The hotel at the foot of the famous Arenal Volcano

At the foot of the famous Arenal volcano in the heart of Costa Rica, the Arenal Nayara is an oasis of peace amidst the lush nature of the tropical rainforest. Its 50 houses invite the guest to feel a particular environment where the soul reaches a certain nirvana taking with it the well-being of the body. Each cottage invites you to enjoy a sublime private garden with an outdoor shower and a beautiful terrace with a Jacuzzi for two to be pampered while overlooking the volcano.

The Nayara Suite is the great luxury of the hotel. Its natural light invades a Romanesque space inside gardens where flowers attract hummingbirds. Its spectacular Jacuzzi prolongs the environment with an exceptional view. One of the great pleasures of staying at the Nayara is wandering through the gardens where the controlled jungle invades a few small lakes, to see the tropical flowers and watch the birds that inhabit these gardens and end in the swimming pool to enjoy a swim, relax in the Jacuzzi or have cocktails at the bar.



From the hotel, the location offers a number of wonderful excursions that invites visitors to live an adventure. A walking tour through the foothills of the Arenal volcano; an exciting Sky Trek and Sky Tram that take you through treetops.  Maybe a walk to the Celeste River and its waterfall, or a walk along the Arenal Hanging Bridges. You can also go on a horseback ride to the waterfall of La Fortuna. You might consider the Toro river rafting or, have a more quiet ride navigating the wildlife refuge Caño Negro. At the end of a full of adrenaline day, it is a pleasure to return to the hotel and relax in the Spa built on top of the rainforest. They offer massages and treatments with curative natural ingredients which include natural plants and volcanic mud. All lavished in   luxurious surroundings with birdsongs, running water and the harmony that saturates the mind.

At the end the day, you can enjoy dinner at one of the two restaurants. Sushi Amor, serving sushi with a Latin flavor in an exclusive and elegant setting with a very unique panoramic view.  You can also try the Altamira Restaurant hidden in a beautiful garden where you can to enjoy the authentic Costa Rica’s gourmet cuisine accompanied with the best international wines originating from the Nostalgia wine bar.

Located at just 3 hours drive from the San Jose airport, and 4 hours from the Tamarindo beach, the Arenal Nayara is a romantic retreat in the middle of the jungle which invites you to enjoy your partner with luxury and excellence of care. On a clear night, you can see the lava coming down from the volcano’s cone. The Arenal Nayara Resort is more than the number one resort in Central America. It is a perfect heart that beats to the rhythm of a novel about the union between man and nature, a “must” of the Americas.





Arenal Nayara Resort, cerca de La Fortuna
tel. +506 2479 1600, toll free 1 888 332 2961
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Text: Patrick Monney ± Photo: Patrick Monney