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Villa Decary

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2 Km East of Gymnasium/Nuevo Arenal de Tilaran, Nuevo Arenal 5717, Costa Rica
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Villa Decary
Ranked #2 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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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel outside of the touristy hot spot of La Fortuna. We enjoyed this quaint hotel on beautiful grounds with a wonderful homemade breakfast. Dan was very helpful and Elgin was great with our kids. Our nature walk on property was fantastic and we enjoyed listening to the howler monkeys and seeing the myriad of birds. It is a good... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Villa Decary exceeded my expectations on every level. I was traveling on business up to Lake Arenal and by chance found Villa Decary. Beautiful gardens, clean and comfortable rooms, friendly staff and excellent service. The homemade breakfast included in the room price is fantastic with homemade bread, jams and a variety of dishes. Dan goes out of his way to... More

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Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just stayed for 2 nights at Villa Decary. Wake up in the morning with spectacular views over the lake and mountains. Breakfast is a picture, with orchids, home made bread and jam. Dan was extremely helpful, organising trips and dining. The room was spotless. As we were left this morning, a howler monkey walked across the driveway in... More

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are repeat visitors, and will be back again for sure - Dan is his usual helpful and attentive self, and the breakfasts their usual top quality. Fruit is picture postcard perfect. Home cooked compotes and jams, pancakes, gorgeous omelettes, home baked breads served by Dan and Elkins, who was as charming as ever. The accommodation is clean, private, with... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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 July 16, 2014

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 July 16, 2014

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 July 9, 2014

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 June 28, 2014

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
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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