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Los Cardones EcoLodge
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We visited the lodge on two different occasions within a week. Firstly we did a day visit to check the place out and had only the lunch. We were impressed and immediately booked an overnight stay the following week. Service was very attentive. Food was very good with all drinks (except the rum) were included. The rancho's were will situated to over look the beach with numerous chairs, a table and two hammocks. Everything was spotless. This is an ecco lodge so once the sun goes down it does get dark. The rooms only have candles, walkways have solar powered lights..... but this is a good thing. No radios blaring. Good place to relax, eat, relax, eat and wander into the ocean whenever the urge hits you.
They do offer surf lessons and they have many different types of balls for anyone interest in playing catch on the beach.

Room Tip: Bring your own ice if you want to mix any drinks. They will put it in their freezers. Book either room 7 or 8 to get the extra comfort.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank William1098
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We arrived in Nicaragua and went directly to Los Cardones for 4 days. We were thrilled with our casita and the setting - stunning!

It is amazing that so close to the capital that you can be on a beautiful isolated stretch of beach.

It is a true Eco-lodge - No electricity and compost toilets and NO ICE. We found the warm drinks a bit hard to handle and so had ice brought in from the closest town for everyone to enjoy!

We are not surfers but enjoyed boogie boarding.

The food was average but the beautiful setting and helpful staff more than made up for it.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank EMVP
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Excellent eco-friendly facility with beautiful view of the ocean. Spent the day collecting rocks and shells and laying in the hammock. Also played on the slack line. Lunch was great. Cost $10 for entry/food. Surf is great for beginners and upper level surfers. Loved the shells that were pressed in the concrete along the walkway.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Nomadica1
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

On recommendations from many friends we went with our two children to Los Cardones to spend a day on the beach. We used only restaurant so I cannot comment on the accommodation.

The restaurant and surroundings are very nice, clean and well kept. The beach is beautiful. The only downside of our stay was the service in the restaurant. Although there were almost no people in the restaurant, we had to wait 25 minutes to get drinks which we had ordered, not speaking about the food....and moreover the servant messed up our order and forgot about the meal for our son.

We will probably not come back as we know better beaches but the place can be pleasant for those who are afraid to stay on public beaches in Nicaragua.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

This was our first time to central America. As Australians we are much more used to travelling around Australia/USA/Canada/Europe/SE Asia. I have to say when our car first pulled up I was a little apprehensive. It seemed so remote and the waves weren't that great with a solid onshore blowing. Within half an hour of settling into our room we were releasing baby turtles into the ocean and I had a feeling this place was special.

The following 7 days was one of the best weeks I have had in my life. The people were amazing, the waves were always fun and it really was a great experience. I would thoroughly recommend this place to anybody who wants to surf, although beginners to intermediate probably get the most out of it. There is a break down the road which is world class but doesn't always work. If you don't surf then think twice, its an amazing place to surf intermittently through the day and relax between sessions but I think some might get a little bored if they weren't surfing. It literally is in the middle of nowhere.

We have already recommended this place to dozens of people on subsequent travels and highly recommend you check it out.

Room Tip: Get the cabins with a view, we had two nights in one and it was amazing.
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Thomas M
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