One of the world's leading boutique hotels Nayara Springs villas is a luxury retreat for couples in the lush foliage of Arenal Volcano National Park.
This Relais & Chateaux adult-only boutique property represents the ultimate first class wind-down, set in luxuriant Costa Rican countryside. Here, you really have the feeling of being enveloped by the tropical rainforest. The romantic hotel, proud to be totally guest-focussed, is remarkably well thought of by both its guests and our visiting staff. There are just 35 independent palapa-style villas, each spacious and beautifully appointed with polished teak flooring and furnishings in earthy colours, every one featuring a king-sized four-poster bed and a private garden with a plunge pool shaded by palms and flowering shrubs.
There are four eating options including gourmet restaurants; a fitness room and comprehensive spa (daily complimentary yoga classes are offered). Optional activities on offer include adventure sports such as rafting and horse riding as well as more sedate guided walks in the forest.
Nayara Springs It is connected by a rainforest hanging bridge to its nearby sister hotel Nayara Resort, Spa and Gardens, the facilities of which the Nayara Springs guests can use (but, to protect the privacy and exclusive feel to the couples-orientated Springs Villas, this is not reciprocal).
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Highlight?: Tortoguero without a doubt-felt truly isolate in the rain forest and it was breathtaking in terms of the biodiversity.SW, Surbiton
Everything was good. An unexpected highlight was the chocolate tour to the local conservation chocolate plantation in Sarapiqui.DS, Coventry
It is difficult to single out any one part as being most memorable. For me (as a geologist) the trip to Poas Volcano was great. The ziplining at Punta Islita was superb.RH, Peterborough
Most memorable experience: "The helpfulness of the guides and the appreciation they showed for us making the effort to visit their countries."SD, Horsham
Most memorable experiences:Seeing the turtles nesting in Tortugero, the magical Tortugero national park and Monteverde. We also loved Tamarindo to chill and surf!EdVC, London
Everything felt "easy" and stress free. The most memorable aspect was driving through fantastic scenery, so much to see!AF, Cardiff
Most memorable experience: "Diversity of the country. Outstanding bird life and flora and fauna.Very friendly and helpful people."RC, Lymington
Highlight?: This is difficult! We loved Tortuga Lodge, Bosque de Paz and Aguila de Osa Inn. Made new friends who we will remain in contact.MG, Uckfield
So much variety of wildlife and vegetationAB, Sandy
The noises and sounds surrounding us all day and night, created by all the wildlife was fantastic. Never heard anything like it and loved it. The Costa Rican hospitability is something to live up to they have it right!St, Swords
Most memorable experiences: White water rafting. Watching the turtles at Tortuguero. Everything about Montverde.RA, Lichfield
Although the transfers were quite long the mix between eg driving and taking a boat were good and made us feel we really saw the country.ME
Highlight?: Flying down the ziplines at Arenal was truly incredible. We had a clear day, too, with amazing views of the volcano and lake to distract us from the fact we were 200m up!DR, London
Highlight?: Visit to Tortuguero was exciting and remote. Rancho Margot was our favourite accommodation. It was a privilege to visit this beautiful country.MC, Arlesly
So hard to pick out an individually memorable part. If pushed then we would have to select the two river wildlife trips (Tortuguero and Cano Negro) and overall the friendly nature of everyone that we had dealings with. Also having the wildlife right on our doorstep at each accommodation was very special.SY, Solihull
Highlights? Rafting out of Pacuare, seeing the turtles, kayaking in Tortuguero, zip wire trips, hiking in Pacuare and relaxing on beach in Santa Teresa.MBW, London
Highlight?: Seeing turtles laying eggs on the beach in TortugueroAD, Ilkley
Highlights?: There were so many. Seeing a toucan land in the tree just by our room at El Remanso. Walking down the trail at Monteverde Lodge and a beautiful Morpho butterfly fluttering past in the sunlight. The boat ride at Tortuguero.KS, Uxbridge
Costa Rica as a whole was very impressive in its attitude towards eco-tourism. Actively reforesting areas that have previously been de-forested and setting up new areas of rain forest/park.BC, N19
Highlights:- Hard to choose, but the noises and sounds surrounding us all day and night, created by all the wildlife was fantastic. Never heard anything like it and loved it. The Costa Rican hospitability is something to live up to they have it right!ST, Swords
Highlight: All of Osa - the guided walks in the forest, the early bird-watching trip, the food, watching spider monkeys from the beach and toucans from the balconies, the friendly owners and staff: the guided Toruguero river trip; the view of the volcano and lush bird-filled greenery from our balcony at Lost Iguana; the flight across the mountains....Both my experiences (Cuba and this one) with JLA have generally been well-organized, and have given me a real understanding of what each country has to offer, whether wildlife or history, and all staff have displayed a knowledgeable and caring attitude. Thank you. I hope I shall travel with you again.DH, London
Turtle watching tour, zip wiring and white water rafting. Also enjoyed seeing all the wildlife living in its natural habitat.IH, Ipswich
Highlights: Bird watching at Tortuguero and snorkelling on the reef in Belize which was simply amazing.GW, Winchester
Commitment to Eco-Tourism and Respect for local people evident throughoutMD, Southam
Highlight?: Tortuguera boat trip, rafting Arenal, hot springs Arenal, zip wires Monteverde, running on the beach in Uvita - so many lovely memoriesSL, London
Highlights:- The wildlife in Costa Rica is incredible and it is everywhere you go and very immediate. Add to that beautiful scenery and very friendly people and it is a great holiday destination.MJ, E14
Highlights?: The drive Ranch Margot round Lake Arenal, staying there, seeing humming birds feeding from flowers a metre from our bungalow veranda, kayaking in the shadow of the amazing volcano.JH, London
There were so many highlights it is difficult to single one out. The wildlife, around hotel gardens etc and not just in the reserves, was particularly impressive. Viewing it from a boat at Tortuguero and Cana Nedra was particularly enjoyable. Tthe countryside is varied and beautiful so that even the transfers were a pleasure.VC, South croydon
The whole Tortuguero experience was brilliant.TK, Leighton buzzard
Clearly the beauty and and profuseness of the country was inspiring.There were multiple highlights including some which we ourselves arranged, chocolate and vanilla farm visits especially.DS, Cardigan
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