freshwater, big game and seawater all available nearby.
Fishing - Ocean
Freshwater, big game and seawater all available nearby.
Private nature trails for hiking (12.4 acres) with or without a guide,
Horseback Riding
Available nearby.
Scuba Diving
Available nearby.
Recommended Rooms
The two-bedroom villa accommodates up to 8 people as a 2,000 square foot three level unit with two bathrooms, two bedrooms, and a living and dining room area for six. The four Casa Club accommodations are located in the clubhouse directly on top of the Gaia Mountain, affording closest proximity to the pool, restaurant, bar, spa, gym and business center.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Biking Mountain
    - Dining
    - Fishing Fly
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Water Skiing
    - Windsurfing

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