Hotel Villa Gaia Costa Rica

Hotel Villas Gaia, your home base on the Southern Pacific Coast, offers

14 colorful and independent bungalows
(casitas) separately nestled in a lush tropical garden, designed to harmonize with the natural surroundings, offering privacy and comfort.

Inviting hill top swimming pool
and Rancho Cocktail Bar with stunning ocean and rainforest view. Private jungle trail to the beach of Tortuga.

Full service Gourmet restaurant with quality food for reasonable prices

Strategic location, 35 kilometers South of Dominical, on the new scenic coastal road. Convenient access to Ballena Marine National Park, Caño Island Biological reserve, Corcovado National Park, the mangroves of the Terraba-Sierpe rivers, waterfalls, coastal rainforest, deserted beaches, typical villages and much more.



ACCOMMODATIONS
The casitas are spaciously arranged offering privacy and tranquility for couples and families alike. A casita can accommodate up to 4 people. All casitas offer air conditioning as an additional to a ceiling van. The only two bedroom casita, La Casa, can accommodate up to 7 persons.

Casitas
Each bright, spacious casita has orthopedic queen and single beds, reading lamps, night tables, ceiling fans, built in closet, bathroom with solar hot water, and a private terrace (8 by 20 ft) with comfortable 'perezosos' (lazy chairs) and a table with bench. Sitting on your terrace you’ll be able to watch sloth’s, toucans, white faced monkeys and numerous other wildlife.

La Casa
One of the casitas has two bedrooms (both with air conditioning), bathroom with hot water, a screened in living room with sofas, table & chairs, cable TV and a refrigerator. One bedroom is equipped with a queen seize orthopedic bed, the other bedroom with three single orthopedic beds (or a double and a single bed). The two sofas in the living room can be used as extra single orthopedic beds. La Casa can accommodate up to 7 persons



FACILITIES
Hilltop swimming pool with sundeck and pool side Rancho Bar (for guests only) where you can witness spectacular ocean sunsets over Playa Tortuga. There is a Private Jungle Trail going directly from the sundeck to the beach of Tortuga, about a 15 minutes hike. The Gaia Restaurant features an eclectic décor under a high vaulted roof. Privacy and tropical ambience are created by colorful landscaping and tasteful music. The kitchen specializes in healthy European cuisine with a Latin American flavor and offers a moderately prized menu of quality food, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (also vegetarian dishes), welcoming guests of Hotel Villas Gaia as well as other travelers and residents from the area. The Hotel Front Desk is located at the restaurant, what makes the restaurant the heart of the hotel, with always someone there to greet upon arrival, offer any information on the area and assist you discovering the South Pacific by arranging your tours, flights and taxi services.


AREA & ACTIVITIES
Hotel Villas Gaia is situated where the mountains come down to the sea in the region called Fila Costeña. This biologically diverse region is surrounded by some of Costa Rica's most famous natural attractions: the vast wilderness of Corcovado National Park, the protected waters of Ballena Marine Park, Caño Island and the Rio Terraba- Sierpe extensive mangrove ecosystem.
The region is a bird watcher's paradise (450 counted species!!!) and has one of Central America's last stands of magnificent coastal rain forest. Miles of deserted beaches to the north offer abundant opportunities for swimming, surfing, kayaking and exploring. The village of Ojochal is 1 kilometer South of Hotel Vilas Gaia and is populated by Costa Ricans and foreigners alike.
There is no 'touristy' atmosphere and the impression of down-to-earth living and community- wide friendliness can be felt travelers wanting a real cultural experience. The Costa Rican owned and operated waterfall and gardens in Ojochal make for a lovely excursion from Hotel Vilas Gaia. The surroundings of the village are steep high mountains coming down to the sea, cloaked with rainforest. There is a nice river that winds its way through Ojochal on its way to the sea at Playa Tortuga.



EXCURSIONS
Hotel Villas Gaia offers a home base to experience the wild beauty of Costa Rica's southwest coast. Enjoy everything from:
Hiking in Corcovado National Park, Snorkeling or Diving at Caño Island or Marina Ballena National Park.

Kayaking at the River Terraba or in the Mangroves b=oth part of the international Reserve Reserva Forestal del Humedad Internacional Terraba Sierpe.
Great Hiking and Horseback riding in the mountains of Ojochal.
Deep sea fishing 28 miles off shore in the Pacific Ocean or closer by River Fishing (Terraba) with the local fisherman.
Or enjoying the scenery below you in an Ultra light flights or hight up in a Canopy.

Our professional tour desk offers about 30 tours to explore the South Pacific, one of the most biologically diverse regions of the Earth



HOW TO GET THERE
BY CAR it is a pleasant 4-5 hr. trip through scenic mountains. From San Jose, take the Panamerican Highway south towards Cartago and then to San Isidro and on to Dominical. The first spectacular view of the Pacific occurs in Dominical on the "Costanera",.As an alternate coastal route from San Jose, leave the Juan Santamaria International Airport near Alajuela and drive west to Orotina, Jaco and Quepos. Drive south from Quepos (Manuel Antonio National Park) to Dominical along the coastal road. This route requires 4-6 hrs.
Hotel Villas Gaia is 35 kilometers (22 miles) south of Dominical, on the coastal road.
BY PLANE, San Jose – Palmar Sur (30 kilometers South of Hotel Villas Gaia), from Palmar a taxi can be arranged to bring you to the hotel.

Hotel Villas Gaia, - home base to discover the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s southwest coast. - ensures you that you will have an unforgettable time in this natural wonderland!



RATES $70 -  $150

Each casita of Hotel Villas Gaia has a queen size and a single bed, or three single beds.
If required, an additional bed can be added to La Casita.

NOTE: A new government program to protect Corcovado National Park and Caño Island Biological Reserve limits the amount of visitors allowed. For high season it is important to book well in advance to guarantee access for tours to these areas.

ROOM CATEGORIES
CASITA RATES
CASITA Standard
CASITA (A/C)
CASITA DELUXE (A/C, Hill Top setting)
LA CASA RATES
LA CASA* (A/C max. 7 persons)

* La Casa: two bedrooms (both with air conditioning), offers: bathroom with - solar hot water - shower ,
a screened in living room with sofas, table y chairs, the two sofas in the living room can be used as extra single (orthopedic) beds.

Children under 4 years do not pay for lodging.




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