Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs - Relais & Chateaux

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Virtuoso Amenities

    For 2020:
  • Buffet breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $100 USD Equivalent Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full. 1 hour and more, this amenity cannot be combined with any hotel discounted offer/rate)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
PROPERTY SIZE: 85 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Indigenous
VIBE: Zen
Adventure Ecotourism Wellness

Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs - Relais & Chateaux

Address:
Arenal Volcano National Park
La Fortuna, 21007
Costa Rica
Nearest Airport:
Juan Santamaría International (SJO)
0 mi / 0 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Villas
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Services

  • Concierge Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • House Safe
  • Housekeeping -- Twice Daily
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers

About Us

Nayara Gardens is a five-star luxury boutique hotel that is widely recognized for providing premium luxury amenities and ultra-personalized service at surprisingly affordable rates.

Located in the outskirts of the amazing Arenal Volcano, is an oasis of tranquility, where guests can experience a profound and organic immersion with nature, while living in luxury at the same time.

Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of our 50 spacious casitas (bungalows) provide an exclusive, ultra-luxurious retreat. Each expansive casita includes a secluded garden with an outdoor shower and a beautiful terrace overlooking the volcano with a private, intimate Jacuzzi for two.

Travel + Leisure named Nayara the #1 Hotel in Central America, as well as the #9 Hotel in the World in 2018. Nayara also consistently ranks as the #1 Luxury Hotel in the Arenal area on Trip Advisor and most other travel websites. TripAdvisor additionally voted Nayara the Most Romantic Hotel in South and Central America and one of the Top 5 Most Romantic Hotels in the World.

Our SPA, perched above the tropical rain forest, allows you to enjoy the best of Costa Rica’s natural healing ingredients, from coffee scrubs to volcanic mud, all in a luxury boutique hotel setting. With our luxuriously tranquil surroundings, delights to indulge every sense, and personalized care, your feeling of well-being lingers long after your farewell. Click here to view the menu.

The La Terraza Restaurant enjoy authentic, gourmet Costa Rican and international cuisine or simply enjoy a drink in a stylish and comfortable ambiance.

Nostalgia is an entirely new concept wine bar, where guests can sip and sample the best of Latin American and Spanish vintages using our unique Italian wine dispensing system.

Nayara Springs with 35 villas, is an ultra-exclusive enclave set in the tropical rainforest and connected by footbridge to the award-winning Nayara Gardens. The lavish villas are hidden among the lush gardens with views of the Arenal Volcano. Each villa is equipped with its own exclusive pool fed by mineral hot springs, and also includes an expansive private garden with exterior shower, sleek, four-poster bed wrapped in soft cottons, and indoor and outdoor sitting areas.

The villas are located steps away from the state of the art spa, yoga pavilion, oversized adult pool, and sophisticated piano bar. At Amor-Loco, our gastronomic gem: a fine dining restaurant in the heart of the rainforest, complimented with stylish décor, plush velvet chairs, exotic lighting, and a polished onyx bar top. Mis Amores, Latin Bistro served in a spectacular al-fresco setting overlooking the Arenal Volcano. Wood oven specialties, including pizza and delicious dishes with contemporary Mexican influences. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Best of the Best

Sister properties Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs offer luxurious accommodations in the heart of the 30,000-acre Arenal Volcano National Park. Each of the 50 rooms at Nayara Gardens is a single-bedroom villa with a private garden, outdoor shower, and a view of the active Arenal Volcano. At the adults-only Nayara Springs, each of the 35 villas features a hot spring plunge pool. The properties, connected by a footbridge, provide access to four unique restaurants and two open-air spas. With Nayara Springs’ award-winning service, Travel + Leisure named it the No. 1 Hotel in Central America, and the No. 9 Hotel in the World in 2018.

Advisor Tip

Head out on an after-dark exploration with one of the great staff members in search of the translucent “glass frogs” – they are extraordinary. –Eileen Spear Boston, Massachusetts

Health & Safety

Our measures include:

• Rigorous cleaning and sanitization of guest rooms.

• Cleaning staff will wear gloves while cleaning and use alcohol-based hand sanitizer before and after wearing gloves. Cleaning staff will wear a face mask while cleaning the room. Before entering the room, cleaning staff may inquire if you and others in your room are well, and ask you to put on a face mask. We appreciate your cooperation on this matter.

• Frequent sanitization of high-contact points.

Sustainability

We are committed to integrate the principles of sustainable development with our everyday business. We strive to create a balance between socioeconomic progress and nature in all we do, promoting these values among our employees and our community.The hotels' design and architecture follow guidelines for conservation and protection of the environment. Our structures are built using local materials that support the Costa Rican economy and safeguard its environment. We are committed to the protection of nature. Our gardens are examples of native species, we have identified most plants with their family name as well as with their scientific and common usage name. Our gardens are home to a great variety of flowers and trees which have created a natural paradise for a large array of birds. Nayara supports the community in cultural, athletic, recreational and conservational activities. We promote and help protect National Parks and Protected Areas that contribute to the reforestation effort.

