Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens in Costa Rica Opens New Eco-Spa

Resort Spa Offers Guests Organic Treatments Derived From Nearby Arenal Volcano Photo: Lanny Grossman

DALLAS, November 28, 2011 - Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, which was voted the “Most Romantic Hotel in Central & South America” by TripAdvisor in 2011 Readers’ Choice survey as well as among the “Top 5 Most Romantic Hotels in the World,” has announced the grand opening of its resort’s new, full-service and open-air spa set in the green-friendly Costa Rican Rainforest.

An eco-friendly spa in Costa Rica.

An eco-friendly spa in Costa Rica.

Poised to offer guests an organic and peaceful spa experience, The Spa at Nayara is a five-star luxury retreat on 15 acres of gardens with 44 private casitas including private outdoor terraces featuring jacuzzis and outdoor showers.

The property overlooks the active Arenal Volcano and the onsite luxury spa services are the perfect backdrop to not only the rainforest, but the many hidden waterways and views of the breathtaking Volcano.

The new spa facility includes state-of-the-art fitness equipment, beauty treatment rooms, open-air massage bungalows, meditation trails and a hidden, custom-made wooden Jacuzzi overlooking a small creek.

Guests at Nayara can indulge in a variety of spa treatments inspired by nature including a Hot Volcanic Stone and Volcanic Mud Massage or an organic Costa Rican Coffee Scrub and Aloe Vera Body Wrap. The menu also offers the traditional Thai Massage, Swedish Massage, Reflexology and the unique Chocolate Massage. The Spa beauty services include the signature Volcanic Mud Facial, manicures/pedicures and waxing.

The Nayara Spa also offers a variety of unique spa packages such as the Nature Lovers package which includes a body wrap of choice, a Hot Volcanic Stone massage, Volcanic Mud Mask and Reflexology ($230 per person) or the Nayara Package for Couples ($310 per couple), featuring a Couples Swedish Massage, Hydration Facial, romantic Milk Jacuzzi Therapy and healthy snacks.

In addition to the luxury modern amenities at the resort, guests will enjoy the variety of dining options including the open-air Altamira Restaurant, serving authentic Costa Rican fare, a Latin American wine bar called Nostalgia and the Kali-Kali Pool Bar where guests can drink their favorite cocktail and snacks in and out of the pools and Jacuzzis.

Located approximately two hours from the capital of San Jose, Nayara sits in seclusion just outside of the town of La Fortuna on the outskirts of the Arenal Volcano. Rates at Nayara range from $199 - $350 per night and include a daily hot breakfast, welcome drinks, complimentary Internet access and complimentary long distance telephone calls anywhere in the world. For reservations or more information, visit Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens or call 1-866-311-1197.

Rita Cook is a writer/editor with has over 1000 articles to her credit in the past 13-plus years. She is a frequent auto and travel contributor on a radio show in Los Angeles called Insider Mag Radio at KPRO 1570 am on from midnight to 12:30 a.m. Monday mornings.  She also contributes travel and auto to the Anthony Duva show, which can be heard live from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST every Sunday at  Cook is a member of the Texas Auto Writer’s Association, writes for the Dallas Morning News Green Living Section as well as artist profiles and www.greensourceDFW and spends much of her time on the road traveling or working on books. Her latest book releases are both “Haunted Dallas” and “Haunted Fort Worth” from  You can also follow Cook at Twitter at @ritacook13.

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Rita Cook is a writer/editor with over 1000 articles to her credit in the past 10-plus years. She is the co-host of a radio show in Los Angeles; Insider Mag Radio at KPRO 1570 am and is on from midnight to 12:30 a.m. Monday mornings.  Cook is a member of the Texas Auto Writer’s Association and also writes an eco-friendly column for the Dallas Morning News.


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