A Visit to Nayara Tented Camp in La Fortuna
When it’s time to escape, unwind and excite the senses, there is one place, incomparable to most, that springs to mind – La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Whether you’re looking for a short break from your beach vacation while in Costa Rica or want to fly in and out for a 4-night escape, La Fortuna provides the perfect get-away from it all. This article describes a personal experience of visiting Nayara Tented Camp in La Fortuna.
For those a little more adventurous and with more time, the drive in from Liberia sets the most phenomenal, lush backdrop to the what lies ahead in Arenal. The winding road around Lake Arenal is reminiscent of the drive to Hana, Maui, with jaw-dropping nature astounding you at every turn.
Nayara Tented Camp, one of Costa Rica’s most upscale boutique hotels, can provide the most romantic, quiet (but for nature) backdrop to rest your soul. Nestled in Costa Rican rainforest, at the foot of Arenal Volcano, Nayara Tented camp feels like a scene out of Out of Africa. From the second you arrive, the personalized service demonstrates the hotel’s understanding of privacy and commitment to meeting all of your needs.
The rooms themselves are luxury at their finest. Not a detail is overlooked from fresh local fruit, to incredible design. Indoor and outdoor showers plus a floating tub with a view outside, provide an extended experience from outside to the indoors. The lines and whimsical curtains that enclose the bed give way to bygone days of romance and luxury.
The Personalized Pools:
But the inside is not the best part of the tents, it is the personalized pools filled with volcanic waters and naturally heated on your balcony that really create a unique experience for those guests looking for ultimate privacy. Slip into a warm spring water plunge at the foot of your bed before falling asleep to the orchestral symphony of frogs only to awaken to the chorus of birds before enjoying breakfast on your private deck overlooking at your impeccable view of Arenal Volcano.
The Natural Volcanic Baths:
On the property, you’ll also find intelligently designed and well-maintained natural volcanic baths, all at different temperatures and elevations. Despite the hotel being at capacity, you’ll often find solitude in these pools but for the constant reminder of the birds, monkeys, frogs, and crickets, and other life, reminding you this heavenly place is shared. For those who want the full lymphatic experience, there is a cold plunge pool as well, where you can also climb up onto a swing at the bar and order your drink of choice.
Whether you stay relaxed on the lounge chairs at the baths, or on your way back up to the infinity pool for a snack, (food and drink service can be slower, not for lack of professionalism, but for lack of urgency as time is no longer of the essence), you can choose to lay back on the poolside chairs or dine one of the many properties on the hotel, either way, it’s all made easier to decide on a dime with the help of the ever available staff at hand. Well-trained, and eager to please, they are also happy to chat and share knowledge about the local area, the hotel, and Costa Rican culture at large, much insight can be gained during the short golf cart jaunts around the property.
Activities and Exploration:
For those seeking activity, the Fortuna area provides many options for exploring and thrill-seeking, from zip-lining to hanging bridges, kayaking and waterfalls, the staff at Nayara is available and happy to secure transportation and reservations. Much adventure and activity awaits right on property with the naturalists on site. You can look for sloths, frogs and toucans (you can also see these things just while lounging by the pool or strolling the property). For those looking for some exercise, I personally recommend morning yoga in the lobby at the foot of Arenal Volcano. Nothing compares.
Unforgettable memories await those who visit Nayara Tented Camp in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. From the journey through the lush, tropical landscape to the personalized service and luxurious accommodations, this boutique hotel provides the perfect backdrop for rest, relaxation, and exploration. Whether you choose to unwind in your private, personalized pool or embark on an adventure through the rainforest, Nayara Tented Camp is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.