Location

Address
Arenal Volcano National Park
La Fortuna, 21007
Costa Rica
Nearest Airport
Juan Santamaría International (SJO), 0 Miles / 0 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Casita Deluxe

Privacy and luxurious comfort is the prime feature of this deluxe room. It is a free-standing, private casita which includes a secluded garden with an outdoor shower. Featuring volcano and garden views. Click here to see the photos : http://www.arenalnayara.com/agencies/gallery/

Our casita also includes a beautiful front balcony with a Jacuzzi, a plasma 27" cable TV, DVD / CD player, iPod stand, safe box (laptop capacity), A/C, spacious modern bathroom and shower with full amenities, a mini bar and a coffee maker. All of our beds offer the maximum in softness and comfort. We use 300 thread count 100% cotton linens, feather beds and down comforters. Rooms feature either a King size bed or two queen size beds.

Free international phone calls from the room and from the lobby.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Rainforest Villa

  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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Rainforest Villa

The luxurious Rainforest Villa is our top-of-the-line accommodation set in a unique architectural octagonal design, which provides natural lighting and spaciousness throughout. Each Rainforest Villa provides the ultimate in seclusion including a private balcony with a spectacular Jacuzzi overlooking the imposing Arenal Volcano or the rain forest and an exotic backyard with an outdoor shower for two.

Clic here to see the photos : http://www.arenalnayara.com/agencies/gallery/

Our “One of a Kind” romantic Rainforest Villas include a king size bed, a plasma 32" cable TV, DVD / CD player, iPod stand, safe box (laptop capacity), A/C, spacious modern bathroom and shower with full amenities, his-and-her vanities clad in marble and stone, a dual overhead rainfall showers with views to the suite’s private garden furnished with hand-crafted carved furniture, towel warmers, top-of-the-line bath-robes, European spa toiletries and shower products, housekeeping service, a mini bar and a coffee maker.

All of our beds offer the maximum in softness and comfort. We use 300 thread count 100% cotton linens, feather beds and down comforters.

Arguably the most beautiful and romantic accommodation in all of Costa Rica!!

Free international phone calls from the lobby.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Springs Villa

  • Garden View
  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
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Nayara Springs Villas

Hidden among the tropical forest, the Spring Villa features its own private plunge pool fed by natural mineral hot springs, an expansive private garden with dual rain showers, oversized bathroom, sleek, four-poster bed, and indoor and outdoor sitting areas. Exotic touches, modern amenities and indigenous wood and stone are widely used to produce an unparalleled, authentic and romantic experience. The Spring Villas also come with a private host to compliment our ever-attentive hotel staff.

The Spring Villas are free standing rooms extravagant in size and design with a grand marble bathroom, double head indoor and outdoor shower as well as a large private deck equipped with its own private plunge pool fed by natural hot springs, large sunbed and lazy hammock.

Clic here to see the photos :http://www.nayarasprings.com/agencies/gallery/

**Next applicable upgrade category - N/A

  • Garden View
  • Mountain View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Ecotourism, Wellness
Vibe Zen
Room Style Indigenous
Number of Rooms 85
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

All reservations must be guaranteed by credit card.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations 30 days before guest arrival day will have no penalty, Cancelations received 29 days or less will have full penalty

Bookings with stay dates between December 20th and January 5th must be paid in full or cancel 60 days before arrival.

Cancellations 60 days before guest arrival day will have no penalty. Cancelations received 59 days or less will have full penalty .

No Shows - 100% Penalty

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, Visa

Terms & Conditions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY

All casitas allow up to 2 Adults per room or 2 Adults and 2 children under 6 yrs old.

Rainforest Villas allow up to 2 Adults or 2 Adults and 1 child under 6 years.

Springs Villas allow up to 3 Adults (1 king bed +1 day bed)

EXTRA PERSON SURCHARGE

Additional surcharge of $65.00 plus tax per night, includes hot breakfast.

IMPORTANT NOTES

· Children under 6 sharing room with parents are free of charge including breakfast.

· Maximum occupancy in one - king bed room is 2 adults.

· Maximum occupancy in two - queen bed room is 2 adults and 2 children under 6 yrs old.

WEDDING POLICIES

· Maximum occupancy for a wedding in Nayara is 30 people.

· All guests must be staying at the hotel.

· The price varies with the exchange rate in Costa Rica.

· Weddings are not commissionable to travel agents.

· The limit for the wedding reception is until 10:00 pm.



