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Casitas Pacific - Popoyo - Building
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9.5 Excellent (143 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Popoyo, 46 km from Rivas, Casitas Pacific provides a restaurant and free WiFi. A terrace can be found at the bed and breakfast, along with a garden. Salinas is 1.6 km from CASITAS PACIFIC, while San Jorge is 49 km away.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The place is beautiful and right at the beach
Cons: The small menu and 5 days per week just pizza for dinner. More staff should speak English
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Its a nice little space, beachfront, with a beatiful café right by the beach. Breakfast included is a good one. The rooms are very nice, small but cozy, with a nice bathroom. Its a great place and the price is very good.
Cons: At the moment of every transaction at the reception, it always takes too long. Sometimes they are not sure of what to charge and how much for some extra services. They don´t have change, so I recommend to bring cash in small bills.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Staff Food Directly at the beach Accomodation in general really nice
Cons: No fans at the café Walk to Beginner's Bay (appr. 30 min) No sunbeds (there are hammocks, but they are in the sun most of the day)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a gem! Paola and staff are really proud of their small beachfront hotel. Great food ,comfortable well appointed very clean room, cold beers and chilled vibe. Beautiful beach with great surf and a lovely tidal pool nearby. Call them for a transfer from Rivas ( 1 hour). If you need a break from travelling as we did , this was the accommodation highlight of four weeks in Central America. Muchos Paola. Andy y Andy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I’ve traveled to over 60 countries & I Surf .., was here with my wife and this one was stellar ... enjoy!
Cons: All was amazing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Incredibly friendly staff. Beautiful location. Great value. Loved everything about it. Highly recommended!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was fantastic, all the staff were super friendly and very helpful. The food was excellent and there was a great variety. Paola the owner was amazing, very obliging.The airport transfer was smooth and comfortable. Can’t recommend this place enough, Will definitely be back. Muchas gracias todos!
Cons: Nothing, Everything was perfect.
Amarillo Surf Camp - El Gigante - Bedroom
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9.7 Excellent (43 reviews)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Josue was very helpful from the moment I walked in. He showed me straight to my room, which was a beautiful and very clean bungalow style. He explained the town and gave me directions to the beach, a look out and to a cheap eat (which was very good). There are bikes which he let us use for free and surf boards for hire. The property is very tidy and the kitchen has good basic amnesties. It is muy tranquilo, a great spot just out of town to lay in the hammock, read and book or just be. Thanks Josue for your help and for having me, you have a beautiful place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room is super cute and clean. The commun spaces are nice with hammocks and little tables in the big garden. You can even borrow bicycles for free and rent surfboards or book surflessons. Josué was a perfect host, really welcoming and gave us lots of tips! I really recommand!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I spent almost 4 weeks in Amarillo Surf Camp. During my stay I could enjoy the lovely host from Josue. He was in every situation really helpful and gave a lot of information about the town, beaches, waves, safety stuff and and and. He's hostel its a place to relax, calm down, study Spanish and perfect for surfers. Just 5min. walk to Playa Amarillo. The room was clean, confortable beds and the outside kitchen has everything what you need for simple cooking. Bikes are for free and you have different surf boards to rent. I recommend this place to people who loves a simple, nice surf lifestyle. Thanks Josue for everything, I will come back in an other time
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner Josue is a very nice guy that will help you with everything. The rooms are clean, there is a kitchen with everything you need. I will come back here for sure next time i am in el gigante.
Cons: Nada
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely large room about 10 mins walk into gigante town and 5 mins to the undeveloped Amarillo beach. Fantastic and helpful host and great value surf lessons.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner was really friendly and attentive. Was helpful and flexible with regards to check in/check out times. An awesome place that provides great value for money
Cons: There perhaps could have been more breakfast choices
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolute amazing place to stay in gigante. The owner is super super friendly and helpful and relax. Helps you with everything you need, free bikes to use and the two dogs running around are adorable. Loved this place and highly recommend it.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Best location for surfers. 5 min walk to the break at playa Amarillo, 30 min to playa Colorado and 40 min to panga drops
Cons: N/a
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amarillo Surf Camp is a perfect spot to stay in Gigante. The rooms are extremely nice and the property is in a great location. Owner is very helpful, friendly, and relaxed. Kitchen was nice to use. And the two dogs are the best.
