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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Villa Decary for two nights in June. There is so much to do and see in the La Fortuna/Lake Arenal area that if you have the time I would recommend staying at least 3-4 days. Villa Decary sits on a hill that overlooks Lake Arenal. We had gorgeous views of lush foliage including Acai trees and the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived during the low-season unannounced and without a reservation. The owners were very friendly and accomodating. We were effortless put into a two-room cabin that was very nice and extremely clean. The owners were very friendly and well connected to the surrounding area. They provided helpful advice about attractions & restaurants all along lake Arenal. The breakfast, included with... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This B&B is a little gem that overlooks the lake down below. My son and I stayed here for three nights and enjoyed the location as well as the insightful directions from our host, Suzy and Dan! If you go, be sure and check out the Silencio Trail, one of our favs, and it was recommended by Suzy.The breakfast was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Villa Decary is tucked into the rolling, lush hills on the shores of Lake Arenal. Our roomy balcony provided the perfect spot to overlook the beautiful gardens and lake, and enjoy the abundant wildlife. The hotel and grounds were spotless, and breakfast was scrumptious! Dan was the perfect host — friendly and helpful. The location is within driving distance of... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

When you stay at Villa Decary, you can be assured of these things: 1. You will sleep in a spotless room with an idyllic view; 2. Oropendulas, Toucans and Howler Monkeys will be your alarm clock; 3. You will enjoy the finest breakfast in Costa Rica; 4. Your hosts, Suzy and Dan, will provide scintillating conversation and tailored-to-you activity suggestions;... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

My husband and I stayed for three at the villa and really, what a fantastic place! We will definitely be staying there next time we're in Costa Rica. Suzy and Dan are just gems (they could give pointers on how to be great hosts). The room was very clean (cleaned everyday by housekeeping), the beds were very comfortable and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

What a wonderful place, it's hard to know what I should praise first! I chose the Villa Decary because I like staying in places that have their own unique character, scenic surroundings and consistently good reviews. This place has all that and much more. When we booked online, Suzy was very helpful in giving us information and replying promptly to... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

My husband I first stayed at Villa Decary about 4 years ago. We loved it, so we just returned for another stay with them. It is one of my favorite places. The grounds are lush, beautiful, and full of singing birds. The view is amazing! The rooms are comfortable and clean. The inn keepers, Dan and Suzy, are wonderful! They... More 

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Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Wow! Suzi and Dan were the very best hosts, friendly, informative and helpful. Our room was lovely and had fabulous views. The entire property was a beautiful garden and the breakfasts were out of this world. If we ever return to the area, there is no doubt in our minds of where to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This B&B remains incredible -- incredible hosts who are incredibly informed about local attractions and restaurants, incredible breakfast, incredibly clean rooms, incredible location. I wrote a review last year, came back this year, and hope to return again next year. If anything, it gets more incredible with age.

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Villa Decary

Address: 1 Mile East of Town | Route 142, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Nuevo Arenal
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Villa Decary Hotel Nuevo Arenal
Villa Decary Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal
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