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Virtuoso Amenities

    For 2020:
  • Buffet breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $100 USD Equivalent Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full. 1 hour and more, this amenity cannot be combined with any hotel discounted offer/rate)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
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see it to believe it, it is so beautiful

By: derek b


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2017

see it to believe it, it is so beautiful
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Nayara

By: Rockfleet


Reviewed on: 13 Feb 2017

It is a beautiful place, however, the constant torrential rain ruined the stay. We never in 4 days saw the volcano and had to cancel our hike in the lava fields because of mud and rain. Also it is a VERY steep resort and walking around is a real chore. There are no personal golf carts to get around and we had to keep calling for transport to restaurants because of the rain and steep inclines.
Travel Advisor:  Vivien Rethazy

Luxury resort

By: Joyce


Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

Nayara Springs Resort was beautiful, lush, wonderful paradise. The staff was excellent, the accommodations fantastic and it was a relaxing resort. I would highly recommend it.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

Nayara Springs

By: KikiG


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2017

This resort is everything you could ever want IF you don't mind a very remote location. The hotel and staff was one of the best we've ever encountered. In addition, the villa was not only beautiful, it was spacious and had every comfort. The bed was heavenly and the natural spring plunge pool was a great place to relax and observe local wildlife. The restaurants had very good food (our favorites were the wine pairing at Nostalgia and Costa Rican night at Altamira). The open air Spa was unlike any other I've experienced. Listening to the sounds of the rainforest while enjoying a massage is the ultimate relaxation. One caution: You can do NOTHING outside the resort without arranging transportation (which the staff will do for you). But, if you want a romantic, secluded vacation at a top notch resort and don't mind spending the money for all the excursions, then this is the place for you. It's truly an exquisite property and staff.
Travel Advisor:  Bette Prochaska

Costa Rica

By: Cheese


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

Bet hotel I have ever stayed at - the service and everything about our stay there was the best. The people couldn't have been nice and done more to make our stay spectacular!!!
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

One of Our Favorite Places

By: G & K


Reviewed on: 26 Jan 2018

It was 6 years since our previous stay at Nayara.............We love this place! The rainforest has grown more beautiful, but the Nayara Hotel is the same gorgeous, service oriented, wonderful place to stay. The food, the staff, the suites are all exceptional. Looking forward to our next visit. G&K
Travel Advisor:  Candy Overland Davis

Nayara Hotel recommendation

By: Wittouwsky


Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2018

Our trip to Nayara Hotel was the perfect choice for our vacation. It is a romantic, quite and peaceful property. The food was excellent at all the restaurants. The staff were top notch. They were all extremely respectful, cheerful and took care of anything we needed. I would highly recommend Nayara Hotel and Spa.
Travel Advisor:  Elena Cafaro

Costa Rica Honeymoon

By: Houston R


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2019

Absolutely! The service at this resort is on an entire different level from any resort we have been to. The one downside to the hotel (for some individuals) may be the 4 hour drive from the airport to location. Nayara offers a private turbo prop to expedite this ($650 for the flight which seats 4), but there is an alternative which is more economical. Costa Rica has a local airline called SANSA. The rates are about $98 a person to fly from Liberia or San Jose to La Fortuna, which is the equivalent to the cost of the drive by taxi to the resort. I would recommend this to future travelers.
Travel Advisor:  Maddy Foxx Moffitt

Arenal

By: Amy


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2019

This is a wonderful hotel. We and our boys loved the jacuzzis on the porch and the hammocks. There is amazing wildlife to explore right at the hotel. In addition, every restaurant we tried was wonderful. Everyone at the hotel was warm and welcoming and the spa was amazing! I had a wonderful facial. My boys particularly loved the swim up bar and the daily crepes that were made at the pool in the afternoon. Such a great treat. My husband and I loved the outdoor shower and the huge wrap around deck with jacuzzi and hammock included! In addition, every adventure that they ran out of the hotek went so smoothly and was so well done (inclusing kayaking, zip lining, sky bridges, waterfalls, and arenal volcano).
Travel Advisor:  Laura Epstein

Maureen

By: Maureen


Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2019

The accommodations were superb...The staff were incredible... the food amazing
Travel Advisor:  Jeannie Sauleau

Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs

By: Pat


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2020

Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs are unbelievable. Amazing location and service. We were upgraded thanks to River Oaks travel. The room was big and beautiful.
Travel Advisor:  Samantha Collum

Nayara Gardens is an oasis in Costa Rica

By: adobbins


Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nayara Gardens. The grounds are lush and feel like a rainforest filled with beautiful plants and birds. It flows seamlessly with Nayara Springs, so you are able to enjoy all the restaurants and pools of both properties, as well as the natural hot springs at the Tented Camp. The included breakfast was wonderful, and our Rainforest Villa (an upgrade!) was absolutely beautiful, spacious, and private. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and each of the restaurants we visited was excellent. It's worth noting the property is extremely hilly, but you can request a ride in a golf cart. We highly recommend this resort!
Travel Advisor:  Megan Grossman