Cons: Nothing, my stay was perfect.
Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa - El Gigante
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9.4 Excellent (79 reviews)
Red Pepper Popoyo - Popoyo - Bedroom
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9.5 Excellent (50 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Red Pepper Popoyo Guesthouse is only 50 meters away from the beach, Offering a rooftop terrace and views of the sea, Red Pepper Popoyo is located in Popoyo, 2.8 km from Salinas. All rooms include a seating area for your convenience as well as a terrace. San Juan del Sur is 35 km from Red Pepper Popoyo, while San Jorge is 33 km away. The nearest airport is Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, 75 km from Red Pepper Popoyo.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We spent two weeks in Nicaragua in December 2018, for us it was very safe and enjoyable. We stayed in both San Juan del Sur and in Popoyo. Red Pepper was an awesome place to stay. Fantastic hosts and lovely private room. Good location relative to surf beach (playa Popoyo) and across the street from the main surf rental dude.
7.9 Good
Pros: I loved the owners and the staff, Mark and Marike were really special, and Carlos was awesome. He was really helpful with everything.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stop looking - this is it! Fell in love with it all.
7.5 Good
Pros: The location and hammocks were great!
Cons: The room was very hot with no air circulation. The kitchen was the same, albeit well-stocked and clean. The owners seemed more worry about what time we were checking out than how we were enjoying our stay.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: I liked the simplicity and cleanliness of the rooms, each with a delightful, breezy, thatched roof top seating area on top. The buildings are well designed to not heat up greatly during the sunny daytime due to the shading of the thatched roof top covers. Even without air conditioning, I could sleep comfortably under the breeze of the ceiling fan and fresh air that enters through screened vents on 3 sides of the room. Owners Mark and Mariken are friendly and helpful, and the overall atmosphere is peaceful and private.
Cons: The courtyards are covered with gravel that is painful to walk with bare feet on unless you already have toughened them up.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent place to stay in Popoyo. Beautifully design buildings, very clean rooms and super roof terrace with each room to enjoy a view of the ocean.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Loved the terrace!!! Such a nice place to relax. It is the most clean and organized shared kitchen I have seen!
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness was great. Staff was wonderful. The kitchen and organization was fantastic. If u want to make your own food, it’s great. Reasonably close to surf spots (still a bit of a march; but that would be the same for almost anywhere u stay). The people who stay here are cool, good chill vibe, not party peeps.
Cons: Rooms were a bit dark, not much natural light.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome spot and lovely hosts! We were thrilled to stay here and would highly recommend to anyone heading to Popoyo :)
Wild Waves Surf-House - Popoyo - Building
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9.6 Excellent (22 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Wild Waves Surf-House in Popoyo, you'll be 7 mi (11.3 km) from Chacocente Beach and 7.2 mi (11.6 km) from Escondido Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The owner was very helpful and responded quickly to emails. The location was right on the beach and close to the few places that Popoyo has to offer.
Cons: There was no hot water in the shower but with the heat from the beach, it wasn’t so bad.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The owner of the hostel is a very friendly and helpful Italian, who is fluently in english. He lives upstairs with his lovenly wive and his supercute four year old daughter. I enjoyed the family atmosphere a lot! He offers private rooms with plenty of space. Coffee is for free and the breakfast, which you can order, is tasty. It is located right at the beautiful 2km long sandbeach, where you can surf, go for a run or watch the sunset. The minimarket is just 40meters away and a fruittruck comes along at least once a day. The shared kitchen is well equipped and provides enough space, to cook with other guests at the same time. Restaurants are next door. Altogether: It is supernice and definitely worth going!
