La Veranera is a beautiful guest house right at Playa el Coco, 30 min from San Juan del Sur. The house has a western standard of comfort, rooms are pretty, clean, have hot water and AC. The house also offers a pool from where you have a wonderful view at the beach. The beach is sooo close, you practically step out of the pool to step into the ocean.
Breakfast is served at any time you like on the terrace with ocean view. La Veranera has its own little bar - so softdrinks, rum and some cocktails are always at hand. Luise, who manages the guest house, will also cook yummy dinner or lunch for you for reasonable prices.
The beach itself is uncrowed and the ocean crystal clear with a beautiful view of the mountains of Costa Rica. It is also a great spot for surfing and boogie boarding. The owner Jim also offers fishing and boat tours for reasonable prices...a great way to relax and to get to know the suroundings and nature. Ina, Jims girlfriend, is always helpful and the "source" to seek information about Nicaragua in general.
La Veranera is a guest house, meaning you will be a house guest and not just a customer. The atmosphere is very friendly, relaxing and colloquial. Nevertheless, you may also have your privacy if you do not want to interact with the family or other guests.
I can only recommend a stay at La Veranera for those who want to experience a relaxing but fun time at one of the most beautiful places of this world.
One last tip: Enjoy a sunset-beer with the family and crew. Also stay a little longer, turn of all the lights at the house and start counting shooting stars....