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La Palma Carretera 142, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#1 of 66 hotels in La Fortuna de San Carlos
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Gold level
Our 35 villas are 1,500 square feet of pure luxury, romance, and privacy. These villas offer the ultimate experience with a private plunge pool fed by water directly from the volcano which is some of the purest in the world. The room includes complimentary breakfast, minibar, laundry, daily yoga classes, and your very own personal host! Nayara Springs is an adult-only luxurious property with many unique and exclusive features. The hotel has two savory restaurants; Amor Loco and Mis Amores. In Amor Loco guests can enjoy gourmet cuisine while sitting by the pool or dining inside with live music seven nights a week. Mis Amores is our casual Italian fare restaurant with a beautiful direct view of the Volcano which is also connected to our new swim-up pool bar Cielito Lindo. Nayara Springs also has its own coffee bar; the coffee is a Nayara Signature that can only be found on the property. Guests can also enjoy our open-air yoga pavilion or work on their fitness at our new state-of-the-art-gym. Nayara Springs is connected by two footbridges perched 150 feet high, above the rainforest canopy to our sister property Nayara Gardens.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Valet parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Neck massage
Open-air bath
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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adrilazz1 wrote a review Today
18 contributions1 helpful vote
Nayara Springs lives up to its reputation. It is a peaceful, retreat in the jungle. It is very romantic. Beautiful villas. Loved the private hot springs pool in the back. Breakfast delivered to the room every day was a real treat. Service was incredible, food was delicious. Loved the termales in property. They were almost always empty. Oh- loved the free mini bar and laundry! Must go to this place.
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Date of stay: December 2021
savoir wrote a review 9 Jan
3 contributions
Truly great experience! Loved everything about this property. The room, the food, the service - all impeccable. The staff makes all efforts to ensure you’ll have the best vacation possible. The hot springs were lovely and easily accessible with the help of golf carts circulating the property at all times.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
age989 wrote a review 5 Jan
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Very nice environment with friendly staff, quickly response transportation, excellent food and drink. the tours programs were interesting. Laundry was free and so convenient. The pools were wonderful.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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nsbenzing wrote a review 4 Jan
Columbia, Maryland2 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I came here for our honeymoon in December 2021, and let me just say this was pure bliss! My wife and I are LGBTQ+, so we were a little worried that the staff might not be super friendly just because none of the other reviews mentioned it. But we decided to take the gamble since Costa Rica is not on the "do not travel" list for queer folk. Rest assured, we were treated with utmost respect! I hope the same would go for gender non-conforming folks and others in the queer community. Anyway, onward to the amazing things we experienced: We stayed in Nayara Springs (adult-only) for 3 nights and Nayara Gardens (families) for 2 nights. We had to shift some dates a couple of months before traveling, so we had to leave Springs and head to the Gardens. During check-in we were told the pools and restaurants were "rowdier" on the Gardens side because there could be kids (that definitely was not the case). The Gardens room we moved to was almost exactly like the Springs side and about 2/3 the cost per night (it was Rainforest Villa #39). The plunge pool isn't spring water, but it is still heated and I think maybe even a little bigger! Even after we moved rooms from springs to garden, we could still access everything on the adult-only Springs side. There really was no difference in our experience other than being closer to certain restaurants. The pools and swim up bars were really nice, and weren't crowded at all. I wonder if that was due to the time of year as it was the week before Christmas. We saw a few families, but it definitely wasn't very "rowdy" at all! So of course it became an inside joke -- "geeze, it's ROWDY here…" I liked walking everywhere (it is steep!), but there are lots of golf carts if you would rather get carted around - it is vacation after all. There are also lots of umbrellas if you ever get surprised by rain! ROOM: The room is splendid. We really could have stayed in the room for the week and been utterly happy. There is so much privacy, we hung out in the plunge pool and read books on the hammock and watched TV (the wifi is good). Note that due to being in Costa Rica, you may not be able to access all of your normal streaming services. Netflix worked. HBO Max did not. Side note: housekeeping comes twice a day - once during the day and once while you're at dinner. When they come in the evening, they leave little desserts next to the bed. Everything is so thoughtful and incredibly personable. We cannot say enough about the service we received. EXCURSIONS: We did free yoga on the first morning, and that was relaxing and the instructor was great. We even got some guest appearances from the local turkeys. Nayara helped us plan our excursions -- waterfall repelling with Pure Trek, ziplining with Sky Adentures, and the hanging bridges tour with Mistico. They were all great and wetted all of my appetites (adventurous-seeking and knowledge-seeking). We could have done the spa there but instead waited to do that at our next venue (which was a mistake, because it sounded like Nayara spa would have been WAY better). FOOD: The included breakfast/brunch is AMAZING. At the springs they will deliver to your room and gardens they won't. However, the brunch at La Terraza is AMAZING, and had we known how good it was on day one we would have gone there every day rather than doing the a la cart or having it delivered. We did the Besame Mucho dinner (romantic private dinner for two) -- it was probably the only thing I would consider cheesy (and pricey ~$300), but I'm glad we did it for the experience (and laughs)! They covered the entryway and table in rose petals and played 70s and 80s American romance ballads for 3 hours. A recommendation for Nayara: it would be very romantic if one of the singers (either the singer at La Terraza or the guitarist at Amor Loco) serenade us during dinner. Just one song. My heart would have stopped! Overall 11/10. I don't think I expected to be so pleased… so well done Nayara!!! We are trying to convince our families to plan trips there so we can come back soon! Shout out to Kenner, Fernando and Luis for being incredibly helpful and catering to our every need!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Rainforest Villa 39 is a great room!
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Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux
Responded 1 week ago
Dear nsbenzing, Thank you very much for your detailed review of our resort. You really captured so much of what our guests love about Nayara. We were delighted to read that you found your experience to be LBBTQ+ friendly. Thank you also for trusting us with a portion of your honeymoon stay. We cannot wait to welcome you and your families back and for you to book that Nayara spa treatment! Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada, Resort Manager
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pnwguy1j wrote a review Dec 2021
West Sacramento, California85 contributions66 helpful votes
Wishing to celebrate our 10th anniversary together, my husband and I decided to visit Costa Rica. Fortunately, we were able to visit in late November/early December 2021 prior to Omicron becoming a major travel issue. After doing all the research and reviewing several properties, we decided to visit Nayara Springs for four nights. Believe the reviews listed here on Tripadvisor, the resort is excellent. The staff was amazing (particular thanks goes to Kenner at the front desk and Andres the valet), the rooms were large, spacious, and well appointed (we loved the private plunge pool), food quality and choices were great, and the grounds were will maintained. If you want a private, adults-only, resort, we highly recommend Nayara Springs. It is clearly one of the best hotels we have visited.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: All rooms are great (we were in Villa 10). Try to get a room on the exterior of the resort...
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2 Helpful votes
Response from NayaraResorts Management, Owner at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Steven J, What an honor it was to host you for your 10th anniversary. We're so happy we lived up to our five-star reviews! We hope to welcome you back soon, perhaps for an annual anniversary stay! Pura Vida! Jairo Quesada, Resort Manager
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US$539 - US$1,157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of AlajuelaArenal Volcano National ParkLa Fortuna de San Carlos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux
Which popular attractions are close to Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Nearby attractions include Cabalgata Don Tobias (0.4 km), Natura Eco Park Costa Rica (0.2 km), and Baldi Hot Springs (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Conveniently located restaurants include Altamira Restaurant, Surá Bar & Bistro, and Amor Loco Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux have airport transportation?
Yes, Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Nayara Springs Relais & Châteaux accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.