Nayara Springs is an exclusive retreat for guests 18 and older. The resort is set on a forested hill five miles northwest of the town of La Fortuna. Nayara Springs is a member of the Relais & Chateaux family of boutique hotels.
The gardens are richly planted with tropical flowers and succulents, which attract hummingbirds, sloths, and an occasional toucan.
On cloudless days, the conical Arenal Volcano can be seen in the distance.
Among the amenities are an outdoor pool, sundeck, three restaurants, fitness center, and massage rooms.
A sister property, Arenal Nayara Resort, offers additional restaurants, which can be accessed by a 250-foot footbridge across a forested ravine.
Pilates and yoga classes are also available.
A highlight for couples staying at this resort is the spa, located in open-air pavilions that look out to the rainforest. The spa offers massages and relaxing skin treatments with locally-sourced organic coffee, volcanic clay, and chocolate.
The 35 spacious villas feature king-sized beds, chandeliers, private plunge pools (fed by hot springs), polished hardwood floors, private patios, hammocks, and outdoor showers.
Other features include a living area with day-bed, dining table, and lux bath amenities.
Each villa is equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, television, security box, mini-bar, bathrobes, slippers, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
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.