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San Juan del Sur


Ostional Road Playa Escameca - Costa Dulce, San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
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Verdad Nicaragua is situated overlooking the beautiful sandy beach of Playa Escameca. We are on the Pacific side of Nicaragua, just north of Costa Rica and 20-25 minutes south of San Juan del Sur. Escameca is a secluded and peaceful natural setting ideal for a relaxing beach holiday. Local activities include yoga, meditation, swimming, body-boarding , SUP, surfing, trail runs, nature walks, horseback riding, zip-lining and fishing. We can arrange any of these activities as well as transportation to and from the airport. Verdad encompasses five freestanding cabins with decks overlooking the ocean and two pool rooms linked by beautifully landscaped paths. Paths also lead you to the ocean where you will find our secluded beach and bar. We serve breakfast and dinner in our open air dining area, as well as poolside. Everything we serve is prepared on site daily using the fresh local bounty. We have a 1000 square foot yoga/workout area and pool that our guests are welcome to use anytime.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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My 12-year son and I took the 5-day surfcamp package at Verdad and we had a blast! The hotel facilities and staff were just perfect: clean and cosy casitas with a great ocean view, home-made foods, massage, and dedicated and friendly and easy going staff that will help you for anything you need/ will bring you anywhere around (e.g. beach, San Juan del Sur, zipline, etc.). The place, just like the whole area, is very safe. The surf instructor (Wesley) is very experienced and knows all the beaches around and their characteristics so that he will bring you to the right place based on your surf level and the weather conditions. Also, the daily surf lesson and photo/video session really helped to us to improve our surf day after day! Make sure you bring some snacks if you are planning to stay around and enjoy the pool. Bottom-line: Highly recommended place for good surf and/or to simply pull the plug!
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Responded 6 days ago
Glad you were stoked and had fun at our surf camp. Please bring back Mikko for another round of surf instruction. He is a potential ripper!
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If you're looking for the ultimate combination of luxury, relaxation, excellency, adventure and the best hospitality ever: this place is for you. I planned staying 3 nights and ended up booking 2 extra. The employees are very welcoming, caring, warm and kind people. Next to that they are very professional. The surf instructor Wesley is your go-to surf professor (yes, professor and not teacher). You get the insiders scoop of a local ans professional surfer. So you're in the best hands when it comes to surfing lessons. From theory to practicality, from going in the ocean and learning it through experience to lessons in surfboard etiquette. Something I've never seen anywhere before. Except for being in good hands when it comes to the surfing part, you're in overall good hands. If you need a lift from the beach or elsewhere, you can call up the hotel and they'll pick you up and help you out. Want to have dinner at the hotel? No problem, join the table and enjoy wonderfully cooked meals. Every detail is thought of, so you never have to worry and can just relax fully. This place feels homely and at the same time all of my needs and wants were taken care of. Service is excellent. And don't get me started on the design of this place. I think you should visit it for yourself, so you experience what I'm talking about! Basically, this place is Laid Back Luxury in Paradise. A place where you feel at home, but you're treated like royalty. In an area where you can totally relax and find adventures in the jungle and beach. You can guess it probably; I'm definitely coming back!
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Response from Information a, Owner at VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT
Responded 1 week ago
It makes us so appreciative when we here you felt at home at Verdad. We strive to make an exceptional experience for each of our guests who want to experience a small hotel with attentive service. Professor is the right description of Wes our Head Surf Instructor, and he knows how to have fun too!
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We loved to stay at Verdad, we felt very wellcome, everybody was so kind and nice to us! We had a wonderfull time there and recommend to everybody! Even if you like to learn surfing, Verdad will be a great location. Great Food and luxery Rooms also! Nothing to complain :-)
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much ,we are glad you enjoyed Verdad. We try our best to create a chill environment , thanks for recognizing this.
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Amazing stay!! The staff here are beyond excellent. I had my car broken into at Playa Yanke, and Wesley, Charlie, and Junior were extraordinarily helpful!! Junior was extremely kind, helpful, and patient as he accompanied me the next day to the Consulate in Managua to replace my passport, acting as my translator too at the police station all morning explaining to the San Juan police the extent of the theft. On top of this, Junior was able to act as my temporary bank by lending me cash in exchange for Venmo payment so I could cover my expenses until I could cancel my credit cards and get more funds. The air conditioned room by the pool was amazing and even had a view of the ocean off the deck. The resort is superb and has its own access to the beach. I will definitely stay here again and I cannot thank the staff enough for all of their help!! I highly recommend you stay here, you will not regret it.
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Response from Information a, Owner at VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT
Responded Sep 11, 2019
We are so disappointed that there was a car break in at our neighboring beach. As you now see nothing like that ever happens on our beach, Playa Escameca. Next time please come to Verdad first and we will drive you to Playa Yankee if you want to surf there or we will take you on the walking trail. Our team is there to help all visitors to the community. We are glad you got to enjoy Verdad after this unfortunate experience. We look forward to seeing you again at Verdad!!
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I spent a week at Verdad with a surf package and am so glad I chose Verdad over other surf schools and hotels. I started the week as an advanced beginner surfer, and by the end of the week, was riding bigger waves than ever before. Wesley is an expert instructor. He patiently adapted to my skill level and offered consistent guidance and tips. He was with me for every wave, making sure that I was in the right position and paddling effectively so that I could practice riding waves, too. Daily video analysis and theory lessons helped solidify his feedback and helped me improve much faster. I cannot say enough good things about the staff as a whole. They are attentive, friendly and kind. They were also eager to help me practice Spanish. The food was excellent--especially breakfast. I loved having traditional Nicaraguan breakfast of eggs, beans, rice and plantains, plus an abundance of fresh fruit, every morning. In short--go to Verdad. You will love it!
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Responded Jul 21, 2019
Woo hoo !! heard you rocked the waves. Verdad surf is about fun, and technical improvement and confidence in a safe environment. You got it, come back soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT
Which popular attractions are close to VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT?
Nearby attractions include Playa Hermosa (2.8 miles), La Flor Beach Natural Reserve (2.5 miles), and Playa el Coco (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Monkey, El Pollito Pescador, and Dutchy’s.
Are there opportunities to exercise at VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT have an airport shuttle?
Yes, VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.