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Las Mananitas

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Reviewed 31 January 2010

We stayed for four nights over Christmas and were so happy that we chose Las Mananitas. The casita was fabulous with all the comforts of home and filled with wonderful details and decorations. We had planned on only having a couple meals cooked by Elisabeth but after our first amazing dinner of Mahi Mahi served on our private jungle balcony...

1Thank LynnValleygirl
Reviewed 27 January 2010

If you're craving off the beaten path, quietness of nature, wildlife, eco-minded hosts and good proximity to beautiful beaches then Las Mananitas is the small-scale B&B style hotel for you. Alain and Elizabeth are wonderful hosts, excellent cooks and run an off-the-grid open air paradise that has all one needs to relax and enjoy the Nicaraguan environment. One can hear...

1Thank willowz3
Reviewed 25 January 2010

If you are looking for a natural setting that is off the beaten path this is the place for you! Great place to relax and become one with nature! Alain and Elisabeth were wonderful hosts and excellent cooks.

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Reviewed 1 August 2009

The incredible view, the peacefulness of the place, and the outstanding hospitality of Alain and Elisabeth make this hidden gem "a must" for anyone traveling in the area. The homemade food was some of the best we had. We're so glad that we stopped there for a few nights and we look forward to visiting Alain and Elisabeth again.

Thank Faboh
New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 July 2009

Las Mananitas is a lovely little eco-lodge a few miles away from San Juan Del Sur, near the beautiful beaches up the coast. The very first reason to stay here is because of the lovely warm hospitality of Alain and Elizabeth, the two French Canadian proprietors of the lodge. They have put their love of the country into building from...

1Thank jasonnyny
San Juan del Sur
Reviewed 22 July 2009

We´re so happy that we came to stay at the cabinas. The cabina is so pretty, it´s got everything. All the details make sense and we love to go in the pool each morning and evening after the nice walk to the beach. The privacy is great and you will have dinner out and watch te great views. Alain took...

Thank NinaNona
Reviewed 24 February 2009

It sounded like our kind of place the moment we read the description. Quietness, Nature, Private, Jungle, Beach, Monkeys. Las Mananitas is everything that it says it iis and much more. We were delighted to stay in such a beautiful and loved cottage and to meet such interesting and kind people because of it. Las Mananitas has a great vibe.The...

Thank ElasticMind
Reviewed 29 November 2008

As soon as I set foot in this traveler’s haven, I immediately fell in love with the place…and the wonderful tenants! The setting – everything from the wildlife, nature, sun and beautiful beaches to the cute and inviting casitas, breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, charming Nicas and the very lovable dogs Nouchka, Maya and Chico - made my stay...

Thank cathycatMontreal
Reviewed 30 October 2008

This place is so great. Even if there's plenty of things to do around the area, i just could'nt leave this little paradise on top of the hill. The 4 beaches (max 20 minutes walk) are beautiful and exotic. It's a great place to relax and live far from touristy areas. Cheap for the comfort and classyness of the place....

Thank TiBun
Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 9 October 2008

On our first trip to Nicaragua we spent 10 days at this wonderful tiny resort. I say tiny because it only has two units (houses or casitas). We loved it! The casitas (we got to visit the other one as well) were like well laid out lofts. On one level there is a fully functional kitchen, a table for four...

Thank mich8261

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perched atop a country hill, near the village of San Juan del Sur, Las Mananitas must surely be the tiniest resort in all of Nicaragua! Two cozy cottages, a nicely designed and relaxing pool, and the owners’ house. Set alongside a dead-end country road that opens up on two magnificent beaches, Las Mananitas offers unequalled tranquility. Nestled among trees, each cabin is equipped with a deck that provides a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean and the valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Las Mananitas

Address: Camino a Majagual, San Juan del Sur J4H 3X9, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $67 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“You can't go wrong. There are casitas with all the amenities and a couple of cabinas with only a bed.”
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“Both the main casitas are wonderful. Not much to choose between them.”
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jacottet, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Both Casitas are identical.”
aandy31, 7 Dec 2011 | Read review
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