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Nice house. Nice host. Nice atmosphere!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved this place! It's a really cute and clean house just a few steps from the beach. The owner, Gianni, is very nice and did the very best he could to help with anything. It's a bit tricky to get to this part of the country but well worth it, especially if you are into surfing. When I a few days earlier was asking for the best way to get there Gianni happened to be passing Rivas and were able to pick me up to go straight to the house. This is beyond what service is for me. He is also very nice to talk to about anything and it felt like staying with a friend. I would definately stay again. Thank you Gianni!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I’ve had an amazing stay at Wild Waves. Gianni and his staff are very helpful, Anna is a very good chef and the place looks beautiful. It’s right by the sea, the rooms are clean and spacious, there’s a supermarket across the street and three doors down there’s delicious Italian food. Could wish for nothing more. Ended up staying six nights. 10/10 would recommend.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: How welcoming and accommodating Gianni and his family are. The property is perfectly located if you are a surfer.
Cons: I have no complaints.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is the place in South Nicaragua, for surfing and enjoying the nica life. Wild Waves Surf House have good and clean rooms with ocean view, hot water and free kitchen. Gianni the owner makes you feel at home and provides information and advice about the swell tide and any things to do.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The room was spacious and clean. The water pressure was strong with really hot water (although you don’t need it). Gianni, the owner is a gem of s kind human, Anna the housekeeper makes excellent food and is very friendly. The covered hammocks provide much needed shade from the blaring sun.
Cons: Millions of ants in the rooms, but this is okay and normal as you’re right on the beach in 40° weather. They don’t bother you.
Vibra Guesthouse - Popoyo - Bedroom
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9.7 Excellent (19 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Vibra Guesthouse is located in Salinas, 36 km from San Juan del Sur and 34 km from San Jorge. Some units include a seating area where you can relax. There is a shared kitchen at the property. You will find a coffee machine in the room. Each room includes a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. Extras include bathrobes and free toiletries. Rivas is 31 km from Vibra Guesthouse, while Santa Teresa is 32 km from the property. The nearest airport is Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, 75 km from the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place to stay especially for couples, small groups and families! Rooms are very big and almost like a little appartment and very clean. Vibra is close to the beach and the surfspots. Staff was very friendly and helpful also with organising shuttles to other places, daytrips etc. Sunday nights are the best when they have live music at Vibra and cook the original italian lasagne! Definitely coming back to this place!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We had a lovely stay at Vibra Guesthouse. The room was beautifully decorated and naturally artistic. It had a stunning upper floor with a double bed and a spectacular palm leaf roof. It's a very spacious area and would easily suit groups of travellers. It was cleaned everyday and the staff were super friendly and helpful. It is located steps from the beach and has a beautiful small restaurant which holds live music events. 10/10 would recommend and we will definitely be returning!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Decor is very nice
Cons: I always look at a glass as 1/2 full
9.6 Excellent
Pros: We had a really good Time to Vibra House ! The appartment is beautiful with a lot of wood. The bed is Big ! It’s 20meter from the Beach! And the breakfast is si good !
Cons: Everything was perfect ! To improve this place, a swimming pool is the only thing missing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owner and the staff were incredibly nice and helpful, we loved our stay. The atmosphere was private and amicably at the same time. Served and delicious breakfast included, extra coffee for free, help with surf rentals, spot information and everything else. Optional dinner every night and also a full equipped kitchen to cook yourself. Excellent amenities in the room, beautiful and pleasantly tempered at night. Absolutely nothing to complain! Thank you guys!
Cons: We had to leave at some point ;)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent in everyway. Can't wait to come back again.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place, incredibly spacious rooms and nice atmosphere. Me and my boyfriend had a super relaxed stay at Vibra. Rooms are perfectly clean, surf is really close and the breakfast is awesome!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was super friendly and the place was very clean. For the price our accommodations were great! Lots of space, WiFi, small kitchen to share, right on the beach, lovely people.
