I've stayed here at this hotel/hostal a couple times now, and have enjoyed it very much. It is really off the beaten track, however still close enough to SJdS that you don't feel totally isolated.The beach here "Playa Hermosa" (beautiful beach in Spanish.).....really is one of the nicest beaches I've seen in Nicaragua. It's a large beach, approximately 3km if you were to walk the entire way end to end. Although it is not recommended you walk far away from the buildings, as there have been some issues in the past with robberies. I felt very safe the entire time I was there with my husband and another couple. This beach is considered to be one of the best surfing beaches in Nicaragua, and we watched several good surfers tackle some pretty huge waves! The ocean was a little cooler this year than I remember, however the weather in this part of the country has been sort of "different" this year. As with many of the beaches in Nicaragua you need to be aware of stingrays close to the shore. My husband got stung, and so did a few other people during our stay. Just remember to shuffle your feet when you enter the water, and that gets the rays moving out of your way! There has been a lot of development in the last year ,with several palapas on the beach and a little "beach bar". We rented the top floor ocean view rooms, and for $45.00 per night breakfast was included. It is very quiet most nights after 8:00pm, and you are lulled to sleep by the sound of the crashing waves. One of the highlights of our most recent stay was the sunset release of about 100 baby Olive Ridley turtles ! Playa Hermosa has a "turtle rescue" program, where they aquire turtle eggs from various locals?? The eggs are carefully guarded in a turtle hatchery, and after 42-45 days they are safely released into the sea. It was a wonderful, heartwarming experience that everyone should try to do at least once! (There are also horses available for rent $12.00) per hour. I'm sure I'll be back several times before I have to leave Nicaragua :-)
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- This hotel is part of the Playa Hermosa Surf Camp. 3km of gorgeous private beach is your front yard. 4 rooms with 5 beds each and 4 x doubles upstairs. Surf, horseback ride on the beach, or just relax on the beach where Survivor Nicaragua was filmed... ... more less
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