Starting at $390 per night

Overview

Consistently rated as one of the top hotels in Central and South America, Arenal Nayara Hotel and Gardens delivers romance and luxury unlike any other hotel in Costa Rica. The thoughtfully positioned resort is on a hill across from the iconic Arenal Volcano, providing spectacular views and scenery. Meticulously maintained tropical gardens separate the bungalows, providing a magical setting. Trails run through the gardens connecting the rooms with the lobby, restaurant, and other common areas. Guests of this luxurious boutique hotel will enjoy amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, pool towels, fitness facilities, poolside bar, restaurants, wine bar, laundry service, wired Internet access, massage and spa facilities, and tropical gardens.

The awards and accolades Nayara receives are impressive, to say the least. TripAdvisor announced that it was rated the number two hotel in the world in 2015, and consistently ranks it in the top 5 most romantic hotels in the world. Travel and Leisure named it as the number one resort in Central and South America in 2015 and the number 1 hotel spa in Central and South America in 2014. Conde Nast Traveler recently ranked the Nayara as the number one resort in Central and South America. Of course, our Pacific Trade Winds travelers couldn't agree more, with a nearly perfect rating, and some of the best reviews we have received.

The Nayara Experience offers the perfect balance of luxury and world-class services. Guests will enjoy genuine Costa Rican hospitality and unparalleled service. The luxurious guest rooms will leave even the most discerning traveler in awe. Excellent cuisine, specialty bars, and a peaceful spa combine to create an unforgettable experience.

The Nayara delivers vibrant settings and a delightful atmosphere for their world-class dining options. Set near the lobby, the Altamira Restaurant offer International and Costa Rican cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The colorful Asia Luna Restaurant delivers a delightful fusion of Asian and Latin dishes for lunch and dinner. Private, Romantic Dinners offering a "Gourmet Extravaganza" are available in the gardens. The Nostalgia Bar offers an excellent selection of wines and tapas and the resort also offers a Wine Paired Dinner that includes a five-course dinner paired with five glasses of wine. Of course, guests can also enjoy casual poolside snacks and cocktails at the Kali, Kali Pool Bar.

Surrounded by jungle and the sounds of nature, the Spa is an oasis of peace and tranquility. The highly trained therapists provide personalized treatments catered to your needs in the outdoor spa bungalows. Combination therapies calm your mind and body with massage, body treatments, and skin care. Of course, couples can unwind, connect, and enjoy the luxurious spa treatments together.

Arenal Volcano is one of Costa Rica's top attractions for a good reason. The hot springs in this area are world-class, often surrounded by jungle, and right in front of a spectacular volcano! Arenal is also home to the best selection of adventure tours and activities in Costa Rica. Enjoy whitewater rafting, canyoning and rappelling down rainforest waterfalls, canopy ziplines, cave exploration, and many other thrilling activities. Nature lovers will be able to explore the jungle at the Arenal Hanging Bridges or on a hike at the base of the volcano. Visit Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge or go on a safari float at the Rio Penas Blancas to see exotic animals and rural countryside. Not to be overlooked, La Fortuna Waterfalls is only minutes away, offering gorgeous scenery and a wonderful way to spend and afternoon. These are, but a brief introduction to the many tours and activities the Arenal Volcano region has to offer. Check our Arenal Tours page for a comprehensive list of things to do in this amazing area.

The luxurious rooms and suites at Arenal Nayara are in perfect harmony with their surroundings. Thoughtfulness and attention to detail shine through in every direction. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and offer unforgettable views from the terraces. They offer private outdoor showers and garden area. All rooms offer air-conditioning, cable television, mini-bar and coffee maker, a hairdryer, and environmentally friendly bath amenities. You will find a comprehensive list of amenities for each room style in the Amenity Section.

Insider Tip: When considering reviews and accolades, Arenal Nayara is the best hotel in Costa Rica. While most visitors elect to visit Arenal first and then end their vacation at the beach, we recommend ending your trip at the Nayara, so you save the best for last.

