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Wildlife & Spa Resort of the Week🐒🦜: Nayara Springs in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Nayara Springs is an Adults-only independent resort made of a cluster of thirty-five secluded luxury villas immersed in tropical gardens.

Located in the heart of Costa Rica’s rainforest, the Resort is home to a fabulously lush world of flora and fauna, and has been recognized as one of the world’s best destinations by international publications such as Travel&Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes Travel Guide and Trip Advisor.

Our heartfelt hospitality, impeccable service, luxurious villas, fine cuisine, outstanding spa, and amazing eco-adventures make us the premier destination in Costa Rica.

Let the world around you disappear, as you take in the spirit of the rainforest. Romantic. Private. Peaceful. Adults only escape of timeless luxury.

Set against the backdrop of the Arenal Volcano, the 3 properties (Nayara Springs, Nayara Gardens, and Nayara Tented Camp) are home to a fabulously lush world of flora and fauna. Nayara grounds are bursting with wildlife. You can spot sloths and monkeys on our trails, or join a bird-watching walk at dawn. After dark, you can join a frog scouting tour where you can see diminutive red-eyed tree frogs and blue-jean frogs in our ponds. Our resorts are also a botanist and gardener’s paradise. Our trails are teeming with tropical plants and exotic flowers, from heliconias and orchids to cacao and plantain trees. Our Armadillo Trail showcases fruit trees on both sides of the winding path.

Walk our gardens and embrace your inner explorer as you walk through tropical gardens adorned with heliconia and bougainvillea. Discover hidden ponds full of colorful koi fish and lilypads. Enjoy our Termas, seven mineral hot-springs pools secluded in the rainforest. When the sun goes down, come to the swim-up bar for a refreshing tropical mojito and fresh guacamole.

A secluded place of understated luxury

Hidden among the tropical forest, the Springs Villa features its own private plunge pool fed by natural mineral hot springs, an expansive private garden with dual rain showers, an oversized bathroom, a sleek, four-poster bed, and indoor and outdoor sitting areas. Exotic touches, modern amenities, and indigenous wood and stone are widely used to produce an unparalleled, authentic, and romantic experience.

An unexpected culinary journey in the middle of the rainforest

All 3 resorts place rich taste and authentic flavors at the heart of everything they do. The five restaurants they have are distinct in look and feel—from an intimate tapas bar to a lively outdoor terrace, to a colorful “pulperia” that serves a fusion of Asian and Peruvian dishes. Chefs apply fine dining techniques to local ingredients and seasonal produce to delight you with a menu of sophisticated and delicious flavors.

Unwind and feel the restorative power of nature

Experience relaxation at our open-air pavilions. The spa overlooking the forest is a true sanctuary of serenity. Our spa is tucked into pockets of the rainforest, so every massage, facial, and scrub comes with a natural soundtrack. Treatments incorporate locally grown organic coffee, chocolate, and volcanic mud.

A meandering path through tropical gardens and pristine rainforests, a trek across rock formations in the world’s driest desert, an enchanting ride through an ancestral land. We are an exclusive collection of award-winning properties in some of the world’s most desirable and remote destinations, places of extraordinary natural beauty, unique landscapes and abundant nature.

To us, hospitality is an endless circle between our guests, nature and the destination. We’re creating very private, romantic and unifying experiences with unexpected amenities and continuously innovative gastronomy. Everyone’s time is precious; the stay has to be perfect and unique, fun and adventurous, must provide peace and relaxation, and ultimately connect our guests with a very special place we call home.

Credit: words and images above from Nayara Springs.

Special Notes:

  • Nayara Springs is open but with new restrictions, rules, and regulations.
  • Travel Responsibly tips from the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST).

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Wildlife Conservation


Why Do We Recommend Nayara Springs?

Start with an adults-only property of exquisite villas, each with its own hot springs plunge pool. Plus sublime dining options along with wine-pairings, mixology classes, cooking classes, and daily coffee-roasting experiences. Add in that you can spot sloths, monkeys, and parrots just by walking around the property. Then top it off with a mud spa treatment and I’m so there! Oh yes, on my next visit to Costa Rica I’ll be sure to visit this resort.



Check out our Protecting Animals in Tourism Pledge and take our Wildlife Destination Quiz to see if Costa Rica is your next best vacation destination then let SelfishMe Travel help you design your perfect wildlife vacation package. If interested, please schedule a complimentary vacation discovery call with me.



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Danielle Lewis

Danielle Lewis is a Travel Agent/Advisor who specializes in helping busy Women plan customized Culinary and Wildlife vacations worldwide. #GoSeeDoBe #SelfishMeTravel

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