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Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux

7 km West from La Fortuna Town Road 142702 Road 702 Road, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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#2 of 62 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
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Arenal Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens is a five star luxury boutique hotel that is widely recognized for providing premium luxury amenities and ultra-personalized service at surprisingly affordable rates. Located on the outskirts of the amazing Arenal Volcano, Arenal Nayara is an oasis of tranquility, where guests can experience a profound and organic immersion with nature, while living in luxury at the same time. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of our 50 spacious casitas (bungalows) provide an exclusive, ultra-luxurious retreat. Each expansive casita (ranging from 855 to 1905 square feet) includes a secluded garden with an outdoor shower and a beautiful terrace overlooking the volcano with a private, intimate Jacuzzi for two.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Kids pool
Valet parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Hot tub
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Italian
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3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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This was our first visit to Costa Rica and our five nights at Nayara Gardens was truly a highlight. First of all, the scenery and layout of the property is breathtaking. Our large, beautifully appointed and impeccably clean Villa was perfectly situated close enough to walk to activities and dining yet totally secluded with an amazing view of the volcano. The 5 restaurants scattered around the property were unique and gave us a chance to dine in a different setting every evening - and the food was excellent in all of them. The spa was one of the best we have every experienced. But what made the whole experience so special was the staff - from the management team right through all the guest experience and support staff, everyone was professional, friendly and made us feel not only welcome but truly a part of an extended Nayara family. We would definitely recommend Nayara to anyone thinking of a Costa Rica rainforest experience!
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Spent 6 days at this incredible property & enjoyed every moment! We were fortunate to have ideal weather (no rain!) where the Arenal Volcano was in clear view! The grounds are all about the lush flowers/plants/trees that can only be found in such tropical regions. Room C22 was close to reception area which I thought would be noisy but not so. Actually it was ideal as we were close to breakfast and other spots. Gorgeous, spacious room fit the tropical vibe perfectly. Indoor rain shower was heaven. Housekeeping was meticulous. Property is quite steep in places which can be a challenging walk for some. I loved that we could walk over to Nayara Springs side to explore there. We tried all the restaurants; food was good, portions a bit small, prices typical of a large city. Spent time at Adult Quiet Pool & swim-up bar pool & really liked both. Nice cushioned & shaded seating. Went to spa which was divine. Massage was in an open-air room with the sounds of nature surrounding us! Went on several tours booked on our own (Mistico, EcoTermales, Proyecto Asis, Rainforest Chocolate) but front desk staff were helpful in arranging cabs. Staff were friendly & helpful. (one even stopped to help us spot a sloth!) Only 2 negatives: the drive from/to airport is LONG! It takes almost 3 hrs. While it was nice to see the countryside, after a 5-hr flight it made for a very long and lost day of travel. Also, there were no Nyara t-shirts in the gift shop! :( Overall we LOVED our visit to CR and Nyara!
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We have just finished a five night stay in the Gardens, and could not have had a better time. This is our second visit to Nayara, and prior to arrival we were a bit concerned that our return visit would not live up to our memories. To our surprise and delight, Nayara exceeded our expectations and then some. The grounds are in a word, beautiful. The walking paths surround you with natural beauty and you never feel like you are in a "resort." The sounds of the rain forest and wildlife provide a beautiful backdrop to the atmosphere of relaxation and comfort. There food has improved since our last visit, but perhaps the most noticeable upgrade was in the joy of the staff. While service last time was attentive and efficient, every staff member we met this visit was happy and eager to be helpful. No detail of our planned tours or wishlist of activities was overlooked. When we mentioned to the General Manager that we were disappointed our planned excursion to Cano Negro conflicted with a tour of the grounds given by the Nayara Naturalist, he arranged for us to have a private tour of the grounds at a different time. Every member of the staff we encountered showed this same level of care to ensure our experience was wonderful. Nayara remains our favorite place to visit.
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Take me away! Unfortunately, our organizer only booked us one night which did not allow us the opportunity to enjoy the ambiance of this awesome resort! From check in to check out,the staff. was attentive, seeing to every detail to assure our needs were met. I would go back in a heartbeat and spend several days, relaxing and taking in the scenery. My travel companion wanted to see sloths. The reception staff told us the bell boys were the best too es to help us. And they did! Going out of their way, making finding the sloth their priority. I am very disappointed ghat we did not have the opportunity yo use the spa. We did, however, enjoy the Wine Bar which was the perfect location for tapas.
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Response from Nayara_Hotels, Manager at Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Donna M, We were thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your stay but agree with you that you need to return to enjoy all that Nayara has to offer. You must come back! We do appreciate your kind words and certainly hope we can welcome you back to our oasis very, very soon! Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada Resident Manager
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We stayed at the resort with another couple and enjoyed the laid back life. Great food, friendly staff, amazing floral, and best accommodations. Enjoy a walk, you will get plenty of exercise, as you listen to nature. Visit the thermal hot tubs and sip on a drink. Close to La Fortuna, call an Uber and be a local.
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Response from Nayara_Hotels, Manager at Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Tim R, Thank you for your kind words about your stay at Nayara. We were thrilled to read how you enjoyed your time in our natural paradise. We hope we can welcome you back very soon. Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada Resident Manager
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$377 - $689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux
Which popular attractions are close to Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux?
Nearby attractions include Arenal Natura Ecological Park (0.2 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 Gardens Relais & Chateaux?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux?
Conveniently located restaurants include Altamira Restaurant, Tabbule Restaurant, and Surá Bar & Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Afrikaans.
Does Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Nayara Gardens Relais & Chateaux accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.