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Nayara Springs, Arenal

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Nayara Springs, the sister hotel of Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens, is an ultra-exclusive boutique hotel located in the Arenal Volcano National Park, host to one of the world’s highest concentration of tropical plants and wildlife. Ensconced in a place of breathtaking natural beauty on an unspoiled mountain, the 16 secluded luxury villas are surrounded by pristine rainforest. Each has its own exclusive plunge pool fed by a thermal, mineral spring as well as around-the-clock private butler service. With all the facilities and amenities of a 5* hotel, including restaurants, a piano bar and state of the art spa including an oversized lap pool, Nayara Springs’ great appeal is all the activities on offer– including the fine art of doing nothing at all.

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  • rooms

    Hidden among the tropical forest, the Springs Villas feature their own private plunge pool fed by natural mineral hot springs, an expansive private garden with dual rain showers, oversized bathroom, 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. Each Springs Villa has its own private butler and the rooms are fabulously equipped with flat screen TV with DVD/CD player and free films, i-home audio system, free wifi, complimentary coffee, tea, fruit and mini bar (except wine & liquor) and free International and local calls.

  • facilities & activities

    The Spa at Nayara is a relaxing sanctuary. Private open-air treatment pavilions face the rainforest and come with Jacuzzis and outdoor showers. In addition to classic massages and facials, treatments include scrubs and wraps with organic coffee, volcanic mud, and chocolate clay. The spa also has a steam and sauna room, and offers hand and feet treatments, signature rituals, and combination packages.

    One of the distinctive features of the hotel is an oversized infinity edge pool that merges into the forest where you can spy toucans and hummingbirds or greet the friendly macaws that call Nayara Springs home.  There is also a beautiful Yoga Pavilion with wonderful views of the rainforest. Group classes are complimentary but private lessons can also be arranged.

    There are many eco-tours on offer at the hotel for wildlife and bird-spotting enthusiasts.

    If you are looking for something more exhilarating, there are a wide variety of soft adventure activities on offer at the hotel. Soar through the rainforest canopy on a zip-line, ride to the volcano on horseback, cross the jungle below the hanging bridges and return at the end of the day to your beautiful and comfortable Springs Villa.

  • dining

    All of the restaurants and bars aim to spoil guests with superb gourmet meals, but Amor Loco is the 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.

    Terrace by the Pool offers light, healthy meals. Try the delicious freshly-pressed juices and smoothies, the crisp salads or the delectable fish tacos.

    Guests at Nayaya Springs are welcome to dine at Altamira Restaurant, Asia Luna and Nostalgia Wine Bar at Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens - all a short walk away over the suspended bridge.

  • family

    Nayara Springs is an adult only hotel, we recommend Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens for families.

  • location

    The nearest town is La Fortuna de San Carlos, close to Arenal Volcano National Park in northern Costa Rica. The drive from San Jose is fairly straightforward with good roads, by Costa Rican standards, but 4WD is recommended and it tends to take around 4 hours depending on weather. The local airport Arenal/La Fortuna is served by several domestic flights.

    The property sits on a gentle slope on the fringes of the Natural Park against the backdrop of the majestic Arenal Volcano. The only entrance to the hotel is via a pedestrian bridge opening onto breathtaking views of the jungle. The bridge connects Nayara Springs to its sister property Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens.

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