Deep in the heart of Arenal Volcano National Park, the super-luxe Nayara Springs is reached by a bridge across a jungle ravine from sister hotel, the Nayara Resort. Welcoming adults only, this boutique sanctuary of 35 villas is surrounded by tropical gardens and populated with myriad, colourful birds. Expansive villas - hidden deep in the verdant vegetation - have four-poster beds, outdoor rain showers, and there's a gorgeous infinity pool fed by thermal water. Begin the day with an espresso from Mi Cafecito before a bird-watching tour or early yoga.
Spend time exploring the National Park, soaking in nearby hot springs or walking across Arenal's lava fields. Tucked into the trees are the open-air spa pavilions where soothing treatment wraps and scrubs using volcanic mud, organic coffee and chocolate clay are too special to be missed. Mis Amores is an all-day dining restaurant serving Latin bistro food and wood-oven specialities, while boudoir-style Amor Loco is the signature fine-dining restaurant. For laidback lunches, head to the Terrace by the Pool. Cross the bridge to try Altamira's buffet breakfasts and Costa Rican dishes or savour Asia Luna's fusion of Asian and Latin flavours.
Families with adult children
Private plunge pool fed by natural mineral hot springs in every room
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