Nayara Gardens

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Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, open 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool umbrellas

Overview of Nayara Gardens

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Nayara Gardens

4.5 star property
Luxury resort in La Fortuna with 3 restaurants and spa

9.8/10 Exceptional

529 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
The price is $371
Price available on 7/10/2022
7 km West from La Fortuna Town Road 142, the entrance to the Volcano Lodge, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 21007
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Room service
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds available (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private spa tub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Premium TV channels
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Ecotermales Fortuna - 4 min drive
  • Kalambu Hot Springs - 5 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 7 min drive
  • Chato Volcano - 21 min drive
  • Costa Rica Chocolate Tour - 12 min drive
  • Arenal Adventure World - 10 min drive
  • La Fortuna Waterfall - 13 min drive
  • Lake Arenal - 17 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 16 min drive
  • Children's Eternal Rainforest - 25 min drive
  • Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal) - 12 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 132 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Nayara Gardens

Nayara Gardens features an airport shuttle and puts you within a 15-minute drive of Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna Waterfall. Guests can visit the spa to be pampered with massages, aromatherapy, or hydrotherapy, and La Terraza, one of 3 restaurants, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. An outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a fitness center are other highlights at this luxurious resort. The pool and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 units


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children's pool
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Wine tasting room


  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels
  • First-run movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Window screens

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free rollaway/extra bed

What to enjoy

  • Private outdoor spa tub
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Jetted bathtub
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free wired internet
  • Free international and long-distance calls
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Nayara Spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a mud bath and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.


La Terraza - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.
Nostalgia Wine Bar - Overlooking the garden, this wine bar specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.
Asia Luna - Overlooking the garden, this sushi bar specializes in sushi and serves dinner only. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Happy hour is offered. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Nayara Gardens is listed in the 2021 Travel + Leisure 500.
The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Relais & Chateaux.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Nayara
Nayara Gardens
Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens Fortuna
Nayara Spa
Nayara Spa Gardens Fortuna
Arenal Nayara Hotel And Gardens
Arenal Nayara Hotel Gardens
Nayara Hotel Spa Gardens La Fortuna
Nayara Resort Spa Gardens La Fortuna
Nayara Spa Gardens La Fortuna
Nayara Spa Gardens
Nayara Gardens Resort
Nayara Gardens La Fortuna
Nayara Resort Spa Gardens
Nayara Gardens Resort La Fortuna

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10/10 Exceptional

amazing hotel
This hotel was a paradise in the jungle. My husband and I absolutely loved it. Everything was perfect.
Danielle, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Claire, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely beautiful villas in the rain forest with jacuzzi tubs on the deck and an outdoor shower surrounded by private nature. Villas are very spacious as well.
Daniel, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nayara was the most magical place to stay in! It was our honeymoon and the resort took part in celebrating with us! We came from Washington State and will definitely be coming back here to stay! Truly, the most incredible experience here!
Tanya, 4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Colinda, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

You know we had a wonderful vacation when the only complaint we can come up with is the length of the drive from the airport. The resort is pristine, service was excellent, food was scrumptuous (even late night room service), and the entire resort is five star. Every member of the staff is focused on your experience being "Pura Vida!" Schedule a massage and enjoy relaxing in the open air; if you are really lucky (as we were) you'll have a rainstorm in the jungle during your massage and get the storybook experience! My wife would also highly recommend a chocolate massage, I assure you your skin will never have felt softer afterwards. I can personally recommend both Yadira and Sol for exemplary massages ... Our room was immaculate, private plunge pool and outdoor shower included (we never even used the indoor shower). The foliage on the property guarantees you've got privacy; we rarely even heard any "neighbors." Temperatures day and night seemed to stay between 68-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Spend some time in Mi Cafecito. Introduce yourself to Monica, and take a class from her on coffee brewing. You won't regret it! Afterwards you can walk back to your room on the trail through the jungle, and you're sure to see sloths and monkeys. This resort is a top tier experience. We enjoyed our stay so much we only left the property once in the week we visited ... which only guarantees that we'll be going back again for the off-site activities we had intended!
TIMOTHY, 7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nayara was above and beyond our expectations and great value. We felt like queens and kings while staying there. Would recommend to anyone!
Michelle, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Vahid, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Niya, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anton, 3-night trip
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