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Montreal
Reviewed May 13, 2013

I was at Maderas in February, and while this place isn't for everyone, it is great at what it claims to be and shouldn't be chastised for what it NEVER claims to be. If you want to relax, meet some awesome fellow vacationers (more so than "travelers"), network a bit, be close to the beautiful Playa Maderas beach (not a...

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
Reviewed April 13, 2013

We decided to 'splurge' by Nicaragua pricing and book Maderas Village last June. It's quite the trek so once there, town is a good 30 minutes away along a bumpy road so you're kind of stuck with the few options nearby. Pros: -Very cool cabanas. Love the free flowing water and how spacious our unit was. Great design -Nice family...

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1Thank KerryBeach
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Reviewed April 13, 2013

I've been at home down here for the last 10 weeks, with great smiles and great people, the service great and a great array of good surf and activities running to keep the brain active!the guys down here are really doing there thing i personally coming from a high service industry found it to be a very personal and attentive...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed April 11, 2013

When we first got there, we thought it was a nice cottage and place. But compared the Nicaragua, and even in the San Juan del Sur area, it was really expensive to stay. It was big in general - at bit too Americanized, but then you at least expected some larger and better beds, when you're paying that amount of...

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San Francisco
Reviewed April 9, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at Maderas Village recently and it was an absolute pleasure. The staff and the owner Matt (Dicky) are super laid back, but also attentive to the needs of the guests. They make you feel as though they really do care about their guests' experience. Other miscellaneous great points about Maderas Village: a) They organize several...

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

To do something magical, you need to break a few rules. Because it's not a canned experience, being at Madaras Village is a lot like being with someone you love. They change, move, play and inspire you to make the most of your time. They offered me the space to have an incredibly unique and wonderful experience... Challange accepted! There's...

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1Thank Oskie3
Reviewed April 7, 2013

"Value for money" is the main reason for me giving this place only 2 stars. If Maderas had been a place where we paid 20-30 dollars Per Night I would have given it 3-4 stars, But we paid 58 dollars Per person Per night (including the 17 % tax that They dont warn you about at the website and which...

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6Thank Fyijblojgf
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Eco-Quiz: Are you fed up with mad unchill hotels having your room ready for you within 5-6 hours of arrival? Been thirsting for interactions with other rad travelers screaming at you after they discover you in *their* room, and only after you've been told by the staff that it's *your* room? Are you down with sharing experiences with like-minded managers...

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33Thank em2667
San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Loved the food, great staff!!! I planned to stay for 3 days and ended up for three weeks. I would recommend this place for a extended stay, I have made many great friends whille vacationing here at Maderas Village and can't wait to go back!!!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stayed recently at Maderas Village. Let me start by saying that Playa Maderas is pretty. It was great at sunset to watch the surfers while drinking Tonas on the beach. The staff and owners of Maderas Village are very friendly. We enjoyed the breakfasts and lunches....but the dinners were average, and there was only one option for $12. Compared to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are located at Maderas Beach, about 20 minutes outside of San Juan del Sur. We offer a three daily meals, either a la carte or as part of a pre-fixe menu. We are like a boutique hotel, but less pretentious. We love people who want a place to surf, read, debate, and do yoga daily; who want to lose themselves in a place, and find themselves in the people. We offer tailored packages for short-term guests and very reasonably priced rates for people planning to stay longer than 3 weeks. We are not in Lonely Planet or other guidebooks; we like having to be found. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Maderas Village

Address: Maderas Beach, San Juan del Sur 230492, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
The Maderas Village Hotel San Juan Del Sur
The Maderas Village Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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