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All 9 Nuevo Arenal B&Bs / inns

Villa Decary

2 Km East of Gymnasium/Nuevo Arenal de Tilaran, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
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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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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ah yes, the call of the Golden Pendulum birds nesting just beyond the balcony, Olivia the gentle wise dog, Dan and Suzy's warm and generous hospitality, the opportunity to visit Elkin and his dear sweet mother at the family's farm, the scrumptious breakfasts, the best restaurant in the world right next door (immodest Israeli chef A El's spectacular Gingerbread), the... More

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Peace River, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful little gem! We loved the privacy and independence of our little casita which was kept spotless every day. Dan and Suzy are wonderful hosts and a great wealth of information, they were very gracious about answering our many questions. They birds were amazing, we had a pair of toucans working on a nest behind our place that... More

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Gardnerville, Nevada
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
20 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dan and Suzy are wonderful hosts and breakfast with their local birds is a delight. Their staff are friendly and welcoming too. We also enjoyed Olivia (their dog) who is a sweetie and will walk with you sometimes as you trek along. Easy walk to Gingerbread, a restaurant renowned throughout CR for its great food, so no need to drive... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed in places from San Jose to Liberia and by far, this was the one that captured our hearts. We are not "birders" but were enthralled by the variety of flora & fauna available to enjoy. We saw not only birds, but monkeys as well on the grounds. Suzy, Dan & Elkin were always willing to point out the... More

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Regina, Canada
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43 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this last minute on our way up to Monteverde. We were lucky that they happened to have one room available. The room was fantastic. Very clean with a very large deck with a great view of Lake Arenal. The area surrounding Villa Decary is full of birds. If you are a bird person you need to stay here.... More

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Caledon East
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11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful B&B in the Arenal area; close to hiking in Fortuna and visiting Arenal Observatory. If you like hiking make sure you hike (climb!) Cerra Chato!!! The views and lake on the top is worth it! Our hosts, especially Suzi was a great help deciding how best to spend our days and was a wealth of information about everything... More

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We planned to stay at Villa DeCary for 2 nights, but stayed for 6. The breakfasts were fabulous,and Dan and Suzy, the owners, are very gracious and helpful. They had hints for where not to eat as well as where to find the best meals in the region, advised us on a shortcut for our drive to the airport in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We stayed in one of the casita for 4 nights. The casita is well equiped and is very comfortable. the breakfast is great and different every day. The place is located about 30-45 min from Arenal volcano and La Fortuna. Hosts were very helpful and recommended a great safari in Corobici where we saw a lot of animals. Also this... More

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was our second stay at the Villa Decary - both were wonderful! Suzi and Dan are great hosts with a wealth of local knowledge - they were very helpful, even making reservations for dinner and booking activities for us. We've stayed at a lot of bed and breakfasts the world over and the breakfast at Villa Decary is the... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Great location with gorgeous views. The Elkin farm tour was very special and we would highly recommend it. One of the best things we did in CR. Elkin is extremely knowledgeable of the area and he has a wonderful family. His mother Duvi is a delightful person and prepared a wonderful lunch for us after the tour. Also getting to... More

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Additional Information about Villa Decary

Also Known As:
Villa Decary Hotel Nuevo Arenal
Villa Decary Hotel
Villa Decary Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal
Address: 2 Km East of Gymnasium/Nuevo Arenal de Tilaran, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Nuevo Arenal
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Nuevo Arenal
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 

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