Nayara Resort (formerly known as Arenal Nayara) is boutique retreat set on a forested hill five miles northwest of the town of La Fortuna. The gardens are richly planted with tropical flowers and succulents, which attract hummingbirds, sloths, and an occasional toucan.

Lush green gardens with vegetation sit at Nayara Gardens.

On cloudless days, the cone-shaped Arenal Volcano can be seen in the distance.

A clear view of the Arenal Volcano is seen from Nayara Gardens.

A highlight of the hotel is their open-air restaurant that features upscale food with a variety of meats, fish and salads.

They also offer four types of ceviche, seafood, local meat and local specialties. There is also live music every night.

A restaurant with bright blue and red chairs, tables, and floors in Costa Rica.

Accommodations 

The 50 casitas and villas feature king or double beds, polished hardwood floors, private decks & gardens, jetted tubs, and hammocks.

Two white twin beds sit on the hardwood floors of a villa at Nayara Gardens.Two shower heads face each other in a glass shower.

The villa category adds a wrap-around deck for less-obstructed views.

Each guest room is equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, television, security box, mini-bar, bathrobes, slippers, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast and twice daily maid service.

A woman lounges in a hammock on a hardwood floor deck in Costa Rica.

Amenities 

Among the amenities at the resort are an outdoor pool, sundeck, piano bar, bistro, fitness center, sauna, steam room, and massage rooms.

A large outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by white lounge chairs.A woman in a white workout outfit sits doing yoga with her hands above her head in a hardwood floored cabana at Nayara Gardens.

Adventures

The Arenal area is an playground for the adventurous. LANDED arranges privately guided and group basis excursions such as zip-line canopy tours, whitewater rafting trips, canyoning, biking, horseback riding, hikes in the national park, and waterfall rappelling.

More relaxing options include hikes through the forest on the suspension bridge trail, the Sky Tram gondola, birding, fishing, and visits to waterfalls and hot springs.

A man and woman stand on a bridge suspended between a green lush jungle.

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