Many people have mentioned how beautiful the resort is, and they are all right. Even though I read all reviews of this resort for months before coming, nothing prepared me for my breathtaking arrival to our the Springs' Villa. The decor is gorgeous!! I think the designers must have combed the world for objects to include in the room. In spite of the variety, everything combines to make a harmonious whole. If I could have purchased the lovely rug at the foot of the bed, I would have done so immediately. The same goes for the bedspread, throw pillows, outdoor furniture, and more. It has been mentioned frequently, how the landscaping creates a feeling of privacy, and this is so true, and wonderful.
There have been many descriptions of the property, so I will not duplicate. I want to mention some features that made this resort so special for us:
Included: good wi fi service, and long distance to the US; same day laundry (actually within a few hours your clothes come back clean and folded); minibar snacks and drinks, including beer. The outdoor shower, complete with plants was so much fun. There were lots of big fluffy towels, and nice bath amenities.
Spa prices which are not "resort" inflated, and excellent services. For me, no experience can compare to being in an elevated spa room, open to nature on three sides, and hearing the birds singing, good night, and the frogs chirping as they get ready for their evening activities. Lovely.
I have to make a special mention of the Springs concierge staff: Yieni, Sharon, William, and our personal concierge, Maricella. Examples: when Maricella saw me walking from our villa, she would always try and help me because she knew I had shaky knees; William replaced the complimentary bottle of wine, which was too sweet for us; and the ladies often called me when Carlotta came to visit their office, because they knew how fascinated I was by this bird. The staff made being at the resort feel like you were part of their community, and not just a first time guest in a foreign resort.
I also must mention the special naturalist on staff, Anders. We went for a tour with him to Eco Danus. It was the best tour we took. He is very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Costa Rican ecosystem, and taught us about everything we were seeing. He really greatly enhanced our experience, and I would not hesitate to take advantage of his expertise.
Btw, other reviewers have complained about children at the Springs. There were children visiting during our visit, but they did not effect the pleasure of our stay.
When we left Nayara Springs, we went to a nice hotel in San Jose, but it was depressing to us.
Nothing could compare to where we had been.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 to 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 property. Guest 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 Hotel Spa & Gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nayara Springs Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park