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 gorgeous infinity pools fed by thermal water. Begin the day with an espresso from Mi Cafecito before a bird-watching tour or sunrise yoga class.
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.
Couples and romantics
Spa and wellness enthusiast
THINGS TO DO AT THE RESORT
Wind down in your private plunge pool heated by volcanic thermal waters
Sample exquisite seven-course menus which showcasing traditional Costa Rican cuisine with a French and Japanese twist at Amor Loco
Enjoy cacao and volcanic mud treatments in the open-air spa pavilion
Cool off with a dip in the pool and enjoy further refreshment at the swim-up bar
Take in the invigorating flora and fauna as you explore gardens and canopy bridge
Spot sloths in Nayara's sloth sanctuary
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Hike rainforest trails to magical hidden waterfalls
Kayak on the serene waters of Lake Arenal
Go canopy zip lining with views of the volcano
Ride to the highest peak in the Arenal Volcano National Park for sweeping views of the national park
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