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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Decary! The rooms were comfortable, spotless, the breakfast was fabulous, and the view was spectacular. The birds flew back and forth to their nests while we were able to watch them from the balcony or in the room, and the view of the lake was gorgeous. We live in Costa Rica and travel...

Thank Wendy J
Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a nice relaxing time at Villa Decary for 2 nights. Dan and Susie were great hosts and were also very informative about the habitat and activities available in the area. The rooms were neat, clean and had a timeless simple design. Now the breakfasts were a very nice surprise, everything was home made traditional Costa...

Thank Dave W
Hastings, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I don't know what to say that others haven't already said. We wholeheartedly agree with everyone else, which is precisely why we stayed. If you want a quiet, off the beaten track but close enough to the busy action around Arenal Volcano, then stay at Villa Decary. It's a 40 minute drive to La Fortuna but Villa Decary is rural...

Thank Jennifer G
Alcala la Real, Spain
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A beautiful boutique hotel in a stunning location. The owners Suzy & Dan made us feel totally at home. The accommodation is in a choice of detached units or rooms in the main building overlooking the lake. Ours a room in the main building was very spacious with a huge picture window and balcony overlooking the lake through the trees....

Thank Sylvia h
Liberia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent host, outstanding breakfast, lovely view, very nice room accommodations. Will recommend it to all my friends. Awesome views, birds at a reach. Easy to get here. Very close to a little town of Nuevo Arenal, lively town, friendly people, lots of places to snack, drink beer, wine or local food.

Thank Roberto B
West Virginia
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Villa Decary's location, on a hillside overlooking majestic Lake Arenal, is a special treat. The grounds were carefully planned and planted, with numerous species of palm trees and other plantings, by an American expert on palms. The gardens and plantings are now maturely grown. A few small cottages combine with a simple, comfortable main building with a handful of rooms....

Thank cruachan13
Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The minute we drove into the driveway and up the hill, we were astounded by the beauty of the extensive grounds. The guest building is simple, yet beautifully appointed. Every room has a perfect view of the lake from the room and from the balcony. There are birds everywhere! Suzy and Dan are quiet and caring. I corresponded with Suzy...

Thank RB324
Charleston, West Virginia
Reviewed 15 February 2017

As soon as we entered the drive, I was aware this was something very unique and special. Being a horticulturist and a birder, I could not have wanted more. Susan and Dan are witty and charming. Their advice and opinion was on the mark. We had a corner room on the second floor overlooking the lake and the gardens below....

Thank williamjmills13
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We spent several days at the Villa Decary. The location is heavenly. Dozens of birds grace the deck overlooking the Lake Arenal. Suzy and Dan were helpful before we arrived, and during our stay. They recommended activities in the area that were a perfect match for our interests.

Thank arh3910
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Suzy and Dan. Thank you so much for the hospitality at the Villa Decary. Laura and I very much enjoyed the time we spent there and within the Nuevo Arenal area. The room and breakfast there were fantastic. We enjoyed listening and seeing the birds in the morning, dinner at the Gingerbread House and the trip to Sky Adventures. Thanks...

Thank Joe F

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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lake Arenal's most beautiful hotel. Botanical garden and rain forest setting, spectacular views of Lake Arenal, the Tilaran Mountains and the rain forest. All accommodations have private entry, private hot water bathroom, private deck, orthopedic mattresses. Rates include scrumptious breakfasts, beautifully served. Casitas with full kitchens available. Monkeys, 140 species of birds. Peaceful, private, serene. Close to many activities: kayaking, fishing, hot springs, volcano, birding, canopy tours, windsurfing, horseback riding, nature walks and more. Great eateries nearby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Decary

Address: Mile East of Town 1 | Route 142, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nuevo Arenal
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Villa Decary Hotel Nuevo Arenal
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“All the rooms have beautiful views of the grounds, the birds and the lake.”
479jenniferg, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper floor”
401sylviah, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The cottages are comfortable and private, but the best access to the birds is from the rooms in the main building.”
  • View from the deck of a room in the main building
  • A room in the main building
  • View at sunset from a nearby restaurant, at sunset on Lake Arenal
cruachan13, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms in the Villa have outstanding views. The second floor would be my preference.”
williamjmills13, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room to overlook the birds in the morning. Fantastic to wake to the sounds of birds chirping for their breakfast.”
700joef, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
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