Honeymooners and couples – it’s been voted Most Romantic Hotel in South and Central America.
Near La Fortuna, four hours drive from San José, Costa Rica.
All the rooms at Nayara are free-standing ‘casitas’ (little houses) with direct views onto the conical green slopes of the Arenal volcano. They are decorated in vibrant modern colours, with polished wooden floors and thatched roofs, four poster beds and billowing white mosquito nets. All have private jacuzzis on the terrace.
The Altamira Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers an unparalleled view of the volcano. Surrounded by lush tropical plants and flowers, it serves authentic, gourmet Costa Rican and international cuisine.
The swimming pool comes complete with three independent whirlpool Jacuzzis and a wet bar. The spa is buried deep in the jungle and offers a panoply of treatments accompanied by the sounds of birdsong.
Hiking, white water rafting, horseback riding, nature watching boat rides, canopy slides and hanging bridges are all on offer in the nearby area, and the hotel can arrange any of them for you.
Prioritise a visit to the heavenly Tabacon Hot Springs or Baldi Hot Springs, warmed naturally by the Arenal volcano’s energy.