Nayara Gardens in Costa Rica Reopens After Rebuild

Nayara Gardens—the first property for Nayara Resorts—has unveiled a totally new look. All of the accommodations have been completely leveled and rebuilt as Arenal Casitas. Glass walls in the bathrooms look out at a private walled garden and each casita now has a deck and plunge pool.

Also new is a boutique with locally made artisan goods, as well as a family education center where guests can learn more about the surrounding rainforest (the entire property is a sloth sanctuary). There is a new pool and the adjacent Asia Luna restaurant has been completely rebuilt. The spa is also undergoing a full renovation and will reopen soon.

On-site activities include daily morning yoga sessions; nature walks through the sloth sanctuary and armadillo trail; private dining in designated areas overlooking the rainforest; morning bird-watching and evening frog tours; and coffee-tasting classes at Mi Cafecito Espresso bar, where Nayara roasts its own coffee beans. Off-site activities include horseback riding, ziplining, whitewater rafting, and more.

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Each casita features an expansive outdoor deck and plunge pool (Nayara Resorts)

Good to know: Guests at Nayara Gardens have full access to sister properties Nayara Springs and Nayara Tented Camp with their additional restaurants, bars, pools, hot springs and yoga pavilions. Since Nayara Springs is adults-only, children must keep to Nayara Gardens and Nayara Tented Camp.

Nayara Gardens is a two-and-a-half-hour drive from either San Jose or Liberia, the two main international airports. Nayara can arrange private transfers with guides driving guests to point out wildlife and interesting landscapes along the way.

Beyond its three properties in Costa Rica (of which Nayara Gardens was the first), Nayara Resorts has an additional property in Panama (Nayara Bocas del Toro) and two in Chile (Nayara Alto Atacama and Nayara Hangaroa).

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