Cons: It can be a little noisy at times if you stay in the room closest to the street as we did, but it didn’t bother us too much and it’s not the fault of the owners. Just choose the room closest to the beach if you want less street noise :)
Mango's Lodge - Popoyo - Bedroom
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9.7 Excellent (13 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Mango's Lodge in Jiquelite, you'll be near the airport and within the region of San Juan del Sur Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wow! What a beautiful spot this is! So nicely set up, well constructed and obviously done with a lot of love and taste! We stayed here 4 nights of which one nights we also asked the owner to cook for us. And yes... this was so delicious... fish was great but the homemade profiteroles.... omg! There are a few restaurants close by but you can also cook in your own outdoor kitchenette. Pool is lovely after a day at the beach. We used it every day. Thanks again for the great stay. We will highly recommend.
Cons: It was not really easy to get there... but whén you get there.... you will be so happy!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: After 3 weeks of traveling through Nicaragua we have seen many different accomodations. Sometimes they had the same price like Mangos Lodge but were a lot more simple. First we looked for something a bit closer to the beach but didn’t find anything we liked. So we choose Mangos Lodge and it was very good! They put a lot of effort into the place and haf many lovely details. Even though it was dry season the garden was nicely green. The rooms are super clean and beautiful. They have mosquito nets at the windows so there were no insects in the rooms and a compostable toilet, which didn’t smell at all. In front of Mangos Lodge there is a little shop were you can find many things when you ask for them. The owners are french and offer very good food. We enjoyed our stay!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We recommend this place 100%! We really enjoyed our 2 nights stay here! The French couple (hosts) are very friendly and helpful! The rooms are spacious and very clean, with private kitchen outside which is a real asset! Design is great, the pool is very nice and clean. We could go on with positive things (safe neighbourhood, pulperia across the street, private parking etc). Don't hesitate!
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Mango lodge is eco at its best,the nicest rooms,the most wonderful tropical garden,an amazing pool,an excellent breakfast topped with the friendliest most helpful hosts
Cons: I wouldn't change a thing
Hotel Popoyo - Popoyo - Pool
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8.7 Excellent (65 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hotel Popoyo in Popoyo, you'll be 6.3 mi (10.2 km) from Chacocente Beach and 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from Escondido Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Food was quite good.
Cons: Staff is not very professional and unfriendly. Room was pretty loud. Bed linen were full of stains. Bath was not properly cleaned.
5.8 Okay
Cons: Very deceptive in terms of location to beaches & market, restaurants, costs
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The thermal pools were awesome. The breakfast was a banquet. The grounds were well maintained.
Cons: Small rooms need updating.
4.6 Okay
Pros: Stuff was super friendly and tried to help us wherever they could. Location is pretty far from center and surfing! Beach across the street but no surfing there and town center is a good 20min walk away. They give you even a free ride!
Cons: We stayed 2 nights, and there was no cleaning after the first night, what I expect from a Hotel I pay that much. A/C wasn't working well and electricity went out several times. Food was standard as well as pool and hotel property.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great staff and a laid back vibe
Cons: The road to the hotel is a bit rough but this is Nicaragua and it should be expected
7.5 Good
Pros: Rooms were clean
8.8 Excellent
Pros: great location nice property awesome staff good food
Cons: nothing that they can control power had been out for 2 days but they managed that well
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Wonderfully accommodating staff, the hotel is a little ways away from the rest of the hotels and restaurants (20 min walk) but they have 2 vehicles and the drivers had no problem taking me around several times a day. Greeted with a fresh juice immediately upon arrival. Several options for included breakfast. Same price as similar accommodations down the road but here you get a/c, an amazing pool area and breakfast, the others were just a room w fan. And the distance from the hostels make it nice and quiet. I decided to try one of the other places in town and moved back after 1 night.
