Surrounded by rainforest on the lower slopes of the Arenal Volcano, Nayara Hotel, Spa and Gardens has been rated one of the World’s Best Hotels by Travel + Leisure and CNN. It’s a particular favourite among honeymooners eager to combine wildlife spotting with cocktails at the swim-up bar, but it’s also good for families, with lots of activities to try.
The resort borders a national park, making it great for wildlife adventures and eco-tours: including zip-lining, canopy tours and trips to the Eco Termales Hot Springs. On-site is a spa, small pool, gym and an outdoor Jacuzzi tub.
The main restaurant is open for three meals a day, but Sushi Amor and its Latin-style sushi and empanadas are not to be missed. The quirky Nostalgia Bar stocks a large selection of Latin American and Spanish wines, with tastings available. The main draw for many, though, is the jaw-dropping setting -- the adjacent volcano is "arguably the star attraction," says Travel + Leisure.
There are golf-cart shuttles to help guests get around if you’re staying in one of the more far-flung casitas. The Asian-inspired rooms are housed within secluded cabins, and most have great views of the volcano. The dark-wood accents, including a four-poster bed and exposed beams, fit well with the rainforest setting. Each has an outdoor shower as well as an indoor one.
From the press:
"Among the dozens of hotels in the area, we love the newly revamped Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens" -- Travel + Leisure
"Four-post canopy beds, plasma TVs, DVD players, whirlpool tubs, and other amenities are rarely seen in Costa Rica, making this lovely inn the ideal resting place for pampered travelers" -- Fodor's
"All rooms have exquisite furnishings and bedding" -- Lonely Planet
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Iron and ironing board
Jacuzzi in some rooms
Outdoor space for some rooms
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Children and additional guests
Children stay free of charge when sharing parents' room and using existing bedding (on request).
Cot/crib available on request free of charge for children ages 3 and under (available in Casita Deluxe Rooms and Nayara Suites only).
Extra bed available on request: free of charge for children ages 4 to 12, $50 per night for children over 12 and adults (available in Casita Deluxe Rooms and Nayara Suites only).
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout and are subject to tax.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel is three hours’ drive from Juan Santamaría International Airport or Tobías Bolaños International Airport in San Jose. The hotel can organize transfers from San Jose and Liberia airports in advance. Extra charges apply.
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