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On the Beach - Closest Condo to Panga Drops

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Right on the beach. Best views of Panga Drops and Los Perros Point.

Villa A18 is in the gated community of Hacienda Iguana on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. This condo is a beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath ground floor unit right on the beach. It's a corner unit looking straight at the most consistent surf break in Nicaragua, Panga Drops. It's also the most private of the condos, being the corner unit. Whether you surf or are just a beach and ocean lover, the surf is awesome to watch all day, with constant offshore winds and incredible sunsets every evening.

The master bedroom opens directly to the beachfront patio, with ocean views on two sides. It has a queen bed and its own full bathroom. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds and a door to the second full bathroom. There is also a fold out sofa in the living room, making sleeping accomodations for up to 5. The kitchen is fully equipped, there is a/c in all bedrooms and the living area, wifi internet, cable tv, a dvd player and a battery back up system that automatically powers on in case of a power outage. Cleaning service is provided every other day. The pool for the complex is also just steps away and has ocean views as well.

Hacienda Iguana is the ideal community for those who want to surf, golf, explore or just kick back and relax on a breathtaking beach. It is a secure community with two sets of guarded security gates to enter, guards posted around the community as well as full time guards at this condo complex. The security staff in place ensures you will feel secure and comfortable to roam around the community and beach as you please. You will also find that the local community is extremely humble, friendly and helpful.

Villa A18 is located just about 70 yards north of the Panga Drops surf break. Panga Drops is a consistent break that breaks on a horse-shoe shaped rock reef. This wave generally has a mellow take off and a more vertical and playful inside section. Panga Drops is good for long boarders or short boarders, SUPs and boogie boards - it's a fun surf spot! Panga Drops amplifies swells and is usually bigger but more forgiving than Colorados. At the very north end of the beach (70 yards north of the condo) there is a point break, Los Perros Point, that needs a good swell with the right direction to break, but with the right combination it provides fun rights. Colorado's, a world-class rivermouth/beachbreak is just a 15 minute walk south of the condo. Colorados is a fast, barreling wave with many peaks and A-frames. It can be a challenging break and is best for intermediate to expert surfers when the waves get bigger.

For those that don't surf, there are plenty of other great adventures, activities and day trips you can enjoy. We can arrange boat surf or fishing trips leaving from right in front of this condo, if you can swim or paddle out to the boat. Otherwise, we can arrange for you to get your boat out of Gigante, the next cove to the south, if you prefer to load the boat from shore. There are some great hikes in the area to get out and enjoy the amazing views, clean air, nature and wildlife viewing. Hacienda Iguana has it's own challenging 9-hole golf course. A round of golf (18 holes) with golf cart and clubs is only $45/person. On Wednesdays there is an organized afternoon golf scramble for guests and residents. Other available activities in the area include massage, yoga, surf trips by boat or taxi, surf lessons, fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, bike rental, moped rentals, motorcycle rentals, catamaran tours, transportation and/or day trips to get a taste of culture in the surrounding cities or to visit volcanoes, crater lakes and other natural attractions throughout southern Nicaragua.

Our rental management company, Iguana Surf Rentals, is located in Hacienda Iguana and is around and available for anything you might need or help with any questions or concerns. They provide an info guide book in the condo, with information on activities, hikes, day trip ideas, maps, restaurants, local restaurant menus, etc.

Within the community of Hacienda Iguana there are currently six restaurants. The restaurant at the beach club serves healthy and delicious plates for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a great beach bar with happy hour specials. Don Eloy’s bar and restaurant serves sandwiches, wings, bar food and pizza, has a full bar and is open from 3-11pm. This is also a great place to watch sports games. Scoops and Spokes is an artisan ice cream, coffee and panini shop that also offers bike rentals and tours. They also have a special beer pong night on Saturday evenings and a crepe and mimosa breakfast special on Sundays 9am-12pm. Vana tacos is a taco shop right behind the Iguana Surf Rentals Office and is open for lunch and dinner with veggie, chicken and carne asada tacos and burritos. Casa Madera is a restaurant with local Nicaraguan cuisine, open for lunch and dinner, and located in the wood house just east of the golf condos. Lastly, Casa Ananas (located just east of the golf condos) is open for breakfast and lunch and has delicious plates including vegetarian and Italian options. They also offer special dinner nights with sushi, pizza, Italian or Thai cuisine. Don Eloys, Scoops and Spokes and Vana Tacos are all located in Iguana’s growing commercial center where you will also find a La Fise ATM, NSR Surf Shop, Stop and Go Surf Market (groceries), Satori Spa, Iguana Surf School, and our office, Iguana Surf Rentals and Real Estate.

