Hotel Nayara Gardens , Costa Rica

Surrounded by lush tropical Costa Rican rainforest, each one of the 44 spacious casitas at Arenal Nayara Spa and Gardens provide an exclusive, ultra-luxurious retreat.

Escape in luxury, enjoying personalized service and signature “pura vida” hospitality, whether from a private outdoor deck overlooking the volcano, the serene interiors of a plush villa or the hot springs mineral waters of an outdoor Jacuzzi.

The Nayara Gardens Experience promises the discerning and adventurous traveler the perfect combination of luxury and exploration. Go on the adventure of a lifetime in the wondrous natural surroundings of the Arenal Volcano or discover Costa Rica’s ecological heart strolling through tropical gardens and pristine rainforests.

Hotel Nayara Gardens - La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Nayara is an authentic Costa Rican journey, a property that reflects its location and respects the ecological balance of one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Our casitas, suites, and villas have large screened windows that open up to bring nature inside.

Nayara Gardens Pool

Light flows through the interiors, from the bedroom to the private gardens with rain showers, to the private terraces with secluded Jacuzzis. Modern amenities compliment the rooms to make them the most desired and exceptional accommodations in the area.

Enjoy our state-of-the-art facilities, including remarkable restaurants offering international and local cuisine, a pool bar, and a wine and tapas bar. The Spa at Nayara is incomparable.

Arenal Nayara Spa and Gardens

Our open-air family friendly restaurant, serves upscale and casual food. Highlights include Seafood Grill Night, Costa Rican Night and Barbecue Night when we offer an amazing buffet with multiple choices of meats, fish and salads.

Every morning you can try our extensive buffet breakfast, always complimentary; for lunch and dinner, we offer a selection of a-la-carte choices including four types of ceviche, fresh fish and seafood, local meat, and our Costa Rican corner that features delicious local specialties.

Nayara Gardens Yoga Area

Perched on a cliff overlooking the forest, the Spa is a spiritual enclave in an emerald jungle, a place of rejuvenation, harmony, and beauty.

All accommodations are free-standing bungalows nestled in lush tropical gardens, offering spectacular views of the rainforest or of the majestic Arenal Volcano.

 

Appointed with modern amenities and reflecting the local sense of style, they all have outdoor balconies and a small garden with outdoor showers. Daily breakfast included.

Hotel Nayara Gardens Rooms:

Nayara Gardens Rooms

Casita Deluxe

With sweeping views of the volcano or the jungle canopy, the Casita Deluxe offers privacy and value, wooden floors, and a quiet garden with an outdoor shower. Rooms have either king beds or double beds.

Nayara Gardens Rooms

Rainforest Villa

The Rainforest Villa features an oversized Jacuzzi on the wrap-around balcony that overlooks either the imposing Arenal Volcano or the lush rainforest, and a private garden with outdoor rain showers for two.

  • Nayara Gardens Experiences:
  • Nayara Gardens Experiences

  • Mystic Hanging Bridges

    As you make your way from ground level up through the jungle canopy traversing a series of trails and exciting suspension bridges. The Mystic Hanging Bridges tour takes you on a 3.2-mile hike that includes 10 regular bridges and 6 hanging suspension bridges.

    Your naturalist guide will point out the different species of plants and animals unique to each habitat and elevation. Keep your eyes sharp, looking for lizards and small mammals (coatis, agoutis, peccaries) on the ground, and once you get to the tree tops, try and spy colorful toucans and parrots.

  • Lava Fields Walk

    This perfect cone shaped volcano stands majestically overlooking the town of La Fortuna. On July 29, 1968 at 7:30 a.m. a huge eruption caught the sleepy town of La Fortuna by surprise. For several days, the volcano spewed tons of rocks and lava over 15 square kilometers of land.

    Our Lava Field Walk tour gives our guests the opportunity to trek over the dried lava fields. It’s a chance to not only experience this amazing natural phenomenon, but also learn more about the history of La Fortuna and the devastation from the 1968 eruption.

  • Bird Watching Around the Volcano

    This unique location provides Bird Watchers with the opportunity to see the highest number of species of anywhere in the entire country. Due to the fact that many species migrate up and down the mountains, throughout the year, the area is teeming with an enormous array of birds.

