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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Amazing place to chill out in a hammock! The views are amazing, as is the relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
We went the cheap accommodation option ($20 a room, with breakfast!) and it was very basic - but when you spend all day out and about, all you need is a bed. Some of the mattresses were a little thin/worn, but my bed was fine!
Food in the restaurant was fantastic - the included breakfast was a great start to the day.
Would definitely recommend this place - although getting there is an adventure in itself (unless you have your own car).

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

unbelievable location - perched on top of a rock headland that overlooks an awesome rock structure known as 'the submarine' that extends 100m into the sea. This submaine shaped rock creates some great right breaks off the fornt and provides a protected left known as 'beginners bay' for the inexperienced surfers. Magnific Rock is the only hotel with views of the legendary 'popoyo outer reef' - a massive barrelling left. Youtube it and you'll see what i mean.
Apart from the locale and views, the hotel was clean, the food great and very well priced and the atmosphere friendly (this was by far the best place to enjoy a sunset drink in the entire area - not bad nightlife either).

Room Tip: dorm rooms were fin but if you are not budget concious or are travelling with a friend - i would grab an appartment for a little bit extra - they were about $50usd per night from memory.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank chae r
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

I came for a day and stayed for over two weeks. This comes close to being paradise. Great waves and a beautiful location. As it's off the beaten path the place is quiet and very friendly. Sunset at the bar is unmissable.

Room Tip: There are five dorms. Each had two bunks and one single bed. The best is the single bed as they are almost directly under the fan. Alternatively bring a hammock and string it up outside the dorm for cool ocean breezes and sweet dreams.
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Thank travellingrichie
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Shangri-La in Nicaragua. This hotel is situated on an amazing piece of property. Surf breaks galore, sunsets to enjoy, views views views! Food is fantastic and the service is muy bueno! We had fresh lobster one night that I still dream about. The lounge/bar/restaurant is perched on a little piece of heaven, with open air windows to view the surf ,views and sunsets. This place has only been opened less than a year. Try to get here before the secret is out. We stayed in one of the self contained apartments. Views out the wing-wang. The fitness center is provided by mother nature herself -run, walk or do yoga on the beach, surf in the pristine waves. Prices are super reasonable. You won't want to leave.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank SoCalEye
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

It is difficult to describe how wonderful Magnific Rock is, the location is unbeatable, with beaches all around you and panoramic views of the ocean. Although I don't surf its seems like surfers paradise, even I could see that. The dorm rooms are very comfortable and clean but you won't be spending too much time there as the common area is where you will spend most of your time when your not on the beach. There are plenty of hammocks to catch a snooze in or you can be more social at the bar and enjoy happy hour :)

The food is wonderful, fresh and flavorful. The staff are all wonderful and always ready to have some fun. Go for a few days and you'll end up staying a few weeks !

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carlandcaro
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