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Nayara Gardens, Arenal

Providing luxurious amenities and an incredible personalised service, Nayara Gardens is the perfect oasis from which to abandon your urban lifestyle. During your stay, the emphasis is on you, and you will be pampered head to toe from your arrival to departure. Nestled amongst lush rainforest, close to the spectacular Arenal volcano, it boasts amazing views and complete immersion in nature.

Accommodation is in casitas, each with great private facilities and lavish natural gardens. Fabrics are hand woven and furniture is hand crafted, creating a unique and intimate atmosphere in each room. Known as one of the most romantic hotels in not just Central and South America, but the world, Nayara truly lives up to its reputations and offers an unbeatable and intimate stay for couples.

Ride on horseback past beautiful waterfalls, hike along the Celeste river or stay on the premises to make the most of the swimming pool and wet bar.

Nayara Gardens was voted 'Best Resort in Central America' in Travel + Leisure in 2019.


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A luxury boutique hotel with great facilities and amenities for guests; where each and every whim will be taken care of.


Amongst a lush rainforest, set against the incredible panorama of the Arenal Volcano

Accommodation & Facilities

All casitas are free standing with stunning views over the volcano, private jacuzzi’s, a terrace and a romantic outdoor shower. They are available starting at a deluxe room or suites, both with incredible views and private gardens, polished wooden floors and bright clean décor. The premium suites come with an adjoined living space.

The Nayara Suite is just breath-taking, at a huge 1,135.59 square feet, a unique space in an octagonal design, filled with natural light. With its own private balcony and jacuzzi looking over the magnificent volcano, it is a great ‘one of a kind’ place to stay and perfect for honeymooners. The bathroom is beautiful and modern, with dual rain head showers, twin vanities and top of the line amenities. This suite also has a private garden with hand crafted furniture for you sit outdoors and absorb your spectacular surroundings.

The self contained Nayara Villa is made from a Premium Suite and a Casita Suite connected via a courtyard, making a great space for families or small groups.

The wine bar, named Nostalgia, is a wonderful place to while away the evenings over a glass of Latin American or Spanish vintage. Take a seat on one of the comfy leather sofas or out on the open air terrace after dinner to make the most of the relaxed atmosphere. By the pool, there are 2 bars, one wet and one dry – great for afternoon cocktails and the pool itself has 3 independent jacuzzi's!

Nayara Gardens also features a spa which uses local ingredients to restore mental and physical health, with everything from volcanic mud to coffee scrubs. Submerged in nature, this is a great spot to get away from it all and improve your sense of wellbeing.


The restaurant, Altamira, has spectacular views over the volcano and provides a faultless dining experience. Meals are served as traditional gourmet Costa Rican dishes, or international cuisine, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel can easily assist with making special occasions just that bit more memorable, and private romantic candle light dinners are their specialty – waited on hand and foot by your own private chef and waiter!


There is something here for everyone; from thrill seekers and hikers to wildlife enthusiasts. Take a tour of the Arenal Volcano, ride the Sky Tram to the highest point in the Arenal Reserve for a trek, hike to the stunning waters of Rio Celeste or cross the breath taking Arenal Hanging Bridges. There is some amazing white water rafting close by, or guests may ride horseback through the 560 hectare farm. For wildlife lovers, there is a trip to the Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve - a great place to go bird watching and search for some great wildlife such as sloths, lizards, monkeys and caimans!

Child Policy

Children are welcome.

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Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £4,500 / $6,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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