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Recent Nicaragua reviews

  • Oasis in the woods

    "We were invited to come for an art getaway to Casa Rio. At first I was disappointed it was not on the ocean, but as soon as we arrived we fell in love with the place. The architectural details are rather contemporary zen and it takes advantage of the air. With slatted ventsing around the main sala we need'nt worry about being too warm. The river location was such a delight. There are monkeys everywhere and they entertained us morning and night. There were other flora and fauna to enjoy as well. The home was well stocked for a rental. We cooked our own meals and all was available for our usage. The outdoor showers were interesting although not very private. Hacienda Iguana is such a beautiful place, with a well maintained golf course, spectacular beach and shady walking trails. The new restaurant on the beach, Pili's is excellent. We had dinner and lunch there. All was way above par and Pili herself is a delight. Will definately go there again and recommend Cas Rio."
    Guest: Amy Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 9, 2014
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  • 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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  • New Years 2014

    "Lovely house, and very secluded. Great if you want total privacy and nature. It was a little too far for us, but we still had a fantastic time. Caretaker Juan was great, super helpful and never far away if you needed something. View was incredible!"
    Guest: Brad m Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 5, 2014
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  • Thanksgiving Holiday

    "My wife and 6 kids decided to do something completely off the grid for once. It was my daughters last Thanksgiving while still a college student so this was the year. We researched CR, Mexico and the Virgin Islands. Never really thought of Nica until our travel agent went there to investigate a resort. I thought that would be interesting...Nicaragua. Well I did my research and putting a surf beach, fairly close to Managua and a surf shop nearby we found Mar y Estrella. We all loved being off the internet, w/o cell service and socializing within ourselves, and of course surfing as a family. The beach was like Newport, Corona or Huntington Beach in So Cal must of looked like 100 years ago. Nobody there with perfect waves all day long. The caretakers and cook were wonderful and hard not to befriend immediately. Day trips fishing and volcano exploring at Mombacho and neighboring Granada were nice to break up the serenity of sitting on the beach or taking a siesta in the hammock. Louise was easy to work with and has given me countless tid bits of extra info and tips. Some caveats... 1. Driving anywhere will take you twice as long as you think. 2. "Some" spanish is not enough. Someone needs a minimal conversational spanish to get anything except for Granada 3. A four wheel drive is recommended, any rain and dirt roads become like wet rubber cement 4. You learn to share the road with ox drawn carts, loose chickens, goats and pigs Last thoughts... Sunsets were unbelievably beautiful, Dinner at Hotel El Casino in Caseres is worth the small drive (ask for Patrice, the owner) and Nica people are wonderfully friendly and we were treated very well"
    Guest: Rich S. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 4, 2014
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