We loved our stay at Villa Decary. The location is simply stunning, fabulously landscaped, with a great view of Lake Arenal from all rooms and casitas [we had a room.] We enjoyed the little fridge with $2 beers outside our door, sitting on our deck looking at the lake, watching for birds, and listening to the howler monkeys. Birders give tours on the property because the sitings are good. The hosts are lovely people, and were very helpful in pointing out the best of the local attractions and restaurants [we highly recommend Maya for pizza and Gingerbread for a lovely meal]. We went to bustling La Fortuna briefly and were glad we didn't stay there ... very touristy. Villa Decary is about a 30 minute drive to the volcano, but the volcano is in the clouds most of the time anyway and it wasn't active when we were there. There are wonderful restaurants near Villa Decary and we loved our quiet paradise. The breakfasts were lovely, especially the fresh juices and beautiful fruit plate.
- 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