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West Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa Decary's location, on a hillside overlooking majestic Lake Arenal, is a special treat. The grounds were carefully planned and planted, with numerous species of palm trees and other plantings, by an American expert on palms. The gardens and plantings are now maturely grown. A few small cottages combine with a simple, comfortable main building with a handful of rooms....

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

The minute we drove into the driveway and up the hill, we were astounded by the beauty of the extensive grounds. The guest building is simple, yet beautifully appointed. Every room has a perfect view of the lake from the room and from the balcony. There are birds everywhere! Suzy and Dan are quiet and caring. I corresponded with Suzy...

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Charleston, West Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as we entered the drive, I was aware this was something very unique and special. Being a horticulturist and a birder, I could not have wanted more. Susan and Dan are witty and charming. Their advice and opinion was on the mark. We had a corner room on the second floor overlooking the lake and the gardens below....

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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several days at the Villa Decary. The location is heavenly. Dozens of birds grace the deck overlooking the Lake Arenal. Suzy and Dan were helpful before we arrived, and during our stay. They recommended activities in the area that were a perfect match for our interests.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Suzy and Dan. Thank you so much for the hospitality at the Villa Decary. Laura and I very much enjoyed the time we spent there and within the Nuevo Arenal area. The room and breakfast there were fantastic. We enjoyed listening and seeing the birds in the morning, dinner at the Gingerbread House and the trip to Sky Adventures. Thanks...

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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After two days in busy San Jose, this hotel did not disappoint. From the moment we met one of the owners and walked into our room, we knew we were going to enjoy the place. The view from the room was super and the room was comfortable and spacious with a lovely deck. The grounds are beautiful and very carefully...

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Reviewed January 9, 2017

Awesome place in a rain-forest setting with howler monkeys and beautiful birds giving you company for the superb breakfast fare. Suzy and Dan are very helpful and will help you plan and book your activities. Highly recommend this place over anything else.

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Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Nestled in the rainforest, with a gentle brook flowing thru the lush landscaped grounds, you will find the gem of Villa Decary. The gracious hosts Suzy and Dan lovingly strive to make your stay worry-free and wonderful. Your morning starts with a smile on their faces as they greet you with a delicious and nutritious breakfast using fresh ingredients from...

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Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

In the 15 or so years  we've been staying at B&B's, Villa Decary is among THE BEST. Suzy and Dan's hospitality and the attention to detail on every aspect of your stay will be immediately apparent to you. Even the lovely  Olivia goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. Don't miss this gem if you're in the...

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Reviewed December 27, 2016

We just happened onto this inn just outside of Nuevo Arenal. Dan and Susan made us feel at home right away and cooked us the most amazing breakfast! We only had time for one night at the end of our trip to Costa Rica but this will be the first place we will stay when we return and will definitely...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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: Mile East of Town 1 | Route 142, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Nuevo Arenal
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Villa Decary Hotel Nuevo Arenal
Villa Decary Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal
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“The cottages are comfortable and private, but the best access to the birds is from the rooms in the main building.”
  • View from the deck of a room in the main building
  • A room in the main building
  • View at sunset from a nearby restaurant, at sunset on Lake Arenal
 of 5 bubbles cruachan13, 1 week ago | Read review
“All the rooms in the Villa have outstanding views. The second floor would be my preference.”
 of 5 bubbles williamjmills13, 1 week ago | Read review
“Choose a room to overlook the birds in the morning. Fantastic to wake to the sounds of birds chirping for their breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles 700joef, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The inn has both rooms and small casitas”
 of 5 bubbles GregoryO102, Dec 27, 2016 | Read review
“Wi-fi available in the breakfast room.”
 of 5 bubbles I1178OHpetero, Mar 26, 2016 | Read review
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