La Fortuna, Northern Region
To say greenery is bursting at every turn is an understatement at Nayara Gardens! Travelers can wake and sleep to the sounds of the rainforest, walk past flowering trees and vines on the way to breakfast, and soak the afternoons away in tree-circled mineral springs.
Freestanding casitas showcase the rainforest´s lush beauty while offering privacy and peace for each guest. Plush furnishings and modern amenities create a luxurious mood, while terraces with vistas over tropical canopy and the majestic Arenal volcano keep guests in conversation with nature.
Ideal For: rainforest luxury, explore and restore, tropical immersion
- Why we love it
At Nayara Gardens, we love the sense of being hugged by the rainforest from the moment we wake up! The grounds are a maze of greenery and guest casitas are tucked away in the foliage, so it feels like you´re in your own secret hideaway in the Costa Rican jungle. Nayara´s tropical setting is a natural habitat for an array of wildlife that´s fun to spot, like capuchin monkeys, sloths, hundreds of frogs, and over 500 species of birds – get your binoculars at the ready!
Sustainability efforts at Nayara Gardens continue to grow, with practices and programs in place that protect the environment and benefit local communities.
Most of the property´s staff is from the neighboring town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, who receive free transportation, sustainable tourism education, health services, and free early education for their children.
The property has overseen the planting of thousands of Guarumo trees, providing a safe habitat for sloths. After being cut down by the previous owner, Nayara has slowly replanted native species in the forest that welcome animals like monkeys and birds.
Energy-conserving light bulbs and lighting systems are utilized, as well as water-conserving faucets and towels. With the goal of becoming a single-use plastic free resort, Nayara has replaced plastic water bottles with glass reusable bottles in villas, eliminated plastic straws, and recycles plastic and cartons.
Planning Your Experience
Our luxury, tailor-made journeys in Costa Rica reflect the individuality of each traveler, connecting you to your own authentic experience. With personalized attention, imaginative programs, and 24/7 in-country support, we´ll take care of the details while you live in the moment.