Okay, let start by saying... be prepared to be wowed. This place is over the top fabulous. My husband and I just got back yesterday from CRica for our 20th anniversary. Nayara was the highlight of our trip. As we and other guests we talked with said, this is the best hotel we have ever stayed at and we are very seasoned global travelers. The Springs (not to be confused with its sister property, Nayara Hotel), opened in Dec 2013. It has private villas each with its own small garden area and pool filled with thermal heated water (no need to go to Tabacon Springs!). The villas are large, beautifully decorated, his/her bath areas, and a wonderful, private, dual outdoor bath shower. Even my husband kept saying how romantic the place was and how it would be the perfect honeymoon spot! (By the way, this is NOT a place for a family vacation! They target adults.) The features are endless--free international phone calls, strong WIFI, free mini bar food and drinks, great selection of restaurants on site to chose from, beautiful (quiet) pool area overlooking the forest and the volcano, breathtaking grounds with beautiful flowers, and the most amazing Concierge to help you with any request. Maricela, the best Concierge person I have ever met, helped us with activity, restaurant, spa, transportation reservations and much more. She, like the entire Nayara staff, truly embodied Costa Rica's "Pura Vida." They made the entire experience very welcoming and personal. This place has been given so many awards already--e.g., best hotel in both Central and South America and deservedly so. Check out their site. Their photos don't speak enough of the beauty. We, like many other guests we talked with, were also staying at the Four Seasons Papagayo. Honestly, it pales by comparison to Nayara Springs. Glad we saved Nayara for last! Be sure to do the Sky Trek zip line and the Cano Negro boat trip. Also, take advantage of their spa services done in private villas overlooking the forest--so peaceful. I could just keep going on... can I just go back now?!?! Please??
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With only 16 villas, Nayara Springs is a unique, exclusive hotel with all the facilities and amenities of a 5-star resort. The lavish villas, hidden among the tropical gardens, have breathtaking views of the Arenal Volcano, and each one features its own exclusive pool fed by mineral springs, around-the-clock butler service, an expansive private garden with exterior shower, sleek, four-poster bed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nayara Springs Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park