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Recent Nicaragua reviews

  • Best family vacation ever!

    "Our family spend 5 weeks at CASAMARI in April/May... and absolutely loved it. We were very cautious travelling with 3 kids under 12 to a foreign + less fortunate country where few people spoke English (and we didn't speak Spanish!). Everything from the booking/deposit/communication with the owner to the property was excellent. The owner Mari was amazing in all communications, giving us peace of mind before and during our stay. When we did encounter problems/needed assistance, Maria/Raul were there to help. The house itself is beautiful large 2 story house, with the top story being the 'house', and the bottom being 3 side by side condos. Everyone shares a pool and BBQ area on the bottom level, while the deck on top is private to the house. The house is very large (pictures don't reflect the size). There are 2 huge bedrooms (king, x3 doubles) and a third smaller room (double). Wireless internet was excellent... and very important as we had to work down there. Words can't describe the 180 degree views of the bay, the sunsets - whether looking out of the 8' windows inside or outside on the covered deck. Location is approximately 2 blocks from the beach, and 3 blocks from town. No car is required... in fact it's cheaper to hire car/drivers or take shuttles to/from the neighboring areas. Life is simple and slow... which is why we went. While there is lots to do, don't expect many first world amenities, or decent medical services for that matter (bring a good first aid kit-antihistamines and antibiotic ear drops are essential). Food choices are simple, local, cheap - whether buying from the market or eating out (we did it all with no bad experiences). The beer is always cold and amazing... often a great meal replacement for the adults! Expect occasional power outages common in Nica... Having a cell phone was important for communication (minutes/data are cheap). Expect roosters and dog barking late night/early am, and music to be heard til 2am on party nights (Semena Santa is a 7day 24hr party... LOUD!; bring earplugs if you are light sleeper!). This simply added to the atmosphere... and we felt safe the entire time. We highly recommend CASAMARI, and feel it is easily the best house rental in SJDS. We simply can't wait to return!"
    Guest: Martin J. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: June 5, 2014
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  • Back for a third summer!

    "We spent our third summer at Casa Portugal and continue to be charmed by Jiquilillo. The house is amazing and the caretakers are wonderful people. We have stayed a month here for the last three summers and my sons and I feel at home. Follow Sue and Peter's suggestions for a wonderful experience. Once in town, you will discover all types of activities, from a Volcano hike to a trip to the Padre Ramos estuary. There is a great surf/body board break right in front of the house, and a huge porch with a tiled table where we spend most of our time. I strongly recommend connecting with the folks at Rancho Esperanza. It is a great place to volunteer and enjoy getting to know the staff and guests (typically backpackers from all over the world). We arrange transport from the airport with the owners and stock the kitchen in Chinandega on our way in. We don't bother with a car. The house is exactly as described, and Juan and Jamileth are available to help with anything you need. We (my sons are 12 and 14) hope to return again next summer!!!"
    Guest: Meg Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Wonderful Vacation Oasis!

    "We stayed at Perla Del Norte for 3 nights this August and absolutely loved it. We were traveling with my 7 year old son and my 72 year old father-in-law and this house met everyones needs and then some! The pool kept my son entertained for hours as well as cooled us off after hot, humid days of sightseeing. The home is very centrally located - can walk everywhere and there are many great restaurants nearby. Including a yummy vegetarian place right next door. It was located on a neighborhood street, and the bedrooms at the back of the house are very quiet. You could hear some street noise from the upstairs bedroom, but that was overshadowed by a lovely balcony with a view of the cathedral. Communicating with the owner and caretaker was easy-they were very friendly and responsive! We will definitely come back!"
    Guest: Lisa O. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 25, 2014
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  • Awesome Home for a large group or wanting company over! :)

    "Just wanted to say "Thank you" for everything! We truly enjoyed our vacation home... The house was great and Julio/Carmen were both so helpful. When we arrived Julio gave us a tour of the home and said if we needed anything to call him. Carmen had the house nice and clean everyday we got home. If you want to rent a vacation home make sure it has a pool. Granada can get pretty hot and its so refreshing to jump in after a day of activities. The house feels safe and so we did not worry about leaving our stuff there. The only thing is that we did come across two bats but that's common in Nica homes. We are not sure how they got in so make sure you have the door from upstairs closed at all times. All and all, I would stay here again and all my family would recommend it. :)"
    Guest: Lwoods Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 15, 2014
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