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What We Love

  • Plates of tropical fruit delivered daily to guest rooms
  • Free laundry service
  • The private plunge pool on each terrace, fed by natural mineral hot springs
  • Bird-watching (toucans and hummingbirds are common) from the comfort of the infinity pool that looks out over the jungle

What To Know

  • The property is adults-only, but families can stay at the adjacent Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens
  • Breakfast is included and can be brought to the room
  • Volcano views are limited to just a sliver from some villas
  • Free Wifi

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Clutch of villas perched atop a Costa Rican rainforest, with plunge pools, outdoor showers, and volcano views

The Lowdown

This adults-only property, connected by a wooden footbridge to the original Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens (the more family-friendly spot), is a secluded hideaway for those looking to lounge in comfort within view of Costa Rica’s still-active Arenal Volcano. The 16 enormous (read: 1,500 square feet) teak-and-stone villas are surrounded by tropical plants and trees and look out onto the rainforest, with indoor and outdoor showers, polished wooden floors, and four-poster beds—though you’ll probably find yourself spending most of your time on the terrace, either splashing in your private pool, kicking back in the hammock, or sharing your alfresco breakfast with a toucan. Despite the resort’s emphasis on nature, however, the amenities don’t miss much: there’s a spa with volcanic mud treatments, a communal infinity pool in addition to each villa’s private plunge pool, a yoga hut with daily classes, and personal “hosts” who arrange excursions (Costa Rica is a major adventure tourism destination) and ensure that each guest’s quirky needs are met to a tee.

In the Area

Nayara is located on the edge of Arenal Volcano National Park, a sprawling jungle full of howler monkeys, brilliantly colored butterflies, and tropical birds. The hotel can arrange a nature tour with a local guide or organize excursions with varying levels of adventurousness, from horseback riding and zip-lining to hiking, whitewater rafting, and nature safaris. It’s a 15-minute drive to the impressive La Fortuna waterfall.

How to Get There

Nayara Springs – Adults only
Arenal Volcano National Park
La Fortuna, undefined Costa Rica

Reviews

Rainforest vacation
Shane B

Amazing layout of the hotel and grounds. Each time we went outside we didn’t know what to expect as we saw many birds butterflies plants and animals throughout our four-day stay there. The entire facility was very clean all the employees were very nice great views,food, swimming pools and nature walks were great and easily accessible. The staff at the front desk cleaning people and young people with golf carts all were very friendly and quick with any questions or needs. It is the rainforest so you never know when or how long the rain will be. We were lucky to out of three full days were clear and the other day it rained but we had beautiful views from our room and umbrellas and easy walk to dinner.

Paradise
Rollebeek

Top hotel in perfect location to visit rain forest and view on arenal volcano nearby. Villas are very large, with fantastic terrace, fully immersed in tropical garden. Maybe too many showers (4) in a room, but abundance seems to be granted everywhere (many good restaurants- in particular the one by gift shop; yoga; fitness; café; spa, etc). Have walk around, cross bridges over the trees and springs: lovely night&day. Maybe too restrictive in their policy to fence off lovely (empty) pools to teens: not really needed during low season. We loved it.

Nayara Springs
Flysimone

Definitely recommend this resort. Natural spring pool was amazing as is the lush flora and fauna surrounding you everywhere! So many animals to see just on the property itself. Saw an armadillo, slots, many birds, couti, frogs.
Outdoor showers were amazing!!!
Every single staff member we spoke to were incredibly kind polite and helpful, can’t fault this resort at all, definitely exceeded our expectation!
Definitely need a few nights here to enjoy all the resort has to offer.
Restaurant food was fantastic for breakfast and dinner!