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Recent San Juan Del Sur reviews

  • Great place

    "Went with 9 guys for a weekend getaway. Staff was very accommodating. Place is big and beautiful. Need a car to get into town as it's about a 10 min drive away. But the villa is kept up nicely and a great view of the bay. We had a chef who was great and had prearranged all the groceries. All in all a good place. They charge an extra 5% for using a credit card so bring cash. And the cash needs to be good quality (they reject bills with any tears). The live on property caretaker was a nice guy and he did a good job. No one on staff speaks any English so ensure to speak Spanish or have a good dictionary."
    Guest: Canadians Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 6, 2014
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  • A Relaxing Vacation Off The Beaten Path

    "Our recent stay at Villa Pavela met expectations of a leisurely vacation in a quiet semi-rural area, just moments away from a beautiful secluded beach. The house was exactly what we envisioned, bright and airy with a well stocked kitchen opening onto an inviting living and dining area. We whiled away hot afternoon hours reading in the hammocks and evenings started with the vision of spectacular sunsets. Air conditioning was available in the bedrooms but at night with the brisk winds, open windows and the ceiling fan in the master bedroom we slept comfortably, although occasionally awakened by the outbursts of howler monkeys. Eliza the caretaker kept the house sparkling clean and prepared delicious Nicaraguan meals while her partner Levys maintained the beautiful garden that surrounded us with a riot of exotic flowers and plants. As in many developing countries the electricity would occasionally fail for awhile but Eliza was quick to connect the backup system that adequately met our needs during those periods. Playa Remanso provided many refreshing swims each day in crystal clear water that we often had entirely to ourselves. We enjoyed walks along the playa and up through the hills to Playa Tamarindo, the virtually deserted beach just to the south. Just south of Tamarindo, easily accessed by a 15 minute drive from the Villa, is the spectacular beach of Playa Hermosa. After paying a small entrance fee you can spend the day enjoying the beach where little palapas provide shade and the restaurant serves tasty quesadillas and cold cerveza. The short drive into San Juan del Sur brought us to a bustling centre where we shopped for delicious fresh vegetables and fruit in the mercado, picked up artisanal bread at Pan de Vida, local coffee at El Gato Negro and fresh fish, shrimp and langosta from the fishermen’s kiosks located at the southern end of Paseo del Rey. Pali grocery store near the turnoff to Playa Remanso, stocked groceries and supplies, dairy products and fresh meat which we easily transported to Villa Pavela in the coolers provided. Ela, one of the owners, responded quickly to our inquiries and was a wealth of local information. We would recommend renting a vehicle for trips into San Juan del Sur and to explore the beautiful coastline north and south of town. For a complete break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life Villa Pavela provides a magical retreat we hope to visit again soon."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 19, 2015
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  • Very Relaxing Holiday

    "When we first decided to holiday in Nicaragua, we wanted to have a warm relaxing holiday. We never expected it to be so warm. At first it was hard to get used to, but in a week or so it was great to just relax and enjoy the endless hot days. Flor and Francisco were really great, even though there was a huge language barrier it was fun to communicate through sign language and laughter. The house that Margaret and Eric rented us was perfect for the area and they treated us really good, and it was fun to watch Eric blast away some fireworks over the ocean after a few drinks. We all had a great time, and would certainly recommend it to anyone, with one bit of advice, it is a quite a hike into town, so without a vehicle it is difficult to just go to town for dinner or whatever, although Francisco's buddy the cab driver was easy to get and was a lot of fun. Thanks Margaret Eric, Flor & Francisco"
    Guest: Larry&Bunny Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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  • Gorgeous property!

    "Our family and friends (4 adults and 2 kids ages 9 and 6) stayed at this property in late November. It is truly stunning. The highlight, without any doubt, is the beach. Broad, beautiful sand; nice moderate waves; and virtual no people. The kids had an excellent time building sand castles and boogie boarding (boards can be rented at the restaurant down the beach). We've had several vacation stays at Pacific coast beaches (Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica) and this is our favorite. The property unit itself was also a very pleasant suprise. It was spacious, immaculate, and well-equipment. There was plenty of space to cook and socialize. The bedrooms upstairs were comfortable and gave our group of 6 plenty of room. The washing machine was also handy. The property is a bargin. As mentioned in other reviews, the potential downside--an upside for many--is the relative isolation. There is not a whole lot of development in this area, which boggles the mind considering its beauty. There is one adequate but unexceptional restaurant on the beach. We ate breakfast and dinner there several times, but I'd recommend bringing some groceries in from San Juan del Sur rather than relying too heavily on the restaurant. We didn't have a rental car which limited our mobility some, but had no trouble arranging transport to see the turtles at la Flor. The property and beach are perfect for anyone looking to relax with family and friends in peaceful, gorgeous setting."
    Guest: Bob Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 2, 2015
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