Nayara Gardens 

Wild and organic without compromising on style

Eco-conscious and family-friendly Nayara Gardens is a wildlife-rich escape from the ordinary.

Wake to the rainforest’s birdsong and sleep to the trill of cicadas in casitas with hammock-hanging terraces and villas with private plunge pools. Day time calls for jungle jaunts, resident sloth spotting and soaking in the hot springs pools. Discover a rainforest spa fuelled by volcanic mud and chocolate clay and slink away to beautiful restaurants spoiling you with Asian and Costa Rican flavours.

Why we love Nayara Gardens

  • Standalone Casitas with an outdoor hot tub and Rainforest Villas with a private plunge pool

  • Bird watching walks at dawn and frog-spotting tours at dusk

  • A selection of secluded hot springs pools tucked into the rainforest

  • Guests can use facilities at Nayara’s sister hotels including the restaurants and adults-only pools

4.5 stars
11 hours
West of La Fortuna Village, close to the entrance of Arenal National Park
Approx. 3 hours’ transfer from San Jose airport



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Sustainability

From beautifully plated sushi at Asia Luna to a volcano-facing restaurant with an open-air terrace, Nayara Gardens has haute cuisine and casual dining covered. Up the romance with a private dinner, try Nostalgia bar’s five-course wine and food pairings or swim up to Kali-Kali for tropical cocktails and fresh juices.

La Terraza del Arenal
Light-filled, vibrant and with rainforest views, La Terraza del Arenal spoils you with the likes of whole red snapper, garlic shrimps and seafood tagliatelle whilst keeping small humans happy with a menu of chicken fingers and mac and cheese. Each night also brings local live musicians to the floor.

Asia Luna
Marrying Japanese minimalism with a rainforest setting, Asia Luna serves up yellowfin tuna, sea bass and sashimi alongside dry, crisp sakes and hibiscus infused cocktails.

Nostalgia Wine & Tapas Breads, peppers, croquettes and tortillas are just some of the small plate tapas offered at Nostalgia. Slink here for light bites and Latin American wines or splash out on the five-course wine pairing menu finished off with a decadent dark chocolate dessert.

Private dinner
For a thoroughly romantic affair, the hotel can arrange a private candlelit dinner at Besame Mucho with your own chef and server.

Bar Azul
Perch up at Bar Azul for cocktails, wines and bubbly before or after dinner.

Kali Kali Swim-up Bar
There’s no need to dry your feet to get a drink at Kali-Kali Swim-up Bar, sunk into the hotel’s small pool.

What's included

Breakfast at La Terraza del Arenal.

Get buffed and scrubbed in an open-air treatment pavilion overlooking the rainforest. The nature-embracing spa menu includes bamboo stick massages, organic chocolate body scrubs and volcanic mud wraps.

Practice yoga and meditation in an arch-roofed, open-sided pavilion set high up in the forest.

Rooted in conservation and community, Nayara Garden’s considered build has left plenty of untouched space for wildlife and wilderness to thrive. Two pedestrian suspension bridges have been constructed over the canopy to protect the animals below and their ongoing reforestation project reduces the amount of greenhouse gases in the air whilst offering safe refuge for sloths, monkeys and birds. Sustainability doesn’t stop there. The restaurants support local farmers and suppliers and 90% of the food is organic and locally sourced. Nayara Gardens is aiming to be single-use plastic free, already eliminating plastic straws and stocking rooms with refillable glass bottles.

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