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In the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest below the Arenal Volcano lies Nayara Gardens. A family-friendly resort known for its wonderful spa and lush gardens full of indigenous flora and fauna, including their resident sloths. They are consistently rated as one of the top hotels in the world by the likes of Travel+Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Forbes Travel Guide, and TripAdvisor due to their personalized service, romantic atmosphere, and authentic Costa Rican experience. The Nayara Experience promises the discerning and adventurous traveler the perfect combination of luxury and exploration. Their heartfelt hospitality, impeccable service, luxurious accommodations, fine cuisine, outstanding spa, and amazing eco-adventures makes this resort the premier destination in Costa Rica.

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Nayara Gardens´ 50 luxury casitas and villas are free-standing bungalows nestled in lush tropical gardens, offering spectacular views of the rainforest and the majestic Arenal. All the rooms feature out-door terraces with oversized jacuzzi tubs and private outdoor showers and modern amenities that include: TV, high-speed wireless internet, safe, AC, stocked mini-bar with espresso maker, and open style marble bathrooms with large glass-enclosed showers and eco-friendly ceramic amenities.

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Nayara Gardens Resort has crafted a menu of gastronomic experiences from authentic Costa Rican buffets to sophisticated Wine Paired dinners. The day starts with a generous and complimentary breakfast buffet with fresh juices, eggs, and lots of international and local choices. There are three restaurants: Asia Luna, La Terraza, and Mi Cafecito, and three fabulous gastronomic experiences: private romantic dinners, a wine pairing extravaganza, and coffee sampling from freshly roasted coffee beans in “Mi Cafecito”, their espresso lounge. 

On property bars: Nostalgia, Wine Bar and Tapas Kali Kali and Swim-up Tropical.


Nayara Gardens offers personalized tours with their own-site expertly trained guides. This resort is immersed in The Arenal Volcano National Park, the country’s most visited area for eco-adventure and exploration.

 Experience zip lining across the top of the rainforest canopy.
 Hike the Arenal Volcano and have the adventure of a lifetime.
 Traverse hanging bridges and trek over dry lava fields to examine pristine rainforests.
 Discover waterfalls and crystal blue rivers, and soak in hot springs.
Experience rappelling down the side of Arenal’s waterfalls.
Visit The Proyecto Asis, where rescued animals are taken care of.
Nayara grounds are bursting with wildlife, you can spot sloths and monkeys on their trails, or join a bird-watching walk at dawn.

How to get to NAYARA GARDENS

Nayara Gardens is located at The Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica.

Fly to San José
2.5 hours drive from San Jose´s Airport to Nayara Gardens.

Fly to Liberia
3 hours drive from Liberia´s Airport to Nayara Gardens.

✓ You can request transportation from the airport to the resort.

Reforestation is the most important action Nayara Gardens takes to protect the rainforest and the wildlife that lives near and in the resort. Planting new trees reduces the number of greenhouse gases in the air, benefiting the local climate. As those new trees grow, they help rebuild endangered habitats, the leading threat to the health of all wild animal species. They have slowly and painstakingly replanted native species in the forest and set out a tropical garden throughout the resort which has created a natural refuge for birds, monkeys and sloths. They have an extensive collection of tropical plants including palms, cycads, flowering trees, and vines. Their collection also includes different varieties of ginger, heliconias, and tropical bamboo.

Nayara Gardens thinks local, they want their local community to thrive. The majority of their staff members come from the neighboring town of La Fortuna de San Carlos. They offer them free transportation, sustainable tourism education, and health services. Some of their additional local initiatives include free early education for their employees’ children, financial support to a local orphanage (Hogarcito de Niños) and support for local artists. 

Nayara Gardens´ Chef has the responsibility to create unique delicious plates with organic vegetables, fruits and herbs of great quality from what’s available in the region.
Nayara Gardens´ buildings are sustainable and renewable. Land topography allows this resort to orientate their rooms smartly to maximize the effects of sunlight and ventilation, minimizing the need for air conditioning and heating. They use energy-conserving light bulbs and lighting systems.
Nayara Gardens uses water-conserving faucets.
Nayara Gardens is working hard to become a single-use plastic free resort. They have replaced plastic water bottles with reusable glass bottles in the villas, eliminated plastic straws, and continue to recycle plastic and cartons.