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Km 136 La Cuesta, San Juan del Sur 95472 Nicaragua
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#15 of 107 Specialty lodging in San Juan del Sur
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Luxury all inclusive villas located in forest preserve. Fabulous views of the entire Pacific coast and volcanoes in Lake Nicaragua. Gourmet organic meals, 5-star service, including chauffeur. Infinity pools, swim up bars, horseback-riding, surfing, fishing, canopy tours, etc. Fully functioning organic farm with wood shop, nursery, cows, goats, chickens, etc. Overall the most incredible experience of culture, nature, activity, farm life and pleasure in the most beautiful setting with the most accommodating staff anywhere on the planet.
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This "eco-farm" offered beautiful villas that accommodated our extended family wonderfully. Our stay included great meals prepared by the chef and cooking team and a level of personal service provided by the property manager (Natalie) above any that we have experienced in high end resorts. The piece that made this a really special vacation was the fact that we were in the middle of an eco-farm that allowed the children (and adults) to participate in all manner of farm activities, see the lush tropical habitat close up and to really appreciate the beauty of Nicaragua.
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We traveled to Finca Las Nubes with 4 adults and 5 children ranging in age from 3 to 7. Finca Las Nubes could not have been a better choice for a safe and fun family vacation. There was plenty of room, overall was clean, kid-friendly, and as everyone else has mentioned the views and location are stunning. The Farm: Cooler than we expected. Lots to see and do, feels very secluded, beautiful views, the kids loved horseback riding, going on nature walks, and visiting the animals. Beware some vegetation is no kid friendly, keep an eye on the little ones as they explore (palm spikes). The homes are all quite far apart, and unless therre is a huge party with very loud music, the neighbors should never be an issue. Each unit feels secluded from the rest. The House: Is this what millionaires live like? Seriously, feels way higher class than our budget would normally allow. Beautiful homes, very well constructed and laid out. As a woodworker, I appreciate all of the hand crafted woodwork in the house (door/windows/furniture etc). Gorgorous pool with a wicked view. The pool was perfect for small children with a shallow rim around the entire outside edge for walking, and about 1/3 of the pool is approximatley 36" deep. Our kids had no issues touching in the shallow end, and there are nice safe steps down into the pool. We were warned of scorpoions early on, but got lax in checking shoes after a couple days. While on the horseback ride, one of the kids started screaming... turns out a scropion had been in her shoe for over an hour and then stung her... We did end up finding one more in our clothing, and another outside under the patio cushions... Beware! Very cool to see, but exercise caution and check shoes!!! (they are like a bee sting, not poisoinous) Food: Excellent. We weren't looking to stuff ourselves daily, and if several trips to the all-you-can-eat bar at Sandals is your forte, this might not be your thing. If local, fresh, interesting new dishes is your bag, then this is for you. That being said, with so many picky kids, the staff did an excellent job making things the kids would like/eat. Most days, they cooked up a seperate "kids" dinner followed by an adult dinner afterwards. Dining at that big table watching the sunset was a highlight every day. Everyone loved the coffee, meals, and also the baking from the on-site bakery (croisants!). Even picky kids won't starve here (we figured our kids would starve by day 3). Activities: Take advantage of the activities! Holy man, these added SO much value for us! I don't know what they pay for all of the excursions, but it would have cost us a fortune to do what we did with a family of 9, and likely we wouldn't have done nearly as much. I think we did almost everything except Omatepe Island due to it being a long day with young kids. Surfing was a highlight for the dads, I personally loved the Volcan Masaya (there's only a couple places in the world you can look into the caldera of a volcano and see lava...). We did zip lining (even my 7 year old was convinced to do it), beach visits (Hermosa is huge and beautiful, very few travelers, but Maderas is stunning and is the surf/traveler/backpacker hub in the area). All beaches are within 30 min. drive and have bathroom services and reasonable and tasty food options for adults and kids. Prices however are around the same as you'd find in the U.S. at these places. We were here for 2 weeks and had the luxury of planning an off-farm activity on average every second day. If you were here for 1 week you'd have to pick and choose. Granada is great for some cultural exposure, and we did not see many tourists there either. Exercise usual traveler precausions here, there are tons of locals in the square looking to make some money (our driver had to turn away a couple who were overly persistant). Nicaragua with kids: When we arrived in Managua... I was worried I'd made a mistake to bring a family with this many young kids here. We arranged one shuttle (no issues- great service) and we rented one additional vehicle through Enterprise at the airport. Enterprise didn't have a vehicle for us.. Long story short we paid a lot more money than initially anticipated at another company. Rentals guarded by military types with guns, note on the truck seat saying not to stop and keep your doors locked. Open fires burning on the sides of the road, tons of garbage everywhere etc. etc. What were we getting into?! HOWEVER once you get outside of Managua, everything changes. I wouldn't spend much or any time in Managua with young children. The San Juan del Sur area felt very save, and we picked up local hitchikers several times, wandered the market without issue, and felt no less safe than Canada/US. One of our three year olds ran off when mom wasn't watching into traffic, and one local dad ran out and scooped him up and brought him back to us! Traffic is likley the biggest issue to worry about. The beaches in San Juan area were gorgeous! I would walk for miles over to the next beach and the next and found one peice of trash in many hours of walking. No piles of stinky sea weed eather. You won't find that many places in the world anymore (it surprised me honestly). The kids loved exploring tidal pools (Maderas best for this) for hermit crabs, octopus (yep!) sea urchins, and fish. The kind of stuff you don't see when you live in Canada. Several seasons of Survivior werre filmed at almost all of the local beaches. The sun is very intense here, we packed tons of SPF 60 and ran out on the