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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Wow! I came here with a group of friends and family on Saturday night to enjoy the sunset and a good meal. I'd heard great things... but was still blown away by the experience here. The views are unparalleled, whether you enjoy them from the restaurant, the beach or from the rocks. We did all three. Once the sun had...

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It is great to hear you enjoyed, and it was our pleasure to host you. We look forward to your next visit soon :)

Atco, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My boyfriend and I fell in love with Nica about 3 years ago and we keep returning year after year. Mag Rock is one of our favorite spots so far. We brought friends our last trip and had a person in almost every type of accommodation Mag Rock has to offer. Everything was GORGEOUS (we actually just kept switching rooms...

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Grace! So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for bringing your friends, and you are always very welcome at our place :) Regarding the hot springs, they are run by the local community, and we do like to support their project. However, we agree it is no good if they aren't clean! We...

Rye, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I took a trip down here with one of my best friends for about 10 days of sand and surf. We got everything we expected from great waves to great food and a super friendly staff! If you like yoga, look no further as this place has that too! Careful on diving too deep on your duck dives straight out...

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed raltamar! We are really you enjoyed the yoga too :) See you again soon we hope!

Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

For 200$ a night I would expect breakfast to be included. There is a restaurant at the property, but I found the food to overpriced and lacking in quality. The view from the apartments where nice, but there here were no hot water and no WiFi.

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Hi there Henriette! We wonder if you are referring to our place or another hotel? Our rooms are between $40-$80 in low season, and $60-$100 in normal season. We agree we aren't at the $200 per night level yet ;) We have hot water in our new studios, and WiFi in all rooms (including apartments) except the furthest 2 studios...

Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Best positioned hostel in popoyo, on top of a cliff overlooking the best breaks of popoyo. Amazing views, amazing and friendly staff, great food. Middle of best surf breaks. One of the best places stayed in nicaragua

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

We are really happy to hear this Azb B! All the very best for your travels, and hope to see you down here again at some stage ;)

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Do not skip a sunset here! Incredible view over looking beginners bay. Food is affordable (under 10$ mostly) and the specials are the BEST! Drinks are somewhat marked up but happy hour at the bar is reasonable. The atmosphere overall here was simply fantastic. Love love love this place :)

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Thanks Tony! We agree Scotty and his team do an amazing job with the daily specials! We are so happy you enjoyed! See you again in the future we hope :)

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the New Deluxe Rancho for 4 nights and couldn't get enough! I've been to various beaches throughout Nicaragua, this being my 4th trip. If you are here to seriously surf (or just trying to surf like me, which I suck), this is the place to stay. There is a beginner, intermediate, and advanced break all out front...

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Wow Caroline - thanks for your glowing review! Really glad you enjoyed being so close to all the waves, and that you managed to have a break from carrying your board so far ;) I will pass on the feedback regarding smoothies and daily specials - the team will be really pleased to hear it. We look forward to having...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Such nice staff (will even help out out of a jam if you are unfortunate enough to get into one). beautiful, no, incredible views and there even a very very long left break that works on the right conditions!

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Thanks Morgan - really glad you enjoyed the views, our lovely long left out front, and that our staff were helpful. We hope to see you again here someday!

Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Perched high on a headland overlooking several point & beach breaks is Magrock. Sunset on the open deck restaurant is a must. Scott the chef from W.A. has perfected local Nica dishes & international cuisine that is five star, at local value prices. There is a range of accomodation from grass huts perched on cliff tops to new motel type...

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We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back very soon!

Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay and get away. Restaurant and smoothies are awesome. The villas are very clean can sleep 4. Nice size kitchen and amazing views. There is a pool and slot of time there are silk shows with moment collective. Beautiful scene. Can walk out to mag rock, surf and swim!

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Really happy to hear you enjoyed Sarahjane! I will pass on the review about restaurant and smoothies too! We are offering silks classes these days, so feel free to give that a go when you next visit ;) See you next time!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Popoyo, Nicaragua – a global tourist destination and home to Magnific Rock. Located along the beautiful Emerald Coast, our hotel offers guests an exclusive, inspirational and remarkable experience providing the modern traveler with a variety of accommodation options, a restaurant and bar, 270-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, yoga, surf outdoor activities and more! Come and see one of the most spectacular rock and land formations in all of Nicaragua; relax, unwind and discover an enchanting getaway like no other. ... more   less 

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Address: End of the road to Playa Popoyo, Popoyo, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Popoyo
Number of rooms: 12
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