I originally found this resort through Groupon and read all the great reviews on trip advisor. This was my first trip to Central/South America. Greg, the owner, emailed right away after my inquiry. We decied to go a la carte for our activities. My girlfriend and I stayed here for 5 days. Unfortunately, I got sick en route, but this place was perfect to help me recover. If you are coming to San Juan Del Sur, I would stay here again if that helps. Although the resort is a little hard to get to, transportation to the beaches and town is easy and free/minimal charge. The grounds are very well kept, the staff are very friendly and welcoming, and the food was so good we rarely ate off-resort. I feel the cooks make dishes from burgers to mahi mahi fillets better than some American chefs. The prices are super reasonable.
All the negative reviews seem to either be from 1-3 years ago before management restructuring and some of the other negative comments are a bit absurd. If you read the website fully and read the fact sheets provided in your bungalows, you would know things like you'd have to request cleanings/linens and know that you're in a rural area and there will be (some) insects.
The 5 days I was here, my girlfriend and I relaxed in the pool/hammocks, enjoyed the bar/restaurant, ziplined, surfed, fished, and visited the town of San Juan Del Sur. It was a great vacation and I cannot wait to do another like it again. Greg was very friendly and on-hand to help with any and everything. He took us fishing and even shared the original sketch drawing of his vision of the resort from 20 years ago.
Tips: Arrange airport transportation w/ a 3rd party company through Greg, rent an SUV if you want to rent a vehicle, take the trip to Play Hermosa (great beginner/intermediate surfing) and try everything on the menu!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mango Rosa is the ultimate jump off point for adventure and travel around San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Situated seemingly in the middle of the jungle, but only a short drive to the beach or town. Mango Rosa is a full-service resort providing the perfect combination of comfort and escape. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mango Rosa Nicaragua Hotel San Juan Del Sur
- Mango Rosa Hotel
- Mango Rosa Nicaragua San Juan Del Sur