Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens

Stylish accommodation, world class facilities, tropical gardens and views of Arenal Volcano make this a very special hotel, a member of the prestigious Small Luxury Hotels of the World.


Arenal Volcano National Park.

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DeluxeSomething special. Indulge yourself with a high-quality experience.
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Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens

Arenal Volcano and the national park are two of the country’s top attractions. Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens is the most luxurious property in the area. Its suites and casitas provide space and seclusion and all have a large terrace with a hammock, rain shower and a Jacuzzi. A flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, music system, free Wi-Fi and opulent bathroom all come as standard. The grounds include a large swimming pool, several Jacuzzis and lush rainforest gardens full of birds, butterflies and monkeys. During your stay be sure to head to the clifftop spa for sheer indulgent pampering, therapeutic massages and purifying body wraps. Food is another highlight, savour the freshest ceviche, tasty Asian cuisine, healthy salads and classic Costa Rican dishes at the two on-site restaurants, and mouth-watering tapas at the bar.

Why go to Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens?

Staying here is a treat. Let the staff spoil you, relish the secluded luxuries of your room, enjoy the top quality facilities, stroll through the grounds and laze by the pool. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the hotel you can accompany a guide on a trail at the base of the volcano amidst the wildlife of the rainforest, walk across a lava flow, explore the rainforest by night, cross hanging bridges high in the forest canopy, soar over the rainforest in the Sky Tram and enjoy a thrilling descent by a series of zipwires, kayak or windsurf on Lake Arenal and unwind with a soak natural hot springs.

Wildlife around Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens

The hotel’s gardens are full of native plants and trees, most of which are labelled so guests can identify them as well as simply enjoy them. The foliage and fruit attracts a large range of birds including hummingbirds, toucans, macaws and tanagers. You are also likely to come across capuchin and howler monkeys, three-toed sloths, blue jeans frogs, white bats and many butterflies on a walk in the grounds. In the national park you may also likely to see moose, deer, coati and jaguar. Cano Negro Wildlife Reserve, about 2 hours away, is one of the country’s top bird watching sites, where you can observe ibis, jabiru stork and roseate spoonbill.

Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens Highlights

  • Luxurious, secluded accommodation
  • Gorgeous gardens full of wildlife
  • Superb spa
  • Impeccable service
  • Access to a wide number of adventure and nature tours
  • Enjoy a soak in your private jacuzzi
  • Choice of local, Asian, Mediterranean and international food

Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens Location

Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens


  • 50 rooms
  • Open all year round
  • A buffet carte breakfast is included in your stay.
  • Children of all ages are welcome.


  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa with individual treatment rooms and steam room
  • Hidden Jacuzzis
  • Small gym
  • Complimentary yoga classes
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access


  • Guided naturalist walks
  • Specialist birdwatching tours
  • Rainforest hikes by day and night
  • Arenal Sky Tram and Sky Trek
  • Arenal hanging bridges walk
  • Kayaking, windsurfing and fishing on Lake Arenal
  • White water rafting
  • Canyoning
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Excursion to Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
  • Boat safari on the Rio Frio
  • Visits to thermal springs
  • Massages
  • Yoga sessions

Nayara Hotel Spa and Gardens Rooms

50 in total comprising 29 deluxe casitas and 21 Nayara suites. Casitas are detached rooms of 79.5sqm and have a double or king size bed, minibar and coffee maker. Suites are 105.4sqm and have a king size bed.

Both types of room have flatscreen TV with DVD/CD player, audio system, safe, free Wi-Fi, IDD phone, modern bathroom, outdoor shower, hairdryer, wraparound terrace with a hammock and Jacuzzi. There is twice daily maid service.

Deluxe Casitas

Nayara Suites

Rana the frog likes this because…

“The resort operates with a strict water and energy saving policy. They are committed to protecting nature. They are avid supporters of the local community across cultural, sporting, recreational and conservation activities. They spread the message that the protection of the environment is everyone’s responsibility”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Costa Rica Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of latin America through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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