Gaia Luxury Hotel & Natural Reserve in Costa Rica

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Gaia is a luxury five-star boutique hotel located in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica, which describes itself as "a tropical getaway that offers sublime luxury in a spectacularly exotic locale" and "offers to the guest all that is desirable in an eco-friendly environment". The interesting part is that the hotel is located within a natural reserve, which formerly was a center for native species conservation and endangered wildlife rehabilitation. Even though that organization is not active today, Gaia's owners say, "the land remains set aside as a refuge for these species" and "their future is secured by the commitment of the Gaia Hotel and Reserve project: to preserve this natural reserve for generations to come. The hotel is not only environment-responsible, but also has many social services to the community: its owners hold regular meetings on how to improve the environmental impact of tourism in the area, provide a private conference room for AA meetings, and have plans to build a rehab center. Check more pictures and prices in the extended.

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They also have donated libraries to local schools, equipment to local Rural Guard Stations, and audiovisual equipment to the Municipality. The hotel is adults-only and among its services, there is an on-site restaurant, room service 24/7, spa, gym, and pool. It also offers different adventure, relaxing, and spa packages with excursions within the area. And yes, prices are high but not prohibitive: rooms start at 250 a night. Check them out at their website, under Accommodations. ::Gaia Hotel & Reserve

Thrilled about Costa Rica? Did you know they aim for carbon neutrality by 2030? How about Reforest Teak furniture, also from that country?

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