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Monty's Beach Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Jiquilillo, Nicaragua
Monty's Beach Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Monty's with a group of volunteers, many of whom had been there before. It really is a unique place with the advantages of glorious beach side beauty and a focus on community involvement. Monty and Gerry want you to have a good time and they will try to arrange anything you need; from transportation from Managua to... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sixth trip to Monty's Beach Lodge continues to be a great experience. For this trip I brought my girlfriend and my 2 sons (10 and 8 years old). Obviously I'm a huge fan of Monty's but admittedly I was a bit nervous as I wasn't sure what it would be like for my young sons. Any other trip they've... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you stay here it will continually draw you back. I first stayed at Monty's in Feb 2014. I returned for a second time in Nov 2014. I was pleasantly surprised to see continued improvements to the property. There was a new lighted pathway from the beach front property to the back section. The kitchen and dining area was relocated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just returned from an amazing experience here. Monty and Gerry treat their guests like family and freely spread their love for Nicaragua and especially Jiquilillo. I wanted a relaxing week with a combination of some exploring, some surfing, and some volunteering and that's exactly what I got. The other guests were equally as motivated to get involved and help... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have no complaints about this beautiful location and the wonderful people who work here. you feel so safe and a part of the community and the landscape with the black sand is beautiful. great accommodation with perfect beach front access!

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Akron, Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Monty's Beach Lodge is the only place to stay in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua...and trust me, you should definitely go to Playa Jiquilillo! We arrived in Jiquilillo with no reservations. After checking out all of the available accommodations we choose to stay at Monty's place. We were planning on staying for a few days and ended up staying over a week! Everything... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I travelled with a friend to visit Monty's for some R&R. The trip was great, very enjoyable and relaxing. There were two large volunteer groups during the week we were there, but I always felt that Gerry made the extra effort to ensure our needs were met. They arranged transport from the airport, we arrived and had a private cabana... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I told my friend who frequents Nicaragua often for ideas on where to stay and he said that I MUST go to Monty's. Taking his word I booked it. From the moment I emailed Monty to book the trip to the moment I left, they were super accommodating. Monty arranged for someone to pick me up from Managua airport (4... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

As you can see from past reviews most people love the place -and come back not just once but many times so clearly it strikes a chord with many people- and a few do not really like it or do not like it at all. I had mixed feelings about it and thought the "3" reflected a compromise of good... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I once wrote a list of ten qualities that the perfect beach hotel should have: ocean view, tranquility, long beach, airiness, good food, security, hammocks, bar, friendly staff, and comfort. After visiting Monty's recenlty, I can attest that it has all of those qualities except the last one. So if you can't enjoy your vacation without a tile bathroom with... More 

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