Cons: Nothing. Maybe the sign on the main road could be a little obscure if you drove in late at night, but who doesn’t use a navigation app these days?
Hacienda Amarilla Del Mar - El Gigante - Bedroom
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9.0 Excellent (19 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Hacienda Amarilla del Mar in El Gigante, you'll be on the beach, just steps from Gigante Beach and Playa Amarillo. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the family home-y feeling. Everything inside and outside of the room was constantly clean and being cleaned. The Hacienda and service felt like a luxury magazine resort lifestyle while still being comfortable and casual.
Cons: n/a
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is an amazing hotel right on the beach in Playa Gigante - steps away to the ocean. Rooms are tastefully decorated. AC a huge bonus with that powerful Nica heat. The included breakfast is wonderful - made to order. Best pancakes we’ve ever had. Best thing about this place is the staff though. Having coffee with Don one morning and listening to his fascinating life story is a highlight of our trip. Mario, Ruiz, and the woman with a dog named Brooklyn whose name I’m sadly forgetting - sorry - all made us feel totally welcomed. So many smiles! Anyway we loved this place and we’re going to try to make it back some day with the kids.
Cons: Nada!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location was on the beach , owner is an awesome dude, very clean an comfortable rooftop bar was killer for sunsets
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place on the beach. Great hosts and a lovely place filled with original art.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Super friendly and helpful owner and staff, with lots of local knowledge. Located bang on the beach, with a great roof top terrace overlooking the ocean. Freshly cooked breakfast every morning, nutritious and delicious. Close to several great surf spots, accesable by foot or boat.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place is amazing. Built and maintained with love and care. I will return!
Cons: There was nothing not to like
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The accomadations are visually beautiful, fullof wonderful art and crafts, staff smiling, lots of great stories, beautiful fishing village.
Cons: Nothing really.
7.9 Good
Pros: Great bed and great sleep. Loved their breakfasts and view from roof top bar.
Buena Onda Beach Resort - Popoyo - Pool
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8.4 Excellent (64 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Del Cementerio 100vrs al Norte, 1.5km al Oeste in Jiquelite, you'll be 11 minutes by car from Escondido Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A shuttle from the hotel to the airport is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Good hotel, restaurant offers good food at decent prices but choice is extremely limited. Good wi-fi, great pool and friendly service. The resort has a wonderful overall decor, plenty of outside seating, hammocks etc. We found it to be good value for money given a lot of the properties by the beach further south were far more expensive (we stayed 2 nights around Christmas)
Cons: Choice of food at the restaurant was very limited and disappointing. No fish / seafood at a beach-side restaurant. Adding hair dryers to the rooms is also recommended.
7.1 Good
Pros: Friendly staff, clean rooms with comfortable beds and great a/c. The food was good, though the choice is quite limited and they often didn't have some of the things on the menu, and the price was about 20% higher than in other hotels on the beach. There's a new yoga shala and they offer sunrise and sunset yoga overlooking the ocean, which was great-though they charge $15-other places, including Magnific Rock, charge $10. The local dogs are sweethearts.
Cons: The beach isn't great-very, very rocky. If you walk about 1 km towards Magnific Rock, it's a lot nicer. For more food choice, I'd recommend Surf 99, La Cantina or Magnific Rock. Not that the food at Bueno Onda is bad, it's actually very good, it's just limited and frequently unavailable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff was so nice and friendly and took great care of us!
Cons: Nothing!
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Friendly staff, excellent location and clean rooms with comfortable beds. Breakfast was absolutely delicious! Highly recommend the hotel! Love the beautiful and quiet beach.