Hotel Tags

  • Luxury
  • Eco Style
  • Boutique
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Hilltop
  • Hot Springs
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hot Springs
  • Spa
  • Gardens
  • Handicap
  • Computer Station
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Laundry Service

Room Amenities

Casita Deluxe

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Internet Free
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Terrace
  • Volcano View
  • Jungle View

Rainforest Villa

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Phone
  • Internet Free
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Volcano View
  • Jungle View

Springs Villa

  • AC
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Terrace

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom

Location

Latitude: N 10°30'10.91". Longitude: W 85°18'47.2"

Reviews

  • Overall 94.4% (240 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 94.7%
  • Comfort: 95.1%
  • Meeting Expectations: 94.4%
  • Staff: 94.1%
  • Value: 93.4%

04/01/2017

This is an amazing hotel. Best I've ever visited.

03/09/2017

Loved it and would go back!

02/23/2017

Outstanding!!

02/10/2017

Fabulous!!

02/09/2017

Beyond our expectations. Staff was wonderful, the room beautiful and the grounds of the hotel spectacular

01/21/2017

Best experience EVER

12/04/2016

Amazing resort. Food a little spendy but not too bad

11/02/2016

There was no Wi-Fi in our room.

10/25/2016

By far the greatest hotel I have ever stayed at. The staff, rooms, property, food, everything was beyond amazing! I hope to make it back there!

10/07/2016

What a beautiful resort. With the exception of the wine bar, the staff was expert, professional and very helpful. Hard to pick the best between the Nayara and El Mangrove. Different but both elegant.

10/04/2016

This was the best hotel we have ever stayed out. Fantastic service, food and ambiance. We will be back!

10/02/2016

Probably the beat hotel we have ever stayed at. The staff was second to none

09/23/2016

Everything about Arenal Nayara was amazing and we will definitely visit there again - probably spend our whole vacation there next time!

08/09/2016

Best Hotel I have ever stayed at!!!

08/03/2016

Arenal Nayara was amazing. This place was the highlight of our stay, and we enjoyed staying at this resort.

07/29/2016

This was the best resort that we have ever stayed at! What an amazing place, thank you so much for booking us into the Nayara!

07/10/2016

Accommodations were beyond expectations and staff and services were excellent. Every single employee greeted us when passing and all were helpful and friendly. Cannot say enough about this place!

06/30/2016

a special hotel

06/27/2016

Literally the best hotel experience I have ever had. Clearly, I'm not rich or famous but I was treated as if I were. This experience was so amazing that it made the remainder of the trip seem just "ok".

06/13/2016

It was a nice resort, a typical high end hotel, including the price for dining, etc.

06/11/2016

This place is tropical paradise. Beautiful location, AMAZING staff and WONDERFUL food.

05/20/2016

Most awesome place we have ever stayed in. Staff was fantastic, grounds impeccable and room accommodations beautiful. We will definitely return to the Nayara. A Number "ONE" for sure.

05/19/2016

The Arenal Nayara far exceeded my expectations! Every member of their team, every meal, everything was fabulous I only wish we had stayed longer.

05/15/2016

Best ever! Food facilities, staff, value.

05/06/2016

This place was great, the staff was great.

04/16/2016

The hotel was beautiful and the staff, food and service were incredible!

04/14/2016

Over the top resort and accommodations! They made us feel like family!

04/08/2016

Wonderful hotel, excellent breakfast buffet. Room was very comfortible

03/22/2016

Love this hotel . the staff were extremely nice , and our room was breath taking !

03/21/2016

One of the nicest hotels I've stayed in anywhere! The staff was absolutely stunning in their attention to the guests. I highly recommend this hotel, and I appreciated the areas which were free of young children.

02/22/2016

I must say the stay at Arenal Nayara Hotel has set the bar pretty high for any other hotel I stay at in the future. The grounds were beyond any compliment I could put into words, the staff made you feel special like a guest in their own home. I have already recommended this hotel to many others and plan on returning again.

02/01/2016

Great place to stay!

01/28/2016

Favorite accommodations! It was wonderful!!!

01/25/2016

Amazing hotel -- we really enjoyed the privacy of the rooms and grounds.

01/19/2016

If we could offer higher scores.
We stayed in a Villa, absolutely beautiful so romantic. The staff goes out of their way to be more than accommodating. The breakfast is excellent. Any trip back to Costa Rica we will stay here again and for more nights.