    Arenal is particularly rich in tanagers and hummingbirds but get your binoculars ready because you have the chance to view toucans, parrots, Montezuma Oropendolas, flycatchers, raptors, woodpeckers, trogons, and much more.

  • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge

    You’ll travel for about 90 minutes to the Los Chiles dock and the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge. This incredibly remote, wild area encompasses over 10,000 hectares of jungle, rivers, canals, and pristine rainforest. You’ll board your small covered boat with your naturalist guide and begin this peaceful nature journey through the Rio Frio (Cold River). This area is incredibly rich with wild life. Watch the shores of the river for green iguanas, crocodiles and caimans

  • Rio Celeste Primary Forest Hike

    Tenorio National Park and Rio Celeste. You’ll drive with your naturalist guide about 2 hours from your hotel to the ranger station at Tenorio N.P. There you’ll enter the dense, pristine rainforest of Tenorio. The forest is abundant with wildlife including monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds.

    Keep your eyes to the trees and try to spot the elusive Umbrella Bird, a very rare and interesting inhabitant of Tenorio. You’ll make your way along the natural trails, meandering from deep forest and then to the river’s edge.

  • Wildlife Rescue Center

    Unfortunately, sometimes, for reasons both natural and man-made, members of the wild life population become injured or sick and need a helping hand.

    The Proyecto Asis Wildlife Rescue Center is an organization dedicated to the conservation of the environment and the protection and care of wildlife. The center opens up to visitors and the local community.

  • La Fortuna Waterfall, Hanging Bridges & Lunch

    As you make your way from ground level up through the jungle canopy traversing a series of trails and exciting suspension bridges. Your tour begins with the Mystic Hanging Bridges tour which takes you on a 3.2-mile hike that includes 10 regular bridges and 6 hanging suspension bridges.

    Your naturalist guide will point out the different species of plants and animals unique to each habitat and elevation. Keep your eyes sharp, looking for lizards and small mammals (coatis, agoutis, peccaries) on the ground, and once you get to the tree tops, try and spy colorful toucans and parrots.

  • Lava Fields Walk & Ecotermales Hot Springs

    This perfect cone shaped volcano stands majestically overlooking the town of La Fortuna. On July 29, 1968 at 7:30 a.m. a huge eruption caught the sleepy town of La Fortuna by surprise. For several days, the volcano spewed tons of rocks and lava over 15 square kilometers of land.

  • Our Lava Field Walk tour gives our guests the opportunity to trek over the dried lava fields. It’s a chance to not only experience this amazing natural phenomenon, but also learn more about the history of La Fortuna and the devastation from the 1968 eruption.

  • Sky Tram & Trek Tour

    Your tour begins today with a pick up at your hotel and a 20-minute drive to the Sky Tram/Trek Visitor Center. Your guide will escort you inside the observation deck for awe-inspiring views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal.

    The surrounding tree tops are home to a huge array of tropical birds, sloths, butterflies, and reptiles. See how many different species you can spot!! Next you’ll all board the Sky Tram Gondolas for a smooth slow ascent through the rain forest canopy.

  • Pure Trek Canyoning Tour

    Welcome to the adrenaline rush that is Pure Trek Canyoning. You’ll be picked up by your guides in a 4X4 vehicle and driven about 30 minutes to the entrance of the rainforest. There you’ll be outfitted with your harness, gloves, and helmets and participate in an important safety talk.

    Your expert guides will teach you the proper techniques for rappelling and down climbing. Next is into the jungle, where the fun really begins. You’ll participate in a total of 5 rappels to the bottom of an amazing 350-foot deep canyon.

  • Frog Watching Night Tour

    This is Arenal’s only wild frog night tour. You’ll leave your hotel with your naturalist guide and travel just 20 minutes to the private reserve of the Rojas Bonilla Family. This is a beautiful property that provides the perfect habitat for 28 varieties of frog species. The Rojas Bonilla family carefully planted native plants and trees to ensure that their gardens would provide the perfect home for all the different frog species in the area.

  • White Water Rafting – Sarapiqui River – Class III & IV

    The San Miguel section of the Rio Sarapiqui is one of the best options for anyone looking for gorgeous scenery and an adrenaline packed adventure. You’ll travel about 2 hours from your hotel to the “put in” at the Sarapiqui River. You’ll spend the next two hours navigating 12 kilometers of clear mountain water with over 40 different rapids including the famous “Dos Locos” and “The Terminator”.

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