Arenal, Costa Rica

Stay in the heart of Costa Rica’s vibrant Arenal region with Inspirato. The area is home to a diverse array of wildlife and incredible geothermal activity thanks to its namesake volcano. The upscale casitas and villas at Nayara Gardens are designed to bring the outdoors in, with magnificent views of the volcano everywhere you turn. Treat yourself to a massage in one of the outdoor spa bungalows, dine at authentic Costa Rican restaurants, or take a dip in the outdoor pool.

Cross a wooden pedestrian bridge above the rainforest to reach the private villas at sister property Nayara Springs, an adults-only resort where each villa comes with its own plunge pool. And for a luxury glamping experience, Nayara Tented Camp offers a tranquil yet adventurous retreat.

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Costa Rica’s Adventure Capital

There’s good reason why Arenal is Costa Rica’s most energetic region: volcano-fed hot springs, emerald-draped hanging bridges, and the dramatic Arenal volcano, one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world. Whether you're kayaking, sport fishing, or exploring on horseback, you'll see why Arenal is the adventure capital of Costa Rica. Arenal Lake is considered one of the premier destinations in the world for windsurfing—the breeze stays steady while the mild and shallow waters allow for ideal conditions. After a hard day's play, there are plenty of day spas to rejuvenate you and connect with sublime surroundings.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) or Liberia International Airport (LIR)
  • Location
  • Currency
    Costa Rican colón
  • Language
  • Time zone
    2 hours behind NYC

Destination Highlights

  • Arenal Volcano National Park

    Renowned for the Arenal volcano, but admired for so much more: hiking trails, waterfalls, and hot springs adorn the lush, natural landscape of Arenal National Park. Plan a day trip and attempt to take it all in.

  • Canyoneering

    Harness yourself in and rappel down waterfalls and rock walls. Sensational views, colorful trails, and top-notch instructors will promise a breathtaking soaring excursion amid the lush landscape.

  • Baldi Hot Springs

    Warm mineral water will soothe and relax tired muscles after a day of exploring at this hot springs complex—it’s the largest and most diverse in the area, with pools of different sizes and even water slides.



  • Forecasting Your Costa Rican Vacation

    While the area of Arenal is typically mild with an average temperature of 75 degrees, expect rain at any time of the year. June through October are likely to be the wettest. As you climb the slopes of the volcano, as you’d climb any mountain, the temperatures dip and the precipitation increases. Pack your poncho. Temperatures will be comfortable and sunshine is generous.



Map of Arenal

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