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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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#2 of 70 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Our 35 villas are 1,500 square feet of pure luxury, romance, and privacy. These villas offer the ultimate experience with a private plunge pool fed by water directly from the volcano which is some of the purest in the world. The room includes complimentary breakfast, minibar, laundry, daily yoga classes, and your very own personal host! Nayara Springs is an adult-only luxurious property with many unique and exclusive features. The hotel has two savory restaurants; Amor Loco and Mis Amores. In Amor Loco guests can enjoy gourmet cuisine while sitting by the pool or dining inside with live music seven nights a week. Mis Amores is our casual Italian fare restaurant with a beautiful direct view of the Volcano which is also connected to our new swim-up pool bar Cielito Lindo. Nayara Springs also has its own coffee bar; the coffee is a Nayara Signature that can only be found on the property. Guests can also enjoy our open-air yoga pavilion or work on their fitness at our new state-of-the-art-gym. Nayara Springs is connected by two footbridges perched 150 feet high, above the rainforest canopy to our sister property Nayara Gardens.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycle tours
Darts
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Manicure
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Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
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Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun terrace
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Clothes rack
Iron
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Tile / marble floor
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Minibar
Refrigerator
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Bill B wrote a review Yesterday
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This was our first trip to Costa Rica and we wanted to spend time in the rainforest. Nayara Springs was the perfect place for anyone to go to connect with nature and receive luxurious service. Thank you Nayara Springs.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amber Buchetto wrote a review 23 Jan
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina4 contributions
There truly are no words to express how amazing, beautiful, and absolutely PERFECT our trip to Nayara Springs was for our honeymoon. And the staff truly set the bar high… top-notch, 5-star all the way! I can’t wait to come back! Pura Vida!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear A_Buchetto Thank you for choosing Nayara Springs for your recent honeymoon, it was our pleasure to host you. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed every minute of your stay and found our staff to be top-notch. Our aim is always to provide an exceptional experience for each and every one of our guests and it sounds like we succeeded! We hope to welcome you back in the future, until then, buen viaje!
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Tracey M wrote a review 19 Jan
ozark6 contributions4 helpful votes
This resort goes above and beyond to make sure you have everything! The property is gorgeous with its lush tropical setting and very pristine!! There are several delicious restaurants to choose from. There are also so many hidden gems to discover on the property such as the wine bar, hot springs and beautiful pools. We would definitely return here and highly recommend it!❤️
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I would highly recommend hiring your own guide as we would not have seen anything on our own.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Tracey, Thanks so much for the kind review! So happy you enjoyed everything from the lush tropical setting and restaurants, to all the hidden gems you mentioned. Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see you back real soon!
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Clay J wrote a review 16 Jan
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The service was unparalleled. The resort was stunning. The cocktails were world class. The food was incredible. I can’t recommend this resort any more. We spent our honeymoon here and were blown away. Try all of the restaurants if you can and as many cocktails as possible. Also the spa was amazing, we definitely recommend the spa if you have the chance.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Leverage WhatsApp to message the front desk for any request. They are extremely responsive. We...
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Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Springs
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Clay, Thank so much for spending your honeymoon with us and for the short but stellar review. We're humbled that you though our service was unparalleled. Service is at the heart of everything we do, so we appreciate you noticing. Can't wait to welcome you back...perhaps a first anniversary trip :)
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AOwanderlust wrote a review 15 Jan
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The reviews do not lie! This place is unforgettable. My husband Brendan and I found Nayara just from researching Costa Rica online as we were looking to rebook our honeymoon from 2020 and were open to a number of countries to visit. The website showed lots of greenery and highlights the proximity to the volcano, a far cry from a beach destination we were originally envisioning. Let me just cut to the chase and say we have never experienced such luxury - a peaceful environment, a luxious and private accommodation, and such wonderful hospitality - while traveling. Little did we know that a rainforest destination could bring so much relaxation and enjoyment. The property itself is stunning and we lucked out with some really decent weather conditions (if you visit the Arenal area, you have to accept that it will rain every day at least some point in the day). Being able to travel between the three resorts (Springs, Gardens and Tented) to check out the bars, restaurants, and pools was such a HUGE plus. We loved all of the dining experiences we had - the resort food is very, very good. But again, I cannot say enough about the people there we encountered who went above and beyond to make us feel so special and welcome. Customer service is FIRST CLASS here. Special shout out to these wonderful people who made a positive impact on our trip: -Isaac, our fun golf cart driver -Vinicio, our knowledgeable cart driver -Larry, our bartender, for a great World Cup experience -Jose at Nostalgia, he knows his stuff and can recommend fantastic food and wine! -Monica for an amazing and informative coffee experience -Evelyn at the spa -Milena and Alfredo for an amazing excursion experience (Alfredo knows so much about the area and helped us locate monkeys, a bat, a toucan, and some lizards!) -Grace, our main girl at Amor Loco (thanks for the tea kettle hookup...-Amanda) -Jose, our server at Mis Amores -Kelvin, our server at Amor Loco and the happiest guy at the resort To clarify our review, we stayed our first night af Tented Camp (go to their TripAdvisor page for that review - 11/10 recommend) and then transferred to Nayara Springs for five more nights. We traveled there almost a month ago and every day we have been back since, we say something to the effect of..."do you remember at Nayara when...?". We are counting down to when we can go back. Pura Vida to everyone at Nayara Resorts. -Amanda and Brendan
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Amanda, Thanks so much for the extensive and amazing review! We truly appreciate you calling our service, "first class" and for singling out so many of our wonderful staff members by name! Thanks for being a repeat customer, we can't wait to make it a third.
