This hotel/restaurant is the only place at Playa Hermosa. I have mixed feelings as it is a private beach (entrance fee $7 I think) so it is a typical story of taking away a piece of nature from the locals.But it is a nice and clean place to relax, surf, have a drink and spend the night.
During the day, the beach is pretty crowded with people coming in from San Juan for the day. They all leave around 5pm - and that is when you will have the beach almost to yourself.
The cooking crew leaves at 7pm, so your dinner should be ordered and finished a bit before that. There is not much more to do in the evenings other than have some drinks. Not many guests around at the time we were there. We went to bed very early.
The friendly guard will ask you at what time you can have the electricity turned off. So make sure to bring a headlamp.
We had one of the beachview rooms. Lovely open spaces, fell asleep by the sounds of the waves. And woke up from mosquito bites...make sure to close your net thoroughly.
In the morning you will have the beach to yourself, awesome experience. Breakfast is good.
They charged us $60 + tax for 3 persons in the room. The dorm bed are pretty expensive too.
One night here was awesome but wouldn't do it again. More fun in SJDS.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This hotel is part of the Playa Hermosa Surf Camp. 3km of gorgeous private beach is your front yard. 4 rooms with 5 beds each and 4 x doubles upstairs. Surf, horseback ride on the beach, or just relax on the beach where Survivor Nicaragua was filmed... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playa Hermosa Beach Hotel Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur