Casa Pelon is by far one of the best hostels I've visited. Mark was a perfect host and made me and my boyfriend feel right at home from the moment I arrived. Not only did Mark introduce us to his friends and got us integrated into the local community, he also let us sample his delicious smoked meats. The breakfast each morning was delicious and well-varied and a welcome opportunity to try Mark's meats which are incorporated into the recipes. Mark was also on hand to organise tours and cheap taxi rides wherever we needed to go. The hostel is located a stone's throw away from Playa Marsella and you can walk down to the beach and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere for yourself. Alternatively, you can sit on Mark's patio and enjoy listening to the sound of the waves while resting on the hammock. The hostel is also close to Playa Madera which is a perfect hangout if you like surfing or fancy a more upbeat beach atmosphere than what Playa Marsella has to offer. I also have to make mention of Mark's support staff who also contributed to our pleasant stay. Antonio is an all-round worker at Casa Pelon and he whips up some of the best gallo pinto I've ever tasted at a moment's notice. Mark goes out of his way to ensure that his guests are having a great time and is truly a genuine host. Well done Casa Pelon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are situated on one of southwestern Nicaragua's most beautiful and tranquil beaches. Casa Pelon is located on Playa Marsella and is ten minuets from the fun town of San Juan del Sur and 5 minutes from the well-known surf break at Playa Maderas. We would be happy to arrange any transportation needs our guests may have. ... more less