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Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens

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6 KM West la Fortuna Town, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica (Formerly Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens)
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  • Location
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

My husband and I came here on a vacation in the beginning of May and it seems that we may have been the only ones not here on our honeymoon. Don't get me wrong, it would be a wonderful place for a honeymoon. Each casita is a private bungalow with private outdoor spaces (we had a nayara suite with private... More 

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Sacramento
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

My wife and I just got back from our Costa Rica trip. We stayed three nights at the Nayara, and we both loved it. We had booked a suite; we were not disappointed at all. The room was beautiful: great view of the volcano, great deck with hammock and small hot tub, tall tropical plants that make each cottage feel... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

i chose this hotel because of all the great reviews i read. they definitely lived up to their reputation. i was extremely impressed with their customer service. from the second we walked in they were constantly trying to make sure we had the best experience. the concierge named Jonathon was incredible. he booked all the excursions and really listened to... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We spent 3 nights at Nayara Hotel & Spa on our recent trip to Costa Rica, and we can't wait to return! The suites were spacious and relaxing and provided anything we could have wanted. The staff was helpful in booking excursions and making the most of our stay. The restaurants and wine bars were of high quality and provided... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I cannot say enough about Nayara...an incredible resort! WE all absolutely LOVED everything about our stay.The outstanding service, the fabulous food, the beautiful & lush property, the gorgeous & luxurious cabanas...everything was perfection. While we were there, we enjoyed a great rafting trip and hanging bridges tour...both so much fun. It doesn't get any better than Nayara!

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Lafayette, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

We recently returned from a week-long stay at Nayara and I already can't wait to go back! My husband and I went with 2 other couples and we all had a wonderful experience. Between hiking, rafting, rappelling, biking, hot springs, and zip lining... there were plenty of nearby adventures to be had. It really was a perfect balance of adventure... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Nayara Hotel is one of Costa Rica's gems! The resort is spectacular with private bungalows providing the most luxurious, serene accommodations. Our spacious room had a peaceful deck with hammocks facing the volcano. While resting there, we were entertained by a variety of colorful and playful birds. The food was spectacular and service was friendly and efficient. Take advantage of... More 

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Belleville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Nayara was the highlight of our Costa Rica vacation! What an amazing resort. It was luxurious in every way. We stayed in suite 37 which was a walkup the hill and worth it. The view of the volcano was incredible not only from our room but from anywhere on the resort. The rooms were exactly as is on the website... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

Arenal is a beautiful place, and Nayara fits right in. Incredible room, showers (indoor and outdoor), outdoor whirlpool bathtub. Reservations, wait staff, housekeeping, and bar staff were all outstanding. We also got great advice for activities and set up a Cerro Chato hike per Nayara staff recommendation - tough but awesome hike! If you go to Arenal, do this hike!... More 

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Olten, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

My husband, our teenage son and I stayed three nights at this hotel which offers a good view to the Arenal Volcano (you can see not only the inactive side but also the active one). There are 50 free-standing bungalows in a lush tropical garden and many of them have an unobstructed view to the volcano. Our bungalow (Premium Suite)... More 

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