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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department

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Justin E
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3 reviews
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“Awesome location, sunsets, botanical garden and perfect beach access”
Reviewed 24 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Dunia is a walking legend in the San Juan del Sur area.
Im convinced of this because at the mention of her name a pickup truck on its way to Maderas offered a ride to Casa Dunia.

Casa Dunia is a slice of paradise, located right along the Maderas beach, famous for its perfect break. The home is on a slight hill so it overlooks a strip of jungle before leading to a magnificent long stretch of beach with a couple of friendly bars for drinks and music. The rooms are made with beautiful locally sourced wood and the screened-in porches makes you feel like you are floating among the trees. Dunia is an expert surfer/teacher, provides options for massages and sells unique handmade jewelry. The rooms are fully equipped and just feel so peaceful, everything about the place leaves you feeling connected to nature. If you are interested in supporting local entrepreneurs, Dunia is your lady.
Overall the place is magnificent and full of positive energy. Highly recommend it over the other tourist heavy hostals/hotel options.

Tips: Be sure to stop by the Pali (like a central american walmart) before entering the road to Maderas beach to stock up on supplies for food and drink. Once you are at Dunia's by the Maderas beach you will not want to leave. Later in the evening, once the Madera beach bars have closed, there are sometimes bonfires on the beach.

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sunslope
Seattle, Washington
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“Fantastic stay at Dunia's”
Reviewed 29 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Dunia is a lovely , awesome host. Her generosity, humor, kindness, and positive energy is infectious. She is a woman of strength and talent who not only runs this gem of a hide away Air B'n B, but who also does massage and teaches surfing. Our son had the privilege in taking a lesson from her, and by the end of it , he was standing on the board surfing the waves ( huge smile on his face). Our place had a well equipped kitchen, a spacious bedroom and living room with great flow of ocean air coming in the windows. The outdoor patio has a hammock which was my favorite spot. We also were able to use the outdoor grill to cook up a fantastic steak. This was our favorite place in Nicaragua. We hope to go back and visit Dunia one day and stay at this wonderful gem of a place. Thank you Dunia, You ROCK

Travelling group: Teenagers
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Robert W
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay at Dunia's”
Reviewed 17 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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My wife, son, and I were lucky enough to book a four day stay at Dunia"s. This woman is amazing! She not only rents out two seperate units in here home but she provides massage services, surfing lessons, and has some handmade crafts. She is extremly helpful and was over the top kind to us. She is a very busy woman so having her join us for diner obe night was a treat. Her place is located close to the beach (behind the yellow house) and you can stop to rent a surf board for the day on your walk to the beach. When it is meal time there is a wonderful older Nicaraguan couple that serves up a huge plate of food for under $5. It was the best deal on the beach.

If you have an opportunity.to stay here ...DO! The place was beautiful and worth every Cordoba!

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ometepe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best location & amenities near the beach!”
Reviewed 23 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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My husband and I had the pleasure to Stay at casa Dunia for a few nights in early March, and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to travel to Playa Madaras. The rooms are suitable for 2 - 4 people, and are comfortable.
We stayed in the downstairs room and enjoyed the outside patio and BBQ area daily. The room is spacious, has a kitchen, living room, private bathroom and is outfitted with all you need.
Dunia speaks both English and Spanish making it easy for her guests to get information on the area. In addition she answered all my questions thoroughly via email prior to our arrival, so we really knew what to expect.
One of the best part is the location, as they are only a couple of minutes walk from the beach, a few restaurants surf board and motorbike rentals. Dunia also offers massage services - and that was amazing! A real treat for only $35 x hour.. Happy travels!
Thank you Dunia for a lovely stay, Sheri

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