Hello. I landed on Fortuna only because I originally found Nayara spring resort and spa (the couples only one) and it seems really nice. My husband and I want a romantic get away. I was not aware until I stumbled upon your page and found your info on the area that it is not near any coastline. Is it still possible to take a day trip to the coast/beach and which one would be the nicest? Thanks!
Nayara Springs is a beautiful hotel and would be one of our top picks in the country for a romantic getaway. Unfortunately, though, it is quite far from the coast. The closest scenic beach is Playa Hermosa in Guanacaste. Hermosa is still about three hours away so possible on a day trip if you leave very early, but you would be much better off staying a night or two if you can change your plans in La Fortuna a bit. If you do try for a day trip, it’s best to avoid driving in the dark (sunset is around 5:45) on the way back because the road around the lake is very dark and curvy.