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Mile East of Town 1 Route 142, Nuevo Arenal 50807 Costa Rica
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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.
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GerryN22 wrote a review Mar 2020
United States85 contributions25 helpful votes
First...the location...three minutes down the road to the town, very convenient for stores, gas, food, the park and resturants. The setting is spectacular with views of Lake Arenal through the palm trees everywhere on the property. Wildlife everywhere with birds and monkeys regular visitors. Even saw blue pants dart frog on the grounds. Canista/cabin was spacious with a great porch up high near the treetops. Full kitchen in the cabin made dining in or out an option each night. Breakfast was delicious everyday with something different as an entree each day. Don't skip breakfast even if you're not hungry...just so you can watch the birds eat theirs. Oro Pendulas, Aracaris, Kissadees, Guans, etc. eating non-stop at the feeders!! A great show! Suzy is a wonderful host who is on top of everything. great suggestions on places to go and things to see. Even hooked us up with a local realtor/contractor to talk about buying/building there. Would definitely make this a base for future visits to this part of CR.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Can't speak for rooms as we stayed in a canista which was wonderful.
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TravelPainter20 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Villa Decary is a quiet, bird-filled garden Inn on Lake Arenal, the perfect spot to experience the natural beauty of the area. This was our second visit and we plan to spend time here every year while in Costa Rica. Suzy and Dan are welcoming hosts and very helpful with knowledge of the flora and fauna as well as sights in the area. There are rooms in the inn portion and individual casitas up the hill- all have great views of the lake. Everything is spotlessly clean and comfortable. We stayed in a room with private deck set up for bird-watching and saw an amazing variety of birds: toucan, aracaris, blue grey tanager, oropendola, euphoria and others. Breakfast is plentiful and fresh- we had delicious fruit and pancakes and waffles with syrup and homemade fruit sauces. We highly recommend Villa Decary if you’re looking for comfort and a place to experience the natural CR world away from the busy tourism found at other parts of this area.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Kathryn C wrote a review Feb 2020
Grass Lake, United States3 contributions
We decided to stay here because of all the terrific reviews, and it was even better than we had hoped. We stayed in the main building where all the rooms overlook lush greenery with Lake Arenal beyond. We are birders and were thrilled with all the different species we could see from our private deck and walking around the property. Our room was very comfortable and spotlessly clean, and the grounds are beautifully maintained. The property includes a large forested area with a challenging trail going down to a stream and up a steep hill. The owners, Suzy and Dan, are wonderful hosts. They helped us decide what to see while we were there and made reservations for us for guided tours. Suzy served us delicious breakfasts which included wonderful authentic Costa Rican dishes. Dan helped us find some excellent restaurants and gave us walking sticks to navigate their trail. We can't imagine a more enjoyable place to stay in the area and highly recommend Villa Decary!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Susan B wrote a review Feb 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota3 contributions2 helpful votes
This enchanting spot overlooking Lake Arenal has rooms with decks and views that make you feel like you are in a different world. The marvelous breakfasts are exceptional. The birds that flock to the deck outside of the dinning room for their breakfast add to the exotic feel. With 40 different palm trees on the grounds you feel like you are in a bit of paradise. The hosts Suzy and Dan are extremely helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2020
JGandMB wrote a review Jan 2020
Oregon Coast, Oregon15 contributions
Suzy and Dan are wonderful hosts that made our visit so special! They have great recommendations on what to do and see in the area, and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We stayed in a casita, and the photos on their website did not do the place justice! It was so beautiful, with luxurious touches throughout. Sparkling clean and quiet. Breakfast was wonderful, and we loved watching the birds as we ate. The gardens and property were amazing and so peaceful. Nuevo Arenal is perfect for travelers who like something unique, quiet and not resort-like, but still with plenty to do.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Villa D, Owner at Villa Decary
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Thanks so much, Jennifer and Martin. We return the compliment: you were absolutely perfect guests!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Decary
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Decary?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Decary?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Decary?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Decary?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Platillos Voladores, Restaurante Caballo Negro, and Gingerbread Restaurant.
Does Villa Decary have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.