Photo courtesy of Nayara
Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
Tucked into lush tropical vegetation at the foot of Arenal Volcano National Park, Nayara Resort’s 50 hillside bungalows are the perfect respite after a morning of hiking, rafting, zip-lining, canyoning, horseback riding, or any of a number of outdoor adventures this area is famous for. All of the deluxe casitas and larger “rainforest villas” feature pristinely polished dark-wood floors, wraparound decks with a hammock and two-person Jacuzzi, a garden area with an outdoor shower, and views of either the volcano or jungle canopy. At day’s end, take a dip in the pool with a beverage from the swim-up bar. Or retreat to the open-air spa, perched above a ravine, to indulge in a volcanic-mud massage. For light fare, there are tapas and wine at Nostalgia Bar (or go bigger with the five-course dinner with a paired wine for each dish). Steaks, grilled seafood, and pasta will satisfy hungrier appetites at Altamira Restaurant.
By Deb Hopewell, AFAR Contributor
702 road 21007, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1600