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Nayara Springs

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- Exclusive boutique hotel
- 35 luxurious and stylish private villas
- Adults only
- Adjacent to family-friendly sister property

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Nayara Springs is a multi-award-winning luxury boutique hotel set in the rainforest just a short distance from the mighty Arenal Volcano in northern Costa Rica. This ultra-high-end property is designed to offer an exceptional and authentic Costa Rican rainforest experience, although it does have a somewhat international feel. There’s a wide range of activities, excursions and experiences to choose from nearby, and some fantastic facilities to make use of back at base. The hotel has a highly sophisticated, exclusive feel and is for adults only, although its nearby sister property, Arenal Nayara, is very close by and welcomes families travelling with young children.

All thirty-five Nayara Springs villas are tucked away in the forest and offer plenty of peace and seclusion. Each one is air conditioned and comes with its own private plunge pool with natural mineral water supplied by the area’s hot springs. All villas also have a generous garden area complete with twin showers and a spacious spot for al fresco dining. Indoors there’s a four-poster king-size bed, a comfortable living area and a sizeable en-suite bathroom. Amenities include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and DVD/CD player, a well-stocked minibar and an i-Home audio system. There are plenty of other complimentary services on offer such as movie rental, international phone calls, laundry services, tea and coffee replenishment and a twice-daily maid service.

There’s an exciting line up of activities to choose from. Some, such as zip lining, white water rafting and canyoning, are aimed at thrill seekers, while others such as lava field treks, jungle canopy walks and birdwatching expeditions near the volcano go at a slower pace and are ideal for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. The hotel has no fewer than half a dozen on-site restaurants and eateries ranging from an informal tapas bar, to a Latin bistro, and a fine dining venue with gourmet cuisine on the menu. There’s also a fully-equipped gym, an open-air yoga pavilion and an array of spa treatments, including some for couples to enjoy together, along with two large swimming pools and plenty of hammocks to loll around in.

Over the last six years, Nayara Springs has won nearly two dozen prestigious industry awards. A sample of these includes No. 2 Hotel in Central America by TripAdvisor and Top 100 Hotels in the World (No. 44) by Travel+Leisure - both in 2017 - and No. 2 Hotel in Central and South America by Conde Nast Traveler in 2016.

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