Starting at $500 per night


Beautifully appointed private casitas and villas grace the natural rainforest landscape at Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens nestled on a hilltop with magnificent views of Arenal Volcano. Easy to navigate trails run through the meticulously maintained colorful gardens connecting each high-end bungalow to the lobby, restaurants, and other common areas. Jacuzzis and pools abound, plus a state-of-the-art gym, complimentary daily yoga, and an abundance of native wildlife. Perfect for couples, honeymoons, or small families seeking an effortless vacation experience in which to discover the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

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Arenal Volcano, found in the northwestern highland region, gives you a spectacular rainforest destination at a refreshing altitude. Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens, opposite the volcano, provides an authentic opportunity to immerse yourself simultaneously in both Nature and luxury. In 2018, Travel and Leisure magazine rated Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens one of the Top 100 Hotels in the World!

The nearest town, La Fortuna, offers you the best selection of adventure activities including numerous volcanic hot springs, whitewater rafting, canyoning, waterfalls, canopy ziplines, caving, and many other thrilling activities. You might enjoy a hike down the La Fortuna Waterfalls, walking over Arenal Hanging Bridges or taking a Safari Float in the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge to observe riparian wildlife. Check out our Arenal Tours page for a comprehensive list of things you might like to do in this amazing area.

Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens offers a luxurious Nature immersion experience with genuine Costa Rican hospitality and unparalleled service. Excellent cuisine, specialty bars, and a peaceful open-air spa combine to create a vacation you won’t forget. The attentive staff will gladly take you on a nature walk to look for sloths and other resident wildlife while identifying amazing birdlife for you. Howler monkeys will likely awaken you in the morning. At the time of this writing, the management is planning a future family play area and a special children’s activities program.

Here, you’ll find a pleasurable atmosphere to enjoy world-class dining options. The colorful Asia Luna Restaurant delivers a delightful fusion of Asian and Latin cuisine. Private, Romantic Dinners offering a "Gourmet Extravaganza" are available in the gardens. The Nostalgia Bar provides an excellent selection of wines and tapas, plus you can indulge in a Wine Paired Dinner that includes a five-course meal featuring five different wines. Of course, guests can also enjoy casual poolside dining and cocktails at the Kali, Kali Pool Bar. And you must try the excellent coffee in Mi Cafecito with a sandwich, pastry, or freshly made gelato!

Surrounded by jungle and sounds of nature, the top award-winning Spa at Nayara provides an oasis of peace and tranquility with highly trained therapists catering to your personalized needs. Couples can unwind, connect, and enjoy the luxurious romance of sharing their spa experience together within unparalleled beauty.

The luxury Arenal Pool Casitas and Rainforest Villas blend in perfect harmony with their natural surroundings. Thoughtfulness and attention to detail illuminate the spacious, comfortable rooms. In addition to your own private Jacuzzi, you’ll find both indoor and outdoor garden showers where you can bathe au naturel. A comprehensive list of amenities for each room style is listed below in the Amenities Section.

We recommend spending several days at the Nayara because, to be honest, you won’t want to leave!

Hotel Tags

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

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

Rainforest Villa

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

Rainforest Pool Villa

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

Arenal Pool Casita

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

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Path Of Travel
  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Disabled Parking
  • In-room Accessibility


Latitude: N 10° 30' 10.91"
Longitude: W 84° 41' 12.8"


  • Overall 95.7% (331 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 96.1%
  • Comfort: 96.3%
  • Meeting Expectations: 95.6%
  • Staff: 95.6%
  • Value: 94.6%


Everything about this resort is wonderful! The accommodations, the service, the amenities, everything!!


Wonderful hotel, would definitely come back.


The best hotel I ever stayed at. Wonderful staff and services. Top notch.


Nayara was an absolutely luxurious destination- a real dream come true!


Loved this location, wonderful service, beautiful grounds. Would for sure recommend and come back.


Nicest resort I’ve ever been to.


Absolutely amazing. Gorgeous facility, very friendly staff and great food!
A very luxurious and relaxing honeymoon experience


One of the best hotels I have ever been. Location, vibe, staff - all fantastic


This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in. I would recommend it to all of my friends, everything was perfect and beyond expectations. Thank you for including this hotel in our trip!!


