The Arenal Volcano National Park is probably home to the world’s highest concentration of tropical plants and wildlife, with over 850 species of birds, white-faced capuchin mounkeys, deer, coati, jaguars or snakes, letting you know this place is as wild as it can get.
It’s the best Costa Rica has to offer and if you love rare flowers and lush vegetation as well, you will surely fall in love with this amazing national park the minute you enter its premises. And the best place to enjoy it all is definitely from a privileged location, like the breathtaking retreat we’re covering right now.
Sitting atop an unspoiled mountain and surrounded by the pristine rain forest, the ultra-exclusive boutique lodge that is Nayara Springs is one of Costa Rica’s most amazing resorts, a wonderful sanctuary that comes with all the amenities of a five-star hotel, although only 16 accommodations are on offer.
You will easily realize that staying here was one of your best decisions ever and if you’d like to wake up on the sounds of the babbling creek below and the serenade of Costa Rica’s exotic birds, this resort is just what the doctor ordered. You will also find an over-sized infinity pool on site, where lounging amid the canopy and listening to the bright, joyful toucans and hummingbirds will prove to be an unique experience.
As if all of this sounds stressful, a relaxing spa aims to keep you in a Zen state of mind all the time; what would you prefer: the outdoor treatment bungalows, a sauna and steam room, or a slew of relaxing treatments? Come sundown, you might also want to try out the Amor Loco, where plush velvet chairs, a polished onyx bar top and gourmet dining will tease your senses.
On the other hand, the resort’s Altamira Restaurant serves up a flavor of Costa Rica outdoors, overlooking the superb Arenal Volcano. Exotic and Asian aromas may be experienced at Asia Luna as well; tough choice, right?