Arenal Nayara

Set on the flanks of the amazing Arenal Volcano, Nayara Lodge, blends intimacy and romance in cool leafy surroundings. Its exceptional architecture and evergreen atmosphere evokes an oasis of tranquility and sophistication in perfect balance with nature. The hotel's design is Javanese but with a Costa Rican touch. Its 50 spacious villas float in a sea of green, with generous decks and massive windows opening up to the lush forest and dramatic views of the volcano.


All the casitas boast a contemporary marble bathroom with a door to a little private patio where there is a hot outdoor shower.The resort´s corridors pass through exquisitely designed gardens loaded with colorful tropical plants and flowers.At night guests enjoy chilling out at Sushi Amor lounge, with its creative red and blue eclectic ambiance. A small spa, lovely organic pool and wet bar complete the picture of this exclusive sanctuary.

What We Love


Rooms are very spacious and they all have front row views of Arenal Volcano. The stand-alone suites invite guests to revel in solitude while immersing themselves in the sights and sounds of nature. Open-air spa offers sumptuous treatments featuring a Volcanic Mud massage, a 45-minute ritual with secret indigenous ingredients.

The hotel offers 3 signature-dining options, Altamira that provides superb Costa Rican cuisine; Nostalgia Wine Bar serves wine and tapas; and Sushi Amor lounge serves Japanese food in a gorgeous red and blue setting.

Press and Awards


Travel and Leisure 2012, #1 Hotel in Central and South America. Travel and Leisure 2012, #6 Hotel in the World. Trip Advisor 2012, s #1 Luxury Hotel in the Arenal area. Trip Advisor 2012, Top 5 Most Romantic Hotel in South and Central America.




Nayara has achieved three leaves of sustainable tourism from the local tourism board (ICT).  Among a wide list of efforts, all detergents used throughout the hotel are all biodegradable. Rooms are equipped with energy-saving key cards that automatically turn-off as soon as the guest leaves the room. The hotel encourages guests to reuse towels and linens.

Arenal Nayara creates its own compost using leaves, plants, and vegetables discards and it also volunteers and helps financially “Hogarcito de Niños,” a home for abused and orphaned children.


Nayara´s 50 tastefully designed suite-casitas feature an enchanting combination of simplicity and indulgence: bamboo ceilings, wooden floors, bright colored walls, carved furniture, and native art. Suites burrow into the heart of the lush mountain with wide doors opening up onto a private deck and Jacuzzi to dramatic views of the Arenal volcano.


Suites have modern marble bathrooms with a choice of conventional indoor bathing or daring outdoor showers in an exotic backyard.Villas feature: King size bed or two queen size beds, Spacious modern bathroom and shower with European spa toiletries, Exotic garden with an alfresco shower, Private balcony with Jacuzzi, Cable TV, DVD and CD player, IPod Stand, European spa toiletries, Air Conditioning, Mini fridge,  Coffee Maker, 300 count Egyptian cotton bed linens, Hypo allergenic pillows. The host provides: daily homemade breakfast at Altamira Restaurant and Free Internet Access.

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The hotel boasts a recently completed SPA, 3 dinning venues:  The hotel also offers a free form swimming pool with a wet bar. Option to organize Wine Paired Dinner or Private Romantic dinners is also available. Include: twice daily maid service, welcome fruit cocktail, Wi-Fi in the room and throughout the property,  free international phone calls from the room and free movies.


Signature Cuisine

At Altamira Restaurant Guests will enjoy authentic gourmet Costa Rican cuisine with specialties such as the tangy mahi-mahi, the churrasco skirt steak, or the spice-rubbed grilled salmon. Sushi Amor serves Japanese food with a Latin flair in an eclectic red and blue ambiance. 

At Nostalgia Wine Bar guests can sample the best Latin American and Spanish wines. The bar offers a stylish, yet relaxed atmosphere to enjoy tapas or an after-dinner drink.

Off Site Activities

The Spa at Nayara offers different massages, skin care treatments, scrubs and body wraps, aromatherapy and reflexology and the visitor can enjoy bird watching in the early morning and the late afternoon.