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Playa Escameca, San Juan del Sur 48600 Nicaragua
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 31 hotels in San Juan del Sur
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Verdad Nicaragua is situated overlooking the beautiful sandy beach of Playa Escameca. Verdad has been designed to take advenatage of our ocean vistas and constant trade winds. We work to insure that every aspect of Verdad from the layout of our casitas, the design of our furniture and fixtures to our adventures/experiences and concierge services are at a high quality. 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 either a relaxing beach holiday or to experience local activities including yoga, swimming, body-boarding , SUP, surfing, trail runs, nature walks, horseback riding, zip-lining , snorkeling 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. If you are looking for luxury without pretense in a beach and nature environment ,Verdad is for you. Our Commitment: 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. As it stands now, the Nicaraguan government is requiring all visitors to have proof of a negative PCR Covid test before entry.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Boating
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Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
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Breakfast available
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
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Hiking
Horseback riding
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Fishing
Walking tours
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Cristina wrote a review Jul 2022
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Verdad is like a pristine bubble of relaxation and comfort. My family was looking to take a vacation together and we had enough people to rent out the entire resort and all of us only have the most positive things to say. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. Everything was immaculately clean. Additional activities were easy to do and get to as they were completely handled by the staff. If you’re looking to relax and have a vacation where you literally don’t have to worry about a thing, this is the place for you. Also the food is AMAZING. Bonus - we had a 9 month old baby with us and the kitchen staff were so helpful and accommodating with the baby’s food needs. The views were amazing. The beach was wonderful. The rooms were so comfortable and clean. I have nothing but positive things to say and can’t recommend this place enough. Protip - flying into Liberia and crossing the border from Costa Rica into Nicaragua makes for a hard travel day. I would not recommend doing it unless you have guides and drivers organized in advance. Thankfully Verdad takes care of all that for you in advance if you ask them to at a very reasonable price. Definitely take them up on the offer if that’s the travel route you end up going!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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We appreciate that you chose Verdad for your family holiday and that we met your expectations and more. We really love when family and friends take over our entire hotel and we can help make your experience exactly as you want it. Come back soon.
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Amandabblakley wrote a review Apr 2022
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If you’re in search of a tropical paradise to truly disconnect (or reconnect) with yourself/ your family. Verdad is the place! We just returned from 5 days in this very special hideaway. We surfed, we yoga’d, we ate incredible homemade cuisine (the best we had while in Nica!!), we read, we laughed, we drank cold Victoria’s, we watched sunsets and monkeys climbing in trees. Verdad was able to arrange every little details for us - even preparing special nut-free granola in advance of our arrival to accommodate my allergy!! Cannot recommend this property or the customized experiences enough!! We can’t wait to come back again soon!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from , Owner at Verdad Nicaragua
Responded Apr 16, 2022
As a boutique hotel we try to provide each guest with the experience they seek from the active to hammock seeking traveller and from solo travellers to families. Thank you and the family for trusting the Verdad experience. Gracias y hasta pronto!
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Liz C wrote a review Jul 2022
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Everything about Verdad exceeds expectations. The staff are exceptional people, so welcoming & gracious. They go above & beyond in every way, and even before arrival, they help with knowing entry requirements to Nicaragua. We enjoyed every activity we did: wonderful surfing lessons, horseback riding, going to town, massages, enjoying the pool and beach...and the happy hour with terrific music on the last night. Our group had dietary restrictions that were handled with ease. The food was all incredibly delicious and fresh, and they managed my daughter's celiac needs perfectly. They even made her a special pizza on our last night! Eating while on vacation can be difficult for her, but it was not at Verdad. The area around Verdad is purely gorgeous, and the hotel itself is beautiful and so comfortable. Verdad is a special place to get away and to make memories - whether you want to be active or just relax. Looking forward to returning for a 3rd time!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jul 9, 2022
Thank you for making Verdad your getaway! The team at Verdad feels grateful to have guests like yourselves who help create our familiar vibe. We look forward to making your next Verdad adventure special.
