Intimate, romantic, and pampering: Those are the words that come to mind when describing Nayara. It’s a special place, with lodgings in large and luxurious private bungalows, each with a two-person Jacuzzi, wide, volcano-facing balconies, and both an indoor and garden shower. Units 1 through 5 are closest to the restaurants and pool and thus the least private. Around the bungalows are well-tended tropical gardens (wonderful for bird-watching); trails lead through the property and down to a river. The dining options are varied and all well-executed, from the classy wine and tapas bar to a laid back Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian) spot. The hotel does not have a natural hot springs on-site, though there is a natural spring-fed hot pool at its adjoining property, Nayara Springs Resort (www.nayarasprings.com). It’s reached via a long and high suspension bridge, and populated with even larger villas, each with a hot, natural, spring-fed private pool.
La Fortuna› Hotel
Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens
On the main road btw. La Fortuna and Lake Arenal
Our Rating Neighborhood Near the Volcano Phone 888/332-2961 in the U.S. and Canada, 2479-1600 in Costa Rica Prices $430 double; $540 villa Amenities 4 restaurants; 2 bars; small spa; gym; 2 pools; 3 Jacuzzis; room service; free Wi-Fi Units 66 units Web site Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens Other Rates includes buffet breakfast and daily yoga classesBook a Room Now
MapOn the main road btw. La Fortuna and Lake Arenal La Fortuna
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