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Manuel Antonio, Km. 2.7, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 20/10/11 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Free shuttle or taxi services
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Horseback riding
Ski rentals
Water sport equipment rentals
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Massage chair
Neck massage
Steam room
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Peter P wrote a review Jul 2021
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We wanted to express our heartfelt appreciation and say thank you to the staff of GAIA Hotel for the outstanding and 😍Extremely Excellent care😍 that was provided to my family and me. From the concierge Steven greeting us on the first day. I will leave the welcome greeting that you will receive 💥a Surprise🤗👊. To the Excellent service in the dining area by Johnny😍👊our waiter and servers💥... Also to the extremely helpful Gustavo in making sure we were pick up and drop off at the front entrance to our rooms.. The Hotel itself we gladly give it 10⭐️'s for Excellent service very helpful staff, extremely clean rooms, our room service staff was very detailed in cleaning our rooms, beautiful deco. The entire staff made us feel right at home an experience that we will never forget and we will gladly return next year already making plans to see our friends again at the GAIA hotel we miss and love😍you guys Thank you✌️
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: make sure to ask to stay near the pools area
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Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
Needless to say we love your wonderful review! Thanks so much! And we are already looking forward to hosting you again next year! Pura Vida!
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Jose Andres H wrote a review Jun 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica9 contributions8 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
This is one of the best places in Costa Rica. Excellent service, personalized attention and a staff that is always available to help at any time. The restaurant has world class food, with dishes modified to the Costa Rican culture, it is a true culinary experience. The rooms are very spacious and all are very close to the pool, Spa and Restaurant. The Spa service is incredible (recommended, it is a must), additionally you have to do the Lapas Tour. This is a recommended place.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 01 Oct 2020
Wow, sounds like you experience pretty much all we have to offer at the hotel, the restaurant and the spa! Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review! And remember you get an automatic return guest discount if you decide to visit us again!
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Wendyw88 wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
The hotel staff are absolutely amazing! From start to finish they made it amazing. The restaurant, La Luna, is fabulous (We ate 5 meals there). The rooms need a little updating- the sheets had some holes and stains on them and the AC was leaking, but other than that everything was perfect! I fainted on a very humid day and the hotel staff was so kind and courteous. You can tell the passion they have behind everything they do. They booked my covid test back as well. I just love GAIA!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks so much for your review, we truly appreciate the fact that you took the time out of your busy schedule to post!
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Lindsay M wrote a review Jul 2021
2 contributions
My friend and I stayed here in July 2021. Perfection doesn’t even fully encompass our visit. From the moment we arrived we were treated with service beyond compare. Krishne in the front arranged tours, coordinated necessary testing for travel, checked in to ensure we had everything we needed, and more. Gustavo was also incredibly helpful, organized, and wonderful, helping to coordinate and ensure that everything ran as smoothly as possible. Then we have the restaurant, La Luna. Some of the best food I’ve had in my life. Fresh, beautifully plated, and above all - pure deliciousness. The service at this hotel is unmatched. The restaurant staff, Ricardo, Marco, and Aldo, treat you like royalty. And the view…oh, that gorgeous view. The drivers - Jose and Abraham - were also incredible. If we needed to go anywhere, there they are were in the golf cart to take us down, arrange a taxi, you name it. I love to travel, but based on the service and hospitality, a return trip to Costa Rica will be happening for this hotel alone. Thank you for a remarkable end to our trip, it was spectacular!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
We are honored to be the recipient of such a glowing review! Thanks for "getting" our translation of hospitality! Our entire staff sends warm greetings with the hope that your return visit will be sooner than later, Pura Vida!
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paulina lina wrote a review Jul 2021
Austin, Texas10 contributions
Gaia Hotel Reserve was such a blissful experience. It’s hard to pick one reason for 5 stars. My top 3 favorites are: 1. The people. The hotel service and owner go above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of. Our person, Jans even recommended lunch restaurants nearby and called us a shuttle to the beach. The hotel is perched high on the hill (amazing views) so if you need to go down, they will always call you a shuttle cart. 2. The views and hotel reservation! Do not miss the nature and reserve hike! Only open to hotel not the public. You’ll get to hear an incredible history story behind the beautiful Macaws(which you’ll see plenty of). Also, we went to Parque Manuel Antonio nearby hoping to see monkeys. We did not.BUT how lucky were we to see so many up close in our backyard at Gaia during the nature walk! (See pics) so cool. 3. Breakfast and dinner did not disappoint! We made sure to grab a table facing the ocean to enjoy our juices and an evening glass of wine. The views are beautiful. If you love nature, wildlife, adventure, views, incredible service. This is your paradise.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from David Fleming, Owner at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Responded 1 week ago
We're so happy you enjoyed our little slice of paradise! What a wonderful, comprehensive review, we are grateful! Pura Vida and please come back to visit again soon!
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US$210 - US$432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasManuel Antonio
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Club Karma Lounge (1.0 km), Modern Primitive Living (0.1 km), and Tropical Waterfalls Tour (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, a rooftop bar, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manuel Antonio Falafel Bar, TuleCafe Restaurant, and El Arado Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Manuel Antonio.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gaia Hotel & Nature Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.