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John D wrote a review 13 Jan
Lost Pines Resort, United States
This place is 10 out of 10 on every level from service, friendliness of the staff, quality of the restaurants and the cuisine, upkeep of the property, and just the overall spectacular amenities that this resort has to offer! The rooms inspire romance and relaxation. It’s luxury in the jungle with tons of privacy and tranquility. We came the first time in May 2022 and couldn’t wait to come back again. We already have our next trip scheduled for late April 2023… Which makes three times in one year! That’s how much we love it :-) The only other experience I can compare to this place is when we stayed at Aman Giri which was $4500 per night. So this place is really well priced for what you get overall. I cannot recommend this place enough!!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear John, Thanks so much for the kind review and for the "10/10" designation. So happy you enjoyed all food outlets and our amenities, and that we were able to deliver on the privacy and tranquility. Can't wait to see you in April for trip number three in one year, amazing!! We appreciate the recommendation too!
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Monica D wrote a review 13 Jan
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This was our second visit to Nayara Springs. This place is truly Eden! Between the lush tropical plants, wide array of birds and animals, winding walkways and bridges…honestly just feels like paradise. The villas are luxurious with your own private plunge pool wrapped in tropical vegetation. The dining is 5 star cuisine with 6 restaurants to choose from. The pools and thermal pools are gorgeous. And the staff is AWESOME!!! We are seriously addicted! We have been here twice in one year and already have our next trip booked to return in 3 months! Counting the days!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make dinner reservations sooner than later and try them all! Plan at least 3 days, 4-5 is even...
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Monica, What a great review and even better title! So happy you find Nayara to be "Eden" and that you're already coming back for your third stay in one year! Can't wait to host you again!
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sunshineboatswine wrote a review 9 Jan
Blue Mountains, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
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We stayed for one week & have recommended to our friends & family. Our daughter & son in law are going this April for their honeymoon. The villas are spectacular, the food is outstanding & the staff are courteous & helpful. The whole resort is very beautiful with so much wildlife. Walking around can be strenuous, but great exercise as there are lots of hills, although you can call a cart to pick you up which is great for going out for dinner. Our favourite place for dinner was Amor Loco. The ambience was great for couples, food was amazing & the staff & entertainment were perfect!! We hired a private driver from the resort pick us up at San Jose airport in a very clean & comfortable vehicle with WiFi. They also have many options for excursions from the resort with a group or private. Definitely recommend staying here 100%!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sunshine, Thanks so much for you great review. The biggest compliment is you recommending Nayara to friends and family, so we couldn't be more excited to host your daughter and son in law this April. So happy you enjoyed everything from the villas and food to the wild life and all your excursions. Thanks again for the recommendation.
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Rayadurgam R wrote a review 8 Jan
The best resort hotel that I have stayed in. The amenities in the resort and the villa were exceptional. More importantly, the staff was exceptionally thoughtful, helpful and we were stunned by their attention to detail. We just mentioned once that we were vegetarians and all the restaurant bookings they made automatically were made aware. When our hiking shoes got soaked on water, we made an ad hock request to have them dried and the staff obliged even though they could have politely declined. In a casual conversation it came up that our son had graduated the previous year and the staff decked up our villa for a graduation celebration and even provided champagne- a wonderful surprise. These are just a few examples, we just felt that we would be taken care of while we were there and all we had to do was relax and enjoy our stay which we most certainly did. The villa itself was beautiful, with a small pool size hot tub, a hammock and thick vegetation where birds came to visit. We even saw a sloth from our lunch table at one of the restaurants. I cannot write this without mentioning Allen, who took special care to ensure that we had a memorable stay. All the staff were super friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Natarajan Springs for a relaxing and private getaway.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Raya, Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are especially happy that you thought the staff was exceptional, and that you noticed their efforts to above and beyond with thoughtful gestures. Glad you thought the villa was beautiful and that you enjoyed all of its amenities. Hope to see you back real soon!
