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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
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

562 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
7 km West from La Fortuna Town Road 142, the entrance to the Volcano Lodge, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 21007

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Arenal Volcano National Park - 7 min drive
  • Lake Arenal - 17 min drive
  • Arenal Volcano - 16 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Benedictus - 4 min drive
  • El Novillo Del Arenal - 5 min drive
  • Restaurante y Pizzeria Vagabondo - 6 min drive
  • Red Frog Coffee Roaster - 7 min drive
  • Anch'Io - 8 min drive

About this property

Nayara Gardens

Nayara Gardens puts you within a 10-minute drive of Arenal Volcano National Park and features an airport shuttle. 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.


English, French, Spanish

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

Traveling with children

  • 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 (select rooms)
  • 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 the Leading Hotels of the World.

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)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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

Frequently asked questions

Does Nayara Gardens offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Nayara Gardens does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Nayara Gardens?
As of 3 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Nayara Gardens on 10 Dec 2022 start from CA $804, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Nayara Gardens?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Nayara Gardens?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Nayara Gardens?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Nayara Gardens?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Nayara Gardens?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Nayara Gardens?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Nayara Gardens and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and rafting. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Nayara Gardens also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a garden and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Nayara Gardens?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include El Novillo Del Arenal (2.6 mi), Restaurante y Pizzeria Vagabondo (3.3 mi), and Red Frog Coffee Roaster (3.4 mi).
Does Nayara Gardens have rooms with private spa tubs?
Yes, each room has a private outdoor spa tub and a jetted bathtub.
Does Nayara Gardens have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Nayara Gardens like?
Nayara Gardens is a short 1-minute walk from Arenal Natura Ecological Park and 14 minutes' walk from Go Adventure Park. Travelers say this resort is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Raul, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shai, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

More than worth the stay!
We had the most incredible time here. I read so many reviews for each resort in the area. I have been to Costa Rica before (for several months at a time), and I am well-traveled, so it was difficult. But I cannot wait to return to Nayara Gardens one day! The photos do not do it justice. The grounds are breath-taking. The customer service is top-notch. And the biggest surprise to me was that all three properties — Nayara Gardens, Nayara Springs and Nayara Tented Camps — are all interconnected and open to all guests (at least adults). So, the variety of restaurants, pools, amenities that was available was astounding and totally worth staying in one of these three facilities. Seriously, all the good things in other reviews are true. And we had absolutely nothing we could possibly complain about.
Joshua, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing weekend getaway!
Only wish we had more time to enjoy the resort but it was a short weekend escape! The resort was beautiful and the staff + service were topnotch. I'd say my favorite amenity was the natural hot springs! Would definitely come back again and highly recommend to anyone visiting CR.
Robert, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alfredo, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What can I say, simply amazing! From the moment you set foot inside the property, you feel like Royalty. It’s all about you. The premises and rooms are spotless, the food is incredible at all the restaurants, all the staff are really friendly and attention to detail is at its highest. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone.
Gene, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a stellar property and gorgeous room and grounds. The service was impeccable and the restaurants superb!
Leslie, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Absolutely beautiful rooms. Rooms were a generous size. The grounds were also amazing. Staff was courteous. There was a lot of choices for breakfast and the breakfast was delicious. The downside is there were a lot of bugs in the room. We had seen previous reviews about this and the hotel denied it. We found that there was a 1/2 inch gap on either side of the interior shower glass and this allowed bugs to enter the room. There were lots of mosquitos and spiders, so I'd recommend using the mosquito netting on the bed at night. The noise from the frogs at night was unbearable. We had a fan for white noise and also a white noise machine, which drowned out a lot of the noise, but not all. I said something twice to the employees there and they just laughed and said I'm in a rainforest. I get that and I like the rainforest noises, just not at night when I'm trying to sleep, especially when I'm paying $700 a night for a room. There are methods for soundproofing rooms.
Craig, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nayara Gardens, Springs and Tented Camp blew me away. The service was 5-star the minute we arrived for checkin. The property was so beautiful and expansive that we never left the grounds! We were here for 2 nights. I’d say you need at least 5 to take in all the pools, paths and other off-resort venues. The restaurants are varied and all excellent. Kids are welcome at Tented Camp and Gardens but not Springs. So if you need an escape from the kids, it’s just a short walk to the Springs side. Of all my international travel (US included), this is by far my favorite stay. Well done Nayara!
mark, 2-night trip with friends
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