Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens
702 road 21007, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Nayara Resort Spa & GardensTucked 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.