I traveled to Nicaragua for work and decided to stay a few extra days and see more of the country. My wife & I came across the Hotel el Casino on this site and are so thankful we did. As other reviews mention, the hotel is decorated beatifully with art from all over Nicaragua. The hotel is located in the small fishing village of Casares and you get a great visual experience of the workings of the local fisherman and market. The owner, Patrice, and his staff were very accomodating. Patrice didn't want us to get bored and offered to set up a fishing excursion or horseback riding, but we were there to just relax and soak up the sun, eat, & drink. The food was excellent and their house drink, Mandarin de Jugo con Rum (Mandarin juice & rum), was delicious. We walked down the beach to the neighboring town of La Boquita and had lunch right on the beach. Patrice gave us some great advice to try this at low tide as there are some rocks that jut out from the shore and are almost impassable when the tide comes in. From La Boquita, we hopped the bus on the way back to Casares. We met some great folks down there and hope to go back in the future!