Ratings based on 60 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from San Francisco

Beautiful Unique Hotel

Posted Jun 11, 2014 on Hotels.com
Loved our stay at Gaia. The hotel it's self is in a very unique setting. All of the employees were really nice, attentive and super helpful. The food was great (so were the cocktails!). Definitely take advantage of the infinity pool; we watched the sunset from the pool and it was spectacular!
5 out of 5
for Business Travelers
by Jay Fry from Islamorada Fl


Posted Jun 4, 2014 on Hotels.com
We just loved the private top floor terrace that came with our room! The bed was extremely comfortable.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by Michael C from Sacramento, CA

Great Views, Service

Posted Jun 2, 2014 on Hotels.com
Stayed at the Gaia Hotel & Reserve with my girlfriend for two nights. Service was top notch. We had a basic room which was great. No complaints there except after seeing the nicer/pricier rooms, I was a bit jealous. Free breakfast was a huge plus, so was the shuttle service to Manuel Antonio National Park. Pool setup is a bit odd, but offers great views and the best Mojito I've had in CR. Dining room atmosphere was awesome, offering a great views, weather permitting. They also have their own reserve on property and free guided tour. Overall great place, I would recommend and go back.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted May 2, 2014
Pros: everything
Cons: cannot think of much..
Location: Great location in Manuel Antonio....
Only one night unfortunately....amazing place. Must go back!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Jason from Detroit, MI

Incredible Hotel with Amazing Staff

Posted Apr 29, 2014
Pros: Hands down the best pool I have ever been in. The views are incredible.
Cons: The rooms are about to be updated, other than that, everything was perfect.
Location: There is a beautiful national park nearby, and plenty to do in the area for those who like to hike, swim, etc.
I can't begin to tell you how far out of their way the staff at the GAIA went for me. I was going to propose to my girlfriend on this trip, and I had some pretty elaborate requests for the proposal, including horseback riding on the beach. Although this is not common in the area, they were able to find a local farmer who would help make my proposal everything I wanted. They also set up a beautiful dinner on the beach at sunset, something else that is very atypical. Bottom line, if you ask, they will make it happen. Many thanks to Boris, Sandy, Alex and staff for making this one of the best trips ever!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Lisa from San Francisco

Great Service and a tasteful well designed resort

Posted Apr 22, 2014
Pros: The architecture is very pleasing. The Gaia is an extremely comfortable hotel. We enjoyed the many golf cart rides up and down the hill. The views!
Cons: The spa tubs are hard to get in and out of. And as usual with a big tub it take too much water and takes too long to fill.
Location: The visit to Manual Antonio National park is a must and the beaches are the most beautiful I've seen!
Attention to detail and a kind, friendly staff.punctuate this stunning property - the open air restaurant is an experience not to be missed after a hot day exploring or driving. The rooms are large and comfortable, my son slept on the sofa bed and it was deluxe! The mattress was at least two feet thick. We enjoyed three tours while we stayed at the Gaia. One of their grounds, one of Manuel Antonio National park and a Mangrove boat tour. All were arranged by the resort and were wonderful.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Cynthia L from Montreal, QC

Wonderful stay at Gaia!

Posted Apr 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
We loved everything about this hotel. the friendly staff, the hotel grounds and room (on a nature preserve), the restaurant, the spa services. ALL FANTASTIC. I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Manuel Antonio. Bravo Gaia for a job well done, and to all your kind and helpful staff.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by The Johnsons from Ontario, Canada

This resort takes it to a new height

Posted Mar 18, 2014 on Hotels.com
We were blown away by the view at GAIA. We loved the infinity pool, the customer service and the sunsets from the restaurant. The breakfast was included and it was 5 star all the way. We would consider staying at GAIA again on our next trip to Manuel Antonio.
5 out of 5
for Families
by Jeffrey Brooks from Massachusetts

Solid 5- Star

Posted Mar 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
One of the best experiences by far! From the moment I entered the property with my daughter, we were greeted by Roy. Eager to please and show us around this beautiful property. He gave us a tour, showing us all the amenities and answered all our questions. You could tell from the second we met him, that he loved what he does. We were then brought to the restaurant, room and finally the spa where we were given complimentary treatments.....fantastic! This hotel is one of the best I've ever been to....the staff, the rooms, the pool, the restaurant, the nature trail and, most importantly, the service! This is a solid 5 star....hats off to making our vacation extra special.
5 out of 5
by Anthony from New Jersey

Nice Property

Posted Mar 9, 2014 on Hotels.com
Great multi-level infinity pool with nice view of the sunset. The studio room with sofa bed was fine for my son and I. Quality breakfast and very good customer service. Location works well for Manuel Antonio and day trips. Plenty of parking and convenient carts transport you up the hill to your room. We would definitely stay here again!