01/06/2016

Literally everything about this hotel was perfect. The staff were wonderful, the rooms were amazing, and the restaurants were great

11/30/2015

This was undoubtedly the best hotel experience I've ever had. Hats off to all of the staff for outstanding service. And the grounds were stunning.

11/09/2015

We will be going back to stay there again. Staff was spectacular.

10/13/2015

The hotel was really amazing. We were stunned when we first walked into our bungalow. The rooms are very spacious and it truly felt like an upscale, romantic getaway, exactly what we were hoping for. The staff members were all professional and very helpful. We ate at 2 of the 3 restaurants and used the spa for massages which were amazing. We have already been talking about a return trip and staying here.

10/03/2015

This place was absolutely AMAZING. The room we had (Casita Deluxe) was beyond our expectations. I can't even imagine what the Villas looked like. The staff here was so great, and the food was delicious. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking to stay in the Arenal region of Costa Rica.

09/09/2015

This was like we were in paradise. Our overall expectation of hospitality was surprised everyday. They even packed us food and water for our journey. And gave a free bottle of wine as welcome !! Its a great resort.

08/14/2015

Best Hotel Ever

08/13/2015

This place was fabulous

08/08/2015

Beautiful! Wonderful customer service and the property exceeded our expectations.

06/24/2015

Food was high and not up to the rest of the standards we expected. Wine pairing dinner was lots of wine a little bit of food! Place and room... over the top beautiful! Try some other restaurants for dinners and enjoy the place! Staff A++ We did the ECOTERMIALS (?) hotsprings and believe it or not we had no one there for almost the entire 3 hours we played in the springs? Did you all arrange that!

06/22/2015

Our room was wonderful, the staff was great everywhere we went the staff called us by name, we really enjoyed our stay.

06/19/2015

Love the facility. Dinner one night at the new restaurant - service was slow.

06/07/2015

The service, food and cleanliness were next to none. This hotel was the perfect place for our honeymoon; we loved the yoga, the fresh food, friendly staff, impeccable service and how clean EVERYTHING was!! We'd definitely go back again!!

06/02/2015

A wonderful choice, the dining was excellent, the spa staff was outstanding and the hotel staff Andreas was helpful arranging for all of our extra tours while we were there. We did not want to leave this hotel.

05/22/2015

Beutiful, romantic, great food, wonderful staff!

05/15/2015

Absolutely fantastic hotel. Everything was great. And the view of the volcano from our patio: stunning.

05/06/2015

The hotel was disappointing. I am bewildered that it was awarded the no. 2 hotel in the world by Trip Advisor. We have stayed in many better hotels. The staff are poorly managed. We entered the restaurant thirty minutes prior to closing when we arrived after a four hour journey and instructed to only order "something fast" off the menu. It lacks style and the staff are too casual. It would appear that the hotel is reliant on its previous accolades. However the manager was most helpful when one of our activities was cancelled due to excessive rainfall. Fortunately we had arranged activities each day during our stay so our reliance on the hotel was minimal. Would not recommend to fellow travellers.

05/01/2015

We absolutely loved this hotel. It is the best hotel we've ever stayed at. We will definitely go back. Jesse at the restaurant treated us like family. Everything that we asked for was taken care of right away. Couldn't ask for anything better.

04/29/2015

Amazing hotel.

04/18/2015

Paradise.

02/25/2015

Most beautiful hotel we have ever stayed at. Please recommend the dinner and wine pairing at the Wine Bar restaurant. It was a gastronomic experience. And we are Foodies. On the day, we went canyoning, Ellen left her wet clothes on the bus. They dropped it off when they came back to pick us for dinner. We left it at the front desk. They said they would bring it to the room. Not only that, they dried it for her.

02/01/2015

The breakfast was very good and they had sandwiches to take so we were able to pick up some food for lunch, which saved us some money and time.

01/09/2015

Best place I have ever stayed!!!

11/30/2014

Unbelievable hotel!

09/30/2014

Costa Rica is gorgeous and the hotel in Arenal is phenomenal.