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Villa Decary

2 Km East of Gymnasium/Nuevo Arenal de Tilaran, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
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Villa Decary
Ranked #1 of 9 Nuevo Arenal B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very friendly staff, excellent environment, very comfortable rooms with a great view. Breakfasts were a treat to behold. Would love to go back. The owners were ready to talk about places to visit and how to go about it without making you feel like you were bothering them in the least. Was a family like atmosphere between staff and visitors.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm always searching for something a little different when vacationing which Villa Decary met all my expectations. Since we were four adults (daughter and friend), we stayed in the Casa Latania which worked out perfectly. Dan offered to bring an extra mattress for the floor for our daughter. There was plenty of room in the "kitchen area" too for the... More

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Nashville, TN
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The comfortable accommodations, beautiful grounds, magnificent views, wonderful food and excellent service would easily merit an excellent rating. But, Villa Decary deserves and excellent+++ rating because it also affords an authentic Costa Rica experience. Elkin's guided trail tour provided insights into the history and biodiversity of the region as he told stories of the many generations of his family who... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our private deck looking out over the rainforest with swaying Brazilian palms and Lake Arenal below. Flocks of parrots, hummingbirds, Montezuma Ora Pendulums and their nests, and many other birds. A comfortable respite before a delicious breakfast of Tico food artfully arranged. Also the treat of a yoga class listening to the sounds of the forest including toucans. The sweetest... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time at the Villa Decary. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous with wonderful views of the lake with abundant and varied wildlife. The location is very convenient to town with its stores and restaurants. Our room was very spacious, bright and comfortable. Balcony overlooking the lake was a great place to birdwatch. The breakfasts were indescribably delicious... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Villa Decary has numerous virtues to recommend it. The paved road encircling much of Lake Arenal from Tilaran to the dam leading toward Fortuna does not have the attention or press allotted to the much more touristy area of hot-spring and volcano views just west of Fortuna but it has its own decided charms and strengths, not least of which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My wife and I spent only two nights at the Villa Decary in May while looking at possible retirement locations and we wished we had more time to spend there. Dan and his staff (or two) were wonderful hosts, not only in the marvelous breakfasts that they provided but in pointing us to the local expats who had lots of... More

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

After traveling for over a month in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, we cam through the Arenal area and stayed at Villa Decary. Dan was very helpful with our phone call/reservation and guided us to stay with our two kids in a cabin. Upon arrival, you could see the hotel and property were well kept. The cabina was perfect for us... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My wife and I traveled to Arenal and stayed at this hotel, as a lesbian couple, for our honeymoon. The view from our room was spectacular. We woke up every morning to singing of birds followed by a delicious breakfast. The owners, Suzie and Dan, are tremendously helpful. They even booked our activities for us and provided us with a... More

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Rose City, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

There are so many reasons why this was our favorite stay in Costa Rica: The views - gorgeous sunsets, with lake and mountain backdrop. The vegetation - well maintained and lush. The birds - lots of them! The Zombia-Studio Bungalow we rented was very clean, nicely decorated and comfortable. The owners - Suzy and Dan were extremely helpful. Their food... More

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Address: 2 Km East of Gymnasium/Nuevo Arenal de Tilaran, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Nuevo Arenal
Also Known As:
Villa Decary Hotel Nuevo Arenal
Villa Decary Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal

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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 
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