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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
at the River Terraba or in the Mangroves b=oth part of the
international Reserve Reserva Forestal del Humedad Internacional
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.
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
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.
San Jose – Palmar Sur (30 kilometers South of Hotel Villas Gaia),
from Palmar a taxi can be arranged to bring you to the 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!
$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.
|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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