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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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  • 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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#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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Room & Suite (479)479
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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 cofffee
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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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
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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TMicahT9 wrote a review Apr 11
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota624 contributions242 helpful votes
Beautiful property with the luxury of a private hot springs pool in each villa. The property is beautiful and we saw more wildlife onsite than during tours. Staff are professional and accommodating. Walter at the front desk is stellar. Restaurant, housekeeping, bellman, valet, were all excellent. Delicious on site restaurants. The most luxuriously aspect of this resort is the setting. Additionally, the spa is one of the best. We loved receiving our massages while being serenaded by hundreds of birds. Massage therapist are skilled and competent. One thing that is out of management control is I'm not sure why some guests feel the need to speak at high volume while walking through the property. Therefore, I would recommend asking for a villa that is not located near any intersections. Highly recommend none the less.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: any bungalows away from intersections
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Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux
Responded yesterday
Dear TMicahT9, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review of our resort. We were thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your stay, and we agree that our setting truly is incomparable. Thank you also for your kind words about our team, they are outstanding, and we will be sure to share your comments with them. Again, many thanks and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada Resort Manager
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vnemzer wrote a review Apr 8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania36 contributions9 helpful votes
We traveled around the world and stayed at very nice places before, but nothing could beat this!! The amenities, the staff, the service, the personal eco thermal pool, the breakfast on the porch delivered to your room, the turndown service every night with a different sweet treat, the super comfy bed, the outdoor showers, the extreme attention to details, and the list could go on. This place deserves the highest praise and, justifiably, could be the best resort in Central America. If it could get a Michelin level restaurant on premises I could see it becoming the #1 in the world. Can’t wait to come back!!💕🌺
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Trent C wrote a review Apr 7
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I came here for part of our honeymoon and had the most amazing experience. From stepping out of our vehicle on arrival, to the minute we left, everything was wonderful. The staff were always extremely professional, and their level of service goes above any other hotel I've stayed at in the world. The room was beautiful and made us feel like we were alone in the rain forest, despite having anything we needed a quick phone call away. We also viewed the tented camp rooms, which feature some newer touches and more sleeping room for kids, if needed. Overall, we liked the Springs' rooms, given that they were on the adults only property and all of the hotel amenities were a quick walk from our villa. Breakfast was incredible each morning, whether at Mis Amores or through room service. We also had fantastic dinners at Amor Loco, Asia Luna, and a special evening at Besame Mucho. We participated in a variety of activities on and off-site, but I highly recommend spending some time at the spa. Hope we will be back soon!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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katie_lynn02 wrote a review Apr 1
Redondo Beach, California33 contributions10 helpful votes
I cannot say enough about how incredible Nayara Springs is. The resort as a whole and our experience from the moment we drove up the driveway was never short of amazing. The grounds, the INCREDIBLE friendly staff, the service, the suites, comfy bed, outdoor shower, inclusions, dining options, the seven hot springs pools, literally everything was above and beyond. Worth every penny!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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judyg22 wrote a review Mar 2021
Midland Park, New Jersey14 contributions5 helpful votes
My adult son and I went for a last minute trip to Costa Rica. Since we were only going for 4 nights, we debated between staying in the rain forest area - Arenal vs the beach- Peninsula Papagayo. I am sure Papagayo would have been amazing as well but we were very happy that we decided on the Arenal area and staying at the Nayara Springs. Nayara Springs is beautiful and the villa is spectacular but really it was the staff that made the trip outstanding. Andrey greeted us when we arrived and took care of us throughout our stay. Due to the last minute of our trip, we had not had time to plan any tours. Andrey made reservations for us as soon as we arrived so that we did not lose anytime. (The night tour that night was absolutely one of the highlights of our trip.) Andrey greeted us at the start of our tours and when we return from the tours. He even met with us at La Fortuna (local town) where we wanted a local meal. Just outstanding service and kindness. Also have to mention Leo as he was extremely helpful and friendly as well. Everyone at Nayara Springs and Costa Rica was wonderful, friendly and just seem to really happy. Such great environment to be in. All accommodations in Nayara Springs are villas. The villas are large, with private outdoor whirlpool and deck, surrounded by flora and fauna. The indoor double shower had great water pressure as well as the outdoor double shower. Since I was there with my adult son, I had asked for a roll away bed. Instead of the standard cot-like bed, they provided a full bed with a headboard. We were not looking forward to the 2.5 hour - 3 hour ride from Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport to Nayara Springs. But, about half of the drive is along the Lake Arenal which is just magnificent and our driver suggested that we stopped at Cafe Macadamia midway for lunch. The trip was still long especially after a long flight, but it turned out fine. (Due to the last minute nature of our trip, we requested the ride through the hotel. With some organization, you may be able to find a ride much less expensive but for us it was worth the premium) Breakfast, laundry, yoga, gym are included in the rate. They have umbrellas everywhere for the occasional rain (rain forest) and golf carts to take you to and from your villa (the terrain can be steep). The only disappointment that we had of Nayara Springs is that we didn't have a view of the volcano. Not sure if there is any resort that does but that would have been cherry on the top. Highly, highly recommend going to Costa Rica and staying at Nayara Springs or Nayara Gardens. I believe their glamping tents are pretty cool too but we did not see them. Say hi to Andrey and Leo when you get there!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Judyg22, Thank you so much for your "wonderful" review of our resort. As you so clearly noted, while our property is beautiful, our team truly makes the Nayara difference - we will be certain to share your kind words with the team as they love to hear from our guests. We hope to welcome you back very soon for a nice long stay! Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada Resident 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 Cabalgata Don Tobias (0.3 miles), Natura Eco Park Costa Rica (0.1 miles), and Baldi Hot Springs (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.