Preferred Places to Stay in Nicaragua

Typically Johanne and I are just off the beaten path, so you will not find any all inclusive in our list of places to stay. We are happy when we find quiet, clean, safe and convenient. We appreciate the friendly, warm and helpful hosts and have had wonderful experiences at the following places:

P.S. We draw the line at a shared bath.


Rates Between $25 and $65


Little Corn Island- Casa Iguana: Amazing Location, good value and a very nice place for breakfast with Azul view. Our little casita hung right on the cliff and we slept to the sounds of the Caribbean surf.


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Corn Island-Paraiso: Very relaxing property operated by young caring Dutch family. We enjoyed our time here very much. Just off the beach.


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Leon-Hostel Mariposa: A delightful retreat from the bustle that is Leon. Short cab ride to town. A lovely French couple recently bought this place and are doing a great job of providing an enjoyable experience.  The French cooking is a bonus.



La Boquita – MYRINaMAR B&B: right on the cliff with a spectacular sunset Pacific view sits this lovely retreat. Owned by two wonderful women who know about hospitality.  We had the great fortune of celebrating New Years Eve 2015 there and were treated royally. Just 20 minutes from Diriamba on a very good road.


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Granada-Casa San Fransico: Walk to everything in town, very peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy the mini pool, a yummy breakfast and check out the city view from the  roof top terrace. The  attached restaurant has great tapas.  The owners Terry and her sister Nancy are very kind and helpful. Feels like coming home!




Laguna  De Apoyo- Laguna Beach Resort: very nice well maintained property with small lake front access. Water toys included and the lake is so soothing. We spent hours playing in the soothing water.




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San Juan Del Sur Park Avenue Villa, the pool was essential in this hot town. The rooms are clean and the hospitality comes with a smile. A few blocks to the beach and town.  We enjoyed the happy hour views from the breezy terrace.



Playa Hermosa – Playa Hermosa Eco Lodge is an easy  surfer shuttle from SJDS, a very special place to enjoy the stellar beach.  We stayed here three nights and loved it. (no other place to eat, but the food was fine). Muy tranquilo!



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Popoyo -Hotel Popoyo: what luxury, we  greatly appreciated the pool and the property. Good value. Wonderful poolside restaurant and comfie beds.




Managua- Hostal Monte Christi:  this is where we start when arriving after a long flight, airport picks arranged. “Hola” to Calvin and Molly very gracious hosts. See also: ( A Helpful  Connection in Managua).



Hacienda Merida

Ometepe Island-Hacienda Merida: A bit out of the way  down a dusty road but this is a surprise well worth the journey. Kind caring people, great meals and good value. (see also Escuela Billingue de Ometepe).



Accommodation, Ometepe Island

Ometepe , Moyogalapa –  Hospedaje Soma

Here is a very nice little resort about a fifteen minute walk from the  the ferry dock. It is run by a flock of Canadians and is quiet, clean and very friendly.   Check them out on trip adviser (always outstanding reviews).


Drop us a line if you have any questions about these and other places that we might know of.


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