last day. Pack more than you think you need. Staff: As I mentioned, the staff was excellent. The two cook/cleaners that were always present were excellent. Our kids got up at 5 am local time every day (yikes!) and the staff would have coffee on by 5:30 ish and breakfast served at around 6:30 for some very tired parents... They were very unobtrusive (didn't speak much/any english) and never once did we have a problem with them with respect to our valueables. We stopped 'hiding" our stuff after day 2. The pool was cleaned once or twice a day, the floors swept inside/out daily, and beds made. All the parents appreciated not having to lift a finger for the entire two weeks with respect to cooking/cleaning. Heaven! Lydia is the Administrative Coordinator and speaks excelent English. Any issues we had with respect to the house or anything were promptly taken care of by her. She took requests for menu options and drink options, as she does the shopping daily. Natalie the owner was on site at all times, and a phone call away. She is form the U.S. and speaks english and has small kids of her own, so is very accomodating when it comes to families and planning of activities. Very friendly and we felt very welcome. Any small issues we had (mainly scheduling issues) were taken care of quickly. Our house wi-fi wasn't working when we got there and she immediately brought us her router from her home for us to use (thank you for that). Room for Improvement?: I have only a couple small reccomendations for improvements to Finca. The kitchen area in Casa Bella could probably use some updating/modernization. As we did little to no cooking the entire time, it wasn't an issue of function for us really, but aesthetic. It doesn't live up to the rest of the house. The fridge is very small/older and was often jammed full with all of the fresh fruit juices made daily, beer, ice trays etc. Very little room for other drinks/beer/any other snacks and food. I would suggest a second guest fridge with ice-maker and space for drinks, and have that fridge for the staff/food prep only. There were a couple bare-bulbs in Casa Bella that could use some nice light fixtures as seen in the other house photos. Not a criticism of the house itself, but keep in mind all windows/doors are open to the outside. As such, there are many creepy crawlies inside the house at pretty much all times. If you are not okay with geckos, big spiders, ants, praying mantis' etc. around then quite honestly you shouldn't go to Nica or Costa Rica at all... we were all okay with it, and the kids loved to hunt them down and try and catch them, but if you are the type (or traveling with) who doesn't like critters about... look elsewhere. Final Thoughts: Would I go back? Probably just on an adult surf trip. Would I reccomend it to other families? Absolutely! Having a place to hang out on the patio next to the gorgeous pool all to yourself is a million times better than being stuck on some hotel room balcony while your kids sleep at 8 pm. If you're not into all-inclusives, but want a relaxing vacation where you're not stuck cooking and cleaning like at most other VRBO type places... check this place out! Be ready to roll with some unexpected things that may come up, but things come up no matter where you travel. Use the value of the included activities, give the kids a little culture and excitement beyond sitting on a nicely raked/fake beach. Its a safe place, very few other travelers, and miles of beautiful garbage-free beaches all to yourself! So glad we did it, will be great memories for years to come. Thanks Natalie and Lydia and the staff at Finca, you made our very rare family vacation memorable for us and the kids. I could go on-and-on about this place but this review is long enough haha.
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We just returned from a family vacation to Finca Las Nubes, and it was amazing. The food prepared by the chefs was delicious, relatively healthy and quite abundant. The view from our house (Villa Hermosa) was over the San Juan del Sur harbor and the statue of Jesus. Sunsets were amazing. Natalie was super helpful in arranging our excursions to Granada, Laguna de Apoyo, the Masaya Park for the volcano, and to the beach one day. We were able to go horseback riding, milk the cows, get eggs from the chickens, and take beautiful hikes around the property where we saw sloths, monkeys and tons of birds. Overall, a wonderful vacation for adults and kids. Very relaxing. Highly, highly recommend.
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Our family of four, including two teenagers, spent a week here based on a very strong recommendation from a family member who had visited in 2017. We were not disappointed. The setting is so magnificent that we had a hard time leaving the property for other activities. As a result, we didn't take full advantage of the off-site activities on offer, but we did enjoy surfing (first time for two of us) and boogie boarding almost every day at three different nearby beaches (all beautiful, each different from the other). After both surfing sessions at Hermosa, we got to see baby sea turtles released. The sunset visit to the Masaya volcano is astonishing--more spectacular than I imagined.At the farm, we loved the horseback ride: do it early in your visit so that you can see how extensive and beautiful the place is. It was a treat to have Juan and Moises prepare our morning coffee and meals: the food was plentiful, very healthy and delicious. The hardest decision of the day was which of the many seating areas to settle in to enjoy the view, especially at sunset. Natalie told us that every house was occupied while we were there, but we didn't come across any other visitors--it felt like we were the only ones there. Thanks to all at Finca Las Nubes who make this work!
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We stayed at Casa Bella and had a wonderful time! The service and fresh, authentic local food was way beyond expectations! We did everything from horseback riding, hiking, fishing to having a massage right on site. We loved the beauty of the location, the millions of stars at night and enjoyed just the right balance of activities and relaxation. It was marvelous!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Finca Las Nubes
Which popular attractions are close to Finca Las Nubes?
Nearby attractions include Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia (2.6 miles), Latin American Spanish School (2.3 miles), and The Art Warehouse (2.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Finca Las Nubes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at Finca Las Nubes?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Finca Las Nubes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dale Pues, Café Mediterráneo, and The Beach House Nicaragua.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Finca Las Nubes?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.