Nayara Hotel Costa Rica Overview
The Nayara Hotel Costa Rica Spa and Gardens is ranked the #4 best hotel in the world. It received a Traveler’s Choice Award from Trip Advisor, which also named it the 4th best hotel in the world.
How many hotels are there in the world? That is quite an achievement!
Trip Advisor uses a complex algorithm to determine it’s ranking system, which has been disputed in the past. However, we think they got it right this time.
Hotel Nayara can be founded nestled in the lush tropical rain forest, which surrounds the northern side of the Arenal Volcano.
The hotel features beautiful views over gardens from exquisitely decorated rooms with flowing saffron curtains and luxurious jacuzzi tubs.
This is a perfect destination for any special event such as weddings and honeymoons.
Getting to the Hotel
The 4.5 star resort is located near Arenal Volcano National Park, Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Baldi Hot Springs. You can either fly to the Liberia or San Jose airport and drive 2 to 3 hours to the National Park.
The hotel features 50 air-conditioned rooms, which beautiful private spa tubs and high definition televisions, with a good cable lineup. The beds are luxurious, with high-thread count sheets and down comforters. Each room has a private lanais with furniture so that you can immerse yourself in the mountain, garden and rain forest views. Rooms also have complimentary WIF and iPod docking stations.
Instead of listening to a CD, you an listen and fall asleep to the live sounds of the rainforest.
The bathrooms have a slightly open design with separate jacuzzi tubs, with spa jets, and rainfall shower heads.
Amenities, Recreation and Spa Services
On site, there is a full-service spa, which provides a complete line of massages, treatments and facials. There is also an outdoor pool, with a heated spa tub.
The hotel also provides wedding, concierge and tour planning services.
To suite anyone’s taste, this resort features three different restaurants. There is also a poolside bar with swim-up seating.[unordered_list style=”green-dot”]
- Altamira which serves international cuisine such as Ceviche.
- Sushi Amor features Sushi, Japanese and Latin Fusion. Try the Spicy Tuna Roll.
- Nostalgia Bar features Wine , Tapas and interesting olive dishes.
In addition, you can order a “wine pairing” dinner which consists of five glasses of wine paired with five different courses.
You can also order lunch at the pool side bar which includes sandwiches, hamburgers and drinks.
If you have a special romantic occasion such as a wedding or honey moon, let the hotel know ahead of time, and they will prepare special candlelight table setting for you.
All room plans include a complimentary breakfast
In additional to high-speed internet, the hotel provides currency exchange, laundry service and dry cleaning and roundtrip airport shuttles with a surcharge.
Things to do in Arenal:
Like everywhere in Costa Rica, there are many tours and activities surrounding Arenal:
ATV and mountain biking Tours
Sailing, Sailboarding and Kayaking
Thermal and mineral springs (Baldi and Tabacon)
Arenal hanging bridges