If you are planning on spending any time in San Juan Del Sur, the NSR condo is perfect for surfers and non-surfers. My wife and I stayed with the NSR family three nights and went to them to set up all of our travel arrangements throughout our two-week stay in Nicaragua.
The rooms (2 of them) are located inside the family condo/compound and surf shop at the entrance to SJDS, at the head of a quiet little local neighborhood. A quick walk (20meters) into town, but just enough outside to provide plenty of peace and quiet. The rooms are spacious with vaulted ceilings, super cold A/C, fan, TV, and are within the larger, but open-air condo structure which is secured by locked gate and paid security. Not only did NSR provide us with excellent accommodations(and killer fish tacos one evening), Bryan, Heather (over 6 years of living in Nicaragua) and the rest of the NSR staff (local guys) used their extensive local knowledge and connections to arrange everything from awesome ziplining tours (which they get a discount for!), well-priced accommodations in other areas of Nicaragua (like Playa Colorado, Rancho Santana, etc.), fishing, snorkeling, and private (READ: safe) transportation to/from the airport and to anywhere in the country. NSR also has a ton a really nice surf boards to rent and, from what other customers told me, they offer top quality surf lessons, and surf photography (hire your own surf photographer to document your sessions in the water).
If not for the selfless help of Bryan and his crew at NSR I am sure that our honeymooon to Nicaragua could not have turned out as perfect as it did. We were working with a relatively tight budget so the crew at NSR helped us to make each dollar/cordoba count. No bad decisions, no bad trips, no bad hotels, no bad restaurants and no bad experiences thanks to their local knowledge and willingness to offer advice and arrange things for us though they were not profiting from it in terms of money (no commission, etc.)
For all these reasons and more, I emphatically recommend NSR for all your needs in Nicaragua and for a great place to stay in SJDS!! Lance (Ventura, CA)
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