But First, Coffee: Costa Rica's Nayara Springs Debuts New Experiences

Each of the 35 villas at Nayara Springs has a plunge pool.

Earlier this winter, Nayara Springs was accepted into the Relais & Châteaux portfolio. 

The conservation-based, adults-only hotel, located at the base of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano, has also added several new experiences, including one to help you wake up: guests can pick their own coffee beans at a local farm, bring them to the resort where they’ll roast them at the espresso bar and create their own custom blend. If it turns out to be a winner, you can bring a bag home, too! 

Sufficiently awake, it’s time to visit Nayara’s brand-new Sloth Sanctuary. There are currently 15 sloths in residence and over 300 Cecropia trees, their primary food source. Located in the rainforest, only connected to the outside world by way of its sister property, Nayara Resort Spa & Gardens, via a 250-foot-long bridge in the tree canopies, Nayara has several other common animal appearances such as toucans, hummingbirds and macaws, which will often land on guestroom terraces.

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Nayara Springs is located at the base of Arenal Volcano. 

On property, there are two infinity-edge pools, an award-winning spa and two restaurants: Amor Loco, a piano bar and lounge, and Mis Amores, a Mediterranean bistro with an outdoor terrace overlooking the forest. Top Tip: At Amor Loco, be sure to order the dazzling coffee flambé where they dim the lights and do a pyrotechnic show of pouring flaming rum into your coffee. Note: Be certain to have your camera ready.

There are 35 villas, all of which are the same. These 1,500-square-foot accommodations have a king bed, flat-screen satellite TV, a plunge pool fed by mineral hot springs and a furnished balcony. Off-property, guests can go horseback riding and rafting, take a hanging bridges tour, visit waterfalls, zip line through the forest, and visit a local coffee or chocolate farm.

For questions or bookings, contact Constanza Navarro ([email protected]), director of sales & marketing.

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