We enjoyed our 4 night stay at the beautiful Hotel Nayara in Arenal. First off, the premises are magnificent. The landscaping is replete with colorful native foliage and is itself a locale for bird watching. There are 50 individual and distinct bungalows, virtually each with a view of the Arenal volcano (dormant at the moment). The units are beautifully appointed-ours had a private patio with hammock and outdoor jacuzzi bathtub. What really distinguishes Nayara, however, is the quality of the staff. These folks are genuinely kind and warm people who are genuinely concerned about your experience. We really have never experienced such a degree of service from the heart. Jorge, the manager, was so helpful to us in every way-great guy, professional and friendly. He truly extended himself. Lindsay, the American transplant concierge, was likewise terrific. She is very knowledgeable about the area, friendly and down to earth. Our primary waiter, Josue, was first rate. Difficult to leave.
We river rafted on the Balsa River (2-3 level rapids) with Wave Expeditions-excellent experience. Gerald was the group leader-he did a fine job. Tom was the guide on our raft. He was excellent, skilled and careful. Followed by a traditional lunch at a local farm house.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenal Nayara Hotel And Gardens
- Arenal Nayara Hotel Gardens
- Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens Costa Rica/Arenal Volcano National Park