If I could give this resort a better score than 10, I would. We absolutely loved this resort and we can’t wait to go back


The best hotel we’ve ever stayed at, will be back for sure. Everything was top notch. Jason at the front desk went above and beyond, pool bartender Claudia, wine bar staff Leo, all of the cleaning staff / turn down service was incredible. Highly recommend


Unbelievable. It was Paradise


The staff was very sweet. They left us a honeymoon present and every evening would bring treats. The rainforest villa was AMAZING. The outside shower, the patio Jacuzzi, and the room itself was very large. We really enjoyed all the food and being in the rainforest.




If I coul rate this hotel a 6 I would


a memorable place. almost too beautiful1


Amazing place. Would 100% come again.


This was our Favorite place to be. The rooms & grounds are Impressive & Immaculate. The food is fantastic & the Servicio is Outstanding! We were located close to the Amor Loco restaurant & easily made friends with the Staff there. We ate there daily & enjoyed using the Infinity lap pool there. Our room had Infinity jacuzzi on the back deck. We had an outdoor double shower as well, plus the glass enclosed double shower. inside. the bathroom. We were surrounded by beautiful flowers & vegetation everywhere. This was our Dream Come True Destination!


The free upgrade here was magical. Lovely.


The best hotel/resort experience of my life. Didn't want to leave.


The hotel was absolutely beautiful! The rooms were amazing and the staff was very friendly! Would definitely go back if I have the chance!


I would give more than a 10 if I could. The service level of the staff and the quality of the rooms and grounds is amazing. Never had an issue finding a spot to sit whichever pool or jacuzzi we wanted (and the resort was full). The food and cocktails were amazing and easily rivaled some of the best cocktail bars and restaurants in US and European cities I have visited. We did not have water one night before dinner and they came right away. A few minutes after arriving at the restaurant someone stopped by to apologize and ended up not charging us for appetizer and breakfast. We had to leave at 4:30 am to go to the airport, we had not even asked but they had packed a breakfast to go for each of us.


Hands down the best Hotel in Costa Rica. The grounds, staff, food, extra excursions all were perfect.


Easily the best hotel we have ever been to!




Want a great hotel and the finest staff. Would love to spend more time at this hotel,
Very engaging staff.


The Nayara Resort hotel was absolutely fabulous and the most luxurious accommodations we have ever experienced. The hotel staff was surely trained to please, but at times they seemed to work a bit too hard to please. We wish the staff would have informed us that the "Costa Rica Grill Night" at the dining hall was very expensive. That dinner cost us over $175 plus tips, and I probably only ate $20 worth of food. This was on Tuesday evening at Nayara. Besides that, the hotel was excellent and would recommend it to anyone who is not sensitive to price.


We LOVED Nayara and all of the experiences we had there. The only complaint is that the furniture was very uncomfortable. All wooden straight back chairs with no padding in the back. It's too bad because the environment there is so relaxing.


beautiful hotel. Great service!


Outstanding and amazing hotel and venue. Staff wonderful and helpful, venue is just beautiful, food was good albeit I would be wary of going to the duly tagged "Asian" restaurant venue for dinner due to the format and an abundance of mosquito's.


Beautiful resort. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. Everything was perfect. The breakfast buffet was amazing!


It exceeded our expectation.. It was such a delight. I have no words


The hotel was beautiful and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.


Nicest hotel ever! The stay included breakfast which knocked my socks off! Loved it there


Everything was perfect here.


We were lucky to be upgraded to the adjacent Nayara Springs hotel. This was one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in - true 5 star service and environment. The Nayara Hotel and Garden looked equally nice and had the same level of service. Cannot recommend highly enough, although it does come at a price.


Superb resort. Excellent accommodations and staff. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.


The hotel is absolutely beautiful! We wish that we had stayed here at least one more day because we enjoyed not only sitting by the pool or on the balcony looking at and listening to nature but the spa was amazing! We would've gone to the spa for a another service if we had had more time. The food was tasty and very well presented but overpriced.


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


Loved it and would go back!






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


Best experience EVER


Amazing resort. Food a little spendy but not too bad


There was no Wi-Fi in our room.


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!


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.


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


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


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


Best Hotel I have ever stayed at!!!


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


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!


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!


a special hotel


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".


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


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


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.


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


Best ever! Food facilities, staff, value.


This place was great, the staff was great.


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


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


Wonderful hotel, excellent breakfast buffet. Room was very comfortible


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


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.


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.


Great place to stay!


Favorite accommodations! It was wonderful!!!


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Best Hotel Ever


This place was fabulous


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


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!


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


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


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!!


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.


Beutiful, romantic, great food, wonderful staff!


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


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.


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.


Amazing hotel.




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.


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.


Best place I have ever stayed!!!


Unbelievable hotel!


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