The Satori Spa and Gift Shop is located in Iguana’s Commercial Center just across from NSR Surf Shop. Satori Spa is a boutique day spa that offers massage, facials, manicures and pedicures, waxing and body treatments and offer in home treatments upon request. They also have a great gift shop with handmade artisan crafts from Nicaragua.

Coco’s Beach Boutique is a small store inside at Casa Ananas (the small white house just east of the golf condos) that offers women’s clothing, jewelry, hats, bags and more.

Amenities Close By but Outside of Iguana:
Just outside of Iguana’s gates (3km away) there is the Rivera Market Place with an Avis Car Rental Company, BAC Bank Branch and ATM, Rivera Market/Grocery Store and Bordport Surf Shop (long term surfboard storage, surfboard sales and retail). There are many other great restaurants within a 10-20 minute drive from Hacienda Iguana.

Car Rentals: There are now 3 car rental agency options that are close by or service the Hacienda Iguana community. There is a Dollar kiosk at the Costa Esmeralda Airport that upon reservation will pick guests up in Iguana and bring them to the airport to get pick up a car (free of charge). There is an Avis car rental office in Riviera Market, just outside of Iguana’s gates. They do not deliver cars or pick up guests but you can get a taxi out to the office to pick up a car. A reservation is suggested as their inventory is limited. Lastly, Alamo will deliver and pick up vehicles to and from your rental property in Hacienda Iguana for a $40 fee. They bring their vehicles up from San Juan del Sur so a reservation is required.

Yoga/Fitness Class Schedule: Drop in yoga classes are held at the small beachfront palapa at Mark and Daves and are $12/person. Mark and Dave’s is located in the middle of Iguana beach, just south of Panga Drops where there is a large palapa and small palapa right next to each other. The Yoga schedule is the following: Tuesday (Intro to Ashtanga) at 10am, Thursday (Vinyasa Flow) at 10am and Sunday (Yin) at 10am. Private yoga and fitness classes at your rental property are also available for $60 for 1-4 people and $12 for each additional person.

Golf Scramble: Every Wednesday there is a golf scramble for $25 per person, which includes 9 holes of golf, golf clubs, golf cart, dinner and 1 non alcoholic beverage. Please meet at the Pro Shop at 2:30pm if you would like to play.

Bicycle or Golf Cart Rentals: We can organize a bicycle or golf cart rental for your stay to make it easier to get around and explore the area. Guided mountain bike tours are also available and give you a chance to see howler monkeys, iguanas, a sloth and other wildlife. Please let us know and we would be happy to make a reservation for you. The golf carts must stay on the interior roads of Iguana.

Activities: We would also be happy to organize activities and transportation for you during your stay. There will be an info guide in your condo with all the activity and day trip options including; boat trips (surf, fish or site-seeing), catamaran tours, surf board rentals, surf lessons, surf photography, massage, yoga, moto rentals, bike rentals, golf cart rentals, horseback riding, atv tours, kayaking, spanish lessons and more. You can find more info on these activities on our website at www.iguanasurfrentals.com/activities/. Please feel free to contact us by email, call us with the phone provided in the property or set up any of these activities at your check in.

Real Estate: If you are interested in checking out the available real estate in Iguana while you are here, please let us know and we would be happy to show you around. You can view the current listings on our website at www.iguanasurfrentals.com under "Real Estate".

Important Info: Please make sure and stock up on groceries and fill your car up with gas on your way to Iguana. Rivas is your last chance for a large grocery store and gas station and is 45 minutes from Hacienda Iguana. There are a few small markets or convenience stores in the area where you can re-stock on essentials but it is best to do the bulk of your shopping in Rivas.
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ground floor with direct access to the parking lot. But the parking lot is gravel, and there are no handicapped amenities in the unit....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Queen bed in master bedroom (with awesome surf views), Two twin beds in the guest bedroom, Queen fold out sofa bed in the living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

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  • Bathroom 2

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  • 2 full bathrooms with showers, no bathtubs. Master bedroom has a private bath. The second bedroom has a door to the second bath which can be made private....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Meal package options are available. Please inquire.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront:

    Literally a few steps from the beach and ocean....moreless

  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Views of surf and TV with DVD and satellite....moreless

  • Parking:

    With security....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Mobile phone available but must load it with money to make calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and beach towels provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped. Cook your meals while watching the surf....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Golf course in community. You can play 9 holes for just $45, includes clubs and golf cart....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Right on the beach and ocean, just steps away from the condo....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Rainy Month
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$120

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas and New Years
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
$240

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Semana Santa 2018
Mar 24 - Apr 1, 2018
5 night min stay
$240

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$140

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


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Notes:

Rates- (Includes cleaning every other day)

November-September: $140/night for 1-2 people and $10/night for each additional person (up to 5 people)– 2 night minimum Nov-Feb and 3 night minimum Mar-Sept

October (rainy month): $120/night for 1-2 people and $10/night for each additional person (up to 5 people)

Holidays - Christmas, New Years (Dec. 24 – Jan. 2) and Easter: $240/night for 1-2 people and $10/night for each additional person (up to 5 people) - 5 night minimum

*7th night free for rentals from October to February (excluding holidays)

*10th night free for rentals March to September (excluding holidays)

*Please make your payment by e-check for free. If you choose to pay by credit card we ask that you cover the 3-4% credit card transaction fee which can be paid in cash upon arrival.

