As one of the first luxury camps in Central America inspired by the luxury canvas lodges of Africa and Asia, the Nayara Tented Camp lies in the Arenal Volcano National Park of Costa Rica. Spanning 1,700 square-feet these palatial tents are built at higher altitudes on the hillside to provide unobstructed views of the Arenal Volcano.
Attracting multigenerational travellers and like-minded groups, the area currently accommodates up to 21 individual yet connectable tents, promising optimal privacy and adventure. Said to expand, the area will soon include 11 additional tents including additional two-storey alternatives capable of housing 10 guests at a time.
Balanced on stilts, the Nayara Tented Camp is accessible through an elevated private bridge-like walkway, connected to a steep, sloped sidewalk. Complete with an infinity-edged plunge pool with jets fed by natural hot springs, a private outdoor shower open to the sky and a standalone soaking tub within a bathroom area that’s nearly as large as the bedroom itself, the camp also features private terraces which loom over a lush rainforest thick with Kapok and Cecropia trees.
Blending contemporary, barefoot-luxe touches and an unique-to-location design, each suite is crafted in a traditional African safari style fused with a Costa Rican sense of place. Fully furnished with canopy beds adorned by botanical headboard murals, and oversized leather trunks which double up as an in-room minibar for complimentary beverages.
As intimate spas and a handful of treatment rooms line both the Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs, the Nayara Tented Camp facilitates enhanced spiritual wellbeing and a thrill for adventure through a self-guided wellness circuit, a guided visit to the Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, a lava field trekking excursion, and a series of six spring-fed pools, bordered by pathways of blossoms and cascading lily pads.
Imported directly from Africa and designed by Italian luxury sports car manufacturer, Ferrari, each tent incorporates Nicaragua’s iconic Italian and Guatemalan marble and wood flooring, with a variety of local Costa Rican cuisine available nearby. Thanks to the country’s supremely fertile soil, and the Nayara Tented Camp’s affiliation to the Nayara Gardens and Nayara Springs, guests are not only provided with the freshest ingredients, at all times of the year, but are awarded priority access to the area’s Spanish wine bars, Asian-Latin fusion restaurants, as well as, its South African-and Argentinean-inspired barbecue restaurant.