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From the Municipal Market, 2.5 blocks South | Del Mercado Municipal, 2.5 cuadras al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Baldo and his wife are amazing hosts. They are super nice and friendly. Baldo took me on surf lessons to two nearby beaches the two days I was there. So if you're looking to learn to surf, he is a great instructor. Casa Ariki is a step above the standard hostel in SJDS. The rooms were clean, there was air... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Ok so after reading all the reviews I am left speechless. We visited San Juan del Sur for three nights, and were taken to Casa Ariki by a taxi driver. As it was a hot day and we had huge backpacks we decided to take the room, and as it turned out later there was nothing else available in town... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

I didn't actually rent a room, but I was in and out of casa ariki all week with my two friends that were staying there. Sarah and baldo are absolutely amazing, generous, and supply a wealth of knowledge to help those who have never been to Nicaragua or are unfamiliar with SJDS. And their baby Mateo really steals the show.... More

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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

this place was very comfortable. we pretty much stumbled on it while walking around. i would compare it to staying at a friends place out of town. our hosts were very accommodating and helpful. they have great info about the area and are eager to share. we spent just a couple nights here but i would have stayed longer if... More

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Oh, man! Where to begin! Sarah and Baldo are wonderful hosts with great suggestions on what to do. Great place. Super clean. Very safe. Incredibly close to town but far from any noise. We did the surf lessons with Baldo and it was the most fun I've had at the beach in a long time. Definitely looking forward to returning... More

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Rockland, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Baldo and Sarah were absolutely wonderful, and fun to talk with. Clean rooms with air-condition and a shared bathroom make for a great place to stay, and all that within walking distance from everywhere.

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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Sarah and Baldo are some of the best people we've met and they've made Casa Ariki welcoming/clean/quiet/comfortable, in an ideal location walkable to everything, and made for a perfect first week in SJdS. Feel lucky to have found them and their place.

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Liberia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Friendly and helpful owners, nice and clean rooms, peaceful location. Fan and shared bathroom with double bad was $25. Definitely a good value at peak season in SJDS - a night before we stayed in a loud dump on the main street where we paid $20

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Puyallup, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Baldo & Sarah were friendly & helpful. 'Good ideas on what to do ('Lined up a pickup, to take us to Playa Hermosa for the afternoon & sunset). Our room was small, bath was shared. Balcony with view of surrounding mountains was a great place to watch the sunrise.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I had the great joy of staying at Casa Ariki for a month at the very start of my travels, in May 2013. It was absolutely the perfect place to stay in SJDS! Quiet and clean and warm, I felt very well looked after and yet had lots of my own space. It is the perfect location within close walking... More

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SurferNica, Owner at Casa Ariki, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We appreciate you picked Casa Ariki for your long stay in San Juan del Sur. We also hope one day you will come back and visit us again. Welcome To The Tribe! More

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Address: From the Municipal Market, 2.5 blocks South | Del Mercado Municipal, 2.5 cuadras al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Located near town's center and only three blocks from the bay of San Juan del Sur, Casa Ariki is a relaxed environment at an affordable rate. Casa Ariki offers all the comforts of home, including free Wi-Fi and free coffee, straight from the mountains of Matagalpa. Our rooms are located on a second floor, along with a convenient balcony that overlooks the roofs of San Juan del Sur. We have a common area downstairs with board games and books to borrow. We are happy to set up transportation (to/from airport, border, other cities, other beaches) for you, as well as activities in San Juan del Sur - surfing, fishing, canopy tour, rappel, horseback riding, among others! We're sure you'll have an amazing experience with us! ... more   less 
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