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Camino a Majagual, San Juan del Sur J4H 3X9, Nicaragua
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Langley, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I just spent a divine week lazing around in this sweet spot. Away from the bustle of San Juan, and a short drive from Playa Majagual (the quietest, most peaceful - and I believe the most beautiful of the S. Juan beaches) dipping in and out of the cool pool nestled in the palms on a hot day, and hours... More

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Montreal, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

On the way there we didn't know if we would ever arrive and part of it was that we rented a Suzuki Alto but when we did manage to get there a paradise unrolled in front of us with Elisabeth and Alain as our hosts. Being the end of the dry season we managed to get around with our miniature... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

This place is great for those that are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of anywhere. Located about a 15 min. drive from San Juan del Sur and situated 1/2 way between Playa Maderas and Playa Majagual, )which is close enough and aslo far enough away from everything). The Casitas are quite spacious, clean and well maintained. It's just... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

This place rocks. It's off the beaten path (recommend a higher clearance vehicle!) but for a relaxing, beautiful stay, at a great value, with awesome food (dinner delivered to our casita!), this is the place to go. The hosts are fantastic, a quick drive to the beach, howler monkeys hanging around, ... it was the highlight of our Nicaragua trip.... More

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Goes, The Netherlands
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21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

We stayed here for 2 nights early August and we love the place. The cabins are very cozy and private with your own balcony reaching into the forest, a lovely swimming pool, excellent food and hosts that make the best out of your stay. The road from San Juan del Sur up to Las Mananitas was muddy though transitable with... More

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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

We stayed for four nights over Christmas and were so happy that we chose Las Mananitas. The casita was fabulous with all the comforts of home and filled with wonderful details and decorations. We had planned on only having a couple meals cooked by Elisabeth but after our first amazing dinner of Mahi Mahi served on our private jungle balcony... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2010

If you're craving off the beaten path, quietness of nature, wildlife, eco-minded hosts and good proximity to beautiful beaches then Las Mananitas is the small-scale B&B style hotel for you. Alain and Elizabeth are wonderful hosts, excellent cooks and run an off-the-grid open air paradise that has all one needs to relax and enjoy the Nicaraguan environment. One can hear... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

If you are looking for a natural setting that is off the beaten path this is the place for you! Great place to relax and become one with nature! Alain and Elisabeth were wonderful hosts and excellent cooks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2009

The incredible view, the peacefulness of the place, and the outstanding hospitality of Alain and Elisabeth make this hidden gem "a must" for anyone traveling in the area. The homemade food was some of the best we had. We're so glad that we stopped there for a few nights and we look forward to visiting Alain and Elisabeth again.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2009

Las Mananitas is a lovely little eco-lodge a few miles away from San Juan Del Sur, near the beautiful beaches up the coast. The very first reason to stay here is because of the lovely warm hospitality of Alain and Elizabeth, the two French Canadian proprietors of the lodge. They have put their love of the country into building from... More

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Address: Camino a Majagual, San Juan del Sur J4H 3X9, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Las Mananitas Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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Perched atop a country hill, near the village of San Juan del Sur, Las Mananitas must surely be the tiniest resort in all of Nicaragua! Two cozy cottages, a nicely designed and relaxing pool, and the owners’ house. Set alongside a dead-end country road that opens up on two magnificent beaches, Las Mananitas offers unequalled tranquility. Nestled among trees, each cabin is equipped with a deck that provides a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and the valley. ... more   less 
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