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Playa Colorado Condo - TRUE 3BR/2BA - Epic Surf and Golf at Iguana

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Oceanfront Ground Floor 3 BR/2BA Rio Dulce Playa Colorado Condo completed in 2009 and fully renovated in 2018 - new paint, stainless appliances, and brand new leather couches! True 3 bedroom GROUND floor unit with a direct view of the World Class Rio Colorado ('Colorados') Surf Break and the serene Rio Colorado = Ocean AND River views. Forget staying in other condos or houses that require you to walk or drive a long way to the actual surf break. You can sit on the couch and see what is going on in the water!

Look right out the window and you are just steps to the beach and the private beach club/restaurant/bar. This is the premier location for the private, gated Hacienda Iguana Golf/Beach Resort. Stay in the lap of luxury - Leather Couches, Granite Counters, Italian Tile, Full Kitchen with Stainless Appliances, DISH network TV and DVD player on a 43 inch Samsung Plasma TV, and a Bluetooth ready Stereo. Master Bedroom also has a 22 inch LCD TV with DVD. There are over 100 DVDs in the condo and the TV is Netflix compatible. Condo also has FREE WiFi Internet so bring you laptop or PDA. Included with your stay are all the amenities of Hacienda Iguana - Private Beach Club Membership, Golf Club Membership, Maid Service, and 24 hour Security. This is a TRUE 3 bedroom ground floor condo with 4 single beds and a queen bed which means no couch sleeping or spooning! Every room has its own ice cold A/C and ceiling fan. Be wary of other units described as 3 bedroom as many of them are really 2 bedrooms with an alcove and a couch. We fully renovated the unit in 2018 with brand new leather couches, new dining room set, new stainless steel appliances, new paint throughout the unit, LED lighting, new drapes, and new ceiling fans. This is a premier LUXURY condo for sure.

Enjoy world class surfing, a mile long white sand beach, an oceanfront infinity pool, a fully functional golf course (very rare in Nicaragua), nature hikes, and snorkeling - all within the resort. Surf Rio Colorado ('Colorados'), also known as the Nicaraguan Pipeline, where most of the videos and photos of Nicaragua surfing are shot. It is a sand bottom beachbreak fed by the Rio Colorado rivermouth. You can see it from the Living Room or Master Bedroom and access is right out the back door! Also try Ponga Drops - a deep water reef that amplifies the swell for waves when everywhere else goes flat. Offshore winds from Lake Nicaragua over 300 days/year ensures glassy conditions all day long!

Be aware that the other condo buildings and several of the rental houses in Hacienda Iguana are a long way from the actual Rio Colorado surf break and require a long walk or drive. Be wary of places that describe a 'short walk to the break' unless you consider a mile a short walk. Villas Rio Dulce is the ONLY condo building on the actual surf break so don't be fooled by ads for 'Playa Colorado' oceanfront condos or houses.

Golf condos are on the golf course which is fine if you are there to play golf but they are not near the beach. This means that everyone in your group will have to come and go together if you drive. Our condo is right on the break so you can come and go as you please. One look out the window and you'll know what's going on in the water!

Onsite property managers and can assist with airport transportation, complete food/meal plans (shopping, meal prep and clean up in the condo), boat charters, surfboard and motorcycle rentals, and tours (Volcano, Canopy Tour, Rain Forest, Hot Springs, etc). 5 star super friendly service.

Any questions about Nicaragua or Hacienda Iguana? Contact us and we'll be glad to help you out. Also please check out our website for additional information and photos. Also watch our YouTube Videos with the link above! Find us on Facebook at Playa Colorado Condo.

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More Details

Mark White
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Mark White

Three guys who have travelled around the world surfing together. We came to Hacienda Iguana back in 2001 when the only thing that was there was the original clubhouse. We bought property there the following year and have been coming back as much as possible. When we saw the Villas Rio Dulce plans we were the first to put down a deposit on a condo as we knew this would the prime location in all of Playa Colorado. We have watched Hacienda Iguana grow and develop into the premier destination in all of NIcaragua. We love sharing our paradise with others and really like helping people plan their trip.

Mark White purchased this condo in 2009

Why Mark White chose Tola

After traveling all around Central America and Mexico we finally found paradise. Hacienda Iguana is a quiet little private development with world class surf inside the gates. The beach is over a mile long and protected by large rock headlands on both ends. The development is full of beautiful natural scenery. It is also home to one of the only golf courses in the whole country. Villas Rio Dulce is a brand new beautiful building that sits on both the Pacific Ocean and the Rio Colorado.