Jardines del Paraiso - Popoyo - Pool
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9.0 Excellent (15 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Jardines del Paraiso in Jiquelite, you'll be near the beach and 13.6 mi (21.8 km) from Guacalito de La Isla. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Nice place only few steps to the beach, restaurants and bars are also very close. Room was clean and cozy.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The owner is very helpful. He drove us directly to Rivas for free. The breakfast was diversified. The big pool is great after surfing. The dogs and the goats around were very cute.
Cons: Everything was fine but only in the room no. 8 there were little birds coming very early in the morning (5 to 6 am) knocking on the window all the time that you wilk wake up. First it was sweet but after a couple of days it is only annoying!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was clean , ac, wi-fi, and a little fridge, the owner , Horislav and is familly are really nice and where very helpfull and friendly, the room was well situated, only good things to say ....They will see me again for sure and for a longer stay...thank you Hori from me and my daughter we really enjoyed our stay...
8.8 Excellent
Pros: I lik e the owners, so friendly and welcoming. Thank you to drive me back to Rivas, you were amazing Good air con and nice room but I would update the decor on the rooms to something more modern
Cons: I thibk the area is missing restaurants with good food affordable. It is a place with a lot of wind,good waves but I am not a surfer. That makes the beach unusable for me, sunset as typical in the Pacific always great.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The facilities are very good and close to the beach, the rooms are clean, the AC works well, you have a pretty good Wi-Fi. In my room, in my room I had a fridge which was really cool :)
Cons: The owner needs to organize the place in a better way. They need a front desk where you can look for someone in case you need help for example. In my case I arrived to the place and was frustrating not find someone to help me with the check in (I never did the check in).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Luxury rooms at a lower cost than the neighbouring resorts.
Nicawaves - Popoyo - Building
12
8.1 Excellent (163 reviews)
2.5 Mediocre
Pros: Nice pool
Cons: They didn't have my reservation for the day I made the reservation for
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The food, location, pool, our room, & the staff. This is where it’s at. We stayed in the budget room which was spacious and cozy. The aircon pumps and the room was super clean. The shared toilets & shower are kept really clean. Easy walk to the beach. This is the best accomodation we have stayed all round in Central America. Photos are accurate.
Cons: -
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Luxurious pool, very quiet and strong price/quality.
Cons: Some of the personnel was negligent in accomodating guests. Activities, arranged from within the hotel, were heavily overpriced.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing place. The pool area is so relaxing with shaded lounges and hammocks, a great place to take it easy when you're not at the beach. Despite what some other reviews stated, it is a 5-7 minute walk to the beach at most (at least without a surf board). The restaurant had a large menu and the food was fresh and delicious, and no extreme wait times even when busy. The bed was extremely comfortable and the showers had hot water, though this wasn't really needed given the environment. The air con was also a great bonus when trying to sleep on hot nights.
Cons: Nothing.
7.5 Good
Pros: Nice common areas. Staff is really nice and helpful. I will suggest renting a motorbike or vehicle to give you more freedom to go around the beaches.
Cons: The common shower was blocked and wasn't repair while we were there
Aqua Wellness Resort - El Gigante - Bedroom
13
8.3 Excellent (29 reviews)
Overview
With a stay at Aqua Wellness Resort in El Gigante (Playa La Redonda), you'll be 13 minutes by foot from Gigante Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
The Barrel Hostel - Popoyo - Bedroom
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8.3 Excellent (26 reviews)
Overview Reviews
The Barrel Hostel has a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and private beach area in Popoyo. Boasting luggage storage space, this property also provides guests with a barbecue. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, a shuttle service, a shared kitchen and free WiFi. The rooms at the hostel are fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. The Barrel Hostel offers a à la carte or American breakfast. Salinas is 500 metres from the accommodation, while San Jorge is 48 km from the property.
7.5 Good
Pros: Right at the beach. You have to walk a bit for the surf spot. The beginners bay is a bit far away, but easy to reach! Little supermarkets are close to the hostel. The dorm is nice!
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Great place friendly staff good location
4.6 Okay
Pros: The lounge, directly on the beach.
