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Beach nearby, beach shuttle
Beach nearby, beach shuttle
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMarino Ballena National Park1 min walk
    Popular LocationArco Beach2 min drive
    Popular LocationVentanas Beach6 min drive
    AirportPalmar (PMZ-Palmar Sur)32 min drive

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  • Standard Villa, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 388 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsStandard Villa, 1 Bedroom
  • Superior Villa, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 388 sq ft
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsSuperior Villa, Garden View
  • Family Villa

    Room amenities

    • 775 sq ft
    • Sleeps 8
    • 1 Double Bed and 3 Twin Beds
    More detailsFamily Villa

About this area


Located in Ballena, Hotel Villas Gaia is in a rural area and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Marino Ballena National Park and Uvita Beach. Looking to get your feet wet? Kayaking, scuba diving and rafting adventures can be found near the property.
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What's nearby

  • Marino Ballena National Park - 1 min walk
  • Arco Beach - 2 min drive
  • Uvita Beach - 4 min drive
  • Ventanas Beach - 6 min drive
  • Tortuga Beach - 9 min drive


  • Venue 1 – Garden-view restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kids' menu available.

About this property

Hotel Villas Gaia

3-star hotel near the beach
At Hotel Villas Gaia, hit the nearby beach, dine onsite at the restaurant, or enjoy a drink at one of the hotel's 2 bars/lounges. All 14 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and Select Comfort beds. Guests will also find furnished balconies, sitting areas, and room service.
Hotel Villas Gaia offers 14 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to furnished balconies. These individually decorated accommodations have separate sitting areas. Select Comfort beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) and rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.
2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast available daily 7 AM–9 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Library

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Select Comfort bed


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area



Check-in from 2 PM - 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to get details


Pets stay free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for CRC 7000.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 120000 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: CRC 120000 (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: CRC 7000.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Hotel Villas Gaia
Hotel Villas Gaia Ballena
Villas Gaia Ballena
Villas Gaia
Hotel Villas Gaia Hotel
Hotel Villas Gaia Ballena
Hotel Villas Gaia Hotel Ballena

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Villas Gaia and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Villas Gaia offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Villas Gaia cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Hotel Villas Gaia have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Is Hotel Villas Gaia pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hotel Villas Gaia?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Hotel Villas Gaia?
Check-in is from 2 PM–6:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Hotel Villas Gaia?
Check-out is at noon.
Does Hotel Villas Gaia provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of CRC 120000 per vehicle, roundtrip, applies.
Where is Hotel Villas Gaia located?
This family-friendly Ballena hotel is located by the ocean, just steps from Playa Ballena and Marino Ballena National Park. Pinuela Beach and Arco Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).
105 reviews
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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Our villa was located at the front of the property and there is 24/7 noisy heaven truck traffic on the road not twenty yards away. Also the signs on the main road are tiny and easy to miss. Jose, the manager, was wonderfully accomodating and made up for any other deficits with his helpfulness.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great little hotel located on the main highway just outside Ojochal. Ambience was jungle perfect with a peekaboo view of the ocean. A good walk from the beach but no problem if you have a car. Truck noise at night was annoying at times. Restaurant and meals were excellent.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019

2/5 Poor

Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, amenities
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
The propert consists of several different cottages spread throughout the property and offer a great deal of privacy. The staff was very friendly and helpful at the front desk and restaurant. However, the room was fairly dirty. There was a significant amount of mold in the shower and brown stains on the purportedly clean towells. While the floors looked like they had been swept, it also appeared as though it needed a good mopping. Needless to say i was very happy to only have stayed one night there.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

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