Elegant, One-of-a-Kind Boutique Hotel, Perfect for Romance & Honeymoons.
‘Nayara Gardens’ is perfect for:
Couples, groups, and small families who want to rest and indulge in a luxurious ambiance.
Nayara Gardens stands out among other Arenal Volcano hotels as the ideal choice for those looking for an intimate boutique experience beneath the majestic Arenal Volcano.
Nayara repeatedly wins awards for their luxurious personalized services, making this the perfect place to visit if you are in need of pampering.
What to Expect
- Private luxury. Each of the private bungalows have their own tropical gardens.
- Proximity to the volcano. Enjoy waking up every morning to a majestic view of the 3,500 ft Arenal Volcano.
- Romance. There are private rose petal baths and candle-lit dinners available, ideal for couples!
- Exquisite dining. Altamira “High View” Restaurant serves a variety of international cuisine and offers breathtaking views of the volcano.
What NOT to Expect
- Adult-only destination. Kids are welcome at Nayara Gardens, though each bungalow provides an intimate setting away from prying eyes.
- Resort amenities. This is a boutique hotel that focuses on slowing down your pace.
At the Base of Arenal Volcano
Nayara Gardens is conveniently located in the skirts of Arenal Volcano, just 15 minutes from La Fortuna town.
To get here, take a three-hour drive from either the San Jose International Airport or the Liberia International Airport. The volcano itself is easily visible from the hotel, and the national park is only 20 minutes away.
Intimate Ambiance in the Rainforest
Attention to detail is what elevates Nayara Gardens into something unique. It has a serene, quiet atmosphere enhanced by the surrounding rainforest and tropical gardens.
The hotel comprises 50 private casitas (bungalows) that invite you to admire the best of Costa Rica’s nature. All rooms have top-of-the-line furniture and use rustic materials in their finishes, seamlessly blending your bungalow into the natural background.
In addition, the private terrace provides volcano views and a hammock to lounge comfortably. For extra relaxation, soak and unwind in the intimate Jacuzzi for two, and if you’re feeling a bit daring enjoy the outdoor shower, with lush vegetation peeking all around.
The landscaped grounds at Nayara Gardens are the final touch, as they really introduce you to the rich diversity of the area. Keep your eyes open to spot creatures such as monkeys and birds.
Award-Winning Service with Volcano Views
Nayara is the proud earner of several awards and recognition across the years, including renowned experts such as Travel+Leisure, Condé Naste, and Forbes.
The consistently good attention from all staff members, the state-of-the-art facilities, and the exquisite design all make Nayara Gardens the ultimate destination to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime.
Add to this the hotel’s location—With good weather, Arenal Volcano is visible from several areas of the property. Every step you take is highlighted by the landscape and a staff working tirelessly to make this the best vacation you can have.
Unplug and Reconnect at Nayara
Make the most of your vacation at this Arenal luxury hotel and take advantage of the various amenities on-site.
Birdwatching is a great experience for nature lovers, and the hotel offers a complimentary guided hike twice a week. Follow your guide around the paths in the property to catch that morning birds.
It’s possible to spot dozens in one of these walks, so make sure to bring your camera to capture local species such as toucans, woodpeckers, and motmots.
If you also want to realign your mind and body, take the complimentary yoga class at the covered wooden pavilion. Listen to the sounds of nature around the pavilion while you strengthen your muscles and soul.
To truly experience pampering, head to the spa. It’s perched above the tropical rainforest and it offers a variety of treatments such as massages, facials, and Jacuzzi therapy.
Add variety to your stay and pump it up with a visit to the state-of-the-art gym. It overlooks the rainforest, allowing you to enjoy the view while you work out.
Exquisite International Cuisine
Nayara Gardens has an excellent selection of dining options for their guests, showcasing the best of Costa Rica with international standards.
The full-service restaurant, La Terraza, serves breakfast buffet and a la carte lunch and dinner in a family-friendly ambiance.
Breakfast buffet is a particular culinary experience as there are traditional Costa Rican dishes such as gallo pinto (rice and beans) in addition to international favorites like waffles, pancakes, and yogurt.
Make sure to stop at the egg station and prepare for your day with a fresh cup of unbeatable Costa Rican coffee. Sometimes there are also wrapped sandwiches in a basket near the restaurant’s entrance, so take one on your way out for later!
In addition, dinner and lunch include the freshest local ingredients and specialties like ceviche, seafood, and options for various dietary restrictions. If you ask for a caprese salad or quinoa bowl, you can’t go wrong. There’s also live music in the evenings to liven up the atmosphere.
Asia Luna, on the other hand, is an artistic restaurant and lounge serving Asian-Latino fusions. Enjoy expertly-made sushi rolls along with traditional Costa Rican flavors and decorations.
The Nostalgia Wine & Tapas Bar is where guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres while sipping wines from around the world. For something lighter, head to Mi Cafecito, a coffee bar and library where you cans sit back and regain some energy while sipping on your cup.
The wet bar at the pool offers some options as well (try the pizza and chicken curry salad!), and the nearby sister property, Nayara Springs, has two more dining options. Walk over to experience Amor Loco, an adult-only restaurant, and Mis Amores, a farm-to-table restaurant with an unmissable avocado toast.
Splashing in the Gardens
Nayara Gardens has several pools around the property, dotted with lounging chairs. Carefully built to blend with the surrounding lush greenery, the pools and Jacuzzis are a perfect spot to relax and breathe in the peaceful atmosphere.
One of the pools has a swim-up bar where you can enjoy a tropical cocktail or satisfy your cravings when feeling peckish.
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- Air Conditioning
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Fitness Facility
- Mini Fridge
- Swim-up Bar
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Wireless Internet