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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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  • 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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  • Dreamy place!

    "When we saw the pictures on the web page it looked really nice, but in person it is much better! It is a nice tranquil fresh BEAUTIFUL house in a perfect location, 2 blocks from La Calzada, where all the restaurants and bars are located, but in a quiet calm street. I will recommend this house to anyone heading to Granada. Absolutely loved it!"
    Guest: Joanne S. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
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  • Great house, location, food and hospitality

    "The house is beautiful with two great master bedrooms. The pool, balcony and patio below are all perfect for watching the surf at Colorados. The food was great and housekeeping kept the place really clean. There was a huge supply of filtered drinking water. Seth hooked us up with a few boat trips to some great reef breaks. We will definitely be back to stay at the Wave Garden house."
    Guest: Kevin O. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 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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