At the Gaia Hotel and Reserve in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, adults and teens can enjoy the lavish hospitality of a luxury boutique hotel in the jungle. Positioned in the mountains of Manuel Antonio, this eco-friendly resort is surrounded by dense rainforest and loads of wildlife. The only thing that might top the scenery is the service at this highly rated five-star hotel. Hotel amenities include swimming pools, a luxury spa, sauna, fitness center, restaurant and bar, WiFi in public areas, and tropical gardens.
Manuel Antonio is not only a great place to see the rainforest and exotic wildlife, but it's also one of the best beach destinations in Costa Rica. The golden sand beaches are ideal for swimming, boogie boarding, and even beginner surfing. The picturesque beach stretches for several kilometers, backed by rolling green jungle covered hillside and framed by volcanic rock outcroppings.
The end of the main beach, Playa Espadilla, is the beginning of Manuel Antonio National Park. Take a guided hike there for a chance to see monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and exotic birds. A riverboat safari at the Damas Island Estuary is another great option for observing wildlife including rare silky anteaters and crocodiles. Thrill seekers have plenty of choices. The Rio Savegre is one of the best whitewater rafting rivers in Costa Rica. Check out the Titi Canopy Zipline course for a high-flying adventure through the rainforest canopy. Of course, surfing lessons are available daily down at the beach. Our Manuel Antonio Tours page lists these and many other adventures.
Guests of this Art Deco hotel can enjoy many services and amenities. The hotel has three swimming pools and a swim up bar overlooking the surrounding jungle. The small fitness center is open 24/7, offering weights, and cardiovascular equipment. Luxurious spa services are available at the Gaia's Terra Spa. The spa has six treatment rooms, offering a relaxing ambiance, and a rich selection of treatments.
The La Luna Restaurant is considered one of the best in Manuel Antonio. Serving a fusion of International and Costa Rican cuisine, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with 180-degree panoramic vistas of the jungle and coastline. The Ambar Lounge is open daily, with Happy Hour from 4 - 6 pm.
The luxurious rooms and suites at the Gaia Hotel are tastefully decorated in tropical decor. All come with air-conditioning, cable television, premium bedding, and jungle views. Special touches are evident in all categories. We encourage you to read the Amenities Section for full details of each room category.