What airport do I fly into?
Due to the political protests that have occurred recently in the capital, we will be flying into Liberia Airport in Costa Rica and crossing the border to Nicaragua via private transport. This will all be coordinated by our hotel so we will be in good hands!
What other activities will be offered?
Whether on land or sea, there are many things to do right here at our hotel, including hiking local trails, snorkeling, horseback riding, deep sea fishing, and of course, world-class surfing, boogie boarding, ocean swimming, body surfing and just relaxing on a hammock with a book. In addition, we can help arrange a variety of off-site adventures to various tourist attractions such as a nearby zip-line canopy tour, the colonial city of Granada, the tropical island of Ometepe in Lake Nicaragua, the Masaya Artisan Market and the village of San Juan del Sur.
What is the cost of rentals and extra activities?
SURFBOARD RENTAL - $15/daily or $75/Weekly
SURF LESSONS - $15/per hour
BOOGIE BOARD - $8/daily
MASSAGE - $35/60 Minutes
HORSEBACK RIDING - $25 per person (approximately 2 hours)
ZIP LINING - $45 (per session)
FISHING/SNORKELING - $60/Hour (2 to 8 people)
How can we get around once on site?
You can of course walk to our beach and nearby beaches, but if you want to travel further than your feet can take you, we offer transportation services to most locations throughout the country. Please inquire if you have somewhere you’d like to go we haven’t mentioned above, but know there’s plenty to see and do close to us, so you won’t need to venture far!
Does the hotel supply shampoo and soap?
We provide both shampoo and soap in each room, but we encourage you to bring your own favorite cosmetics for your use.
Is there WiFi?
Yes, WiFi is available on site and it’s free, but given that Nicaragua is a developing country, the internet connection can be inconsistent. We hope you unplug and indulge in the serenity of our beautiful beach and natural setting.
Are there restaurants or stores nearby?
There is a beach bar on Playa Escameca that serves cold beer and lunch. There are a couple of pulperias (mini-markets) that have some cosmetics and sundries which are about a 10 minute ride from us in Playa Coco. There’s a restaurant there as well. We are 20-25 minutes from San Juan del Sur which has a variety of markets, drug stores, restaurants, and bars.
What else should I know before I come?
Nicaragua has occasional interruptions of electricity service. The outages usually last for only an hour or two. Verdad has a backup system, so it is unlikely you will be without power for long during your stay.
What are the safety features of your property?
We have staff on throughout the day and night including guards who roam the property from sundown ‘til sun up. You can lock your cabin front door when you leave, and your belongings will be safe, but we don’t recommend bringing valuable jewels and the like to Nicaragua.
Is the water potable?
We provide purified water at the restaurant and pool bar for drinking. Although you can safely bathe and brush your teeth with the tap water, we don’t recommend drinking a glass full.
Are there fans or air-conditioning in the rooms?
We want our guests to be as comfortable as possible; however we are mindful of our electricity use. All of our cabins are situated and designed to take full advantage of the near constant breezes on our hilltop. They each have a powerful ceiling fan as well which makes a great alternative to air conditioning and keeps everyone comfortably cool. The two habitation/rooms by our pool have both fans and air-conditioners.
Is Nicaragua safe?
Nicaragua has come a long way in the last several decades. Since the Nicaraguan Revolution of 1978-1979, it has become the safest country in the region, outdoing both Costa Rica and Panama on this front. Although this developing nation is one of the poorest in the Western hemisphere, it is a beautifully diverse and culturally rich country that is remarkably safe, with low crime rates. Tourists should use normal, common sense when traveling around Nicaragua.
Do I need to bring Cordobas (the local currency)?
The USD is readily accepted in most parts of Nicaragua. our hotel and most other establishments in the area accept dollars but will give you change back in the local currency. The closest ATM, which dispenses both cordobas and US dollars, is located in the village of San Juan del Sur which is a 20-25 minute drive.
Should I take anti-malaria meds?
Mosquitos and other insects are present within Nicaragua but are not much of an issue in our area. The entire Southern Pacific side of Nicaragua where we are located has no malaria transmission. Since we are in this no risk area, we do not provide bed-nets. For more information about recommended vaccines and medications, please visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) at http://www.cdc.gov.