Nayara Resorts

Nayara Tented Camp

Nayara Tented Camp opened on December 20, 2019 as one of the first luxury camps in Central America. Located in the Arenal Volcano National Park, the year-round Camp is the brainchild of owner Leo Ghitis who was inspired by the luxury canvas lodges of Africa and Asia. The 21 air-conditioned accommodations, each generously sized at 1,496 square feet, have been built at a higher altitude on the hillside to provide unobstructed views of the volcano. Multigenerational travelers and like-minded groups can opt for a set of two identical tents that connect with a covered passageway while couples and privacy-seeking guests can book standalone units. The indoor/outdoor design of the Camp blends contemporary, barefoot-luxe touches and unique-to-location design features: a master suite created as a nod to traditional African safari style tents fused with a Costa Rican sense of place; canopy beds with a botanical headboard mural; private plunge pools fed by natural mineral hot springs; and double-head outdoor showers. In the process of creating the camp, Nayara committed to reforesting the decimated hillside that was turned into a cattle pasture over 50 years ago. Nayara enlisted the expertise of one of the world’s foremost landscape architects specializing in reforestation projects. The site of Nayara Tented Camp will once again be surrounded by plant and wildlife, only to thicken into a mature, pristine rainforest as time passes. Part of the reforestation included the planting of hundreds of Guarumo trees, which are the sloth’s main food source. With these trees, Nayara has created a sloth sanctuary, offering a haven to over 18 of these sedentary creatures.

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Nayara Tented Camp

Nayara Springs

Nayara Springs is an adults-only, super luxe enclave set in the tropical rainforest and connects to sister hotel Nayara Gardens by footbridge. Nayara Springs’ 35 luxury villas hidden among the lush gardens of Costa Rica with views of the Arenal Volcano. Each villa is equipped with a private pool fed by mineral hot springs and an expansive private garden with exterior shower, sleek four-poster bed wrapped in soft cottons, and indoor and outdoor sitting areas. The spa’s open-air treatment rooms are cantilevered over the rainforest with a natural soundtrack of a babbling creek below and the chirps of birds and frogs in the trees. Each has its own plunge pool where guests can relax after a treatment. The Mi Cafecito espresso bar sources organic coffee beans from local farmers and roasts them onsite, filling the air with the delicious aroma of freshly roasted coffee. Guess can sample different types of beans and take a coffee class with the knowledgeable barista and even create their own personal coffee blends. Nayara Springs’ yoga pavilion is nestled in the treetops of the rainforest and during complimentary daily morning yoga classes, yogis can see toucans swooping by, visiting butterflies landing on their mats, and sometimes lackadaisical sloths hanging from the tree branches. In addition to daily morning yoga, there is also biweekly candlelit yoga to help guests wind down before bed.

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View from Canopy Bed at Nayara Springs

Nayara Gardens

Nayara Gardens is set amongst 15 acres of lush gardens and rainforest and features 50 spacious and private casitas (bungalows), all with private terraces with outdoor showers and Jacuzzi tubs for two. There are three categories of 50 casitas, including the Casita Deluxe (at 855 square feet), the Rainforest Villa (at 1,135 square feet), and the Springs Villa (1,500 square feet). The spa consists of private open-air treatment pavilions look to the rainforest and come with Jacuzzis and outdoor showers. In addition to classic massages and facials, treatments include scrubs and wraps with organic coffee, volcanic mud, and chocolate clay. There are three restaurants: Asia Luna,  a pan-Asian restaurant serving sushi with a Latin flair overlooking the Arenal Volcano; Nostalgia, a wine bar with a collection of the best of Latin American and Spanish wines; and La Terraza del Arenal, a new al fresco Latin American restaurant (opened in November 2019) with unobstructed views of the volcano.

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Nayara Gardens