Cons: The women at the reception. Unfriendly, not a word. Just for asking the wifi password it looks like too much for her. They tried to make me paid a bottle of Agua and cigarillos... But I didn't take nothing there. Breakfast and lunch quite expensive. Dirty kitchen.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Staff was super friendly, they helped us organize tours (turtles, horse riding). Its clean and good value for money. Amazing sunset location.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Awesome location awesome staff. Good food, good view. Thank you so much for this amazing stay! We couldn't leave !
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The two owners and the personal are very kind a easy going
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Authentic and friendly staff & owners. Great location on Quasacarte beach close to quality surf breaks. Great chilled out vibe and all day restaurant
6.3 Good
Pros: Close to the beach
Cons: The rooms got ridiculously hot at night. Food was totally overpriced $10 for a burrito and everything I had was nasty. Lot of groups doing their own thing not that friendly of a vibe
6.3 Good
Pros: Nice wifi, clean
Cons: Price of the food
Magnific Rock Hotel - Hostel - Popoyo - Building
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8.2 Excellent (33 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Magnific Rock Hotel - Hostel in Popoyo, you'll be on the beach, and 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from Escondido Beach and 10.3 mi (16.5 km) from Playa Amarillo. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
5.4 Okay
Pros: It’s located next to a beautiful beach which is perfect, particularly if you’re really into surfing
Cons: It’s far from town and the only way of really getting there in the evening because the tide is high on the beach is taxi. The food if overpriced and poor - it’s not particularly flavoursome and it’s hit & miss on portion sizes. We stayed in a dorm which barely had plug sockets for the fans and the plugs were falling out. They tried to charge us for refilling our water bottles...Also the service in the restaurant is incredibly slow and quite awful, we ended up clearing our own table and collecting our own cutlery and drinks. They had a yoga retreat on at the same time and the priority seemed to be impressing those guests rather than anyone else. The stay was disappointing which is such a shame because it’s located in a beautiful place. They should also really have umbrellas by the pool because you just get burnt if you want to use the deckchairs by the pool.
4.6 Okay
Pros: The view was magnificent.
Cons: The woman at the reception was uninspired and wasn’t customer friendly. The information at the website about the bus times are incorrect and there is no pick up from salinas as stated on the website. The food was way overpriced and the hotel is so isolated that there isn’t any other place to go. They charge you for everything, even for water (3 dollar) and calling a taxi. Our chalet was so hot during the day that we couldn’t stay there, even with air conditioning running. There was no WiFi at the room en when we mentioned it, nothing changed during our visit.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: View from the suite Beach Food Morning Jam drink
Cons: The shower in the B2 Suite
6.3 Good
Pros: The location is great and they have great view.
Cons: The lady at the front desk was super rude and not helpful at all. But the rest of the staff was nice.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: 10 out of 10 all the way. Wake up to the waves. Great location great staff and a kitchen so you can cook!! Aircon worked great as well. Only problem was we had to leave!!!
Cons: Nothing.
6.3 Good
Pros: Amazing view, Nice to have a beer.
Cons: The room was not the one expected on the picture and the food was really expensive. I don’t keep à Nice souvenir of the hotel.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Cliff side ocean front location.
Cons: Nothing. Everything was excellent.
