Nayara Tented Camp to Unveil Expansion in June 2022

After first opening at the end of 2019, Nayara Tented Camp in June 2022 will debut an addition of a main building, reception area, bar, lounge, restaurant, swimming pool and fire pit. There will also be several new accommodations, including two four-bedroom villas with a living area, dining area, and main deck and pool (with the option to add a third tented bedroom); six two-bedroom tented suites; and two more tented suites. Nayara Tented Camp will then have a total of 38 accommodations altogether.  

Each tented suite sits on a hillside to provide views of the nearby volcano, with private decks and hot-spring-fed plunge pools. The accommodations have canopy beds with a botanical headboard mural and double-head outdoor showers.

Pretty cool: The tented camp has a collection of seven spring pools in the rainforest, each a slightly different temperature ranging from cool and refreshing to piping hot. There’s also an on-hand bartender, happy to mix up a guaro sour or open bottle of local craft beer. We hear the hot springs are particularly scenic at night when they are illuminated by string lights.   

Nayara Experiences 

Nature-lovers can participate in sloth sanctuary tours and early morning bird-watching walks with Nayara’s expert nature guide and “Sloth Concierge” Juan Pablo. Through Nayara’s reforestation of the area, the tented camp has expanded the property’s sloth sanctuary to over 1,000 Cecropia tress (the sloth’s main food source) to serve as a home to more than 15 sloths.

Just a short stroll away from the spas, pools and six restaurants of the sister resorts, guests can relax with daily yoga and meditation suspended above the trees or wake up to coffee brewed with locally grown coffee beans. The espresso bar, Mi Cafecito, was created in 2018 with the consultancy of master roaster Ken Palmer, who trained alongside Alfred Peet of Peet’s Coffee. Guests can stop by for a morning cappuccino or stick around to learn the bean-to-cup process, creating their own custom blend to take home.  

Nayara’s nature guides can also take more intrepid travelers off property to explore the surrounding Arenal region. Beginning with a hike through the Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, guides will lead guests through the rainforest. A picnic (with personalized lunch) is then set up atop a hillside with views of the volcano for a midday break, before more adventures such as trekking over the dried lava fields of the volcano, soaking in the thermal waters of the EcoTermales, or visiting the nearby mom-and-pop coffee farm where Nayara sources their beans. 

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