Nayara Gardens

Location: Arenal & Northern Costa Rica | Costa Rica

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

A member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux hotels, the award-winning Nayara Gardens is a five-star boutique hotel offering premium luxury in a stunning location on the outskirts of the Arenal Volcano.
Perfect forHoneymooners and couples – it’s been voted Most Romantic Hotel in South and Central America.
In the knowPrioritise a visit to the heavenly hot springs of Tabacon and Baldi, which are warmed naturally by the Arenal Volcano’s energy.

Recommended for...

  • Spa & Wellness
  • Setting & Views
  • Eco-tourism
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Nayara Gardens has a stunning natural setting in tropical gardens in the lush rainforests of Arenal Volcano National Park.

Rooms at Nayara Gardens

All the rooms at Nayara are spacious and characterful free-standing casitas (houses) with direct views onto the conical green slopes of the Arenal Volcano. They are decorated in vibrant modern colours, with four-poster beds, polished wooden floors, thatched roofs and terraces with hammocks, outdoor showers and private Jacuzzis.

Food & drink

Enjoy delicious al fresco meals of authentic, gourmet Costa Rican and international cuisine, including fresh fish, surrounded by lush tropical plants and flowers, and accompanied by unparalleled view of the volcano. In the evening, head to the bar for innovative tropical cocktails and live music.


The swimming pool comes complete with a whirlpool Jacuzzi and a swim-up bar. The spa is buried deep in the jungle and offers a panoply of treatments accompanied by the sounds of birdsong. As well as signature massages and facials, there are also scrubs and wraps utilising volcanic mud, organic coffee and chocolate clay, to leave you revitalised and glowing!

Activities at Nayara Gardens

Hiking, white water rafting, horse riding, nature watching, boat rides, canopy slides and hanging bridges are all on offer in the nearby area - the hotel's expert naturalists will help you to explore the vast and beautiful natural playground on the doorstep. You can also make a contribution to the local environment by planting a tree during your stay.

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Hotel location

Nayara Gardens is approximately a 2-hour drive from San Jose airport.

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