Imagine a clifftop retreat with the vibrant rainforest below. Begin this adventure at Nayara Tented Camp which opened on December 20, 2019, as one of the first luxury camps in Central America. Located in the Arenal Volcano National Park, the year-round Camp is the brainchild of owner Leo Ghitis who was inspired by the luxury canvas lodges of Africa and Asia.
A PLACE OF NATURE
The 21 spacious tented suites all have unobstructed views of the volcano. The indoor/outdoor design blends contemporary, barefoot-luxe touches and unique-to-location design features a master suite created as a nod to traditional African safari-style tents fused with a Costa Rican sense of place; canopy beds with a botanical headboard mural; private plunge pools fed by natural mineral hot springs; and double-head outdoor showers. The color palette aptly showcases tree bark tones, shades of green, and touches of leather. In addition to secluded tented suites, families and groups can opt for a set of two identical tents that connect with a covered passageway. Seven interconnecting, private hot springs are also dotted around two acres of rainforest, with a dedicated bar serving up guaro sours and local Costa Rican craft beers.
FOR THE NATURE LOVER
Nature lovers can participate in sloth sanctuary tours and early morning bird-watching walks with Nayara’s expert nature guide and ‘Sloth Concierge’ Juan Pablo. Through Nayara’s reforestation of the area, the new tented camp has expanded the property’s sloth sanctuary to over 1,000 Cecropia trees (the sloth’s main food source) to serve as a home to more than 15 sloths.
Just a short stroll away from the spas, pools, and six restaurants of the sister resorts, guests can relax with daily yoga and meditation suspended above the trees, or wake up with rich, freshly brewed Costa Rican coffee made from locally grown coffee beans roasted onsite. The espresso bar, Mi Cafecito, was created in 2018 with the consultancy of master roaster Ken Palmer, who trained alongside Alfred Peet of Peet’s Coffee; the company shares similar sustainability values with Nayara as a leading responsible coffee purveyor. Guests can stop by for a morning cappuccino or stick around to learn the bean-to-cup process, creating their own custom blend to take home.
ABOUT NAYARA RESORTS
Nayara Resorts is a collection of three sister properties set in Arenal Volcano National Park, Nayara Gardens, Nayara Springs, and Nayara Tented Camp as well as two properties in Chile: Nayara Alto Atacama in the Atacama Desert and Nayara Hangaroa on Easter Island.