by: Naomi Thomas
Beginning of March.
Two friends...a fellow Brit and a Canadian.
Evening run with Murray and Pitaya, the Maderas dogs.
Nothing beats the instant elation of arriving somewhere like this.
A perfect siesta spot...natural light and a soft breeze.
The ocean view outside the yoga studio, across from the dining area.
Beach essentials: sun-lotion, sunglasses, beer, book.
Surf instructor, Juan-Carlos, explaining the topography of the seabed and the day’s surf conditions.
Sunset swim. Enough said.
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…)
- Mini Bar
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
Easy-going yoga/surf haven.
Playa Maderas, one of the best beaches for surfing in Nicaragua.
Maderas Village can accommodate up to 40 guests in the dormitory-style rooms or private rooms.
Mellow tunes, spiced up at night after dinner and a few rums…
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Yoga pavilion, Pacific Ocean.
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.
Drinks can be requested from the kitchen staff any time of day.
No, but if you want to take beers back to your cabana, the staff will happily supply you with drinks.
Children are allowed, but not necessarily encouraged.
Excellent rates for lone travelers, couples or groups of friends.
In the Area
Maderas Beach, San Juan del Sur 230492, Nicaragua.
Neighborhood: Playa Maderas
Hotel Location: Maderas Beach, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua