Our driver took us straight into San Juan Del Sur, stopping right in front of the small beach while he called for directions. Once he drove away from the beach and did the hike up the maountain, we were slightly disappointed to be so far from the busy town, but once we arrived to El Jardin, we felt happy again. The road to get there is bumpy and steep but once you are at the top, it is worth it. Great views of the bay and the Jesus statue. The sunsets are awesome as well. We ended up just calling a taxi (which the hotel did for us) and would take that to and from town. It was about $6 (US) each way. SInce there were 2 of us we felt that spending $3 a piece was worth it. An ATV or car would have been far more expensive. Each morning we would sit out on the deck (the view and WIFI is best here) and would be serve breakfast of fresh fruit and juice, coffee, fresh bread, and eggs with bacon. It was delish. We had dinner there the first night since it was late and we didn't want to drive back into town. It was good as well. The prices were higher than what you find in San Juan Del Sur but then again you are paying for the convience of not leaving the hotel. The owner arranged early morning taxi's for us when we needed to get into town for our early morning fishing adventrues. Just some areas to note in case it matters to you...First, there is no AC. We left our door and windows open to get the breeze. I was fine but my friend got hot occasionally. Second, there is no TV so bring a book if you plan on relaxing. Third, if you want to be close to town you should stay in San Juan, if you don't mind peace and quiet and a small drive then try this place. Fourth, if it isn't sunny out then there is no hot water. This is fine if you have been sweating all day but sometimes you just need a hot shower. I do wish there was a back up for those cloudy days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Jardin is the perfect place to relax while enjoying amazing views on Nicaragua's Emerald Coast. The hotel is located up a hill, 4 km (2,4 miles) North from San Juan del Sur. The access road has been repaired in December 2016. All types of vehicles can go up. We offer free shuttles to town once a day. Our guests can also spend the day by the outdoor pool where they can enjoy stunning views on Nagascolo bay. Each room has a private bathroom and features charming decor with cheerful colors. Some of them have a private terrace overlooking the ocean which is the perfect spot to watch the sunset. El Jardin's bar & restaurant features both an indoor and an open-air dining area with views on the bay. We serve international food (for example, burgers and tacos) and are also very proud to offer European inspired options (including Beef Bourguignon, Shrimp bisque, Homemade lasagna and many more). The bar is open all day with a good selection of cocktails. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Jardin Hotel San Juan Del Sur