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Arenal and the north: Nayara Resort

Nayara Resort

The rugged yet fertile mountain country northwest of San José, with tumbling rivers and thick tropical forest brimming with life provides an idyllic setting for this multi-award-winning hotel overlooked by the active Arenal volcano.

The lovely tropical grounds of Nayara Resort include an ornamental lake and are surrounded by woodland with a small creek below. There are outstanding views of the volcano from most of the individual cottages which comprise its guest accommodation. The style is defined by rustic, minimalist but high-quality luxury: each cottage is spacious with wooden floors, exquisite four poster beds, a private veranda and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Rooms also have a secluded outdoor shower in a private rear garden area.

The semi-open restaurant and lounge is located on the hilltop overlooking the volcano, where you can dine from a sophisticated menu. There is also a Jacuzzi with wet bar, a fitness room and a spa offering facials and massage treatment. Activities organised from the lodge include river rafting, horse riding, ziplining and hiking.
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Our favourite hotel in the area. It is unashamedly romantic; a great place to stay for couples or honeymooners.
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