7.5 Good
Pros: The view
Cons: There wasn’t a minibar inside the room
Melting Elefante - Popoyo - Building
16
8.0 Excellent (39 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Set in Popoyo in the Rivas Region Region, 2 km from Salinas, Melting Elefante is an oceanfront property that boasts a barbecue and terrace. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. You will find a shared kitchen at the property with complimentary water, coffee and tea. A range of activities are offered in the area, such as horse riding, surf trips and fishing. San Juan del Sur is 36 km from Melting Elefante, while San Jorge is 34 km away. Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport is 75 km from the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect location, amazing rooms, comfiest beds, free coffee & water, great kitchen & amenities, great staff & really good vibes. Best place i’ve stayed in 4 months in Central America
Cons: Absolutely nothing
5.0 Okay
Pros: Price, you get what you pay for, kitchen is equipped for basic needs, at the beach
Cons: Very dark room, sticky air, throughout the hostel not very clean, due for renovation, not enough chairs and tables when all rooms are booked, only one outside shower with saltwater and check-in was not existing (no one there to welcome us, only the cleaner who didn't bother talking to us)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Beach front, 5min walking to popoyo's main break. This place is safe, clean,... Go for it
6.3 Good
Pros: Very unique building
Cons: Room had AC but didnt work... also low ceilings in spots, & being 6'2" proved problematic
7.9 Good
Pros: Right at the beach, nice outside shower, good surfing spot
6.3 Good
Pros: The place is right at the beach. The manager running the accommodation was super friendly and understanding for clients needs.
Cons: The place is run down and not well maintained. The owner is living outside the country and does not seem to care much. The room we have booked had no shower. The common shower is a pipe
Hostal Cafecerveza - Popoyo - Bedroom
17
8.6 Excellent (9 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Hostal CafeCerveza in Jiquelite, you'll be by the ocean, and 5.9 mi (9.5 km) from Escondido Beach and 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from Playa Amarillo. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Really lovely people and good food. Love it.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent social project! People working here really care for the opportunity and you can tell they are very thankful.
Cons: Better waves
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great like place right in front of popoyo beach. Don't expect the Hilton, but definitely comfortable enough for me and the other guests. The food is amazing.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Everyone is so nice, food is good, and is cheap. In addition, the hostel is in front of the beach. It's just perfect :)
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Great location for surfing and lessons.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great location, right beside the beach. Decently close to all the main surf breaks.
Cons: Rooms were a touch small but very functional (plugs beside the bed, shelves for toiletries ect.).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Nice place located at walking distance from the best surfing spots in Nicaragua, i.e., beginners bay, Santana, Popoyo and Rosada. The dorm rooms are nice and comfortable with mosquito nets and fans, or AC depending on your choice. Clean rooms, bathrooms and common areas. This place has also a kitchen which is small but well stocked up with utensils. Lounge/dining area right in front of the beach. Friendly staff, they went above and beyond to make us feel at home. Highly recommended
Cons: Nada
Malibu Popoyo - Popoyo - Bedroom
18
9.7 Excellent (3 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Malibu Popoyo in Jiquelite, you'll be 11 minutes by car from Escondido Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great staff with excellent knowledge of the area. I would highly recommend Malibu. They offer great service when it comes to surfing. The Surf guides are always keen to get you on your ideal wave. Surf was great! Food was great! Cold Tona
9.6 Excellent
Pros: The staff and service was outstanding, and so was the food: Fresh, healthy, creative. Superb
Waves and Dreams - Popoyo - Bedroom
19
9.7 Excellent (3 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Waves and Dreams in Salinas features an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. All rooms feature a kitchen and a private bathroom. Free WiFi is available. The units in the hotel are equipped with a coffee machine. All units come with a seating area and full kitchen. San Juan del Sur is 37 km from Waves and Dreams, while San Marcos is 50 km away.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Waves and dreams make your experience fantastic in nicaragua. Joyce was an amazig host. The hostel is located in front of the beach, it was perfect to surf and to relax. all the rooms were really clean, and with all the utilities to make the experience perfect. I will definitely return to waves and dreams and recommend it
Nekupe - Nandaime - Building
20
9.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
Overview
Featuring free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a year-round outdoor pool, Nekupe offers pet-friendly accommodation in Nandaime. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Rooms have a TV. A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. You will find luggage storage space at the property. You can engage in various activities, such as horse riding and hiking. Granada is 22 km from Nekupe, while Salinas is 34 km from the property. The nearest airport is Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, 45 km from Nekupe.