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Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

5.0 of 5 6 KM Oeste de Fortuna | Arenal volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 33021, Costa Rica (Formerly Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens)
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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked our driver from Liberia to Nayara thru the hotel and his name is Wilbert. He was awesome and I would say ask for him. The guy has eagle eyes and the ride was literally a nature expedition. He stopped at the side of the road for us to take amazing photos of animals he had spotted: multiple toucan,... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Nayara is a beautiful property a few miles outside La Fortuna, easy cab ride into town if you do not have a car. The rooms are all individual casitas or villas with large bathrooms, outdoor shower and jacuzzi, big balcony, very private with views of the rainforest. We loved the place. The breakfast is included and delicious with a... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here on my solo trip to Costa Rica to rest and renew. Although this hotel is beautiful place for couples and honeymooners I found it to be a great place to have some peace and quiet. They have an awesome yoga deck where I could practice as well as spa and multiple pools and restaurants. My room was... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bar none, this is the most incredible hotel we've ever stayed at, anywhere in the world!! Located at the base of the Arenal Volcano near La Fortuna and in the mountain rainforest area of Costa Rica, this resort gives you the feeling of vacationing in a luxury casita in the midst of a jungle. A full, hot breakfast is included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

1. Special treatment at arrival. 2. A tour of the property to familiarize your many options. 3. The rooms were spectacular. Indoor/outdoor showers, spa, his/her sinks A very special feeling when you enter 4. Food and drinks were also above what you would expect, and the service was excellent. This place is one of a kind...don't miss it

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Lunenburg, Canada
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the second stop on a two week tour of Costa Rica. We think we have found Shangri-la. Costa Rica has a lot to teach the world about hospitality and the Nayara spa is a great example. From reception to rooms to facilities, everything is first class. We decided to celebrate our arrival with a special five course wine... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I traveled to Arenal on the first leg of our Costa Rican trip. We had the pleasure of staying at the Nayara for 5 days. Outstanding resort! The service was top notch. Jessie, the restaurant manager was fantastic. Jonathan, the swim-up bartender was very good. He makes great drinks and is cool to chat with. Juan Jose... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the most amazing week at the Nayara for our honeymoon. The staff were the most friendly, attentive and helpful bunch I've ever come across nothing was too much hassle! The food was delicious and the spa treatments amazing. The rooms were very clean and comfortable (probably a bit more basic than 5 stars in the UK or USA... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Overall we would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone interested in visiting the La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano area. Guests at the hotel tended to be primarily couples of all ages although there were some families. We would probably give 4.5 stars. The hotel (and town generally) caters to international visitors, mainly Americans. Because of this it loses some of the "costa... More 

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SF, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes, it is better to go in with lower expectations and be pleasantly surprised. When a hotel has almost all 5 star reviews, that raises the bar and the expectation is very high. Like many others, I spend a lot of time reading TA reviews before booking a hotel, and that is how I made the decision to stay at... More 

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Jairo Q, Manager at Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We want to again profusely apologize for the problems you experienced when you stayed at Nayara in March of last year. I am sure you and future guests will be happy to read that based on your feedback, we have changed our cleaning procedures and have been able... More 

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Address: 6 KM Oeste de Fortuna | Arenal volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 33021, Costa Rica (Formerly Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens)
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Arenal Volcano National Park > La Fortuna de San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens 5*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Arenal Nayara Hotel And Gardens
Arenal Nayara Hotel Gardens
Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 Romantic Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 Spa Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#1 Family Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos
#7 Business Hotel in La Fortuna de San Carlos

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