“Luxuriate in this 5-star boutique resort surrounded by its own private biological reserve!”
GAIA Hotel and Reserve is pure eco luxury situated in Manuel Antonio. This 5-star hotel is a gorgeous blend of modern opulence and stunning natural scenery. You will find the hotel nestled in a vast and verdant haven of lowland forest: GAIA’s own private nature reserve. A host of incredible wildlife thrives in this pristine reserve and the guests are welcome to explore it on one of the daily guided tours.
Take your pick from one of the light and spacious studios, suites, and villas. A choice from five delicious breakfast options is included in the room price. There are even vegan options; there is something for everyone! La Luna restaurant offers a mix of local and international cuisine and drinks and is open throughout the day.
GAIA is also home to a spa. A number of treatments are on offer including facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. Their products use organic ingredients such as volcanic clay, honey, ginger, and chocolate. After treatments, luxuriate in the sauna or steam room.
If you can drag yourself away from the opulence of the hotel, a number of exciting tours are on offer designed to highlight the beauty of the surrounding area. Tour the national park, take a hike in GAIA’s private nature reserve, zip line along the rainforest canopy, surf, snorkel, and dolphin watch, among many other adventures!
GAIA has a strategy through which it aims to have a real impact on the area which it calls home. It aims to aid local economic development through a model designed to allow other organisations to become a part of the dynamic. GAIA hotel and reserve facilitates the participation and integration of all business men and women, religious groups, and environmentalists. Their current programmes are have both environmental and socio-economic focuses and include:
*Rescue of endemic species, regeneration of forest areas, protection of National Parks.
*Conservation and protection of land-sea areas
*The treatment of waste water, through ecological solutions and the use of bacteria.
*Control of water and energy consumption to minimise it.
*Rainwater harvesting system for use in activities that do not involve its consumption by humans.
*Use of a biodegradable product purchase program.
*Therapeutic care program for the treatment of people with alcohol and illegal drug problems, offering AA meetings, or referring to other groups (in Spanish or English).
*Program to rescue local values and promote culture and art through dance, music or theater workshops promoted by youth leaders
*Maintenance of the vehicle fleet of the public force, which in many cases is obsolete, gasoline contributions have been made, as well as repairs of damaged vehicles of the public force.
*Educational program for the personnel of the Max Terán Valls Hospital
And many more.
Based on double occupancy, we welcome children from the age of 13 years, Rate applies in specific low season dates.
*A mini spa treatment per person per stay
*Guided tour of GAIA´s Nature Reserve and the reintroduction program of the scarlet macaw
*Daily complimentary shuttle service to the beach and the National Park of Manuel Antonio (7:30am to 4:00pm)