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Rancho Tranquilo

100 yards from Los Zorros School, Nicaragua
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Helsinki, Finland
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! The name says it all, the Tranquilo is maximum layback and a chill place. If you live peace and harmony, this is totally it. The only voices you hear over there is the ocean and the nature. The staff is really really friendly. They serve vegetarian food and it's just perfect! Good menu with good options.... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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142 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Ahhh Rancho Tranquillo ! We stayed here a few nights and loved the place ! The cabins are quite rustic, and there is only two showers and two WC for everybody (we were only a few guests but it could not be sufficient when full). Anyway, it's a place where you can take naps in the hammocks, swim and surf... More 

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England
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58 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We fell in love with this place from day one. The staff, Isabel and Mamie, are super friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Great volunteer Megan also was super helpful. Sweet little cabins where you fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Good bar cum relaxing hammock area right next to the beach - no views from here... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

A lovely peaceful and quiet place at the beach. Very welcoming and sociable atmosphere, definitely recommended for solo travellers. Tasty vegetarian food. The bus from Chinandega was a bit of a challenge but definitely worth it (a taxi to Leon is US$40) Lots of long term travellers here with inspiring stories. Would have loved to stay longer and only regret... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Rancho Tranquilo for a week in February of this year. An email about three weeks after we’d left from a fellow I’d met there informed us of Tina’s death. We were saddened and remain so as Tina was such a special and lovely person. I had planned to return to Nicaragua in the fall... More 

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Europe
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Very quiet place located directly on the beach, colorful, clean and well mantained. You can stay in dorm, private hut, or a in your own tent. There's a small vegetarian restaurant and a bar. Mamie, the chef, is very welcoming - she also has a lot of birth-related stories to tell. The night guard will open you a fresh coconut.... More 

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Kampot Province, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This place is fantastic. There are not many places like this. Right on a beautiful beach off the gringo trail. You can walk for miles and not see another person, just a few cows, horses and pigs. It's like walking in an episode of national geografic. It's a lovely walk to the estuary. Mamí and Isabelita are fantastic hosts. The... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

First a comment on the LP entry for this place; Tina sadly passed away. We don't knew her personally but there were people here who were here before and they told us about her. The good news is, the place is now run by Mami and Isabel, two lovely local ladies that have ressurected the place and put love in... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Tranquilo has a prime location, right on the beach, with a lovely beachfront bar. The huts were well constructed, and the early morning mangrove boat tour and horse riding along the beach were great activities. Food is vegetarian but you can get chicken and fish elsewhere. Nearby Esperanza was a lot more popular, with a young surfing crowd, but if... More 

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing time here! The cabins are simple but nice. The shared bathrooms are kept clean. mami's vegetarian cuisine is delicious and varied. The bar/common area is a spot that where you will lose hours just relaxing in the hammocks. My wife and I loved rancho tranquilo

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