There is very little that I can add that hasn't already been shared. However, I will add a few thoughts.
I must start with our Springs Villa driver, Marvin, as he set the tone for the week. He was waiting for us as we existed the airport. Within 1 hour he stopped at a local store for a rest room break. We purchased some beverages for the remaining drive and we could have had lunch if we wanted but were ready to proceed with the drive. Marvin realized my husband enjoys photography and made 4 additional stops for photos. The first stop he surveyed the roadside and found a Blue Jean Dart Frog. I held the frog and it was a great photo op! Then we stopped to see a two toed sloth, then a three toed sloth and then a porcupine. The porcupine stop was a near a "soda" so I purchased some local pastries for the remaining drive which were delicious. The 3 hour drive turned into 4 hours but we didn't care because Marvin was providing us with a wonderful first impression.
William & Sharon and all personal host are wonderful at their jobs. Utilize them, they are very helpful in scheduling tours, spa services, dining reservations, turn down service etc.
Take Andres "bird watching" tour on site offered twice a week. He also offers personal off site tours. We took his Tuesday and Friday am tour and enjoyed both. The first tour was Andres and just us. The tour is at 6:15am.
We enjoyed the a la carte breakfast and dinner at Amor Loco very much. The quality of food and service appears a little better than the food at Altamira.
The spa located on the Villas side is outstanding! I had 2 spa services and both were fantastic.
Yoga offered almost daily, do not miss, this is a must.
We are so glad we choose the Villa side for our vacation. We loved the private mineral pool and used the pool every evening and even on check out morning. The villas are more beautiful in person if that is possible.
One day I spoke to William about going to Eco Danus for a tour and to La Fortuana for lunch. William provided a wonderful lunch spot recommendation "NeNe" and also arranged a driver, Wiberth. He was wonderful and on time when we were ready to proceed to the next stop.
We took a few tours but the must tour is the Cano Negro if you want to see monkeys, birds, wildlife etc.
Pack light as laundry service is provided and returned within the same day.
On check out morning we ordered room service. This is not to be missed. The set up provided by Bryan, Amor Loco Manager, and Robin was absolutely beautiful on the romantic lanai. We were there for 8 days and I am a little sad we only had room service one day.
We loved Nayara Springs and would not hesitate in returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 35 villas are 1,500 square feet of pure luxury, romance, and privacy. These villas offer the ultimate experience with a private plunge pool fed by water directly from the volcano which is some of the purest in the world. The room includes complimentary breakfast, minibar, laundry, daily yoga classes and your very own personal host! Nayara Springs is an adult-only luxurious property with many unique and exclusive features. The hotel has two savory restaurants; Amor Loco and Mis Amores. In Amor Loco guests can enjoy gourmet cuisine while sitting by the pool or dining inside with live music seven nights a week. Mis Amores is our casual Italian fare restaurant with a beautiful direct view to the Volcano which is also connected to our new swim-up pool bar Cielito Lindo. Nayara Springs also has its own coffee bar; the coffee is a Nayara Signature that can only be found on property. Guest can also enjoy our open-air yoga pavilion or work on their fitness at our new state-of-the-art-gym. Nayara Springs is connected by two footbridges perched 150 feet high, above the rainforest canopy to our sister property Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nayara Springs Costa Rica/La Fortuna De San Carlos