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Recent Nicaragua reviews


    "Lots of outdoor activities like horseback riding, mountain biking and awesome SURF from the beginner to pro! They gated community provides a safe , secure and friendly environment, plus USD$$ is accepted!!"
    Guest: Ashstony Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 8, 2014
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  • All reviews are true! Stunning, private and very comfortable designer home

    "We totally agree with all reviewers. Beforehand we were a little worried if staying in the middle of nowhere as two women would be the smartest thing, but no worries here. Just go, get a 4WD and enjoy! The house and the community is stunning and felt safe. Tons of birds, great rough roads and very private. We checked out some of the other homes in the community and found Casa Mono to be the most appealing due to the large open air set-up and great view from the infinity pool. Gabby at Re:Max is the best and emailing with Carol to set up a stay in short notice was a breeze. We wholeheartedly recommend this home and Nicaragua to all our friends. It's a wonderful and beautiful country with super friendly people and adventures. Gabby connected us with Scott, our patient surf instructor/photographer, great guy! Playa Remanso is perfect and super quiet for beginners. When you like horse riding go on a ride through beautiful with Rancho Chilamante: We'll be back!"
    Guest: Louise D. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 23, 2014
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  • Tortuga Azul - Why Are You Reading This, Just Go

    "From the moment I began researching a solo trip for my wife and I, I wanted something romantic, different, and outside the comfort zone of a resort in the Caribbean. After seeing a house hunters international episode, and consulting with a well travelled friend, San Juan Del Sur was the front runner. And upon researching on VRBO and HomeAway, I found Tortuga Azul. From the moment I paid the deposit I knew I had made the right call. The owners were extremely engaged the moment we agreed to the dates and I paid the deposit. They send you a boatload of extremely useful information about the town, the area, the food and how to get around. So how was our experience? We are that annoying couple who want to tell you about our vacation. Tortuga Azul is as beautiful as depicted in the pictures. Its absolutely perfect. The house is beautiful, the pool and its views are amazing, and the groundskeeper is extremely nice and unintrusive. When we were at the house, we wanted to swim and be alone. The doors of the house all open and the ceiling fans circulate the Pacific air and breezes throughout the house. Just as good as the house is the support you receive from the owners. The property manager is extremely helpful if you have questions and even gave us a ride into town when she dropped off the keys and rental cell phone (a huge bonus if you need to give a number to someone in the states to reach you while in Nicaragua). Finally, the owners recommend a driver and tour guide named Elie. Elie was amazing. He had someone pick us up at the airport, (his car had broken down) and was always available to send us drivers when we wanted to go somewhere. In addition, he took us on two tours, one to watch the turtles come ashore and lay eggs, and the other for a surf lesson at the most gorgeous beach I have ever seen. If we needed information, he had it. He was the nicest most engaging person, and he made our vacation the best one we have taken since our honeymoon 10 years ago. In all, the owners of this house have a beautiful vacation home, they provide you with a boatload of information, and provide you with the support once in Nicaragua to make your trip a once in a lifetime event. I cannot recommend this house, the town, the owners or the support people they provide once you arrive in Nicaragua enough. I wish there were more stars to give this property and the owners. A superlative trip. Thank you both and we are telling our friends."
    Guest: Steven C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 9, 2014
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  • Excellent stay in San Juan Del Sur

    "This house was great - we were all very pleased with our choice to stay here. The large airy rooms, pool, quirky-cool character, and on-site housekeeping were huge bonuses that exceeded our expectations going in. The house really is a couple of blocks off the beach and we were glad for that as it buffered us from the noise of the beachfront avenue. While the beach in SJDS was nice, the real gems are out of town. Remonso and Maderas were our favorite beaches although we didn't try Hermosa - it was closed because "Survivor" was being filmed there during our stay! The pool was perfect for our two young children and was impeccably maintained by Luis and his wife. Luis and Darlen were a wonderful addition to our experience at this house, as they looked out for our every need and were available around the clock. We weren’t sure how it would be to have staff share the grounds with us, but it ended up being an enriching experience. We took them up on their offer to cook for us on several occasions and were very pleased. Two highlights were a seafood feast of shrimp and lobster, and a traditional Nica meal including gallo pinto (fried beans and rice), maduros (cooked, soft bananas) and home-made tortillas. Better than the restaurants in town! We had a group of 8 and had more than enough room for us to spread out. We did have a rental car and it was convenient to have, although not absolutely necessary as there are shuttles heading out to the various beaches. Overall, I give this VRBO house my highest recommendation."
    Guest: Matt Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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Nicaragua Travel Tips

Sporting and Leisure Activities near Nicaragua Vacation Rentals

In the area around San Juan Del Sur, surfing is a popular pastime. The swells in Nicaragua are so legendary that they attract surfers from all over the world. Kite surfers and windsurfers can also enjoy the wind and waves. There are several schools along the coastline that provide equipment and lessons if you want to give these sports a try.

Fishing charters are widely available for those that enjoy deep sea and sport fishing. If you want to hook game fish such as marlin, sailfish or tuna, you will want to head out with an experienced skipper who can take you to the best fishing spots. If you prefer something a little more leisurely, a great way to spend an afternoon is on a snorkeling cruise. Sail out of the bay and anchor off one of the many reefs. Then spend the afternoon snorkeling and enjoy the colorful underwater world. If you hold a scuba diving qualification, there are several dive schools and charter companies that will be able to take you out to explore the many reefs. You can even upgrade your certification or sign up for a specialty course during your stay.

If you enjoy lush foliage and birding and don’t mind heights then a treetop canopy tour in the rainforest is a great daytime excursion. Travel between platforms on a zip line and experience a unique bird’s-eye view of your surroundings. Local outfitters are well equipped and ensure that you complete the excursion safely. Another popular way to explore the interior is on a horseback excursion.

Getting to Nicaragua Villas

One of the main points of entry into Nicaragua is Managua International Airport. The airport hosts a wide number of leading North American airlines as well as various other regional airlines. There are frequently scheduled commercial flights from most major hubs in the U.S.

Seasons to Visit Nicaragua Oceanfront Rentals

The peak travel season for surfers is between the months of May and November, when the swell conditions are at their best. Unfortunately, this is also the heavy rainy season. Showers are typically short-lived but downpours can be heavy. If traveling overland in areas where there are only dirt roads, you will need an all-terrain vehicle. In general, a tropical climate dominates which results in consistently warm temperatures all year long. A popular time for beach lovers is between the months of December and April. Nicaragua provides the perfect escape for those from the Northern Hemisphere who want to get away from icy climates for a while. This is also traditionally the windy season so you may need to hold onto your beach hat.

San Juan Del Sur Vacation Rentals in Nicaragua

San Juan Del Sur is one of the most popular beach destinations in Nicaragua. There are many stylish homes and villas that are available for rent. Many homes have magnificent views out over the bay and large open decks where you can dine in the evening or suntan during the day. Many have beautiful lush tropical gardens, complete with a few local inhabitants such as colorful parrots and monkeys. Many of the homes include a hospitality service where housekeepers will cook, clean and even do the grocery shopping for you. On request, they can also get in touch with local tour operators and arrange sightseeing excursions and transportation for you. On days when you are feeling lazy, you can head down to the beach or relax poolside. Hammocks strapped in the trees provide perfect places to finish reading your favorite book. The living areas are generally spacious and comfortably furnished. Entertainment centers are great for when you don’t feel like heading outdoors.

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