Location & Directions

Nayara Springs is a luxury boutique hotel for travelers wishing to experience the stark natural beauty of the rainforest. Our location is unique; a secluded hill encircled by emerald forests, tropical gardens and unspoiled hills. The property sits on a gentle slope on the fringes of The Arenal Volcano Natural Park against the backdrop of the majestic Arenal Volcano, one of the youngest and still active volcanoes in this hemisphere. The entrance to the hotel is via a pedestrian bridge opening onto breathtaking views of the jungle, that communicates Nayara Springs from its sister property Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens.

Arenal is also the premier adventure destination in Costa Rica: soaring canopies, hanging bridges, waterfalls and caves, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, whitewater rafting, fishing, zip lines, and nature safaris. For those interested in nature, we offer bird watching, ecological reserves, and wildlife galore. For those looking for healing and wellness, the hotel offers a private plunge pool filled with natural mineral thermal springs in every villa to bathe and reenergize, and three outdoor Jacuzzis hidden in the gardens.

Getting to Nayara:


Guests at Nayara Resorts can now arrive at the hotel in comfort and style using our Piper Meridian Turbo-Prop, an American-manufactured plane with advanced safety features and pressurized cabin that provides for smooth flying. Only 20 min from San Jose or Liberia airports, we will pick you up from La Fortuna El Tanque Airfield, for a 15 minute drive to the hotel’s lobby.

30 min flight from SJO
40 min flight from LIR

Piper Meridian M500 (4 seater) Weight Restriction
Flight Time Charter Price
(one way)
Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose (SJO) - El Tanque Airfield, La Fortuna 4 passengers + 100 pounds 30 minutes $750.00
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, Liberia (LIR) - El Tanque Airfield, La Fortuna 4 passengers + 100 pounds 40 minutes $950.00

Prices shown are subject to change without notice. Private flights can be arranged anywhere else in Costa Rica. Please call our Reservations Department for prices.

How to Get Here

Nayara can arrange transportation with a private chauffeured service in a comfortable air-conditioned van anytime or anywhere within Costa Rica.

From San Jose Alajuela or Liberia Airports: Travel from either airport to the hotel takes about two and a half hours.

Airport pick-up: Our driver wearing a shirt with the Nayara name will be waiting outside the customs area and will carry a sign with your name.

Or try the new domestic flight departing from SJO International airport, 35 minutes to Fortuna town , request it at reservations@nayarahotels.com (private flights are also available).

Please clic here to reserve ground transportation.

Driving distance form Nayara Springs to:

Juan Santamaria Airport SJO: 3 hours VIEW MAP $182.00
Liberia International Airport LIR: 3 1/2 hours VIEW MAP $195.00
San José city: 4 hours VIEW MAP $190.00
Papagayo Four Seasons: 4 1/2 hours VIEW MAP $232.00
Manuel Antonio Central Pacific Coast: 5 hours VIEW MAP $277.00

By Car:

We can arrange transportation with a private chauffeured service in a comfortable air-conditioned van anytime or anywhere in Costa Rica. You will enjoy the drive through the various scenic routes and the mountains.

3 hours drive from SJO, San Jose International Airport
3 1/2 hour drive from LIR, Liberia International Airport
4 ½ hour drive form the Four Seasons, Papagallo
5 hour drive from Manuel Antonio, Central Pacific Coast

Please click here to reserve ground transportation

GPS Coordinates

844112,966W 103010,44N

Postal Code 21007

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