My friends and I only visited for a few hours to eat lunch and take a tour of the grounds, but it was awesome. First, the food and drinks were great. I especially appreciated that the pina coladas weren't uber sweet. Also, I didn't have any fruit, but the dragonfruit in the granola breakfast bowl looked amazing.
Second, the views are awesome. I definitely wouldn't want to hike up to the village with my backpack, but once you get up there, it's worth it. Not just being perched up overlooking the beach, but also the flora planted around the grounds.
All of the accommodations are gorgeous, and it was great to have the friendly owners explain the thinking and planning behind each building, as well as the landscape design. I'd love to return 1) to see the finished product and 2) to actually stay in one of the rooms. It would feel like luxury at a price that wouldn't leave me penniless.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located at Maderas Beach, about 20 minutes outside of San Juan del Sur. We offer a three daily meals, either a la carte or as part of a pre-fixe menu. We are like a boutique hotel, but less pretentious. We love people who want a place to surf, read, debate, and do yoga daily; who want to lose themselves in a place, and find themselves in the people. We offer tailored packages for short-term guests and very reasonably priced rates for people planning to stay longer than 3 weeks. We are not in Lonely Planet or other guidebooks; we like having to be found. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Maderas Village Hotel San Juan Del Sur