Nayara Tented Camp

Arenal, Costa Rica

At a Glance

  • Each tent has its own outdoor shower and plunge pool filled from the hot springs

  • Serves the best food in Arenal

  • Stunning views of Arenal's majestic volcano

  • Connecting tents perfect for families or friends

  • Ideally positioned for experiencing local activities such as rafting, hiking and ziplining.

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November to April is the best time of year to visit Arenal and is the 'drier' season in Costa Rica. The ‘green’ season is from May to September, which sees tropical showers most afternoons. The quietest period is April to early June. The rain can be particularly strong in September and October. December to March is high season and hotels do get booked up months in advance so best to plan early.

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The Nayara Tented Camp is a group of stunning luxury tents in the Arenal Volcano National Park. This is the perfect base from which to explore the central region of Costa Rica.

Part of the award winning Nayara Resorts, the Nayara Tented Camp is a luxurious yet eco-friendly base, with each tent blending into the surrounding nature. The area is also home to a great variety of birds and wildlife and a sloth sanctuary.

This is the ideal choice for those looking for an immersive rainforest experience. Guests will have ample opportunity to get up close and personal with the abundant bird and wildlife of the area, as well as visiting the sloth sanctuary. There's a huge portfolio of excursions and experiences (bookable locally with expert on-site tour guides) to suit all ages and interests. What’s more, Nayara is entirely committed to sustainability and providing a luxury experience which runs firmly on environmentally friendly practices.

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The camp currently features 19 luxury tents in the hotsprings area of the property. Some of these are connecting and so create an excellent base for families. 

Each tent sits on its own platform and consists of a master suite and en-suite bathroom, plus two single beds that can also be arranged as two lounge areas. They feature air conditioning, a four poster canopy bed, plunge pool with natural hot spring water, outdoor shower and oversized bathtub.


Children are welcome, and the camp is family friendly, but there are no specific children's facilities.


Facilities are available at Nayara Gardens and include a small outdoor pool, spa with open-sided treatment rooms looking out onto the jungle, thermal water-filled pools and a wide choice of dining options - La Terraza restaurant serves gourmet Costa Rican fare with an international edge and on Saturdays offers a popular seafood grill, Nostalgia wine bar has tapas and wine pairing dinners and a state-of-the-art wine dispenser, Kali Kali pool bar serves snacks and cocktails and restaurant Asia Luna is given a Latin twist.


Arenal has become a mecca for adrenaline junkies and those wanting to be active. Activities close to the hotel include hiking, horse riding, kayaking, canoeing, hot springs, canyoning, mountain biking, zip-wires, hanging bridges and canopy tours, ATV tours and Arenal


  • Arenal Sky Tram & Sky Trek

    Soar through the rainforest canopy on this thrilling zip wiring adventure in the Arenal reserve. Experience the sights and sounds of the rainforest from a bird’s-eye view, admiring the wildlife and spectacular scenery from above. Minimum age 8 years old.

  • Arenal Volcano Walk

    The best way to get as close as possible to the spectacular Arenal Volcano is to walk the reserve’s easy series of trails, which will take you through secondary rainforest and former lava fields. The park is known for its diverse wildlife.

  • Arenal Waterfalls & Volcanoes

    Spend a full day hiking through the lush Arenal area, visiting invigorating waterfalls, passing along hanging bridges high above the canopy and hiking up the majestic Arenal Volcano.

  • Full Day Caño Negro Wildlife Experience By Boat, canoe or kayak

    The Caño Negro Wildlife Reserve is wonderful for wildlife lovers looking to discover one of Costa Rica's most biologically diverse regions. It is considered to be one of the best destinations on the continent for bird watching.

  • Kayak on Arenal Lake

    Gently paddle around Arenal Lake and soak in the spectacular views of the volcano, best enjoyed on a clear day. Explore the shoreline and observe a variety of birds including herons, kingfishers and flycatchers.

  • Natural History Walk in Arenal Hanging Bridges

    Enjoy a fantastic natural history walk through primary tropical forest, crossing 1800 meters of canopy walkway, in the company of an expert naturalist guide. See a wonderful array of flora and fauna on the way including sloths, monkeys and exotic birds.

  • Rio Celeste & Volcano Hike

    Witness the unearthly blue color of the Rio Celeste as you take a rainforest hike in Tenorio Volcano National Park. Geological oddities and the Rio Celeste waterfalls are additional fascinations.

Vacation Ideas

  • Limitless Costa Rica

    Central Valley, Arenal, Southern Osa, Papagayo Peninsula

    13 nights

    • Verdant coffee plantations, volcanoes, wildlife rich jungles and adrenalin fuelled activities
    • Exclusive jungle eco-lodges with far stretched views of the lush rainforest of Central Valley
    • Soak up the mesmerising views from the tropical rainforest reserve on the wildlife rich Osa Peninsula, stretching out to the iconic Arenal Volcano and wild Pacific Ocean

Location & directions

Arenal, Costa Rica

Nayara Tented Camp is 10km (15 minutes) from the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, close to Arenal Volcano National Park in northern Costa Rica

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