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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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  • 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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#3 of 69 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Gold level
Our 35 villas are 1,500 square feet of pure luxury, romance, and privacy. These villas offer the ultimate experience with a private plunge pool fed by water directly from the volcano which is some of the purest in the world. The room includes complimentary breakfast, minibar, laundry, daily yoga classes, and your very own personal host! Nayara Springs is an adult-only luxurious property with many unique and exclusive features. The hotel has two savory restaurants; Amor Loco and Mis Amores. In Amor Loco guests can enjoy gourmet cuisine while sitting by the pool or dining inside with live music seven nights a week. Mis Amores is our casual Italian fare restaurant with a beautiful direct view of the Volcano which is also connected to our new swim-up pool bar Cielito Lindo. Nayara Springs also has its own coffee bar; the coffee is a Nayara Signature that can only be found on the property. Guests can also enjoy our open-air yoga pavilion or work on their fitness at our new state-of-the-art-gym. Nayara Springs is connected by two footbridges perched 150 feet high, above the rainforest canopy to our sister property Nayara Gardens.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
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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Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish
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Logan wrote a review Jun 2022
16 contributions1 helpful vote
This place was absolutely magical! Had such a wonderful experience. The staff, views, and food were amazing! The private pool was also a huge plus- great for couples who want to just get away and reconnect! Cannot recommend enough!
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Date of stay: January 2022
Mjelly wrote a review Jun 2022
3 contributions
Everything about staying here was magical. The room, the animals, the service, the staff. Nothing could have been more perfect. The food was fabulous. We saw frogs, sloths, lizards, birds, and monkeys on property. The room was truly beautiful, with a plunge hot spring pool and an outdoor shower! The staff made everything special from prepping our room for bedtime to making birthday decorations! This was my favorite hotel experience I’ve ever had.
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Review collected in partnership with Relais & Chateaux
Date of stay: June 2022
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Kelly B wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
My husband planned my 50th birthday at Nayara Springs and it was a once in a life time experience. The resort was breathtaking, the food was delicious, and the people were very loving. I highly recommend this to everyone celebrating anything.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Alex M wrote a review Jun 2022
5 contributions
Best hotel we’ve ever stayed at! The amenities were amazing but what really puts it over the top is the customer service and friendliness of the staff. Every day they went above and beyond to make us feel like we were the most important guests there. The on-site food was great and all fairly close to our villa. The turndown service was amazing too! Sharon, our personal host, decorated our room with flowers, champagne and balloons for my wife’s birthday and our anniversary. Thanks again to Sharon and the rest of the amazing staff at Nayara Springs, and we can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Ellen585 wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
Unforgettable second honeymoon. Extraordinary Service. Wonderful excursions. Beautiful hotel with tropical plants, animals and beauty within the setting of the rain forest. Would recommend to anyone wanting adventure or seeing animals in their natural habitat. A must see!
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Review collected in partnership with Relais & Chateaux
Date of stay: June 2022
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Andrew N wrote a review Jun 2022
Newtown, Pennsylvania125 contributions64 helpful votes
Incredible property with beautiful villas, wonderful food and lovely staff. We spent a long weekend at the property for our anniversary and we’re taken care of amazingly. We will absolutely be returning to the property. Communication ahead of time via email was spectacular and prompt making planning a breeze.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Springs
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 581andrewn, Thank you very much for your five-star review of your stay at Nayara. It was absolutely our pleasure to host you for your anniversary. We cannot wait to welcome you back - perhaps for an annual anniversary stay? Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada, Resort Manager
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Susan K wrote a review Jun 2022
9 contributions
my husband and I stayed at Nayara Springs for 9 days. Drive from San Jose airport to Nayara springs was a bit rough (2.5-3 hours of windy road driving). When we arrived, we got warm welcome from front desk staff. Walter welcomed us, provided information regarding the resort, and welcome drink. When we arrived to our room, it was decorated with balloons and rose petals for our honeymoon/one year anniversary celebration. Throughout our stay, we did zip lining, horseback riding, coffee and chocolate tour, 7 course wine pairing at Nostalgia bar (HIGHLY recommend. We had Leo(?) and he had such a great knowledge about wines and pairings), cooking class at La Terreza, romantic private dinner, and 2 couples massages (we had Sol and Pamela as our massage therapists and had to request for them again for our second massage because they were so great!) we had so much fun with all the tours. I recommend starting your day early because it will start raining hard from afternoon to night. They provide free yoga in the morning at 8:15 and that was also great. One improvement would be food/restaurant option. They have about 5-6 places you can dine/eat but it feels like restaurants can repeat some foods (don’t get me wrong, foods were fantastic except Asia Luna). We tried Asia Luna and we noticed rolls had too much rice and used sesame oil in the fresh fish/rolls to give flavors where sesame oil overpowered flavors. We tried all the restaurants, and we loved Amor Loco and Kali Kali bar foods. Overall, highly recommend this place for relaxation vacation, honeymoon, or any special trip! Special big kudos to Walter from front desk, Sol and Pamela from spa, Leo from Nostalgia, Alexis from La Terraza, Anna from Romantic Dinner.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Springs
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear susankT4358MW, Thank you very much for your five-star review of your stay at Nayara Springs. Your description could serve as a "how-to" for honeymooners! With respect to food, as of July 1, we are opening Ayla, our new modern Mediterranean restaurant, which we are confident will meet your highest expectations. Please come back soon - perhaps for an annual anniversary celebration? Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada, Resort Manager
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Dominic F wrote a review Jun 2022
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
