My family and I are seasoned lifelong travelers and adventurers. We fell in love with Nicaragua. Though it's a very poor country, we discovered that it has the nicest and happiest people in the world.
Each place we visited had its own special adventure and we quickly learned to enjoy getting lost.
Of all of our experiences, none was better than our time at Two Brothers Surf Resort, in the magnificence of the Pacific Ocean and the beach at Popoyo. We are already planning our next trip there.
Two Brothers Surf Lodge sits at the top of a big hill overlooking endless fields of farmland on one side and the ocean on the other. It's owned and run by the Gregorys, an expat American family that spends a large part of each year living on the premises. Each house is a beautiful work of architecture, built by hand by the local craftsmen. Ours, Familia, was the biggest and was perfect for our family of five. It was the house the Gregorys lived in while they finished construction on the main house. We could feel the love put into building this place. Everything had a story.
Traveling around, some of the places we went to required roughing it just a little. Nicaragua is still very much a developing nation. Arriving at Two Brothers resort was a respite from that. It was like staying with friends who share their beautiful home with you, take care of you and guide you around. Robert, Susan, Marsh and Augie Gregory treated us like we were their friends. They are one of the nicest and most interesting families we have ever met. Every day, each one of them stopped by to check in on us and shared stories and information about the area. They have a strong vested interest in the community and care about everyone in it.
Our main activity each day was surfing. The waves were always perfect, with a complete range of spots for different levels of ability. Marsh, who gave lessons to our children, routinely surfs 30 foot waves on the outer reef. The beach was always empty, save for one or two surfers; the water was clear and warm. Overall, it was one of the most beautiful spots on earth.
If there is a complaint to be made, it's that outside of Two Brothers, there are few amenities in the area. That said, it's also part of the charm. Just the right balance is struck between having an unspoiled, undeveloped area and having enough services to make the stay manageable. There are some restaurants but we only liked one of them. We became friends with the waitress. LIkewise, there was only one small shop to buy food and sundries. We happened to go there on a day when they were having a party, People were dancing and taking turns beating a pinata. They offered us some of the candy. It was a real and unfiltered experience. This is why we went to Nicaragua in the first place.
Compared to the other places in the area, Two Brothers is in a class by itself. It's a place where the owners take tremendous pride and put tremendous love into what they do. Living there is the gift Robert and Susan give to their sons, Marsh and Augie. While we were there, we were part of it too.
- Also Known As:
- 2 Brothers Surf Resort
- Two Brothers Surf Hotel Las Salinas
- Two Brothers Surf Resort Nicaragua/Las Salinas