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Recent Nicaragua reviews

  • Inolvidable!! Unforgettable !!!

    "This is our second time in Balcones and it won't be the last one!! It's our family favorite place ever!! We never travel twice to the same place and here we are again counting the days to our next trip to Balcones. We stayed at Casa Francesca last Christmas and we loved every minute of it, sometimes I didn't even want to go to the beach because the house is so amazing that you don't want to leave! The property is great and the pool is amazing!! I can't even try to describe the views, they are unbelievable !! So peaceful ( actually this trip way too peaceful, the monkeys didn't want to come to say hi:(:( Laura helped us since the very beginning making our last minute trip a reality ( Laura, I can't thank you enough!!) and Gabriela and her team were the best, as always!! The guards at the gate were very nice and always happy to help. Hasta pronto Casa Francesca, we'll be back soon!!"
    Guest: Sol Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 27, 2015
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  • Great place to get away from it all

    "We have just returned from a great stay in Pochomil. The house was perfect for our young family (2.5 year old and 7 month old). The beach was a stones throw away, and deserted. It was so great to disconnect for a week, spend time at the house and enjoy the simple things. Highly suggest a trip or 2 to the fish market. Also the housekeeper and cook is fantastic. She made our vacation a true vacation...never having to worry about meals or spending nap time prepping dinner! Fresh mangos from the tree by the pool were an extra treat!"
    Guest: Bromley H. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 18, 2015
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  • A Hidden Gem

    "We have just returned from a month of rest & relaxation at this awesome Nica property. The pool was fantastic, and the proximity to the ocean was amazing! However, the absolute best advantage of this property over other properties are Luis and Lesbia! Although they started out being the caretaker & cook, they ended up to be great friends. Luis met us at the airport & took over all the driving, grocery buying, touring, ATV rentals, surfing lessons, fishing, and overall problem solving. Without his help, this vacation would not have been the same! Lesbia is an absolutely fantastic cook and one of the sweetest people I know. Every meal was better than the last! Coming from the Midwest, we enjoyed seafood almost everyday. She also took care of all the laundry and cleaning. But what I will miss most about Lesbia is her beautiful smile and her kindness! This brother/sister team are the best! The accommodations are not luxurious but adequate. But as was stated in a previous review, who goes on vacation to sleep! Actually, I think most of my sleeping was done in one of the hammocks or pool chairs. The Internet was fantastic, & we easily kept in touch with our families. The beach was incredible.....private & great surf! Although I am not an ocean swimmer, it was greatly enjoyed by other members of our group. My favorite activity was the pool...always refreshing & well-maintained by Luis. From the pool, you have a great view of the Pacific! So, as the Nebraska winter continues to rage on, we are keeping warm with our wonderful memories of our Nicaraguan trip! Thank you, Jamie, for being so helpful along the way! We look forward to returning someday!"
    Guest: Jan S. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
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  • Amazing property, wonderful location

    "My husband and I just came back from an 8 day stay at Tortuga Azul with another couple, and to say we had a wonderful time is an understatement! The house is absolutely stunning and the photos do it no justice at all. It is a straw bale construction, so the walls are all curved and organic looking, which is really different to what we are used to in the north but the result is amazing! The pool and the outdoor area are perfect, so private and peaceful. You really feel like you are out on your own in the middle of nowhere! William the caretaker keeps everything very clean, and we saw only a couple of bugs (no cockroaches-yay!!). The other reviews have talked about how writing things down in english was really the best way to communicate with him and they were not wrong! We had a few minor water problems during our stay and he fixed them within a couple of minutes, he really is a great asset. The location was great, far enough away from town for it to be nice and secluded, but also close enough that you can walk (during the day time only, and it takes about 30 minutes). Taxis can get a little expensive however, and I think we were overcharged quite a bit while we were there. We were getting charged $15 each way in/out of town, and once or twice we were even charged $20 each way! I have heard that this is unusually expensive, however if it is the norm I would recommend hiring the owners car with the driver Elie as that would probably be cheaper. Lots of the reviews mention Elie, and he really is such a gem. A genuine person, and he seems to really enjoy his job. The other reviews however make it sound like he is quite readily available, however this was not the case when we were there. We needed to book him at least one day in advance as he was so busy, and he doesn't like to work past 5 as he has 2 young children, so keep that in mind! He will recommend other taxis however if you need them! The only downside about the house is the noise of the dogs barking at night, but that is nothing some ear plugs can't fix! Also the internet is complicated and slow, but the owners are trying to rectify that! In short-GO AND STAY HERE!! It was a truly wonderful stay and we can't wait to return as soon as we can!"
    Guest: Christine W. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 27, 2015
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