Arenal Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal
Arenal Nayara Hotel, Spa and Gardens is an intimate, boutique resort, focused on the breakfast plan, and located on the outskirts of the Arenal Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of its 50 spacious casitas provides an exclusive retreat in which guests can relax amidst the breathtaking view of the volcano. The hotel’s deluxe, tropical architecture mirrors the beauty of Costa Rica's natural wonders and gives the opportunity to enjoy the best of authentic, Costa Rican hospitality, perfect for those seeking a vacation that delves into the true culture of the area.
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EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE
Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens, located on the outskirts of the Arenal Volcano, provides a uniquely natural Costa Rica experience for guests of all ages. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, each one of its 50 spacious casitas provides an exclusive retreat in which guests can relax amidst the breathtaking view of the volcano. The hotel’s deluxe tropical architecture mirrors the beauty of Costa Rica's natural wonders and gives the opportunity to enjoy the best of the authentic Costa Rica hospitality. Breakfast is included daily for all guests. Due to its unique character and charm, Arenal Nayara was recently awarded membership in Small Luxury Hotels of the World™.
Located three hours from San Jose's Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and four hours from the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste.
Casitas at Nayara
Every casita (room) at the Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens has been designed to provide the utmost in comfort and style while maintaining a close connection with the natural surroundings. With the guests’ experience in mind, the resort offers a unique concept of individual casitas separated by lush tropical gardens. Each one of its large suite-size casitas provides independent space and privacy that includes a private backyard with an outdoor shower and a front balcony overlooking the volcano. For a full pampering experience select the Nayara Suites featuring in-room breakfast, bathrobe, and the best panoramic volcano view.
ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA
The northern plains of Costa Rica are one of the world’s most topographically diverse regions, home to the majestic Arenal volcano. Visitors to this spectacular tropical zone can take part in several activities and tours that enrich the visit to this truly special place. There are activities and tours for thrill-seekers as well as those simply looking to unwind. They include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hot springs, visiting farms, bird watching, fishing, windsurfing, canopy tours and crossing suspended bridges over the forest canopy.
A few popular tours in the area are:
Awards & Accolades
- Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge Tour - The Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge is considered to be of the best sites on the continent for bird watching. In addition to an abundance of birds, Caño Negro is also home to many exciting animals, such as sloth, three types of monkeys, caimans, lizards, bats, and a variety of flora native of the wetlands. The tour to this beautiful region leaves from La Fortuna and travels approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to Los Chiles, a rustic village just a few miles from the Nicaraguan border. It is here that you will begin your boat tour of the wetlands.
- Hiking to Rio Celeste - Enjoy a 5 mile hike (approximately 4 hours) through the tropical rain forest. See "Los Teñideros" of the Rio Celeste, the site where two streams of crystalline water come together and form the heavenly color blue that gives the river its name; the "OLLAS" -- openings in the earth where you can excavate healing mud, take a mud bath, and a dip in the natural hot springs all while observing the attractions of Tenorio Volcano; continue through the jungle to seek out the volcano´s furnace vents that expel gases of extreme high temperatures; and the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall whose color makes it one of a kind!
- Arenal Hanging Bridges - This tour takes place on a 600 acre reserve filled with lush vegetation and a variety of birds and animals which your experienced guide will help you spot.The trail itself is 1.9 miles long, crossing nine fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges and is laid out at a maximum grade of 7 degrees so that anyone can walk it.
- Sky Trek & Sky Tram - Take the ride on the Sky Tram first, in order to reach the highest point of the Arenal Reserve. Then you will start the adrenalin-rush adventure over the top of the trees. Sky Trek consists of a zip line system that shows you the Arenal rain forest and its landscape from a different perspective. The tour includes 8 cross-sectional cables that together have a total length of 1.6 miles with a distance from 33 to 836 yards, and from 22 to 220 yards high. The cables go on through the trees and also above them, where you may see the gorgeous Arenal Volcano, weather permitting.
2013 Voted No. 1 resort in Central and South America by Conde Nast Traveler
2013 Ranked No. 4 Hotel in the World
in the Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
2013 Travel + Leisure: Ranked No. 1 Resort in Central and South America for the second year in a row.
2012 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards: Top 50 Hotels in the World
(the first Costa Rica hotel to break into the Top 10!).*These awards are highly coveted, and as a result, this resort is in very high demand. Availablilty may be limited
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