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Mandla Nicaraguan Beach Lifestyle

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#4 of 10 Specialty lodging in El Transito
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Offering an unrivalled personalised service here in Nicaragua, Owners Katie & Damian are there to guide you throughout your week, making sure you get the most out of your stay in Nicaragua. Organising private or group tours with English speaking guides is all part of the service, and after a day in the tropics, relax in our luxury air conditioned accommodations; boasting prime sea views and outdoor volcanic showers. Mandla is the ultimate tropical destination; whether you're looking for a relaxing getaway, a week surfing empty breaks, to gallop wildly along the beach or sand-board down an active volcano, "Time at Mandla is always time well spent." We have worked and explored tirelessly to find hidden gems that no one else even knows about! Prepared to be delighted by European-influenced dishes and presentations throughout the day in our on site restaurant "La Mesa". Our seasonal menus have been carefully created to use only the freshest produce, buying local as often as possible. Our swim up pool bar offers spectacular sunsets to be enjoyed with our legendary cocktail menu; handcrafted and made with fresh ingredients and high quality liquors. We can happily cater to any dietary requirements with advance notice.
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Jade S wrote a review Feb 2021
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What a special little oasis in a remote part of Nicaragua. We stayed a few nights at this beautiful spot and it couldn't have been a more relaxing and enjoyable vacation. We surfed, went horseback riding at sunset, ate the most incredible food you would ever eat, and relaxed so much. It was such a treat and I cannot wait to come back with more of my friends!!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Barry O wrote a review Feb 2021
Jinotepe, Nicaragua24 contributions3 helpful votes
Stunning on the eye with scrumptious food! Had a wonderful time surfing, running, yoga and relaxing. The grounds are amazing the the rooms exquisite! The pool, the bar, the beach..... Highly Recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Milla L wrote a review Jan 2021
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I think about Mandla often. I was there a year ago with another couple and we stayed for ten days because we simply didn’t want to leave. I recommend Mandla to anyone and everyone I see whether it’s a family wanting to take over all the rooms or somewhere to go with friends and enjoy such an incredible experience of beach life, hiking, activities, animals, amazing food, whale watching, surfing and so much more. The rooms were beautifully done, luxury and comfort all in one. The food was out of this world and we didn’t want to dine anywhere else and the cocktails were extraordinarily special. I never like to return to somewhere a second time incase the experience isn’t the same but I absolutely will be returning to a Mandla for what I know is the life changing trip.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kyle N wrote a review Dec 2020
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Mandla is a brilliant vacation or retreat destination. The owners have built the boutique hotel with care and thought and every detail shows, from property to service. Can’t wait to go back to paradise!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sez wrote a review Nov 2020
Palma de Mallorca, Spain4 contributions
Came to Mandala lifestyle retreat in November/December 2019. Had a fun filled beautiful trip. Keen to surf this is the place. Surf lessons, massages, yoga sessions and day tours to swim volcanic lakes. Delicious healthy food and sunset cocktails pool side. Cool, friendly, relaxing vibes. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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James M wrote a review Nov 2020
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What a special place to relax and step away from normal life. Great surf and great food and great setting off the beaten track in beautiful Nicaragua. Katie and Damo really look after you and everyone at mandala was a joy to be around.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Toby S wrote a review Nov 2020
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We spent 10 days over New Year there and I can’t recommend it enough. It was one of the most special holidays I have ever been on. Mandla is situated in an amazing location on the coast with hills around, one of the walks in particular is very special as we got engaged on top of the hill over looking the bay. Katie and Damo are the best hosts and made you feel so welcome in their beautiful slice of paradise. Anything you want to do or eat they are there to give you the best experience. Everyone needs to experience Mandla. Thank you so much to you and your team and we can’t wait to come back soon.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Shelby F wrote a review Nov 2020
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I have stayed at Mandla many times since opening. Each time just as magical as the last. Gorgeous rooms, delicious food, and incredible people. I have traveled many places in my life and nowhere else have even come close to Mandla. All I’ll say is you’ll be crazy not to book your next vacation here.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frances C wrote a review Nov 2020
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Ideal location, a quick and beautiful drive from the International airport. A luxurious room overlooking the beautiful garden, pool and ocean. Amazing hosts, so much fun to be had, all the toys you can think of are available. Food was incredible, fresh, tasty and local. I cannot wait to go back!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Sarah Lawson wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Had such a good stay at Mandla, amazing spot RIGHT on the beach, which isn’t too built up, great for surfing, not too far from the airport. Really fun and knowledgeable hosts, which attracted a fun crowd - and delicious food. The best I had on my trip. Would recommend for solo travellers and friends. Hosts katie and Damo knew the area so well and were full of great tips and trips from surf spots to horse riding and volcano hiking. Can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mandla Nicaraguan Beach Lifestyle
What are some of the property amenities at Mandla Nicaraguan Beach Lifestyle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Mandla Nicaraguan Beach Lifestyle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mandla Nicaraguan Beach Lifestyle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mandla Nicaraguan Beach Lifestyle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olas Clandestinas Bar/Restaurant, Caracola Cafe, and Casa Todo Bueno.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mandla Nicaraguan Beach Lifestyle?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mandla Nicaraguan Beach Lifestyle have airport transportation?
Yes, Mandla Nicaraguan Beach Lifestyle offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mandla Nicaraguan Beach Lifestyle located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of El Transito.