Nayara Resorts: A Wellness Journey Across Extraordinary Destinations

Nayara Resorts: A Wellness Journey Across Extraordinary Destinations

Many yearn for a vacation that goes beyond mere relaxation, one that enriches our well-being and fosters a profound sense of connection. The transformative power of travel, particularly to thoughtfully crafted wellness resorts, is a journey that transcends the ordinary. To help foster that feeling in our travelers, we’ve carefully cultivated wellness experiences throughout the Nayara Resorts. Wherever you find yourself when you travel with us, you’ll discover havens meticulously designed to provide an immersive experience that rejuvenates the mind, body, and spirit.


The Power of Travel to Promote Wellbeing


“Travel brings power and love back to your life” 

— Rumi


In a world where the pursuit of well-being has become a priority, travel has become a widely-regarded method to reset the body and mind. This search for enhanced quality of life through travel has led to a large number destinations, resorts, retreats, and experiences focused on promoting physical and mental health. And much of it is backed by data and research.


From The Research

  • A thoughtfully crafted wellness resort has the potential to create inviting and hospitable environments, allowing individuals to momentarily ease their pace, experience a sense of safety and security, connect with others, and reengage with their bodies (both mentally and physically), facilitating a feeling of well-being. 
  • Engaging in a wellness journey can positively impact your mental well-being. Through a wellness retreat centered around activities such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, you acquire skills that can be applied at home to establish a consistent wellness routine. This routine plays a crucial role in sustaining resilient mental and physical health. 
  • A 2009 study by Korean scientists found that travel actually boosts happiness, not only during, but also as you prepare and well after you return.  This can affect both short- and mid-term wellness and health.
  • Travel proves to be a fantastic stress reliever and contributes positively to one’s overall perspective on life. In a 2013 study involving individuals aged 25 to 70+, 80% of participants noted that travel enhances their overall mood and outlook on life, while 75% stated that it reduces stress.

Here at Nayara Resorts, we work to stay at the forefront of this push for improved well-being, weaving wellness into the very fabric of each guest’s stay, starting with their natural surroundings. Visitors at Nayara Resorts will likely tell you that they found a healthy, balanced, wellness-focused mindset, but below we’ll explore how each Nayara Resorts location engages with the inherent health and mental benefits of its surroundings. 


Nayara Arenal: Energy of the Volcano

Nestled in the Arenal region, Our Costa Rican resorts beckon seekers of a true connection between mind, body, and spirit. Here, wellness encompasses a spectrum of health and balance, from yoga and meditation to fresh, flavorful, nourishing cuisine, to adventure activities that invigorate both your body and mind. There’s a reason our three award-winning resorts – Nayara Gardens, Nayara Springs, and Nayara Tented Camp – have become sanctuaries for those seeking renewal and inspiration as individuals, couples, or families.

Most notable of these experiences is the Nayara Spa, a sanctuary of serenity, beauty, and indulgence perched above the majestic Costa Rican rainforest. There, we invited you on a personalized wellness journey where your body, mind, and nature come together in perfect harmony and peace. Each of our treatments — which range from local healing massages and aromatherapy to detoxification, rebalancing, and sensory indulgences — is tailored to your personal wellness goals, and designed to meet you where you are.

A deeply relaxing, mineral-rich foot ritual is a prelude to each treatment. This is an act of humble connection and gratitude to our guests for entrusting us with their wellbeing. 


Nayara Bocas del Toro: Oceanic Tranquility in Panama

In the archipelago off Panama’s Caribbean coast lies Nayara Bocas del Toro, a private island where the restorative power of the ocean is all around you. Miles away from any noise, air, and light pollution, this remote paradise beckons you into a more primal way of living, one seamlessly integrated into nature and the elements without sacrificing world-class comfort. 

Nourishment comes from the islands, the sea, and the bountiful region around you, and each private villa offers a secluded space to engage with the natural world at your own pace. Watching the dolphins play beyond the islands, gazing down at tropical fish during a dip in the pool, or blissfully enjoying the sunset as seabirds float on the breeze, you can let your stresses seep away and return to a more pure state of presence and being. 


Nayara Alto Atacama: Holistic Tranquility in the Martian Desert

The Atacama desert is an alien landscape so similar to Mars it is used by NASA to simulate trips to another world. And far from the lights of the nearest town, Nayara Alto Atacama is a place to embrace a sense of otherworldly introspection. Under clear skies, gazing up at a starscape unlike anything you’ve seen before, you feel simultaneously a million miles away from home, and at the same time intensely connected to the grand scale of the cosmos around you. 

Nayara Alto Atacama’s design and layout are designed to support this connection and introspection throughout your stay. Yoga mats have been placed in all rooms so that guests can practice either on the terrace of their room or in some of the hotel’s squares under the carob trees, but perhaps most notable is the Puri Spa.

Our treatments are grouped according to the four ancestral elements — fire, water, earth, and air — and we use sounds, aromas, and local artisanal, organic products to create an environment where guests can relax and disconnect. Puri means water in the Kunza language, and of all the elements, water lies at the heart of our Puri Spa, matching its status as the most valuable resource in the desert.

Whether you’re soaking in our al-fresco pools, feeling the heat and energy of the surrounding rocks, or visiting our pools or steam and relaxation rooms, you’ll discover an all-around experience that will leave you energized and relaxed.


Nayara Hangaroa: A Cultural Wellness Pilgrimage on Easter Island

Nayara Hangaroa, like its Chilean Atacama counterpart, provides a stark contrast to the rapid rhythm of daily life. In this ancestral paradise, you can traverse hills adorned with ancient Moai statues and engage with the ancient Rapa Nui culture for a journey into antiquity that helps you reprioritize mental, physical, and spiritual balance. 

These traditions of wellness were (and still are) embedded into Rapa Nui culture, and we take that into consideration with each aspect of your wellness experience in Nayara Hangaroa. Our Spa is a replica of an ancient Manavai, a circle created from stones that were used to protect crops from the wind and retain water. Surrounded by white sand and its beautiful corridors, the spa lives up to the word “Manavai”, a place where one will feel the power, energy, and purity of the earth.


Sukha Wellness Retreats 2024: A Lunar Journey to Equilibrium

In 2024, we’re thrilled to announce that Nayara Resorts will be adding yet another dimension to our wellness offerings by hosting two unique Sukha (meaning equilibrium in Sanskrit) retreats in Costa Rica. Tied to the power of the moon, these immersive retreats reconnect participants with nature, fostering a healthier, more balanced life. Coinciding with the “Flower Moon” in May and the “Harvest Moon” (a supermoon) in October, these retreats will offer a combination of revitalizing activities, nourishing meals, personalized spa treatments, and an immersive connection with nature. These exclusive retreats stand as a crowning addition to Nayara Resorts’ wellness experiences, and we look forward to sharing more information with our community as they grow closer.


Finding Wellness at Nayara Resorts

Nayara Resorts has emerged as a leader in wellness travel, offering transformative journeys across diverse landscapes in addition to the comfort of relaxation and luxury. Each destination invites guests to reconnect with themselves, cultivate balance, and embrace lifestyles very different from their own. Whether on the lush rainforest terrain of Nayara in Arenal, the Carribean tranquility of Bocas del Toro, the Martian landscapes of Alto Atacama, or the ancestral paradise of Easter Island, Nayara Resorts beckons those in search of an elevated wellness journey.

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