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Casa Maderas Ecolodge

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Playa Maderas road | 200 Meter From the Junction, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur 47000, Nicaragua
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came at casa maderas in June and let me just say that the place is super beautiful it is peaceful and have an authentic Nica vibe. The hotel have a magnificient pool and a beautiful yoga pavilion where the teacher Monica give her class. Casa Maderas is perfect for relaxing and have a good night sleep plus the wifi... More 

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Thank nicolasleblanc1
CasaMaderas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Maderas, our nice settings, surrounded by nature, and our quiet and typical atmosphere. Our large pool is indeed the most appreciated area by our guests where they can relax and refresh after a great sunny day on the nearby beaches. And our yoga pavilion is the best... More 

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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Nice and helpful reception staff Pool area Great yoga. Best we've had in Central America, Monica was awesome! Free shuttle to the beach Cons: No electricity the first night, didn't get much sleep Small and uncomfortable beds No close options to eat somewhere else than the restaurant, which wasn't the best we've seen

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Thank Lukas E
CasaMaderas, Guest Relations Manager at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your nice words about our staff, our large pool and services. We are glad that you enjoyed our daily yoga classes given by our experienced Yoga teacher, Monica, and our free daily shuttles to Maderas Beach, only a 5 min ride away, or 10 min walk. Power cuts are frequent and quite unpredictable in Nicaragua. They usually... More 

Nicaragua
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

If you are feeling a little burnt out by the hostel scene and need some time to relax and enjoy a more vacation-style accommodation - casa Maderas is the perfect spot. Prices are reasonable (just a few more dollars than a hostel stay), staff are welcoming. The property is beautiful and the restaurant overlooking the pool has great daily specials.... More 

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Thank trevtraveler7
CasaMaderas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Casa Maderas, our rooms, restaurant, location and great prices. Casa Maderas is indeed an affordable and relaxing hotel away from the commotion of San Juan del Sur, only a 10 min walk or 5 min free shuttle ride from Maderas Beach, a famous surf break. We offer large... More 

Tignes, France
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

You couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Close to the beach and a great pool. The staff, especially Leo was exceptional. The breakfast was great value for money and the whole place had a real Nicaragua vibe. The bar was also cool with a nightly happy hour with 2 for one drinks. Come enjoy the peace and tranquility... More 

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Thank 21centurysi
CasaMaderas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your nice words about our staff, restaurant & bar and ambience, we are so glad that you found here what you were looking for. Our breakfasts are indeed very tasty. Guests can choose between 5 copious options for only $5 each. The best way to begin your day before exploring the nearby beaches or just relaxing by... More 

Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Casa Maderas is a little jewel nearby Playa Maderas just a few minutes from town, let me just say that it was astonishing, the pool is amazing, my room was comfortable and clean and the staff was really helpful and kind. They offer Yoga classes on a plateform on top of the hill where you get a splendid view of... More 

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Thank Clockwork_LB
CasaMaderas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your good comments about our amenities and services. We are glad that you found here the perfect place to stay: a blend of relaxing times by our large pool, at our Yoga studio, and in our comfortable rooms, and fun activities in the nature surroundings and on the nearby beaches. We are happy that our location suited... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I stayed at Casa Maderas for 7 nights and can't recommend it enough. Monica, the resident yoga teacher, was amazing! I did her class every morning and also did a private class with her each day. She was a great teacher, very knowledgeable and gave a diverse class based on the areas I wanted to focus on. She really helped... More 

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CasaMaderas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your week at Casa Maderas, our location, food and good value. We are an eco-friendly mid-range hotel surrounded by nature, a 10 min walk from the beach, offering simple but comfortable private and shared rooms. $13 for a dorm bed in a large 6-people cabin with bathroom, mosquito nets and ceiling... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here with my friend for 2 nights in April. We loved it . Good food at the restaurant . Great surfing at the beach and a deserted beach nearby too with a phenomenal sunset . A pool (small) which we spent very little time at because of the nearby beach . Rooms are fine , no mozzie nets and... More 