This was our first time in Costa Rica and Nayara Springs far exceeded our expectations. The service and hospitality was top notch and everyone went out of their way to make the trip special. I was celebrating my birthday and was surprised to see our Villa decorated with balloons and sparkling wine. Everything about the Villa was luxurious. We spent a majority of our time relaxing in our private hot spring plunge pool. There was so much impressive wild life that we didn’t need to leave the resort. Just steps from our Villa we found a sloth, monkeys, poison dart frog, red eyed tree frog, and many more frogs and birds. My one critique for improvement was the food. There were plenty of dining options but, with the exception of the Asian inspired restaurant and the wine bar, there could be more attention to the food. Some of the menus felt repetitive and bland. Other than that, this place was pretty close to perfection.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Springs
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear dominicfury, Thank you very much for your review of our resort. We appreciate your kind words and will address your food concerns with our chef. Thanks for trusting your birthday celebration to us, and we hope to welcome you back for many birthday celebrations to come. Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada, Resort Manager
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Jeremy S wrote a review Jun 2022
Newcastle, Oklahoma146 contributions45 helpful votes
So full disclosure, my wife found this resort in a magazine at the doctors office and sent me a pic and said, “lets go there.” After looking at the pictures I figured it was out of our price range. I was wrong, and boy I’ve never been so happy to be wrong! The Nayara Springs Resort in La Fortuna, Costa Rica is my very favorite hotel I have ever stayed in and I have stayed at some of the nicest resorts in North America and the Caribbean. On this trip, we opted for 3 nights in Nayara and 4 nights at the beach in Playa Conchal. At Nayara we discovered resort with 35 Springs villas, all the same set in Rain Forest at the foot of Arenal Volcano. All of the villas have their own completely private plunge pools with warm spring fed water. These rooms with the patio bed, pool and hammock are designed for relaxing or something...... The massive bathroom with dual showers both inside and outside are amazing. The pictures online do not do these villas justice. The cost is worth every penny. The 2.5 hr drive from the Liberia Airport is not as bad as we expected. We opted for a rental car in-place of the advertised shuttles. We got a deal through National, 335/week including the extra insurance for a small 4x4. . At $225/each way for the shuttles to La Fortuna from Liberia it made for an easy decision. The road is good minus about 5km on the west end of Lake Arenal that is just packed down gravel but it goes quick. There is about 46km of very curvy roads on the north side of the lake. I would recommend an SUV with some power, it makes the roads easier. We arrived at 1pm, made it through immigration and were on the road to Nayara by 2. We were in our plunge pool by 5. Valet Parking was included at Nayara. The car also came in-handy so we could explore La Fortuna. There are several stores in town we visited and also made a trip to Pali to get some snacks. We also visited the Waterfall on our own which was only $18/per person. Way cheaper than the “guided tours” several tour companies offer. Be prepared though, the 500 steps is legit. The view at the bottom is amazing. The entire complex at Nayara is very special. You can find Iguanas, Sloths, Koati, The staff was very welcoming and the service was on a different level than most. The workers drive shuttles around the resort, even in the rain they are just a call away and they’ll shuttle you straight to a restaurant or where-ever you are going. The restaurants were all excellent. We opted for breakfast in our suite two mornings and one morning the buffet at the Gardens side. All three resorts, Gardens, Springs, and Tents share restaurants and with exception of children, you can eat at any of them. We especially liked the brick oven pizzas served poolside. Musts: bug spray, good walking shoes because the entire resorts built on the side of a mtn, rain jacket, money for tipping, In short, if you want an incredibly beautiful resort with exquisite suites with private plunge pools all for under $800/ night, this is the place for you. I’ve done Four Seasons, Ritz and Waldorfs all in exotic locals. Top to bottom, they don’t compare to Nayara. My only change, I’m opting for the Tented Camps next summer when we return. Not because we don’t like the Springs, we’re just opting for the top of the mountain next time. Do yourself a favor, come to Nayara! We are already scheduled to return next summer and we cannot wait to come back. We’re going to ask for one of the villas a little bit higher up. Thank You Nayara!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Springs
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear JeremyBStevens, Thank you very much for your terrific review of our resort. Let's hear it for doctor's office magazines with resort pictures! Seriously, we loved reading your detailed review, and undoubtedly it will prove helpful for your fellow travelers as they plan their Nayara vacations. Thanks again, and we cannot wait to welcome you back next summer! Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada, Resort Manager
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James O wrote a review Jun 2022
13 contributions7 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived, our experience was magical. From the plunge pool to the dining experiences everything was amazing. Take all the little classes they offer.. Mixology, coffee, cooking.. They are super fun and very informative. Keep an eye out for sloths, toucans, howler monkeys and don't forget the frogs. Kervin is excellent at finding frogs. Request a tour from him.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Springs
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear jamesoF2704IR, Thank you very much for your five-star review of our resort. We were thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your stay - especially our classes! We hope you will return soon for more classes, animal sightings, and plunges in the pools! Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada, Resort Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nayara Springs
Which popular attractions are close to Nayara Springs?
Nearby attractions include Natura Eco Park Costa Rica (0.1 miles), Baldi Hot Springs (0.4 miles), and Free Natural Hot Springs River (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nayara Springs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Nayara Springs?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Nayara Springs?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Nayara Springs?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nayara Springs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Altamira Restaurant, Surá Bar & Bistro, and Amor Loco Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nayara Springs?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Nayara Springs have airport transportation?
Yes, Nayara Springs offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nayara Springs?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Nayara Springs have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Nayara Springs accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.