Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens, Arenal

At a glance

  • Overlooks Arenal Volcano
  • Spectacular natural setting
  • Adventure activities

Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens, Arenal


Romantic seclusion in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano

This charming retreat is nestled in tropical rainforest at the edge of Arenal Volcano National Park which is a natural playground for adventure activities such as canopy tours, zip-lining, canyoning and rafting. Follow winding nature trails and keep an eye out for Tony the resident sloth as well as armadillos, toucans, hummingbirds and butterflies. Experience the sounds and tropical scents of the rainforest during an open-air massage at the spa which offers treatments inspired by nature and uses locally sourced healing ingredients such as volcanic mud and organic coffee, cocoa beans.

Enjoy breathtaking volcanic views while surrounded by tropical plants and flowers at the airy Altamira Restaurant which serves gourmet international and local cuisine – try the spicy ceviche or grilled red snapper washed down with hibiscus margaritas. An enticing fusion of Asian and Latin cuisine is served at Asia Luna and the sophisticated yet cosy Nostalgia Wine Bar offers the finest Latin American and Spanish tipples which you can enjoy while relaxing on the terrace. Whilst cooling off in the small pool you can sip cocktails and tuck into salads, nachos or burgers for lunch at the Kali-Kali swim-up bar.

Surrounded by lush gardens, the rustically charming Casita Deluxe Rooms – free-standing bungalows – are very private and offer volcano and garden views plus plenty of modern facilities. These romantic retreats feature four-poster beds, a refreshing outdoor shower and a wooden deck with Jacuzzi and hammock. The spacious octagonal Rainforest Villas feature a wrap-around balcony, large Jacuzzi and an outdoor shower for two.

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Key information

Set in the tropical rainforest on the edge of the Arenal Volcano National Park and 15 minutes from the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, the National Park's gateway town

Airport transfer time: Approx. 3 hours from San José airport
Rooms: 50

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens, Arenal is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 4th in the Top 25 Hotels in Costa Rica.

Good to know

Children over two years are welcome. This hotel is not accessible for wheelchair users.

Accommodation information

50 casitas and villas


• Experience the healing benefits of mineral-rich mud during a volcanic massage* • Visit the nearby Arenal Hanging Bridges and explore the forest canopy by following treetop walkways* • Learn about flora and fauna during a relaxing cable car ride through the forest on the Sky Tram*


2 restaurants, wine bar, pool bar

What's included

Breakfast at the Altamira Restaurant

*Denotes local charge