Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
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 Playa Colorado
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).
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
My husband, 4 teenagers and I stayed in Mark’s condo for 2 weeks over the holidays. We could not have scripted a more perfect stay from Uliana and Hayden who arranged transportation, tours to Ometepe (islands with volcanoes) and El Tambo (a sustainable farm) to meals cooked by Debis, bikes, golf carts, surf and boogie boards. They even oraganized a solo kids trip back to El Tambo for kids to volunteer with a ride to and from in back of Carlos’s truck.
There is something for everyone with smoothies, delicious food & drinks at the beach club steps away to a variety of 4 other restaurants with many locals and people from all over the world. Everything is fresh and natural; locally sourced and contributes to the incredible Nicaraguan people & community.
Hacienda Iguana a lovely community that is NOT commercial (built into nature)which is exactly what we wanted; yet, it has amenities including a couple stores, spa, rentals (bikes, boards, golf carts), restaurants, and gorgeous star gazing Bc there are few lights at night.
It was the perfect getaway for our family that currently gets by with little Spanish although we are working on it. We always felt very, very safe.
What else can I add: the massage gifted to us by Mark was amazing.
The surf was perfect entertainment for the 4 kids. Also, shout out to Katie (a local school teacher) for the awesome surf lessons.
We are soooo happy to travel and learn about Nicaragua full of wonderful people.
We will be back! Soon!
Awesome place to stay!!! would do again in a heartbeat!! Hayden and Uli we very helpful!!!! Thanks!
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!
Best place to surf AND golf!
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.
Had a fantastic time! Would def go back
Beautiful area and fun place to stay!
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
Beachfront Condo at Playa Colorado
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!
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