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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Matamoras, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will go back again. Nature at it's finest everywhere you looked. I was able to capture so many birds all around us without even leaving the deck outside our room. The area is totally unique and as you pull up you can see already why this property stands above the rest. Beautiful, pristine, lush with exotic plants that attract... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The photos of the buildings and grounds do not do justice to the beauty of Villa Decary! Suzy and her staff were wonderful and very helpful with activities in the area and informing about local wildlife. We saw Poison Dart Frogs, Howler Monkeys, and countless birds including 3 different varieties of Toucan! The breakfasts were out of this world scrumptious.... More 

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Crestone, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on Lake Arenal, each cottage is laid out to provide the most privacy while also giving one a beautiful private view of the Lake. Villa Decary is nestled in a green hillside of beautiful rainforest right on the Lake's edge. The property is well maintained and surrounded by lush exotic tropical plants and palm trees and the little mountain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My husband and I just returned from this beautiful place and cannot wait to return! We were at Villa Decary June 30th-July 3rd. If you want an authentic Costa Rican experience this is the place. We stayed in one of the villas and it was clean and comfortable. A wonderful balcony allowed us to enjoy the lake view at night... More 

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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

A super nice boutique hotel overlooking lake Arenal. Awesome breakfasts included, walking trails and plenty of things to see. Internet was only available down in the breakfast area and spotty at best even then. Over all a nice place to relax and enjoy the views. The owners were nice also!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beautiful setting. Clean, comfortable rooms. Fantastic breakfast. Location is within easy driving distance for many activities and restaurants. Birds everywhere. Suzy and Dan were helpful in all parts of our stay. From recommending restaurants to making reservations at various places. Dan even got up at 5am to prepare coffee and some snacks because we had to be on the road... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We love this place! Nestled on a hill in the Nuevo Arenal region we found this place last minute and were so lucky they had a cancellation. The owners were super helpful with recommendations, the room was tidy and clean. The rooms have individual decks which faced the mountains was our perfect AM coffee spot and PM cocktails. The bird... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 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 April 21, 2015

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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