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4 Miles West from La Fortuna Town, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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#1 of 62 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
2020 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
Bicycle tours
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 63 out of 100
12Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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KR in FL wrote a review Apr 2020
Tampa, Florida46 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed at Nayara for our second time in March 2020. We had last visited this resort in 2013, so a lot had changed since then, but the ultimate vibe of supreme relaxation and pampering had not changed. We recently visited just after COVID-19 shut the country down to tourists, so our stay was a bit different than it was during our first visit in in 2013, but not necessarily for the worst. Half of the resort/restaurants were closed this visit, so we missed out on our favorite sushi place, but we had the luxury of being one of the few guests. Because many of the restaurants were closed at the resort (at no fault to the hotel!) we explored the local town, La Fortuna more than we did our first visit, but we were so happy to call Nayara "home" at the end of the day. We ate dinner at Nayara each night. Not only was the service out of this world, the food and drinks were phenomenal each night! I've dreamt about the beef tenderloin dish at Mis Amores since we left. We loved the happy-hour 2 for 1's at the pool bar! We spent so much time at the pool bar that pruney hands became our norm and the bartenders became our friends. We were treated like royalty at the wine bar and we visited the coffee shop so many times during our trip that the [very skilled] barista basically knew us by name. When we arrived our concierge took us on a golf cart ride to show us what had changed since 2013. Since our first trip (which was to what is now known as Nayara Gardens), since our last trip they added Nayara Springs, the hot springs and the tent portion of the resort, which are by no means traditional tents. They take Glamping (Glamorous Camping) to a whole new level We might stay there next! Our room at Nayara Springs, was not too different from our last room at Nayara Gardens. Both were separate cabins- LUXURIOUS cabins! In the gardens we had a jacuzzi bathtub on our back porch, in the Springs we had a hot spring-fed pool. The furnishings in the Springs were a bit more "gucci" than the Gardens (i.e. crystal light fixtures), but overall, the rooms were about the same. The bathrooms very similar with a dual headed rain shower indoors and an outdoor shower. I LOVED THE PRIVATE OUTDOOR SHOWER (at both). The first time we stayed, years ago, it was all one resort, and I don't remember many kids. This last time we visited, because half of the resort was closed, kids were allowed everywhere. There weren't many though, so it wasn't a problem. Overall, this is probably my FAVORITE resort worldwide. It in in it's own category- a luxury pura vida vibe!
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Date of stay: March 2020
traveler9955 wrote a review Apr 2020
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania146 contributions47 helpful votes
I would go to Costa Rica again just to visit Nayara Springs. I really didn't even want to leave my room but we did venture out on an all day private tour at the hanging bridges and waterfall. Our tour guide showed us the most amazing animals we would have missed without her trained eye. The stop at a local restaurant for lunch was one of my favorite meals there. Cocktails and food are incredible at Nayara.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Craig A wrote a review Mar 2020
South Carolina664 contributions300 helpful votes
I remember when we booked The Springs I was struck at how wonderful the TA reviews were. Never seen anything like that before. After spending three nights there - I now totally understand. This facility is fabulous in all ways. There are no negatives! Check-in is smooth and very intimate. There are so many restaurant and activity options it required a lengthy discussion with the concierge and the resort map to develop a plan for our visit. Our check-in concierge was terrific. Our room - our own stand-alone villa is more accurate - was amazing. Nearly 1,500 SF with private outdoor double showers plus a very private plunge pool and outdoor porch with hammock and couch. The bathroom area is massive and divided into hers and his. There is a large sitting area as well. The villa architecture feels West Indies and the pictures in TA are quite accurate. We spent hours and hours on the private porch and in the warmed plunge pool (natural hot springs warmed). The landscaping throughout the resort is fabulous. This is a rainforest and every walk on the grounds connected us to the rainforest. It was lovely. Flowers, birds, lush plantings. I've never seen anything like it! TIP: There are three sections to the Nayara Resort and we stayed in The Springs. Each is unique in a way but the Springs offers the most central location, we believe. TIP: Walking to restaurants, the spa, or the front desk can be a challenge as paths are often steep and distances are pretty long. We managed but know you can request a ride from place-to-place on a resort golf cart. TIP: Ask for a villa where no resort walkways are close by. Quieter always better! We loved Nayara Springs so much we will absolutely return and spend a full week there. I already can't wait!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Nayara_Hotels, Manager at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Dear NordicCow, What a lovely and detailed review of your stay at Nayara. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with your fellow travelers. As was the case for you, your review will undoubtedly prove very useful as our future guests plan their stay at Nayara. We cannot wait to welcome you back for your full-week stay! Sincerely, Oliver Schüschner Resort Manager
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Morten J wrote a review Mar 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark11 contributions1 helpful vote
Nayara in the middle of the rainforest is truly amazing. Nothing can be compared to it. The location deep in the rainforest is spectacular and the quality of the villa was overwhelming. The service of the staff goes beyond what you can imagine. And it is everyone. From front desk to the cleaning personnel. Very nice food in all their restaurants. You can even get good wine! Highly recommended. Pura Vida!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Nayara_Hotels, Manager at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Dear MortenJ176, Thank you so much for your kind review of our resort. We loved reading that, "Nothing can be compared to it." What a tremendous compliment. We cannot wait to welcome you back for another unbelievable Nayara experience. Sincerely, Oliver Schüschner Resort Manager
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The Spenceleys wrote a review Mar 2020
20 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a fantastic hotel, in a really lovely setting. Yes it is on a hill, but we felt that the walking helped to offset the lovely food we had for breakfast, and in the evenings. We were here for five nights, and the villa was fabulous - huge, very comfortable bed, spotlessly cleaned, etc. The grounds are filled with incredible wildlife, the views to the nearby volcano are great, ice cream from the coffee shop (try the chocolate) was superb, the hot springs-heated private pool was fabulous, but what really made the hotel so enjoyable was the staff. Every single person we met from cleaners, ground staff, to receptionists, were always very friendly, and seemed to genuinely be interested in customers as individuals. We were very happy with everything about our stay at Nayara Springs, and could not have asked for any more.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Villa 9 did not have a view of the volcano, but was lovely and private, and not too far, nor too...
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Response from Nayara_Hotels, Manager at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux
Responded Mar 25, 2020
Dear spenseleysUK, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review of our resort. We, too, believe that our exceptional team is what sets us apart. We appreciate your detailed review, and 100% agree that the private hot spring heated pools are a spectacular treat. We hope after the world opens again, that we can welcome you back for a very long and relaxing stay. Sincerely, Oliver Schüschner Resort Manager
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$539 - $1,157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux
Which popular attractions are close to Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Nearby attractions include Arenal Natura Ecological Park (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 Relais & Châteaux?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Conveniently located restaurants include Altamira Restaurant, Surá Bar & Bistro, and Tabbule Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.