Once I decided I would get married in Costa Rica, there was no hesitation on where I wanted to spend my time after the wedding on my honeymoon.
I have been planning amazing trips to Nayara Springs since before I even had a travel business! It was a resort that hopped on my radar about 4 years ago when I was busy planning my sisters honeymoon, and convinced her to go to Costa Rica. There was no way I was going to let my little sister experience a paradise I didn't get the chance to!
After being on the beach for a week for my destination wedding near Tamarindo, I was ready to experience my own eco-luxury stay and fall asleep to the sounds of the jungle.
Why I love Nayara Springs as a Honeymoon Destination
Location - Nayara is located at the base of Arenal Volcano, which is a premiere destination in Costa Rica. Not only is the lush rainforest a perfect backdrop, this part of the country is known as the premier adventure destination in Costa Rica with soaring canopies, hanging bridges, waterfalls and caves, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, whitewater rafting, fishing, zip lining, and nature safaris.
Dining Experiences - Costa Rica is not normally high on my list as an amazing foodie destination. However, we had some incredible meals on our honeymoon. Between the two sister properties, there are five full-service restaurants, a coffee bistro, and a wine bar. Amor Loco was a favorite of ours with live music every night, and we had an incredible wine pairing dinner at Nostalgia wine bar that we we enjoyed immensely.
Some of my favorite moments during our honeymoon came from simply enjoying the delicious breakfast delivered to our villa each morning. This option is complimentary and I was more than happy to enjoy my favorite meal of the day in my robe with some amazing Costa Rican coffee!
Accommodation - Choosing to stay in a villa at Nayara Springs gives you access to your own private plunge pool fed by the nearby volcanic hot springs. (An important note — these hot springs are crystal clear with no sulphur smell!) Your villa is completely private with lush greenery surrounding your deck, the dreamiest canopy bed, his and her bathroom setups, and an amazing indoor shower, outshined only by the incredible outdoor shower in your own tropical garden.
I appreciate properties that truly give you a sense of place, and Nayara does this extremely well. I am now trying to convince my husband that we need to find a way to build an outdoor shower at our home and replicate theirs somehow!
Have I convinced you yet that this is a place you need to visit? I sincerely hope so because I am certain you will love it as much as I did. As an added benefit, booking your stay here with me gets you extra amenities.
- Buffet breakfast daily for up to two in room guests
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- $100 USD Equivalent Spa Services credit
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability