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Nayara Tented Camp

Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica


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Luxury Holidays At Nayara Tented Camp

Escape to one of Costa Rica’s most spectacular echo jungle retreats. First opened in 2019 and inspired by the luxury canvas lodges of Africa and Asia, Nayara Tented Camp sits within the flourishing Arenal National Park, where the breathtaking 7000-year-old volcano takes centre stage.


Set within the larger Nayara Resort, where you can roam between a further two sister hotels, an oasis of tropical elegance and stunning natural beauty awaits your discovery. From natural hot springs, flourishing rainforests, fast-flowing rivers and magical waterfalls, combine this with sublime service, exceptional attention to detail and classic gourmet dining, and you get the unique Nayara Tented Camp experience.


The family-friendly hotel offers a range of activities, from indulgent spa treatments and relaxing yoga to more adventurous pursuits, like kayaking, guided nature treks, lava field expeditions or even crocodile spotting across the Rio Frio (cold river). With such a stunning array of activities, outstanding luxury and a mesmerising landscape, we wouldn't blame you if you never wanted to leave.

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  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: A place where nature, adventure and relaxation combine.
  • Feature: Magical views of Costa Rica’s most famous volcano.
  • Rooms: 29 rooms
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: San Jose Aiport (SJO)
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Location and transfer

Approximately 2.5 hours by private car transfer


Nayara Tented Camp offers a “glamping” experience like no other. Each of the 29 luxury lodges are strategically positioned high up on the hillside to maximise the enchanting views of the Costa Rican jungle. All are wonderfully decorated with clean, fresh colours and are furnished with a contemporary, elegant style that gives a beautiful contrast to the rustic safari feel.   All come with sumptuous king beds, a min-bar, air-con, a private hot spring plunge pool, a safari bathtub or outdoor shower and a private decking area where you can take in the majestic sites of the jungle below.   All guests have a choice of a complimentary al-a-carte breakfast that’s delivered to your room every morning, so you can just sit back and take in the ambience of this truly unique hotel while deciding what culinary delight you want to start your day with.

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  • Size: 158²
  • Room View: High up on the hillside with stunning views of the surrounding rainforest.
  • Facilities: Set high up on stilts and looking like a natural addition to the majestic background of the jungle, these luxury lodges offer sweeping, birdseye views of the vibrant green landscape below. Inside, they're finished with a sleek African Safari feel and come with a stylish four-poster king bed, two twin day beds, a mini-bar, a private plunge pool and a private balcony.
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  • Size: 158²
  • Room View: Perched on the hillside with majestic views of Arenal, the most famous Volcano in Costa Rica!
  • Facilities: The Family tents are perfect for larger groups wishing to stay together. They come with a four-poster king bed, two twin-size day beds in the main tent and a further two queen beds in the adjoining second tent. Additionally, they offer a mini-bar, a private plunge pool with hot springs, and a private balcony with a gorgeous seating area.
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  • Rooms: 2
  • Size: 158²
  • Room View: Sweeping views of the rainforest and the mesmerising Arenal Volcano.
  • Facilities: These private dwellings are perfect for groups and large families who want that extra privacy. Sleeping up to 12, they are set over three units, including two family tents, linked to a stunning private villa. They offer an incredible luxury glamping experience and come with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, two king beds, two queen beds, twin day beds, outdoor showers and a separate bathroom. They also have two private plunge pools located on the balconies, where you have remarkable views of Arenal and the flourishing jungle below.

The resort boasts three stylish restaurants, all of which offer an incredible culinary experience. Whether you're dining with friends, family, or both, each one provides dishes that will delight all food connoisseurs.   Ayla provides guests with a gorgeous, relaxed dining experience and takes its inspiration from Mediterranean cuisine and fuses it with contemporary Middle Eastern elegance.   La Terraza Del Arenal (The Terrace of the Arenal), as you could imagine, offers magical views of Costa Rica’s famous 7000-year-old volcano (don't worry, it’s sleeping at the moment) and serves up a mouthwatering array of al-a-carte and international dishes, all made with locally sourced natural ingredients.   Asia-Luna offers a fusion of Asian style and contemporary Costa Rican flare. Fish lovers will have difficulty choosing which dish they want to stir their palate, with a wonderful selection of chicken, sushi and other fish-based dishes that include Tuna, Shrimp, Trout, and Marlin, to name a few.

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean-style dishes fused with a Middle Eastern zest.
  • Setting: Stunning views overlooking the magical landscape of the Arenal Volcano National Park.
  • Dress Code: Relaxed
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Not essential but advised
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  • Cuisine: Sublime al-a-carte dishes, served with locally sourced fresh ingredients.
  • Setting: Glorious open-air, family restaurant with a relaxed vibe and incredible panoramic views of the volcano and rainforest.
  • Dress Code: Relaxed
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Not essential but advised
  • Cuisine: Classic Asian fish dishes with a twist of contemporary Cost Rican flair.
  • Setting: Intimate and stylish with an outdoor terrace overlooking the volcano and rainforest.
  • Dress Code: Relaxed
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
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Lakes & Mountains

Experience the dried lava fields left by the famous volcano. This exhilarating walk will give you amazing views of the volcano and Lake Arenal and will allow you to see first-hand the incredible power of nature. During the day, you'll also learn more about the area of La Fortuna and the history behind the 1968 eruption, which is still one of Costa Rica's most devastating events of the last 100 years.

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Wildlife Encounters

Enjoy the incredible nature tour that takes you to the heart of the rainforest. This fantastic 2- mile hike is not for the faint-hearted, but the views are truly worth it. Your naturalist guide will lead you up through the jungle canopy, traversing a series of trails that lead you to a lush green canyon and onto the famous Mystical Hanging Bridges. Along the way, you’ll be introduced to an array of plants and animals that inhabit the area, plus experience the fantastic site of the hidden waterfall. A truly wonderful trip that all nature lovers will enjoy.

Spa Breaks

What better way to relax and unwind after a brilliant day of exploring? The Nayara Spa offers a setting of pure serenity. Nestled high in the jungle's canopy, it provides a wonderful selection of therapies that will rejuvenate the mind and body. Choose from traditional Thai or Swedish massage, or try out the hotel’s famous Volcanic Mud Massage, where, as you've probably guessed, they use the natural volcanic earth from the Arenal Volcano to nourish, detoxify and remineralise the skin. Whatever treatment you choose, after a day here, you’ll be fully recharged to face the next day’s adventure!


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