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Villa Decary

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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stayed here in April and I can't say enough about the place. It was amazing to watch the birds fly right by the rooms with the lake in the background. Breakfast was delicious and the owners and staff were so helpful. Definitely recommended!

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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Suzy and Dan helped make our trip to Costa Rica so very memorable. We had an incredible time. Their inn was the height of comfort, the breakfasts were delicious. They were incredibly helpful assisting us in scheduling activities. They were every bit as good as having a personal travel agent on site. It was so lovely to get to know... More 

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful experience staying at Villa Decary last year so we brought the entire family this year. Dan & Suzy were gracious and most accommodating. They are knowledge of the area and ability to assist with adventure bookings is a plus. The view of Lake Arenal from the rooms are spectacular. The trees, flowers, birds,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Villa Decary is close to Arenal Volcano a great location for many activities including cacao tour, macadamia nut your, rainforest hanging bridge park, hiking, hot springs, ATV tours, zip lining, wind surfing and so much more. The views are spectacular. My room had a beautiful view of Lake Arenal. The rooms are comfortable with decks and all the basic amenities.... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

It's no exagerration to call Villa Decary idyllic. We had a beautiful view of the lake through the well landscaped and kept gardens which attract all kinds of bird life. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. They're very ready to help with advice and recommendations for activities and places to eat and to arrange reservations - this really enhanced... More 

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Thank markremarks
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 July 2016

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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Reviewed 1 July 2016 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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6 reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016

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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Reviewed 6 June 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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Reviewed 21 May 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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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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: Mile East of Town 1 | Route 142, Nuevo Arenal 50807, Costa Rica
Region: 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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“Wi-fi available in the breakfast room.”
 of 5 bubbles I1178OHpetero, 26 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appeared to have a good view of the lake and volcano”
 of 5 bubbles karlpaulsen, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have great views; our favorite room is right above the dining room because we can watch the birds from our balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles nelsond806, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“view from Zombia is perfection”
 of 5 bubbles Ernie_Valdez, 27 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The cabins are situated so there are no bad views”
 of 5 bubbles C1NCR, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
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