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Rancho Cecilia Nicaragua

Playa Maderas | Las Marias, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Rancho Cecilia Nicaragua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ucluelet, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Rancho Cecilia for approximately 10 days...we enjoyed our accommodations very much; they were clean, comfortable, and affordable. They were also private and thankfully, away from the dusty road. Liz and Scott were very accommodating as we switched a few days here and a few days there to get in a little more surf. When we were... More

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Nelson, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether your looking to surf, do yoga, or just hang out in your hammock, these guys make it happen. Liz is a great cook and the view of the sunset from the surf lodge is gorgeous. Thanks Scott and Liz for making me feel at home!

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was our first time in Nicaragua and we had very little idea what to expect. After looking at many reviews, we went with Rancho Cecilia and had a fantastic time. First, be aware: Nicaragua isn't Maui and none of the hotels are Four Seasons resort types. Dirt roads and electricity that can come and go are part of the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Liz, Scott, Victor, the dogs and Rancho Cecilia were all fantastic and definitely 5 star worthy. As you scroll through the reviews you will find a common theme: it's a unique, off the beaten track destination with the most welcoming of hosts. Playa Maderas is fun to check out the surf scene. It's probably great for advanced surfers when there's... More

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Los Angeles, California, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I doubt you'll ever go anywhere like this. You'll be staying in the Nicaraguan rainforest, in splendid isolation, with howler monkeys audible and sometimes visible, and green serenity all around. The cabins have basic, solid furnishings and equipment, and are kept clean and tidy by daily room service. Breakfast served on your own verandah was always a delicious treat. I... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Liz and Scott were super friendly from the start and they always treated us like family! They worked with us a lot before we even got there giving us advice about our trip and even set up our ride to their place (only $80 for my girlfriend and I). They took us to the beach for the day (which was... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Rancho Cecilia is beautiful and is run by wonderful, welcoming and generous people. It's helpful to read the reviews before booking it to know what to expect and whether or not it's for you. Even though it's listed here as in San Juan del Sur, it's a good 20 minute drive away from there, so if you want to be... More

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was my first time traveling to Nicaragua and this place definitely made my trip unforgettable. Rancho Cecilia is perfectly located out of the city and in the jungle very close to the beach. My boyfriend, uncle and I went to the beaches every day. The locals there were so nice and easy to talk to and the surf was... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I recently spent a month at Rancho Cecilia. I am travelling alone on a surf trip through Central America and was made to feel welcome and at home immediately by Liz and Scott. The casita had everything (and more) I needed, was kept spotlessly clean and in a perfect, peaceful location. I loved my time there and would definitely go... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Rancho Cecilia was a lovely find for a few days near the beach and away from everything. Liz and Scott were great hosts, always willing to bend over backwards to help us with our vacation, even before we arrived. Both friendly and welcoming, we enjoyed hanging out on the patio with drinks and the delicious tostados in the evening. Liz... More

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Additional Information about Rancho Cecilia Nicaragua

Also Known As:
Rancho Cecilia Nicaragua San Juan Del Sur
Address: Playa Maderas | Las Marias, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bienvenidos a Rancho Cecilia, with everything for your Playa Maderas, tropical beach or surf vacation in San Juan del Sur. Wake to the sounds of the howler monkeys in the trees. Enjoy your morning coffee with the woodland birds. Then, head on down to the beach for a day of surfing, warm water and world class waves! Come and spend some time with us on your vacation and enjoy our slice of paradise! ... more   less 

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