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Recent Nicaragua reviews

  • A Colonial Adventure

    "Hi, I stayed at Casa Gallo recently with two friends and a four-year old. The house is gorgeous with wonderful amenities.(books, music, hammocks, gardens, rocking chairs, AC's, phones, laundry room, chaise lounges, filtered water, etc.) Jose and Maria-Elena were so friendly and accommodating. The day we arrived they were at the house waiting to greet us. Every afternoon ,we used the pool which was wonderful especially with a youngster. One morning Maria-Elena made us a delicious breakfast that lasted several days. Jose took me to Mombacho Volcano and we even saw a sloth in the forest. The location is perfect and a short walk to the center of Granada. I would highly recommend this home for everyone. Don't miss a visit to the tortilla lady in Parque Central or a class at the Chocolate Museum down the street. The lady gets there around 5:00 and makes the most delicious tortillas with Nica cheese. It was our appetizer almost every night. The photos on the website is exactly what you get. Thank you Richard and Trudy for sharing your beautiful home! Rona, Shana, Valerie and Isa Rona, Shana, Valerie and Isa"
    Guest: Rona W. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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  • Tropical Paradise Discovered

    "Our first trip to Nicaragua, and it won't be our last. We had a wonderful time at George and Karen's lovely spacious house, which would be just as perfect for a families travelling together as it would for a romantic getaway for two. We explored the safe and friendly island -- the natural spring-fed outdoor pool Ojo de Agua was a huge hit with our young teenage daughter -- and we loved the local Punta beach, and ate very well at the nearby lakeside restaurant, a beautiful short walk away in the moonlight. The locals were very helpful: just tell people you are staying at George and Karen's and you're immediately a neighbour, not just a visitor. The property is lush, although we were sorry we were just too early for the avocado and mango harvest. We biked, we swam, we saw the rodeo. We ate, we drank. We spent tranquil candlelit evenings with cold beer and wine on the big deck (we have infinitely more mosquitoes in Canada!) and watched dawn coming up over the farm from the upper deck in the mornings. Coffee and the dawn chorus; palm trees; beautiful birds, and a view to the lake -- all before breakfast on the deck and a morning snooze in one of the hammocks. The lakewater is deliciously warm, and the swimming is safe for even the little ones. If you can stand the excitement, there are plenty of lively bars and restaurants near the ferry, but then you have to get out of the hammock... It's paradise. The cost of living's extremely reasonable, and we were able to take a number of side trips off the island to the coast (San Juan Del Sur will give you all the nightlife you could possibly ask for -- and more), to the spectacular crater lake, Laguna de Apoyo, and to beautiful colonial Grenada -- but it was hard to leave our new island home. And the hammocks. Did I mention the hammocks? And dawn on the deck? And the soft dark nights? And cold beer from the fridge? Can't wait to go back. Save me a hammock. And a beer. I think I'll have a bit of a snoo..."
    Guest: Geoff and Joanne Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 13, 2015
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  • Perfection!

    "My husband and I stayed here for 3 weeks in May. Maribel and Faxis are an aunt and nephew team that take care of the property and an absolute joy. We still miss Maribel. The beds and pillows are so comfortable, whew! There is AC in every room that keeps you in the comforts of home (U.S.). The kitchen is phenomenal, for any where. The outside seating area is perfect for coffee and evening cocktails and hanging out. The pool is one of Rancho Santana locals favorites because of the shade, a precious commodity!!! There is a tv for the men ;) We were able to watch the NHL playoffs from Nicaragua, who can ask for more. We stayed by ourselves and had a few people in and out too. The layout is so comfortable whether your two people or ten. We can't wait to go back!!! Recommendation: Rent a car. This is not a unique recommendation for this property, you're going to want to explore the surrounding beaches and what not, you're going to want a car no matter what ( that is coming from a cheapskate!)"
    Guest: Whitney B. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 3, 2014
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  • An amazing location...

    "Me and a friend stayed at Margaret's house for 10 days in March. First of all, it's a really nice and clean house! Everything we needed was there, and then some more. The open kitchen is amazing and so is the outdoor living room. The rooms are big and the beds comfortable. With the fans and the AC it's not too warm at night. So, as far as the house is concerned, everything was perfect. Then there's the location!!! The beach is close, really close... Like 20 seconds walk close... It's not a big beach at all. It's quite small and there's not much to do. Only 2 little restaurants/bars and a surf rental place. But, that is exactly what we were looking for so it was perfect for us. Not a lot a people during the week days (mostly other tourists coming from San Juan for the day to learn how to surf... They are usually gone by 5pm and then the beach gets really quiet for the night). We noticed that there was a lot more people during the weekends but maybe it was just a coincidence (and by a lot more people I mean 25 people max)! The water is perfect if you want to learn how to surf... The waves are not to big but not small either. We've met some really nice local kids who were more than happy to give us some tips! And as for the owners and the housekeepers they were all REALLY nice and accommodating. We got to see Margaret pretty much everyday. She answered all of our questions and was really helpful. I made a mistake when I first made the reservation and she was really accommodating and nice about it. As for Francisco and Flor, they are really nice as well. They helped us make local calls and they were there every time we needed something. The only downside is that the house is a bit far from the city (15 minutes cab ride, about $15 one way). But as I said earlier we were there to enjoy a quiet and warm beach, so we didn't really go to San Juan that often. If you want to visit the area and go out to San Juan often, I definitely suggest renting a car. If you are worried about the weather you can stop right now. It was sunny and +35 everyday. A bit windy at times but it's a good thing because if not it would be almost too warm (if there's such a thing!). Thanks for a great vacation!!!"
    Guest: Simon M. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 7, 2015
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