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All of the casitas have plunge pools. (Photos by Brice Ferre Studio, courtesy of Nayara).

Every Room at This New-Look Costa Rica Resort Has a Plunge Pool 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - January 16, 2024

It’s the coolest hotel brand in Costa Rica: Nayara, which has three hotels in the country and recently expanded with an overwater resort in Panama, too. Now, Nayara has reopened its original Costa Rica hotel after a complete rebuild. 

The new-look Nayara Gardens just rebuilt all of its rooms, unveiling new “Arenal Casitas,” all with their own private decks, glass walls, colorful interiors and, most notably, plunge pools surrounded by the rainforest. 

It’s part of a bigger makeover at the resort, which now includes locally-made artisan goods in the shop, a new “family education center” and a new pool. 

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The new-look casitas.

The hotel’s Asia Luna restaurant, a Nikkei-style eatery, has also been totally reconstructed, while the spa is set to open after a total renovation of its own. 

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Inside one of the casitas.

If you stay at Nayara Gardens, you also get access to the hotel’s sister properties: Nayara Springs and the Nayara Tended Camp (just keep in mind that the Nayara Springs hotel is adults-only). 

The hotel is set about 2.5 hours from both the San Jose and Liberia airports. 

For more, visit Nayara Gardens

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