Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens - Facts and Information


Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens is located between the town of Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano National Park, six kilometers from Fortuna. The hotel is 20 minutes from the main attractions of the area, including hot springs, waterfalls and the National Park main entrance.


International Awards
· No.4 Hotel in the World, Travel and Leisure Best Hotels award 2013
· No.6 Hotel in the World, Travel and Leisure Best Hotels award 2012
· No.1 Resort in Central and South America, Travel and Leisure Best Hotels award
· No.1 Hotel spa in Central and South America, Travel and Leisure Best Hotels award
· No.1 Hotel in Central and South America, Trip Advisor Traveler Choice award 2013
· No.1 Hotel in Costa Rica, Trip Advisor Traveler Choice award 2013

Children Policy

Children are welcome at Nayara Hotel, Spa, & Gardens; however, there are limited activities for children.

Room Amenities

Buffet breakfast (including a la carte omelets, fresh fruits, homemade bread baked 5am every day)
A selection of daily typical local and international breakfast, sandwiches and granola bars made from our own recipe
Free daily yoga classes 8:15 am
Onsite complementary bird watching tour at 6:00 am Mondays & Thursdays
Wi-Fi in the room and throughout the property
Free international phone calls from the room
Free movies


The recently completed Spa at Nayara has been described by guests as a wonder of beauty, architecture and engineering. This masterpiece of wood, marble and granite was built on the quasi-vertical slope of the mountain as it gently descends into the adjacent tropical rain forest. In order to avoid impacting the delicate eco-system, the spa was built in an elevated fashion over a floating foundation structure, which gives the impression that the spa is suspended over the rain forest.

The spa allows you to enjoy the best of Costa Rica’s natural healing ingredients in a luxury boutique hotel setting. You will hear the sounds of birds, flowing water and a whispering breeze all around you in harmony with the relaxing treatments. Everything has been designed to allow your body and soul to be immersed in this unique relaxation experience.

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The northern plains of Costa Rica are one of the world’s most diverse regions, home to the grandiose Arenal volcano. Visitors to this spectacular tropical zone can take part in several activities and tours to enrich the visit to this truly special area of Costa Rica. There are activities and tours for those seeking adventures as well as those with relaxation in mind. The activities cover the entire spectrum, including white water rafting, horseback riding, hot springs, spa, visiting farms, bird watching, fishing, windsurfing, canopy tours, suspended bridges over the forest canopy.


Altamira Restaurant

The Altamira Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers an unparalleled view of the volcano. Surrounded by lush tropical plants and flowers, Altamira has been designed to provide an exclusive dining experience. Enjoy authentic, gourmet Costa Rican and international cuisine or simply enjoy a drink in a stylish and comfortable ambiance.

Popular food: Ceviche
Popular drink: Navarro Correa Blend
Popular dessert: Tres leches

Hours of Operation:

Serves: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Nostalgia Wine Bar

Nostalgia is an entirely new concept wine bar, where guests can sip and sample the best of Latin American and Spanish vintages using our unique Italian wine dispensing system. Nostalgia’s exquisite décor, plush leather couches, plasma televisions, and open-air terrace offer a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and an after-dinner drink.

Popular food: Mixed Olives
Popular drink: Pinot Grigio
Popular dessert: Brownie

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Hours of Operation:

2:00pm to 11:00pm

Sushi Amor

The sushi spot opened in February and serves up an amalgam of Peruvian and Latin American cuisine. The appetizers include a trio of ceviches – marlin, tuna and tilapia – and the fresh sushi rolls reflect the fusion philosophy; the Nayara roll has chicken on the inside and fried plantains across the top.

Popular food: Crunchy spicy tuna roll
Popular drink: Draft local beer
Popular dessert: Piña colada cheesecake

Hours of Operation:

Serves: Lunch and Dinner

Kali, Kali Pool Bar

Cuisine: Casual, Poolside Snacks

Popular food: Hamburgers
Popular drink: Piña Coladas
Popular dessert: Caramel Flan

Hours of Operation:

Serves: Lunch

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