Garden Grove is an adorable beach resort located on Playa Santana. It is an excellent place to relax with friends, family or a significant other. The beach was beautiful and wide open. We had excellent weather the entire time and it was a perfect place to sit back and relax for a couple days on our trip to Nicaragua.
The resort has a family feel and we got to know the owners (especially Susan) throughout our stay. There are casitas on one side of the property, and a patio on the other side where you can lounge and grab drinks. The houses surround a yard which consists of a golf hole and interspersed watermelons that germinated on their own. Our kids were commenting on the watermelons in the yard one day, and later that day Susan picked one of them, gave the kids markers, and the kids drew faces in the watermelons which we later carved into watermelon jack-o-lanterns. Another day we went to the beach and she gave us golf balls so that we could make ski ball in the sand (see pictures). We had a blast not only enjoying the hotel, but also hanging out with the owners and picking their brain. She gave us excellent recommendations on places to go afterwards and helped us see some sites we never would have gotten to see in Nicaragua. We were very well attended throughout our stay – they helped us get tweezers to get a splinter out of our son’s foot and another night gave us bug repellent for the kids.
It was super economical and a great place to relax for all types. The casita was equipped with a kitchen and bathroom, and there was wireless internet. The bunk bed in our casita (the far one) was perfect for sleeping our two kids (see picture). The other casitas had a group of surfers and a couple. I don’t think the couple ever left the property to go to the beach. It was a great place to hunker down for 3 days and we wished we could have stayed longer. I can’t say enough about the place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy waking up and walking out your front door to the break at Playa Santana or Popoyo. We can provide transportation to many other waves too; Rosada, Panga Drops, Colorado, Playgrounds or Astillero to name a few.Get picked up in a boat right out front on the beach and our guides will find you a wave or some fish! Each casita sleeps three but can accommodate 4; all have a Queen-sized bed and a twin(or bunk),private bath, fully equipped kitchen with almost all the amenities of home.We are located next door to Buena Onda Beach Resort which features awesome owners and staff as well as a bar and restaurant available to guests at Garden Grove. Come to beautiful Nicaragua, meet some of the friendliest people you've ever met!Surf,fish,swim,chill or explore.Let the Pacific Ocean be your front yard for awhile! We'll save you a hammock and a Tona! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Garden Grove Beach Casitas Nicaragua/Las Salinas