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Recent Nicaragua reviews

  • Beautiful home on a beautiful beach

    "We spent three weeks at Encanto and what a wonderful time it was. Amazing house right on the beach with two awesome surf breaks. The caretakers Julieta and Antonio were wonderful and very accommodating with all of our needs. The whole house setup was amazing with three bedrooms in the main house and a detached casita with two bedrooms. We had multiple guests over the three weeks which made it easy with the casita. David, our property manager was so helpful in setting up transport to and from the airport, horseback riding, day trips, hooking us up with locals for fish and vegetables. It was an amazing three weeks and cannot recommend this house enough. We plan on going back next year for a month!!"
    Guest: Stuart Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 27, 2015
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  • Loved The Place and Owners

    "Casa Miramar is beautifully perched on top of a mountain overlooking the bay, it is truly spectacular. Vanessa and Will took every precaution to make sure our stay was as comfortable and wonderful as we imagined. They are both open, warm and full of tons information about Nicaragua. I really cannot say enough to how nice they are. The home well stocked with appliances, furniture, utensils, and towels. The men and woman come in everyday to clean and do laundry, they are extremely respectful and thorough. You will not be in need of anything. We were a large family so we took up both houses. The houses are situated right next to one another with a breeze way between. he town of San Juan Del Sur is clean and easy to get around. There is a wonderful bakery (sorry I can't remember the name) with fresh bread, we loved that place. Vanessa owns a Yoga studio so we took advantage of the meditation and yoga. I highly recommend seeing and using her Yoga studio. We loved the atmosphere the neighbors. San Juan is an easy jaunt to other bays in the area that are beautiful secluded beaches. I loved maderas alot although the road down is a bit tricky. The hike to the Jesus statue is really beautiful, with great views. The meals we had were so delicious, highly recommend. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did."
    Guest: Tigger Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 26, 2015
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  • Exceptional

    "We brought a group on mission trip here after working hard in northern Nica. We wanted something away from the crazy and different from normal tourist visits. We found it here! Our group did surfing, horseback riding, spearfishing, and a trip into San Juan del Sur. We had Theresa cook for us. It was really an awesome experience and the owners were very welcoming and helpful to us! Take them seriously on the directions and difficulty driving in, especially if you possibly may arrive at night. I failed to review the directions and just went off GPS. We wasted an hour in paradise. We hope to return for mission trips in the future!"
    Guest: paul S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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  • Villa Oro, San Juan del Sur

    "My husband and I spent two wonderful weeks at Villa Oro. Though there were only two of us, it would easily accommodate another couple, or children. Villa Oro is a wonderful place to stay while visiting San Juan del Sur. The house is in a lovely, quiet location about 10 minutes from town. The house is situated in the hills above San Juan, with stunning views of the ocean, the sunsets, and the night sky. The house is amazingly well equipped, and the kitchen has everything you might want for any cooking you want to do at home. We actually preferred to sip a drink, and eat dinner on the veranda, watching the sun set over the bay. The house is very light and airy, with high ceilings. The living area is large, with French doors that open onto the veranda. The master bedroom has a king size bed, with a lovely master bath. This bedroom also has French doors that open onto the veranda. The whole house has enough doors and windows, so that it was delightful to open them up and let the breeze blow through. The grounds are large, and beautifully landscaped. The howler monkeys came onto the property on several occasions, and the pool was a treat after a day at the beach. Finally, the wifi is great! We had a very small rental car, which was fine for navigating the road to Villa Oro in the dry season. We also had no trouble getting to most all of the beaches in our little Yaris. We enjoyed the fresh fish we bought near the port, the produce in the market, Sanchez Market, the bread at Pan de Vida, and the occasional trip to Pali. The owner is very responsive, and will help you with any questions you have regarding the property, and the onsite caretakers are extremely helpful as well."
    Guest: Leah A. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 18, 2015
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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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