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Empalme a Las Playas

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1/2 c N. al Empalme a las Playas Maderas y Playa Marsella | Left Before the Road Splits to Playas Marsella and Maderas, Playa Marsella, San Juan del Sur 00011, Nicaragua
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Why should you stay here? Easy: Karen and Roy will go above and beyond to usher your Nicaragua experience to the tip top! Many reviewers here mention the magic of this couple, and they are completely correct. Their pleasure is to make sure you're pleased. From the gorgeous meals prepared with local (DELICIOUS) ingredients to the rides to the beach... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at Emplame after traveling for almost 6 months between Nicaragua and Guatemala. We experienced everything in Central America from bucket showers to 5 star resorts. Frequently we found that money didn't matter when it came to customer service and more than not, we dealt with unfriendly, flippant people. It being the end of our trip... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a great stay. Starting with a warm welcome. Ride through the area by marty. Wonderful breakfast and great room. They had quite a lot of trouble at the time we were arriving (water issues, broken washing machine and broken branches from a tree) but we didnt get to feel any of that except having no water for one... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We had a great stay with Roy and Karen. They are wonderful hosts who were always happy to chat and hang out, but never made it feel like an obligation, either. We had delicious breakfasts everyday (if you've never tried lime juice and honey drizzled over fruit before, you absolutely must), and we had a great dinner with them one... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Our family of four was well taken care of by the gracious hosts. They were thoughtful and attentive; arranged our shuttle from Managua, played games with us at night (entertained our young kids too!) and served delicious breakfasts. The cabana was clean and spacious and the fans effective. If you are realistic about the hot humid weather and that there... More 

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Seneca, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I was in awe the moment I arrived. After spending a little time in the party town of San Juan del Sur, I was relieved to find a quiet gem close to the beach in the jungle. The flora and fauna were amazing, I could have spent my whole time there watching the birds and monkeys doing what birds and... More 

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Victoria, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We thought the room was just OK - there was no door to the bathroom, just a curtain. The location was good - walking distance to a quiet beach and some restaurants. There wasn't really any private outdoor space to just hang out as a couple and the common area was usually occupied by the other guests and the hosts... More 

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Welches, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Tummy aches from laughing, but tummy smiles from amazing food. Roy and Karen are ideal hosts, with coffee pronto in the morning, and ready with stories, suggestions, solutions...Howler monkeys mingle with morning muses, walking "the hill" to the beach became a treasured workout, by choice, since rides were offered. But please, we don't want this place to change. Go if... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had a life changing experience in this haven of nature. The cabin where I stayed was amazing. My coffee and breakfast was ready every morning. The grounds are kept very well. I enjoyed sitting in the common area listening to Roy's stories and laughing. Karen was a sweetheart. I loved being so close to the beach, listening to the... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wonderful, 'away from it all' cabins set back from the beaches, set amongst the forest, just 15 mins from San Juan Del Sur. Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys and parrots in the trees, have an amazing breakfast while watching the hummingbirds zip around the freshly watered flowers within the grounds. The setting is ideal for anyone wanting... More 

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