GAIA Hotel & Reserve in Manuel Antonio is an adults-only luxury, boutique hotel and resort -- a tropical getaway that offers sublime pampering in a spectacularly exotic locale. Nestled in the magnificent coastal forests of Costa Rica, GAIA, with its ultra-modern design, achieves an ideal blend of lavish amenities and natural scenery, creating a unique eco-friendly environment. The hotel's well-appointed, terraced suites and villas offer views of lush, pristine, wild surroundings beyond compare. The hotel sits on a vast tract of lowland coastal forest teeming with spectacular and rare wildlife. Originally the site of Jardin Gaia, a center for native orchid conservation and endangered wildlife rehabilitation, the land remains set aside as a refuge for its precious inhabitants. The Gaia Reserve is Costa Rica in its most pristine state.
GAIA offers more conveniences than a guest could need, including an on-site restaurant that ranks among the best in town and 24-hour room service. The gym provides the latest exercise equipment. Yoga and a variety of exercise classes are offered. Appointments with a personal trainer can be arranged. The Terra Spa, overlooking the rainforest, entices with a vast array of personal or couples treatments. Sauna, steam bath with mud-pack room, facial treatments, Vichy Rain Shower, dermatological clinic, and beauty salon are a few of the highlights. The pool area, set amid views of Manuel Antonio, the volcanic mountain range and the Pacific coastline, includes two pools at different levels, connected via a cascading waterfall, whirlpool, snack bar, and swim-up bar.
GAIA signature services include personalized concierge service for each room. A concierge will be available to show you to your room and around the facilities as well as cater to your personal or business needs. This includes arranging laundry service, tours within and outside the property, transportation, restaurant recommendations and reservations, and personal shopping when needed. This service is provided as part of your room rate.
GAIA is the ideal base for popular activities in the area, including whitewater rafting, mangrove kayak and boat tours, guided rainforest hikes, ocean kayaking, catch and release sport fishing, canopy tours, and horseback riding excursions, but the hotel is so magnificent, you may have trouble tearing yourself away.