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Reviewed April 25, 2014

We rented the 2-bedroom Ranch and it was a great size for our family of 6 -- we had a double bed in one bedroom and a double and two singles in the other. The kitchen was great -- we brought food for our food-allergic son and loved being able to prepare it there. We ate many meals in the restaurant and enjoyed the variety and freshness of the food. I loved the fresh smoothies for breakfast!

The property is well maintained and lush and stands out against the dryer landscape outside of Mango Rosa -- we visited last week and it is the height of the dry season. The winds are very refreshing and we spent a lot of time in the ample shade next to the pool. Each house has its own walkway and we LOVED our hammock. Beautiful birds abound, and don't miss the howler monkeys!

Greg and his staff are tremendously nice and helpful. We learned so much about Nicaragua from them; and the local staff are also proficient in English making this an easy place to navigate. Things are mellow on the property -- no rushing, no problem. Meals take a while but that's part of the fun -- you linger and enjoy the sounds of nature and the great breezes that blow into the open-air restaurant. My kids enjoyed finding Mango and Rosa (a pair of cats) on the property each day. We met many local ex-pats who seem to visit Mango Rosa for meals, so got to chat with many interesting people from all over!

We chartered their boat, La Panga Rosa, and the captain/guides were super to be on the water with (but note that my 5 and 9 year olds were not happy on the choppy Pacific waters, something to watch for as the winds can pick up there!)

The air conditioning was terrific but expensive. Our electric bill at check out was $70 for three nights (and we only ran the a/c in both bedrooms at night; turned off all fans/air and lights during the day when we were not in the house.) Even if I had known it would cost this much we would still have used it, but was a little surprised by the bill.

I appreciated having the 5-gallon spring water in the house, one less worry to think about. The plumbing was decent (especially compared to where we stayed next!) but the shower did back up. We didn't even mention it to the staff so I don't feel this is a valid complaint -- but mention it here just as a caution.

I highly recommend Mango Rosa -- it was our first stop and a great entree into Nicaragua for our family. I wrote a blog about our trip with more details: www.snowflakesinjanuary.com (http://wp.me/p2gZGk-6D)

Date of stay: April 2014
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Thank JennMulch
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

While on a business trip in Nicaragua we had 2 free days and decided to go to the coast. We stayed at Mango Rosa and couldn't have been happier with the resort. The one bedroom palapa was plenty big for the 2 of us. We had a lot of luggage as we had been travelling in Central America for over a week and it all fit with plenty of room to spare. The air conditioner worked great, which was key at that point in our trip. The food is excellent and the service is even better. We had all of our meals at the hotel by choice. The food was amazing and not expensive at all. You must try the homemade banana bread and the steak and lobster was awesome. Greg was having lunch when we arrived and welcomed us to sit at the bar and enjoy a beer and some lunch. Gerrardo, the first bar tender we had was great and Julio (who we nicknamed Lizano), the second was even better. They really make you feel like you are more friends of theirs than guests. Dwight took a group of us down to the beach to learn how to surf and we had a blast. We surfed and stayed down there to have a beer and watch the sunset. I would definitely recommend doing the hotel activities. Later than night we all met back up at the restaurant palapa for dinner and ended up watching a surfing competition on the massive projector screen in the restaurant. Dwight is an excellent host and seemed to really want to get to know the guests rather than just going through the motions. There is a beach within walking distance that is beautiful and another beach that is within walking distance but is more of a hike than a stroll. I believe there are 2 times that they will shuttle you down to the beach everyday. I would recommend playa maderas if you want more of a crowd, surfing, bars, food, etc. I can't recall the name of the beach that is the closest to walk to but it's more of a low key area with a couple of bars spread out. We went to the beach a couple of times but spent the rest of our time hanging out by the pool and chatting with other guests. When it was time to leave, they let us checkout the night before as we had an early flight and arranged for transport to the airport in Managua.
On another note, there was an earthquake while we were at the resort and the staff was great about making us feel very safe and assured that if something were to happen that we would be taken care of.
Overall, great experience and we would most definitely recommend and will be going back.

Date of stay: April 2014
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Thank MMS813
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mango Rosa. The "two-bedroom rancho" was perfect for our family of five and the resort itself was wonderful. We enjoyed the hammock rancho, the pool and the restaurant. Greg and his staff are very friendly and attentive to our needs. Greg checked in with us every day to offer suggestions and advice on activities and helped us make the most of our package. We would recommend Mango Rosa to family and friends.

Date of stay: March 2014
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1  Thank Meredith M
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stayed at Mango Rosa for 6 nights and wished we would have stayed longer instead of travelling further North. Greg and his staff have a great little place just outside San Juan del Sur. We had a one bedroom bungalow and it was huge for 2 people. It had a full kitchen that we rarely used because the restaurant on site had awesome food that is reasonably priced so why cook! The pool area is beautiful and well kept, perfect for an evening dip since it's so warm in the evenings. The restaurant and bar staff was great and Greg the owner was always around if we had any questions on what to do in the area or book activities. He also does fishing charters which we went on and caught 14 fish. We brought them back and the kitchen cooked some up for us and it was delicious!
The hotel is outside of town and about 3 km from the beach but we had a rental vehicle so that wasn't a problem for us. They do have a shuttle that runs down to the beach and back a few times per day for those without a car. Mango Rosa is definitely one of the better hotels in the area. It's more like a little resort. I would recommend this place to everyone!

Date of stay: March 2014
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank Rhonda P
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lapangarosa, Owner at Mango Rosa Nicaragua, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thank you for joining us and so glad you had a great time and we could hook you up on the fish. One of the best is when you can eat your fresh catch at days end. We would have liked to you'll around with us longer as well, but hope the rest of you travels went well. Take care and keep in touch, hope to see you back down in the future......Safe Travels...Greg

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Reviewed March 30, 2014

Great kid-friendly place to stay near San Juan! The place feels very laid-back and the staff is very friendly and accomodating, as we felt they wanted to make our stay as enjoyable as they could. Pool is clean and beautiful, hammock pavillon is fun to relax in. Our 2-BR casa was comfortable, mostly clean and very convenient with our 2 young kids. Food at the restaurant was good for the area (probably one of the best place actually out there): good but really no "finesse" on it! We went on a fun boat ride with Greg: thx. Overall I would recommend (& go back!), even if I think it is probably a bit pricey with all charges (taxes, electricity, tip) added to your room price.

Date of stay: March 2014
Trip type: Traveled with family
1  Thank Marie-LaurenceL
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lapangarosa, Owner at Mango Rosa Nicaragua, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2014

Thank you so much for joining us and great to see you traveled so well with the small children. Even we were able to take them on the boat cruise and explore the beautiful secluded beach of Playa Blanca just up the coast from our take off point. I hope the rest of your travels are going will in Nicaragua and yes good to note that some items as the Government required 15% sales tax/2% tourist tax should be budgeted for. Also electricity is pricey down here and is the reason we bill it separately in hopes of promoting responsible energy usage.

Congratulations again on the baby and great family and enjoy the rest of you stay in Nicaragua....Regards, Greg

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