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Ostional Road Playa Escameca - Costa Dulce, San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 29 hotels in San Juan del Sur
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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. Amended Cancellation Policy: Since most of our guests are relying on the availability of flights from their homes to reach us in Nicaragua, we understand that your ability to fly here may change in the coming months. If you have to cancel your reservation because there are no flights from your home country to Nicaragua, we will refund 100% of your deposit. Additionally, if the Nicaraguan government closes its borders to visitors, we will refund you in full as well. Otherwise, our standard cancellation policy stands. Our Commitment to YOU: Your comfort and safety while you are staying with us at Verdad is our first priority. We are taking care to clean high touch surfaces regularly throughout the day, and your accommodation will be fully sanitized before your arrival. We've also set up additional dining areas so that you can socially distance during meals at Verdad if you wish. The Verdad Difference: All of our accommodations have private bathrooms, and private decks (with ocean views) and wide outdoor, walkways connecting them to the common areas, so you don't have to worry about passing people in hallways, or getting onto elevators at Verdad. Even when you are "inside" one of the common areas, everything is open-air, so you're never enclosed in any crowded spaces at Verdad. We're lucky to be in a secluded area that has not experienced any infections of the coronavirus, and we plan to keep it that way. As it stands now, the Nicaraguan government is requiring all visitors to have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before entry.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
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
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Adriaan Vogel 1959 wrote a review Dec 2020
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We had a really amazing three days stay at Verdad Resort. The architecture of the whole resort is remarkable and every detail is well thought. Nice and clean cabins with great view from the balcony to the ocean. Very tasty food (breakfast and dinner) with fresh ingredients. And excellent attention paid by the whole team. Without any doubt I can recognize this place to everybody who looks for some unforgettable holidays.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Information atVerdad, Owner at VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT
Responded 4 weeks ago
Your comments make the team at Verdad so happy after being closed for 9 months due to Corona. It is great to see our first guests enjoying and appreciating Verdad. Much thanks and we hope to see you again.
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pczb wrote a review Apr 2020
5 contributions
Hotel's Favorite
As we just landed from Nicaragua back to our normal lives, Verdad has just become our second home. And it has felt like it for our entire stay. I would not have enough characters here to tell all about it, all about how grateful we are after spending three life-changing weeks at Verdad. Strange times - we were blocked in the country because of co-vid and were the last clients at the hotel. Marc and his unique team treated us like family, took care of us, shared and surfed so much with us everyday. Ocean views, food, interior design, yoga studio at sunrise, sound healing sessions, swimming pool, massages, surfing, pristine beaches, every single detail was perfect and felt like paradise on earth. « Nica times » they say .. Time stops at Verdad. In fact our experience made us reconsider the way we saw our speedy routines. Brought us back to the simple things that matter the most. Essential things we often forget in our "western societies". We simply reconnected with ourselves, with each other and our environment. Architecturally and aesthetically speaking, it feels like the hotel was designed for the sole purpose to unwind and feel so much freedom. We woke up every morning with a true feeling of blessing and wellness. We have traveled and lived abroad quite a lot, but this place is just MAGIC. We can’t thank enough this amazing, dedicated team. We already miss your smiles, kindness and love. Marc, we can't thank you enough !
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Information a, Owner at VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT
Responded Apr 9, 2020
The upside of difficult times is when the circumstance brings out the best in people. Along with amazing team and spectacular setting guests like yourselves are what make Verdad magical. The Verdad family were lucky to pass this time with you. More smiles , waves, food and drink to come when we see you again.
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Meg M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Verdad provides a luxury experience without the pretension. The casitas are nestled on a hillside with views of the Pacific and situated with privacy in mind. The owners and the staff are so kind and friendly and will take care of all of your extracurricular planning while you are there. Oh, and the food is INCREDIBLE - they are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions. I led a small yoga retreat here and it was perfect. The yoga shala is stunning and is equipped with Manduka mats, blocks, belts, and bolsters. I personally found Verdad to provide the perfect balance of quiet relaxation and adventure within its secluded community. If you are looking to escape urban reality, the is the perfect spot to stay!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: I highly recommend the Casitas!
