By Phebe Wahl By Phebe Wahl | November 16, 2022 | Lifestyle
From dips in the hot springs to amazing volcanic views, Nayara’s newly expanded Tented Camp nestled in the rainforest of Costa Rica is a luxurious celebration of the simple life.
In Costa Rica, “pura vida’’ is more than a mere verbal mantra. It is a complete way of life. Meaning “pure life,” this ethos is woven into everything— from the fresh, organic cuisine to the deep reverence for the natural environment and, of course, all the ways to enjoy the natural world.
Double-head outdoor showers complete the barefoot-luxe feel.
Both the locals and the land glow with this celebration of life—and the newly expanded Nayara Tented Camp is just the spot to soak it all in.
The tented camp’s collection of six hot spring pools nestled in the rainforest are magical after a long day of adventure.
Nestled in Arenal Volcano National Park with awe-inspiring views, Nayara Resorts offers three adjacent sister properties: Nayara Gardens, Nayara Springs and Nayara Tented Camp (as well as other properties in Chile’s Atacama Desert, on Easter Island and now in Panama). The newly refreshed and expanded tented camp now boasts four-bedroom tented residences and two-bedroom tents (perfect for families), along with its stand-alone tents. Th e private two-bedroom, two-bathroom tents are connected by a central terrace, and each offers its own private plunge pool fed by hot springs so you can enjoy a soothing soak after a day of adventure. For larger groups, the two new private residences can sleep eight adults and four small children.
The private two-bedroom, two-bathroom tents are connected by a central terrace, and each offers its own private plunge pool fed by hot springs.
Culinary options abound at the sister properties where you can wander for a bite or cocktail to keep things fresh. Ayla restaurant, led by Israeli chef Yanir Elnasi, also recently debuted at the tented camp offering contemporary Mediterranean food bursting with flavors of the Middle East. The spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano are a perfect complement to a family-style dinner with live, local music.
The residences come with a personal concierge on hand throughout the stay to help plan any activities, reservations or special experiences, including private chefs to come prepare personalized dinners.
Hiking through the rainforest and across hanging bridges in nearby Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Floating down the Peñas Blancas River while howler monkeys swing in the dense canopy overhead. Spotting a sloth sleeping on a cecropia tree near your tent. These are just a few of the adventures guests can enjoy—all before indulging in a treatment at the spa or enjoying a hard-earned soak in the series of six pools and hot springs (which range in temperature from refreshing to seriously steamy). Clean air, clean food and good, clean fun? Sign us up for a pura vida session at this elevated camp anytime.
Photography by: ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF NAYARA RESORTS