We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Villa Decary

Travellers' Choice award winner
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Nuevo Arenal
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Show Prices
Management photos
Villa Decary
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Villa Decary
See the most recent reviews
Showing 294: English reviews
Brasilito
Reviewed 29 March 2013

If there is a reason why to stay in Nuevo Arenal this is it!!!! From the moment you enter the property grounds of Villa Decary you are welcomed by a beautiful botanical garden with an amazing collection of palms and trees that are the home of extensive variety of birds such as Toucans, Montezuma Oropendolas, and Humming birds. The highlight...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ShatzieBrasilito
Reviewed 22 March 2013

A wonderfully warm and welcoming small resort in a stunning garden setting with birds we couldn't believe (especially Toucans and Montezuma Oropendolas that looked like they flew off the pages of an Audubon book). We were welcomed by Miguel and Elkin as if we were friends of their families, and we later learned that it is sometimes possible to tour...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ideolh
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Well deserving al all the great reviews it has received. Although it was quite chilly and rainy during our stay I'm glad we found it. The variety of bird life was unbelievable and Suzy despite complaining about the temperature even after spending the better part of December and January in Montreal, was very helpful in explaining what there was to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank David W
Dutchess County, NY
Reviewed 21 March 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in February on a friend's recommendation and it was wonderful. The standard room was large, airy and bright with a balcony overlooking Lake Arenal (we swam) and the breakfast room deck, where fruit was put out in the morning to attract birds. We especially enjoyed watching the oropendolas constant nest building...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Amy B
Carson City, Nevada
Reviewed 8 March 2013

My sister and I spent three days at this wonderful B&B. The grounds are absolutely beautiful with flowers and birds everywhere. The owners are so helpful with making plans and their employees are welcoming and warm. The fruit plate I got each morning with my breakfast was so beautiful! I recommend a stay at Villa Decary to everyone!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Helen K
Liberia, Costa Rica
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Toward the end of our stay my wife and I couldn't bear the thought of another day staring at a giant pool and eating institutional food, so we cancelled our last night at the resort and booked a night at Villa Decary. We are so glad we did! Villa Decary is a clean, well kept B&B with extraordinary grounds! Here...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank William_T_Mallard
Maui
Reviewed 5 March 2013

The Americans who built Villa Decary were interested in botany and birds, and so it is beautifully landscaped and has lots of birds. The casitas are comfortable, clean, charming and spacious. The gourmet breakfast is huge. The hosts, Suzy and Dan, treat you like friends and their staff are lovely Costa Ricans. There’s yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays and a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Hoailona
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Beautiful gardens makes this a lovely spot in a mediocre over priced nation. Accomodations and staff are pleasant and area is particularly aimed at birders. One will see more birds here than in the national parks with a lot less effort. You put out food, the birds will come. overall, this is a very pleasant spot.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jay t
Williamsburg, Virginia
Reviewed 27 February 2013

It was a joy to wake up each morning to the beautiful view of Lake Arenal. With palm trees , beautiful flowers, tropical birds and a 68 degreee temperature all around us, we truly felt like we were in paradise. The cottage was comfortable and the service and staff were excellent.The staff truly represents the Costs Rican people: warm and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ava Marie M
Montpelier, Vermont
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We spent four nights at this lovely B&B with superb views of Lake Arenal and the mountains beyond. Everything about this place was exceptional: the gorgeous grounds, the attentive staff, the simple but elegant rooms, and the delectable two-course breakfasts (a fruit course followed by a main entree). This spot is also a nature-lovers' paradise, and would be of particular...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Chris J

235 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (227)
Viewed
Room/Suite (30)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (67)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
View from Room (22)
Viewed
Dining (21)
Viewed
6:30
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (81)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (8)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Other (2)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Nuevo Arenal
6.7 km away
La Mansion Inn Arenal Hotel
La Mansion Inn Arenal Hotel
#1 of 2 in Nuevo Arenal
254 reviews
22.4 km away
Hotel El Silencio del Campo
Hotel El Silencio del Campo
#5 of 60 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
1,801 reviews
21.3 km away
Volcano Lodge & Springs
Volcano Lodge & Springs
#14 of 60 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
2,749 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
13.1 km away
Arenal Lodge
Arenal Lodge
#24 of 60 in La Fortuna de San Carlos
783 reviews
3.3 km away
Lucky Bug B & B
Lucky Bug B & B
#2 of 12 in Nuevo Arenal
231 reviews
3.0 km away
Agua Inn
Agua Inn
#4 of 12 in Nuevo Arenal
81 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • 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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Villa Decary staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Winter Haven, Florida
San Francisco, California

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Villa Decary staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5