About This Listing
Our rainforest B&B is a birdwatcher's paradise in a botanical garden setting. Each spacious, light-filled room has its own entry and private bathroom with hot shower. Each private balcony offers magnificent views of Lake Arenal, our gardens and the Tilaran mountains. Full breakfast included. Springlike temperatures.
We are #1 in Trip Advisor for Inns/B&Bs in our area. Each hotel room has two beds, a queen and a double. With springlike temps, no need for AC or heat; ceiling fans in each room. Free WiFi in downstairs common room. Free parking. Covered yoga deck, yoga classes on site. Short walk to lake (excellent for swimming, kayaking) and to renowned Gingerbread restaurant. Excellent eateries nearby.
Assistance with designing itinerary and booking tours and activities. Rainforest trail on property. Yoga classes twice a week. Fabulous, unique "The Real Costa Rica" tour by staff member.
Interaction with Guests
Owners and staff are available to identify birds, make reservations, entertain with tales of local lore.
Villa Decary is an absolute gem in a magical location. Small, intimate, welcoming, and relaxing, the inn is situated a short drive from the action at Arenal, but just far enough away that if you want it to, it feels like a thousand miles. The tropical surroundings are absolutely beautiful, and so are the incredible birds! We were greeted each morning with delicious coffee to sip on the deck while watching the toucans, oro pendulas, and all the other beautiful exotic birds coming to the feeder for Suzy's gifts of fruit. Howler monkeys were often in the trees surrounding the property, and one morning we were thrilled to watch the antics of a pair of juvenile howlers playing in the tree while their parents looked on. Breakfast was amazing, and Suzy and Dan are perfect hosts - attentive without being intrusive, and very knowledgeable about activities and sights in the area. There are several restaurants close by - try the restaurant on the lake shore in Nuevo Arenal for a typical Tico dinner accompanied by sunset over the water (can't remember the name of the restaurant but Suzy or Dan will). The rooms are spotless, and exactly as depicted on the website. Can't recommend Villa Decary enough - try it - you will be enchanted!
About the Host, Suzy
I'm living a double-life: A friend and I own and operate a B&B in Costa Rica, and I also spend at least half the year in Los Angeles where I work as an artist in the visual effects industry. I love to travel, hike, yoga, and feel spiritually renewed spending time at the ocean.