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Response from Information a, Owner at VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT
Responded Mar 30, 2020
We really appreciate having smaller sized yoga retreats at Verdad. It's great to be able to help connect and provide individual attention. The Verdad team looks forward to seeing you and the group back again.
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Olivia S wrote a review Mar 2020
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I came to Verdad to reset, relax, and recharge and left feeling better than I could have ever imagined. I spent weeks looking into different retreat centers that could provide me with activity, yoga, and security. I’ve been on many yoga retreats throughout the years, and I was looking for something a little different this time. I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and when I saw that Verdad offered yoga and surfing, I was intrigued. Initially, I did worry about the remote location and the difficulty of getting to Verdad as a female traveling solo. However, the more I looked into Verdad and everything it had to offer including exercise, delicious native food, walking access to a beach or lounging by the pool, and being able to practice my Spanish with the Nicaraguan staff, the more I wanted to go. Staying at Verdad was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a while. I was truly able to understand the true Nicaraguan experience, learn how to surf, and fully decompress from the strains of my everyday life. Above all, I never felt uncomfortable or unsafe from the time I landed in Managua to when I closed my room door to go to sleep at night. The Verdad staff made me feel at home. And for a 23 year old female traveling to a remote location, a sense of security is an essential component to a successful vacation. Another thing that I loved about staying at Verdad was that everything was so accessible and easy, which definitely took the pressure off of me. I didn’t have to plan a lesson with a surf instructor, find a nice place to eat, or arrange transportation to town. Unlike many other package deals, Verdad really does have it all. Verdad is a hidden gem, filled with beautiful scenery, kind and beyond helpful staff, and some of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. You’d be doing yourself an injustice not to join the Verdad family and experience the costa dulce life style.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Information a, Owner at VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Sometimes it takes a little bit of extra effort to get the sweet spot and we are glad you did your research. It is hard to explain how safe and comfortable it is at Verdad , Playa Escameca and in Nicaragua. It is a blessing and a curse that the 40 year old reputation of Nicaragua is so far from today's reality. We are psyched that you got to experience the TRUE ( VERDAD) NICARAGUA. Hasta pronto
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RachelL wrote a review Mar 2020
San Francisco, California7 contributions26 helpful votes
Verdad is paradise. If you are reading this because you are thinking about booking a trip there, stop reading, and go book it! I returned from a solo trip to verdad three weeks ago, and have been trying to put into words how spectacular it was ever since. From the moment I stepped out of the airport in Liberia and saw my name on the sign of the person who Wesley had organized me to meet, I felt taken care of.. This feeling only grew during my time at verdad.. The people who work at verdad are truly special- so kind and friendly and so gifted at everything they do.. From the incredible surf instruction to the magnificent meals to the sparkling cleanliness of everything to the wonderful conversation (and patience with my sub-par Spanish)- there was not a thing that was overlooked.. I stayed in a pool room, which was so lovely.. the exercise space has everything you could possible hope for, in addition to jaw droppingly beautiful views.. The beach, that is a short walk, is stunning, wonderful for swimming and surfing, and has a turtle hatchery (check out vital actions to support amazing conservation work), and hammocks to relax.. I went for a vacation, and came back, not only more relaxed and better at surfing, but also with new friends.. I am counting the days until I go back! ** in case you are reading this and debating signing up for the surf package- DO IT! The instruction is top-notch, you get to watch daily videos to help you improve, and the guys teaching- Wesley, Alex, Tony- care so much about truly teaching you, and making sure that you are capable of knowing what to do to safely surf at home (or elsewhere)..
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Information a, Owner at VERDAD NICARAGUA BEACH HOTEL & RETREAT
Responded Mar 27, 2020
As an owner it is hard for us to describe the feeling at Verdad but you did it for us. Yes, we care and want to make sure your experience is special from start to finish. Thanks for recognizing our Surf school & program, our guys are true teachers and also a lot of fun!! Come back soon and practice your Spanish with us
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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.
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.