Wow, wake up, step out to your private balcony and the birds are right there. Howler monkeys visit the property regularly too. Nice view of the lake and the grounds are spectacular. There is a short trail (steep in places) that gives you the feel of the rainforest. We had stayed elsewhere in Guanacaste, on the beach, and wished we had stayed here the whole time. Fruit with every breakfast and a different breakfast each morning. Excellent nearby restaurants. The service was great, easy and very helpful. They had recommended activities nearby with driving times down to the minute.
There would be no hesitation in recommending this to anyone. It is a smaller place than many are used to visiting but it doesn't lack for anything. A very good place to stay and relax. The staff speaks excellent engish (the owners are from the states) and are very willing to help you with your spanish.
We took the farm tour with one of the staff and it was great - the best experience of real Costa Rica lifestyle you can imagine, lunch included. Hicking over the mountains and through a rainforest and stream - wish I could have stayed.
The hotel is right off the highway so finding it isn't difficult but during the day there is some traffic noise but not at night, just the sounds of nature. Go and feel the stress disappear.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Villa Decary Hotel Nuevo Arenal
- Villa Decary Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal