Our three-day stay at Villa Decary was the best part of our two-weeks in Costa Rica. The setting is absolutely lovely with many types of palm trees through which we could see Lake Arenal from the deck of our casita. From this vantage point we also saw (and heard) a good number of beautiful and fascinating local birds. It was so relaxing to just sit outside and absorb the intricacies of the natural world around us. Suzy Brown (co-owner) helped us plan some great outings in the area, including an exceptionally interesting visit to the Elkin ranch where we experienced "the real Costa Rica." Also Suzy played a big role in planning our entire trip to the country. This was immensely helpful given our minimal knowledge of Spanish. Breakfasts at the villa were an extra-special treat: lovely and utterly delicious! Villa Decary is a magical place. Many thanks to Suzy and Elkin and the rest of the 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
- Also Known As:
- Villa Decary Hotel Nuevo Arenal
- Villa Decary Costa Rica/Nuevo Arenal