Naomi Thomas

Maderas Village


by: Naomi Thomas

  • Why

    Birthday vacation.

  • When

    Beginning of March.

  • Who

    Two friends...a fellow Brit and a Canadian.

Highs + Lows

  • Hammocks overlooking the ocean.

  • Breakfast! Eggs with rice and beans, pancakes with cocoa and banana, granola and fresh fruit are just a few of the tasty options.

  • Family-style dinner, which allows for new friends and interesting conversation.

  • Full screen protection from creepy-crawly jungle creatures in all the cabanas.

  • No warm water for showers (although it's not really needed).

  • Walk back up the hill from the beach (this is a potential positive for your butt…)

: 43/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Specialty Lodging

  • Vibe

    Easy-going yoga/surf haven.

  • Location

    Playa Maderas, one of the best beaches for surfing in Nicaragua.

  • Rooms

    Maderas Village can accommodate up to 40 guests in the dormitory-style rooms or private rooms.

  • Music

    Mellow tunes, spiced up at night after dinner and a few rums…

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    David Grossman

  • Pool/Gym

    Yoga pavilion, Pacific Ocean.

  • Restaurant

    One main area with long benches and two couches. Food is served throughout the day until 4pm. After that, dinner is served family-style at 7:30pm, with chef’s daily pick of local, fresh foods.

  • Bar

    Drinks can be requested from the kitchen staff any time of day.

  • Minibar

    No, but if you want to take beers back to your cabana, the staff will happily supply you with drinks.

  • Wifi


  • Children

    Children are allowed, but not necessarily encouraged.

  • Price

    Excellent rates for lone travelers, couples or groups of friends.

In the Area


Maderas Village

Maderas Beach, San Juan del Sur 230492, Nicaragua.

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