What makes this condo unique

The best feature of our unit is that it is ground floor and sits directly on the Rio Colorado Surf Break. You can see all the action right from the living room or master bedroom window. Other units advertise 'Playa Colorado' but Villas Rio Dulce is the ONLY building near the actual surf break. You can literally walk out the back door and get into the line up. No stairs, no elevators, no long walks, no boat rides! Fully renovated in 2018 with brand new paint, new stainless appliances, and new furniture. By far it is one of the nicest units in the whole building! Our property managers are onsite and provide 5 star service. There is cell phone in the condo to call if you need any assistance (or even check in with friends and family).


Tola Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Italian tile and Moen shower heads.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Long term storage available for returning Guests. Maid Service included. Onsite property manager provides help with transportation, food/meal plans, tours, rentals, etc.


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Playa Colorado Condo - TRUE 3BR/2BA - Epic Surf and Golf at Iguana
average rating of 4.948718 based on 39 reviews

Awesome place to stay!!! would do again in a heartbeat!! Hayden and Uli we very helpful!!!! Thanks!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice! Hayden lined up a English speaking taxi driver to pick us up from airport and trip was perfect! I recommend renting the motos from the NSA! Wonderful trip and condo that won’t disapoint! 2 min walk to the beach!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Miami Beach

Best place to surf AND golf!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a hidden gem on the Emerald Coast in Nicaragua. If you’re looking for a family vacation or even with friends, this is a great place to come. There are a variety of activities to do and Uliana with Sandy Toes rentals will arrange everything for you - effortlessly. We also had a chef cook all of our meals which was a great and inexpensive way to do it if you’re traveling with friends (about $35 per person per day for 3 meals). Highly recommend this option so you can relax on your holiday. Really good surf break is right outside the villa - I love that you can sit on your couch and watch it!!! Good for beginners and experienced surfers too. The golf course is 9 holes and they do a golf scramble every Wednesday - $25pp and includes food and drink at the end.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time! Would def go back

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area and fun place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in Mark's condo! Everyone was so accommodating especially Uliana and Hayden! They are awesome if you need anything before and during your stay. Thank you again Uliana for helping arrange our wonderful 9 day trip to beautiful Nicaragua! You're the best!

We did eat most of our meals at Pili's Kitchen and loved every meal!! We highly recommend staying at Mark's condo! You will not be disappointed!

Stayed from 12/30/17 - 1/4/18

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beachfront Condo at Playa Colorado

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at Hacienda Iguana. It was very convenient being on the first floor and beachfront. Open the sliding door and walk straight to the best surf peak at Playa Colorado (great break for barrels) or walk down the beach to Panga Drops (a wave magnet that was overhead and A-frame everyday we were there). We also had a blast playing golf and checking out the wildlife (monkeys, parrots, and more). The property manager goes above and beyond to help with any questions you have.

My family highly recommends this condo!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this condo was perfect! From the moment wa arrived, Buzz was there to help us with anything we needed. He greeted us outside the condo and took us inside for a tour. The condo has 3 beadrooms and 2 full bathrooms. There were only 2 of us, so we stayed in the master room with a view of the ocean outside our window. We opted for the meal package, so upon arrival our fridge and freezer was full of food! Ziamara prepared us the most wonderful meals! The back patio was amazing! The breeze that flowed across it was refreshing. A short walk to the clubhouse and you are on the most beautiful beach with an amazing surf break! Colorados and Panga Drops were amazing with perfect waves! We enjoyed walking the beach every morning and every evening at sunset. The service at the bar was great and we really enjoyed happy hour every day we were there. We had our condo cleaned top to bottom twice in the week we were there. I nthe evenings we could watch the satellite tv out of Florida and there were also planty of DVD's to choose from. The AC worked perfectly and we slept comfortable every night. We plan to make a return trip to Mark's condo very soon! We could not have asked for anything better!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Car: not necessary

Located in the Private, Gated Hacienda Iguana on the Pacific Coast. Hacienda Iguana boasts over a mile of white sand beaches and the only functional golf course in Nicaragua. It is also the home of two of the best surf breaks - Rio Colorado ('Colorados') and Panga Drops. Access to these breaks is very limited to those not staying within the gates of Hacienda Iguana.

Other Activities: wildlife viewing, rock climbing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are based on 2 guests. 3-4 guests is $200/night, 5-6 guests is $230/night during prime season. Additional guests are $15/night. Offseason rates are $170/night for 3-4 guests and $200/night for 5-6 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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