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Thank Rona M
CasaMaderas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice words about our yoga teacher. Monica has been teaching yoga at Casa Maderas for more than one year. She always takes time to share her passion with her students and adapt to all levels and expectations. Glad to hear that you enjoyed our open air yoga studio overlooking the property and green surroundings. We are also... More 

Montreal, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This hostel is just amazing! You have a big pool, really nice food and big dorms. You have a net for the bugs in each bed. The maderas beach is only at 10 minutes walk from the hostel, but you can also take a shuttle. The staffs and the manager were really friendly. One of the best hostel we had... More 

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Thank Sara-Élizabeth P
CasaMaderas, Responsable relations clients at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you greatly enjoyed your stay with us. Casa Maderas offers indeed all the comfort and services of a hotel at hostel prices. A large pool, a restaurant, dorms and private rooms, free daily shuttles to Maderas Beach... That’s why many guests think that we are a hostel, but Casa Maderas is an affordable... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Im a female (27) traveling alone in Nicaragua & I stayed at casa maderas for 5 nights, then traveled to other towns for a week. I ended up coming back to casa maderas for my last 4 nights because I loved it. I got the dorm room for only $13/night. Really nice room for a hostel! Staff and other travelers... More 

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Thank Jordan C
CasaMaderas, Responsable relations clients at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you here and we were very glad to have you for a second visit during your travels in Nicaragua. Your return to stay with us and your nice review proves your satisfaction. Casa Maderas is an eco friendly and relaxing hotel offering comfortable dorms and rooms, a restaurant on site, a big pool and... More 

San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Ok lets first talk about some good points...the wifi is really good...the whole area is pretty nice during the day and the service and the staff in the restaurant are very friendly...speak good english and are very helpful!!! now to the "not so good things" that should be improved: The rooms are way to small...we are two average sized people... More 

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Thank Markus K
CasaMaderas, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Casa Maderas Ecolodge, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you enjoyed our wifi and staff. As mentioned and shown on our website and in the confirmation email we send to all our guests, we try to manage guest expectations as much as we can by giving you more specific information about our hotel type and its location in the countryside, surrounded by nature, and that... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CASA MADERAS welcomes you in its authentic Nicaraguan country style accommodation. Casa Maderas is an affordable nature-friendly hotel located 9kms North of San Juan del Sur accessed by affordable daily shuttles. It is only a 10 min. Walk from a world-renowned surf break, Maderas Beach, making it a perfect place for surfers to experience great waves! Our hotel is ideal for solo travelers, couples, families or friends desiring to sit back and relax, away from the commotion of downtown San Juan del Sur. The songs of the bristling winds, singing birds, and howling monkeys will surround you. Our little piece of heaven offers you a wide range of services and activities such as surf lessons & rentals, yoga, zip-lining, sailing, fishing, horseback riding and sea-turtle expeditions. On site, you can enjoy affordable meals of international and local cuisine or refreshing fresh fruit smoothies at our Bar and Restaurant's terrace overlooking our large swimming pool. There is no kitchen available for guest use. Our restaurant is open for breakfast beginning at 7:30am and open through until 9:00pm. Breakfast is not complimentary. Chill in one of the many hammocks we have all over the property or lounge by the pool. Challenge your friends to a volleyball match in the pool. Come and enjoy the breathtaking view of the countryside at our splendid open air Yoga studio on the top of the hill. We also invite you to visit our Eco-Pavilion where you can find out about our nature-friendly initiatives. Our hotel consists of 24 rooms for 1 to 6 people. Each room is fitted with comfortable beds, new mattresses, mosquito nets, a bathroom, ceiling fan(s) and locker(s) (please bring your own padlock). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Maderas Ecolodge

Address: Playa Maderas road | 200 Meter From the Junction, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur 47000, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur > Playa Maderas
Price Range: $41 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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