Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs

Located in the outskirts of the amazing Arenal Volcano, Arenal Nayara is an oasis of tranquility.

Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs

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 stand-alone bungalow with private garden, an outdoor shower and a spectacular view of the 6,000-foot, active Arenal Volcano. At the adults-only Nayara Springs, each of the 35 villas features a thermal hot spring plunge pool. The properties are connected by a pedestrian footbridge, providing access to amenities usually not available at smaller boutique properties, including four unique restaurants and two open-air spas. Both properties have been recognised by Travel + Leisure named Nayara the #1 Hotel in Central America, as well as the #9 Hotel in the World in 2018.

Hotel Tip

Birders flock to the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, while anglers fish for record-setting guapote (rainbow bass) in Arenal Lake, Costa Rica’s largest.

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    For 2018 & 2019:
  • Buffet breakfast daily for up to two in room guests
  • 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


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

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