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Villa Decary

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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!

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...

Thank William_T_Mallard
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...

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.

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...

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...

Thank Chris J

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • 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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