GAIA Hotel & Reserve is uniquely nestled into the magnificent coastal forest of Manuel Antonio, sitting high up on its own Nature Reserve overlooking the tropical rainforest, the Pacific Ocean and the National Park. Its elevated location creates a natural division from the surrounding touristic infrastructure of Manuel Antonio and likewise a calm ambiance which is not just enjoyed by our hotel, but also our wildlife guests. Expect to wake up to the sound of scarlet macaws, toucans and howler monkeys.

Manuel Antonio, on Costa Rica´s Central Pacific Coast is known for its key landmark – the Manuel Antonio National Park which features rugged rainforest, white-sand beaches and some of the most impressive biodiversity in the entire country. From three-toed- and two-toed sloths, to three monkey species and hundreds of bird species this national park impresses with a vast variety of wildlife and tropical plants.

Besides the National Park, Manuel Antonio offers 19 of Costa Rica´s 22 signature activities such as Canopy-Zip lining, Sport fishing, White Water Rafting, All-Terrain Vehicle Tours, Catamaran Cruises and Mangrove Safaris and much more. View all Tour Options

How to get to Paradise

Ground transportation:

GAIA Hotel & Reserve can assist with arranging a private shuttle service for you with a bilingual driver. Driving time from the international airport of San Jose is approximately 2 ½ hours and from Liberia International Airport 6 hours. Your driver will be waiting for you at the exit of the airport holding up a sign that states your name upon the arrival of your international flight. Along the way you can ask for stops at your convenience – maybe enjoy your first Costa Rican meal. A shuttle can also be arranged from any other destination in Costa Rica.
Contact us for a price quote and to arrange your shuttle arrangement: reservations@gaiahr.com.
Download Driving Directions from SJO: Driving Directions GPS coordinates: 09 ° 25′ 03.69″ n and longitude 84 ° 09′ 24.65″ w

Flying Domestically:

The closest international airport is the SJO International Airport Juan Santamaria. A domestic flight takes less than 30 minutes to the local Quepos airport (XQP). A taxi can be called from there in order to take you to GAIA. Options are to fly charter or on a domestic airline like Sansa. Contact us for assistance.