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Villa Decary

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1 Mile East of Town | Route 142, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place, singing birds and furry buddy Olivia. Good to sit in the On position and enjoy the soundtrack of the birds and rainforest.there is a creek in the property where you can hide in the jungle. About 4 km to Nuevo Arenal. You can easily walk to this lovely place for bird watching and relaxation. Restaurant Gingerbread is close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I recently had the pleasure of staying here for just one night and I wish that it had been for more. Dan was extremely helpfull in answering all my questions and the rest of the staff went out of their way to make our visit memorable. Would have no qualms about recommending Villa Decary for any event at all. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I loved Villa Decary, it was exactly what I was dreaming of before I got to Costa Rica. Nice comfy room, the most amazing views from the window, delicious fresh colorful breakfast, so close to some good retaurants for the evening, a few minutes from Lake Arenal, yoga available in Mondays morning on a beautiful deck. Nice welcoming people that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What a wonderful B&B! Suzy and Dan definitely have a class act. From the beautiful wood construction in the buildings, to the fauna, to the wild birds--this is what Costa Rica is about. Thank goodness for digital cameras or we would have spent a fortune on printing all the pictures we took! We spent 3 most excellent days here--just chilling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

DON'T pass this up. This is THE best place around Lake Arenal. As another writer put it--- pass up la Fortuna and DO go directly here. This is a quiet gem nestled amongst some great palms and plants that attract all kinds of wild life. The morning bird feeding, while having great coffee and breakfast was definitely a high light.... More 

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were poking around for a place to overnight around Lake Arenal in Costa Rica and stumbled on the Villa Decary. What a great find!!! The birds were amazing, right from our balcony! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you're heading to Arenal by car, forget about Fortuna and drive another 15 kilometers to Nuevo Arenal where you find this gem with unforgettable views on the Lake. Villa Decary is situated in a beautiful tropical jungle surrounding the lake where you can spot more birds than we did on a hiking tour around Arenal. We were upgraded to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I absolutely love this place! Dan and Suzy are incredibly helpful... If is wasn't for them we would not have seen the "Avatar Tree" and I will always be thankful for that! They also booked for us the zip line and white water rafting tour, and they were both brilliant!! Breakfast is amazing! I highly recommend this cosy hotel to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Villa Decary is an absolute gem in a magical location. Small, intimate, welcoming, and relaxing, the inn is situated a short drive from the action at Arenal, but just far enough away that if you want it to, it feels like a thousand miles. The tropical surroundings are absolutely beautiful, and so are the incredible birds! We were greeted each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A very nice place, run by pleasant, attentive folks. The rooms are super clean. The breakfasts are superb, plentiful and different every day, always with a local Costa Rican flavor. The owners will explain everything there is to know about activities in the area and they will help with reservations. Wi-Fi is available only in the dining area - (this... More 

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