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7 km West from La Fortuna Town Road 142702 Road 702 Road, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 61 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Gold level
Nayara Gardens is a five-star luxury boutique hotel that is widely recognized for providing premium luxury amenities and ultra-personalized service at surprisingly affordable rates. Located on the outskirts of the amazing Arenal Volcano, Arenal Nayara is an oasis of tranquility, where guests can experience a profound and organic immersion with nature while living in luxury at the same time. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of our 50 spacious casitas (bungalows) provides an exclusive, ultra-luxurious retreat. Each expansive casita (ranging from 855 to 1905 square feet) includes a secluded garden with an outdoor shower and a beautiful terrace overlooking the volcano with a private, intimate Jacuzzi for two.
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Room & Suite (1,617)1,617
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Books, DVDs, music for children
Valet parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German


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Grade: 60 out of 100
11Restaurantswithin 1 km
3Attractionswithin 1 km
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M. Kinney wrote a review Yesterday
Surprise, Arizona8 contributions3 helpful votes
This was hands down the best hotel my husband and I have ever stayed at. The property is gorgeous. The service is amazing. Our trip started off great as we were greeted by our driver Norman right as we stepped out of the airport. Norman was friendly and full of great information. He even spotted a sloth for us on our drive to the hotel. We enjoyed getting to know him so much that we requested him as our driver for our return trip to the airport. He made the long trip very enjoyable. Our room was beautiful. The bed is super comfortable. I loved the outdoor shower and the huge deck. We were very lucky with the weather and had amazing views of the volcano each day. I loved relaxing in the hammock listening to the sounds of the rainforest and enjoying the beautiful views. The staff is truly incredible. We were greeted with delicious Welcome drinks, given information about the resort and a map, and driven to our villa in a golf cart. My husband has problems with his knee and the staff was happy to give us a ride anytime we called to go to a pool or restaurant. The breakfast is fantastic. The best pineapple I have ever had in my life. You get coffee, a fruit plate, a bread basket, and can choose from several delicious options. We had dinner at Asia Luna which was very good and Amor Loco which was incredible. We enjoyed the drinks at the swim up bar at the infinity pool in Nayara Springs. We checked out on Valentine's Day and the hotel was definitely at fuller capacity than when we checked in the previous Thursday but it never felt crowded while we were there. I could have never left the resort and been perfectly content. Everyone was so friendly and lovely from check in, to waking around or getting rides, to the nightly turn down service. It was truly an amazing stay and we are already planning a trip back in September for my husband's 50th birthday. I can't think of a better place to spend it. Thank you for a truly incredible vacation Nayara!
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Date of stay: February 2021
sandraromic wrote a review 21 Feb
Novi Sad, Serbia30 contributions4 helpful votes
You are in the middle of rainforest with old school luxury touch. Everything is taken care of, you have an excellent espresso in the room, enough fresh water in glass packaging, the room is spacious and clean, with furniture and ambience completely integrated into the environment. The best part of the room is the terrace, I could sit there for hours and enjoy watching the forest and listening to the sounds of nature. In addition to excellent pools, there are also thermal ones. The food, especially the breakfast overlooking the Arenal Volcano , is very good. The staff was helpful and pleasant, I would especially like to single out the driver of the golf car who did his best to help me find and see the sloth when I just mentioned that it was my wish. All in all a resort for every recommendation. And yes, not to forget the outstanding turn down service and cookies
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Date of stay: February 2021
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James S wrote a review 3 Feb
4 contributions3 helpful votes
This place completely exceeded our expectations. The design of the grounds, buildings and rooms are beautiful and timeless. The staff is incredibly warm and attentive, providing the type of old world service you don't encounter often. The food was amazing. If you're a wine lover, our favorite part of our stay was visiting Jose and his staff in the Nostalgia wine bar. Jose is an incredible sommelier and absolute pleasure who made each of our visits special and provided the most interesting and impressive tastings and pairings we've ever had! Couldn't recommend any higher.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Gardens
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear James S, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Nayara experience with your fellow travelers. We strive to provide exactly the experience you described, and we are thrilled to read we succeeded. Jose has quite the following, and we will be certain to share your comments with him and the entire Nayara team. We hope to welcome you back soon for more wine tastings and, of course, all Nayara has to offer. Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada Resident Manager
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Amy E wrote a review Jan 2021
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I recently traveled to Costa Rica with my three teenagers. This trip was meant to be a family vacation, however due to Covid restrictions, my husband could not travel with us. Despite our last minute changes, Nayara Gardens was a wonderful, fun and relaxing (much needed) vacation. The staff was so helpful. They even helped me pull off a birthday celebration for our teenage son. The guided trips we took though the hotel were outstanding. Thank you, Luis for helping with our plans! The safety measures taken by the staff and hotel were impressive. . I felt very safe during our entire visit. The natural beauty of the area is breathtaking. We saw many types of birds, monkeys and sloths outside our porch! Thank you Nayara Resorts for helping us to have a much needed vacation in one of the most beautiful places I have seen. We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Gardens
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear K9446APamye, While it was undoubtedly disappointing not to have the full family vacation, we are delighted to read that we could modify your stay to suit your needs. It truly was our pleasure to host your family, and we can't wait to host the full family very soon. Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada Resident Manager
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Donna B wrote a review Jan 2021
Knoxville, Tennessee25 contributions8 helpful votes
This resort is stunning! The rooms are amazing. The food is excellent. Splurge for the wine pairing menu. It did not disappoint. The staff at Nostalgia wine bar was amazing. They went of their way to accommodate and please this rather cranky guest one evening. My apologies! For lovers of Rose, you must try the Crios from Argentina.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Gardens
Responded 8 Jan 2021
Dear R8469GVdonnab, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our resort. We were thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your stay, especially your recommendation for the wine pairings. We wish you a very Happy New Year and sincerely hope we can welcome you back very soon! Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada Resident Manager
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US$335 - US$702 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nayara Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to Nayara Gardens?
Nearby attractions include Natura Eco Park Costa Rica (0.3 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 Gardens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Nayara Gardens?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Nayara Gardens?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Nayara Gardens?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nayara Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Altamira Restaurant, Surá Bar & Bistro, and Tabbule Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nayara Gardens?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Nayara Gardens have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nayara Gardens offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nayara Gardens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Does Nayara Gardens have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Nayara Gardens accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.