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Rachel wrote a review Jun 2022
Charlottesville, Virginia1 contribution
If you're looking for a peaceful, cleanly, welcoming retreat look no further! Verdad is everything I could have hoped for when visiting Nicaragua. The rooms are beautiful and clean with great amenities. The staff is amazing and very helpful/accommodating. The beach is right down the road and very easy to get to, but if you just want to have some water to hang out by then the pool at the hotel is also great. And let's not forget to talk about the food! So fresh and made right off of the dining area. Great space to enjoy meals with other travelers staying at the retreat. The view from the retreat is amazing and you really feel immersed in the nature. One evening I even heard a group of monkeys moving through the trees nearby which was so cool. I would definitely recommend to fellow travelers and would return again in the future.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from , Owner at Verdad Nicaragua
Responded Jun 24, 2022
Thank you very much! Combining quality, comfort in nature describes Verdad well. Please come back again & again. We always welcome back old friends with some new adventures
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April B wrote a review Jun 2022
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We stayed for a week and no one wanted to leave at the end of it Staff: Everyone was so nice! JJ and Wesley were always there to help answer questions, schedule excursions, or make us pina coladas. Food: Elena was such a wonderful cook. I'm not usually the type of person to take photos of my food, but everything she made was both beautiful and delicious. They were accommodating with dietary restrictions as well! (I don't eat pork, so they made me chicken on the day everyone had ribs). We had a different juice every day, made from fresh fruit. Rooms: The way the casitas are built into the hill allows every room to have a view! The casitas are the perfect size and the staff does a great job of keeping rooms clean. I loved how the shower in my room even had a view! The water and shampoo made my hair so soft. Everything, even the small details, made me love this place. You can hear the water from your room! Yoga Studio: This deserves its own bullet. Omg this place is so relaxing. They have lots of workout equipment for you to use. It looks out over the water. Peak relaxation spot.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jun 15, 2022
Thank you so much for recognizing our team and attention to detail. There is a difference in saying what you do and doing what you say and we try our best to deliver. See you again at Verdad
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Willis C wrote a review May 2022
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Verdad is everything that you could ever want from a trip to Nicaragua and more. The views of the ocean and mountainside are breathtaking, the incredible staff provides delicious meals, snacks and beverages throughout the course of the day and you can pick from a list of amazing daytime adventures, like surfing, fishing, yoga and fitness classes. Everyone there goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and at home, and gives you a real taste of Nicaragua and all that this amazing country has to offer. Verdad is a hidden paradise that I can't wait to come back to.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from , Owner at Verdad Nicaragua
Responded May 24, 2022
We are glad you enjoyed your stay in Nicargua and Verdad. We do our best to have our guests get a taste of the real (Verdad) Nicaragua when they are with us, including the community and nature. There is more to experience , come back soon!
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apictures wrote a review May 2022
Shelter Island, New York3 contributions
We were looking for a quiet retreat from the world... we found it at Verdad Nicaragua. Verdad is beautiful in every way. The staff is wonderful... by the time we left we felt as if we had made new friends. Can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded May 9, 2022
Welcome to the Verdad family, we are here for you when you need a peaceful hideaway . We look forward to your return visit
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jodie wrote a review May 2022
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Verdad is an incredibly special place. I just returned from my 4th visit there in 5 years and can’t wait to get back. The whole experience that comes with being there is about total relaxation in a gorgeous setting. The location is picturesque, the staff is incredibly nice and accommodating, the food is fresh and delicious and there is plenty to do (or not do if that’s your preference). I can’t say enough good things about staying at Verdad!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Can’t go wrong with any room at Verdad
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Responded May 9, 2022
It is super gratifiyng to the Verdad team when we have prior guests return. We consider you part of the Verdad family and will always try to do our best to provide you with a special experience. Muchas gracias
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JessicaBellofatto wrote a review Apr 2022
East Hampton, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
Of all of the places around the globe that I have led Yoga and Surf/ Paddle retreats over the past 20+ years, Verdad Nicaragua stands out as one of my absolute favorites. From the 'off the beaten path' stunningly beautiful location, to the huge, open air yoga and fitness studio with epic ocean breezes and mesmerizing views, to the clean, healthy, nourishing food, to the kindhearted staff who are always smiling, I will bring students back here again and again. Highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded Apr 12, 2022
We really are psyched when a retreat host and their clients appreciate and recognize the vibe and unique atmosphere at Verdad. We love to welcome back repeat guests who tend to be part of the Verdad family . See you soon! MUCHAS GRACIAS!!
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alexa wrote a review Apr 2022
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I was a faithful Tulum yogi for nearly 20 years. It was so peaceful there until about 5 years ago. It is now so over built and so trendy and dangerous that sadly I will not return. Looking for my next peaceful paradise thankfully I found Verdad Nicaragua! This is a hidden paradise nested in the jungle of Nicaragua on the Pacific coast. One can hear the roaring waves from the ocean down below while the monkeys howl in the trees. I was there with an amazing yoga teacher from New York. We did yoga morning and evening sunset and spent the rest of the day lounging, surfing and even horse riding on the wild untouched beaches. Frankly and selfishly I hate to write such a great review because I want to let this be my secret place, but the owner and staff are so amazing I had to share. If you are looking for a quiet peaceful time with gorgeous views , comfortable rooms, great food and drink coupled with beautiful beaches this is your place. Just keep a room open for me!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded Apr 5, 2022
We understand and appreciate your sharing our hidden gem. As you know travelling the extra mile to find Verdad, a small hotel that does no publicity but just works hard to deliver a unique experience is more then worthwhile. We will always welcome you back!!
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$104 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NicaraguaRivas DepartmentSan Juan del Sur
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Verdad Nicaragua
Which popular attractions are close to Verdad Nicaragua?
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?
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?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Verdad Nicaragua?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Verdad Nicaragua?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Verdad Nicaragua have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Verdad Nicaragua offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Verdad Nicaragua have airport transportation?
Yes, Verdad Nicaragua offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Verdad Nicaragua?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Verdad Nicaragua have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.