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Dylan G wrote a review 8 Jan
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Nayara Springs absolutely SHATTERED our expectations. This was the BEST place we have ever stayed. First off, the entire hotel was booked but we barely saw any other people except for at dinners. We felt like we had the entire resort to ourselves, our own private get away. The whole place is GORGEOUS surrounded by beautiful rainforest around and inside the resort. It’s teeming with wildlife, monkeys, sloths, all kinds of birds and frogs, and more. The staff never said no to anything we asked for. We felt like ROYALTY the entire time Let’s start with the room. We stayed at Nayara Springs, the adults only part of the resort. Most of the time, places oversell what their rooms look like in the photos and descriptions, but oh my god. All the rooms are private and look exactly if not BETTER than the photos online. Our Villa was stunning. All deep cherry wood with tile and and indoor and outdoor shower. It was 1500 square feet of absolute private luxury paradise. We had our own private patio surrounded by rainforest and with our very own hot springs fed plunge pool, complete with day bed, hammock, and eating area, and an INSANE view of Arenal the volcano FROM OUR BACK PATIO. The room also had a fully stocked minibar complete with local beer, food, and snacks (all for free) that was refilled daily. The room was cleaned twice daily so each time we came back to our space it was neat and tidy and smelled absolutely incredible. The bed was luxurious and comfortable. Next, the amenities. All the pools except for one are heated and have swim up bars. The multitude of restaurants all offered insanely delicious food all very reasonably priced, and had dishes from all over the world. We literally found ourselves saying “this is the best thing I’ve ever eaten” with each meal we had. All the hot springs are fed from the water near the Arenal Volcano. It blew my mind that the water was so warm and wasn’t heated. It’s literally a natural spring water. As such, no chemicals or chlorine or salt water or anything stung your eyes or made your skin dry. You left the water feeling refreshed and your skin was soft and amazing. The resort boasts tons of walkable places and this is true. But you can also call for a personal driver to dive you in a. Golf cart to anywhere around the resort. They never took more than 10 minute to arrive and we’re always extremely friendly and the whole staff are immensely knowledgeable about the wildlife, local town, and everything else you could possibly want to know. And we never felt rushed by the drivers. They always took as much time as we wanted, making pit stops to see sloths, go get coffee then head to the pool, or whatever else we wanted. the spa was EXCELLENT. There is a reason it’s the #1 spa in the world. Just do it you won’t be disappointed, All the excursions we booked through the hotel were the best experiences we had ever had. And the best part is, 90% of them were COMPLETELY PRIVATE. We had our own driver and guide and it was just us on the tour. We felt like celebrities everywhere we went with the personal attention to detail and love everyone showed us. All the excursions were reasonably priced (more expensive than the ones if you boom direct or in town) but the fact that transportation, food, and private tours were included in the price were more than worth ever single penny. Finally, the town of La Fortuna which is just a few miles from Nayara Springs is a bustling little town filled with joyous people and stupid good food. We never felt unsafe or pestered by peddlers or people trying to sell us stuff. Also, our private driver, Michael, who picked us up from San Jose Airport and drove us to La Fortuna (3 hours) was immensely kind and helpful providing knowledge of what to do, where to go, and what to eat. The shuttle service to and from the airport was effortless and the van was spacious and filled with snacks and complete with wifi! The whole resort has free wifi too During our stay, the staff became like family. They would greet us vivaciously and give us anything we needed, by the end of the trip we were more sad to leave the people and friends we made than the place itself. There is not a more luxurious or incredible place in the entire world. Cheers to Allan, Andrey, Lolo, Robin, Diana, Raquel, Luz, Christina, Fernanda, Jack Danny, Gustavo, Carlos, Ever, Erick, Danny, William, Michael, Javier, Junior, Jose, and a whole host of others who made our trip so special. This was absolutely the best vacation we’ve ever been on and will 100% be returning again and again.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear George, Thanks for the extensive review and for your opening line about Nayara Springs "SHATTERING your expectations." We're so happy that you got to experience the sense of privacy despite the hotel being totally full. Glad you got to see so much wildlife on-property, but we thank you the most for singling out so many of our wonderful staff members by name for praise! Finally, we're thrilled that you are "100% returning again and again." See you soon :)
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PRICE RANGE
US$723 - US$904 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nayara Springs
Which popular attractions are close to Nayara Springs?
Nearby attractions include Natura Eco Park Costa Rica (0.2 km), Baldi Hot Springs (0.6 km), and Free Natural Hot Springs River (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nayara Springs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Nayara Springs?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Nayara Springs?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Nayara Springs?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nayara Springs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Altamira Restaurant, Surá Bar & Bistro, and Amor Loco Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nayara Springs?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Nayara Springs have airport transportation?
Yes, Nayara Springs offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nayara Springs?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Nayara Springs have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Nayara Springs accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.