We have a “de-luxe” room in Nayara Gardens which has a jacuzzi on the terrace carefully shrouded in lush rainforest to guarantee absolute privacy. There is also a choice of indoor or outdoor showers. The resort boasts both a family style pool, a quiet adults only infinity lane swimming pool, an adults swim up bar pool, natural hot spring pools, and several jacuzzis with comfortable lounging areas alongside. There are four restaurants: Amor Loco (fine dining – live music – adults only), Mis Amores (Latin Bistro), Altamira (Latin/International) and Asia Luna (Asian/Latin fusion). Mi Cafecito is a great space where you can taste a wide variety of coffees (and ice creams/desserts), read books and play games surrounded by tall trees and jungle. Nostalgia Wine Bar offers the opportunity to taste a wide variety of some of the best wine around the world which you can purchase in small quantities (via a card system). you can also join a yoga class at 8.15 every morning, hike the trails through a sloth preserve, take a (free) nocturnal hike or treat yourself to a spa treatment. A tented safari style camp is also available with good views of the Arenal volcano (when it can be seen, which is 75 days a year max!). There is a gym and a shop too – every wish seems to be catered for here.
Nice little touches like a flashlight being offered just when you need it, sandwiches available at breakfast with a take out bag (so lunch is all sorted), a large plate of tropical fruits in your room and a bottle of bug spray (just in case you run out) are all nice little touches that make you feel very much at home here.
Anyway, you just have to love a hotel where you can get your sombrero washed for a dollar!
My best tip – allow yourself some down time to enjoy all this resort has to offer. It would be such a shame to come here and not allow yourself enough time to enjoy it all.
Glad I packed: flip flops – it rains a LOT here1
Wish I had packed: a compass – this is a huge resort and I found the map quite hard to follow, especially in the rain!