Me and my boyfriend spent the last 4 nights of our vacation at las emplames in March- it was the perfect end to our trip. The owners are incredibly warm and welcoming, and they really went out of their way to make sure all of their guests had a good time. We had jugs of delicious rum cocktail, wonderful breakfasts and dinners- with a different thing on the menu each day. They even took us into town to eat one evening, and packed us a picnic dinner for another. This sort of hospitality is really rare these days, and makes the place really special.
The location was great-20 minute taxi from san juan del sur, but set in the trees, a short walk from beautiful beaches of Playa Maderas and Playa Marsella, both of which were completely uncrowded through our stay. We don't surf, but had lots of fun renting boogie boards and just enjoying the views from the spectacular beach.
the bamboo cabana that we stayed in was just lovely-bright, spacious and airy, with everything there that we would need. It was really good value for what you get.
I really can't recommend this place enough, and feel really lucky to have found it. If we ever go back to nica we will definitely return..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A true nature lover and beach goer treat. Spacious and quiet bamboo cabanas sitting in the jungle canopy above the river showcasing howler monkeys and many varieties of birds and wildlife. Within walking distance of Playa Marsella and Playa Maderas, said to be one of the best surf breaks in Nicaragua. A great place to relax, surf, trek and enjoy the natural beauty that is Nicaragua. We are as close to a nature reserve/eco lodge as can be without going through all the legalities to get the "stamp" of approval. Enjoy personal service and feel like you are at your home away from home. Offering personal service and satisfaction! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Empalme a Las Playas Hotel San Juan Del Sur
- Empalme a Las Playas Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur