Our Top Picks around Nicaragua


Nicaragua is steeped in history and tradition. You can find places to discover its rich culture, areas to simply relax and enjoy the views and adventures around every corner.

whether is a journey of discovery your on or simply taking some ‘time-out’, we can help you find what you seek

Nicaragua has something to suit everyone. Here are some of our favorite places to stay:


Casa Swell - Gigante: a guesthouse just minutes from the beach with its own pool and shared kitchen.

Suyo Cabanas - Popoyo: cute private wood cabins right on the beach with a sunset viewing yoga platform.

Miss Margrits - Granada: a boutique bed and breakfast with courtyard and pool.

Popoyo Surf Camp - Popoyo: buena honda. A relaxed surf camp offering classes in surfing and spanish.

Tree Casa - San Juan del Sur: a stunning resort with unique cabins and double layered pool and slide.

Guacimo Lodge - El Castillo : an eco-lodge in the heart of Rio San Juan that focuses on reforestation of the land.

Casa Cubana - Granada: traditional colonial design hotel with courtyard and pool.

Hotel con Corazon - Granada: a gorgeous courtyard hotel that invests in Nicaraguan eduaction programmes with its profits.

Casa Andalucia - San Juan del Sur: private rooms up in the hills above San Juan with its own pool and food delivery service.

La Bambouseraie - Ometepe: cabins made of bamboo with stunning volcano views in edible food forests. Our neighbours!

Tribal - Granada: a stylis delux hotel in the heart of the colonial city featuring hand-crafted art.

Casa Marimba - Laguna de Apoyo: an eco-lodge in a natural reserve with french/nica fusion.

Hush - Maderas: located just north of San Juan del Sur, this small beach is perfect for those wanting to surf and avoid crowds.

And some of our favorite places to eat:

Magnific Rock - Popoyo: a unique panoramic dining experience with quality ingredients and a range of locally crafted beers.

Malibu Cantina - Popoyo: fusion cuisine to be enjoyed around the pool. Try the fish tacos!

Cafe con Leche - Popoyo: great for snacks and smoothies. Coffee any way you like.

Kan Pai - Granada: authentic Japanese food in a cute garden courtyard. Lunch and dinner. Serves sake.

Garden Cafe - Granada: fresh menu to be enjoyed in a lush green setting. Great for breakfast and lunch.

Rancho Santana - Pacific Coast: this gated community has a range of restaurants and snack bars to choose from.

Cafe Cicada - Gigante: fresh menu every week using seasonal products overlooking the pacific ocean.

Tree Casa - San Juan del Sur: garden-to-table food with stunning dining deck in the branches of a ceiba tree.

Barrio Cafe - San Juan del Sur: a cosy restaurant 1 block back from the beach with great coffee and varied menu options.

And for activities:

Dos Tiburones - Big Corn Island : diving and snorkelling

El Pital - Ometepe : Yoga, chocolate workshops and cacao ceremonies

Rancho Chilamate - South of San Juan del Sur : Horesriding

Giant’s Foot Surf Camp - Gigante : Surf classes and boat tours

Inanitah - Ometepe : Massage courses, Self-defense and Tantra