Cancellations made more than sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the rental period will be fully refunded less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations made thirty (30) to sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the rental period forfeit 20% of the Deposit plus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations thirty (30) days or less from the beginning of the rental period forfeit all of the deposit. For any cancellation, if Iguana Surf Rentals is able to rent the property for the same dates and fee then the deposit will be fully refunded less a $50 administrative fee.


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Location

2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Emerald Coast International (ECI)
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Iguana Beach Club Bar and Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Iguana Beach Club Bar and Restaurant
2 Metres
Nearest Beach
Playa Iguana

Car: Not Necessary

Hacienda Iguana is most well known to surfers as it is the community that boasts the world famous surf break, Colorados, as well as 2 other breaks, Panga Drops and Los Perros Point but is truly a wonderful vacation spot for anyone. Hacienda Iguana's 3 kilometer beach is absolutely gorgeous and there is a 9 hole golf course within the community. Activities available in the area include; massage, yoga, surf trips by boat or taxi, surf lessons, fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, bike rental, moped rentals, moto rentals, catamaran tours, transportation and/or day trips to get a taste of culture in the surrounding cities or to go visit volcanoes, crater lakes and other natural attractions throughout southern Nicaragua.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2013

About: I live in Venice Beach, California, and I've been traveling to Central America for surf since the early 1990s. At first I only went to Costa Rica, but once I discovered Nicaragua it was hard to stay away. The surf is more consistent, and the offshore winds blow 300 days a year in this area, so the conditions are excellent. I bought my first properties in 2005, but I found myself surfing Panga Drops so much that I had to get this condo when it came available, as it's the closest condo to this fantastic surf break.

Why Rivas Department, Nicaragua:
It's the closest condo to Panga Drops, and it's right on the beach with incredible views. And because it's the corner unit, it's private and quiet.


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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Photos

  • View to the north end of beach

    View to the north end of beach

  • View from patio and small propane grill

    View from patio and small propane grill

  • Living Area, Dining Room and Kitchen

    Living Area, Dining Room and Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom with Queen Bed and Ocean Views

    Master Bedroom with Queen Bed and Ocean Views

  • View back at Villas Condo Complex and Pool

    View back at Villas Condo Complex and Pool

  • View south down the beach

    View south down the beach

  • Panga Drops - just 5 minute walk from the condo

    Panga Drops - just 5 minute walk from the condo

  • Colorados - just 15-20 minute walk down the beach

    Colorados - just 15-20 minute walk down the beach

  • Colorados - just 15-20 minute walk down the beach

    Colorados - just 15-20 minute walk down the beach

  • Horseback Riding on the beach

    Horseback Riding on the beach

  • Community Beach Club, Restaurant and Bar - located on south end of Iguana beach

    Community Beach Club, Restaurant and Bar - located on south end of Iguana beach

  • View from patio towards Panga Drops

    View from patio towards Panga Drops

  • Living Area, Dining Room and Kitchen with fold out queen futon

    Living Area, Dining Room and Kitchen with fold out queen futon

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Guest Bedroom with 2 twin beds

    Guest Bedroom with 2 twin beds

  • Villas Condo Pool

    Villas Condo Pool

  • Palapa Area and Outdoor Shower

    Palapa Area and Outdoor Shower

  • Panga Drops - just a 5 minute walk from the condo

    Panga Drops - just a 5 minute walk from the condo

  • Panga Drops - just 5 minute walk from the condo

    Panga Drops - just 5 minute walk from the condo

  • Colorados - just 15-20 minute walk down the beach

    Colorados - just 15-20 minute walk down the beach

  • Los Perros headland through barrel at Colorados

    Los Perros headland through barrel at Colorados

  • Hacienda Iguana Golf Course - $45 for a round with  cart and clubs

    Hacienda Iguana Golf Course - $45 for a round with cart and clubs

  • Community Beach Club, Restaurant and Bar - located on south end of Iguana beach

    Community Beach Club, Restaurant and Bar - located on south end of Iguana beach

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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