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Magnific Rock Hotel
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

Our group arrived later in the evening, so waking up to the incredible view from our apartment balcony was such a surprise! Definitely recommend getting one of the apartments if it is in your budget. The A/C even works (you know how exciting this is if you've been to Nicaragua before)!

The surf break out in front of the hotel is great! We had a few beginners and a few intermediate surfers with us and everyone was able to catch some waves. The only downside was that there weren't very many long boards to choose from. Not sure if they were just all checked out by the time we got there but something to keep in mind if you come during busy season.

The food was fantastic (woohoo for more options than rice and beans!) and service was friendly. A bit pricey for Nicaragua, but so delicious that it was worth it.

Magnific Rock is on our list of places to come back to!

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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

The view is, as expected, absolutely breathtaking. The location in terms of surfing could not be better, and is suitable for a variety of surfing levels. I was a beginner, and had a few great lessons with Eroll, who we were told was the best surf teacher in town.
The food is expensive for Nicaraguan standards, but is absolutely delicious and well worth paying more. We were lucky enough to have Thanksgiving dinner here, cooked by the incredible Austrian chef. Service was very attentive, with particular credit to Robin who was wonderful.
We stayed in $20 a night dorm room which is frankly incredibly good value for money.

Stayed: November 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed in one of the ranchos and the view is absolutely worth it. The proximity and sound of the waves is really soothing and relaxing. Perfect place to spend the holidays. Although I did find it a bit pricey for what they offer. The room is simple, needs some repairs, as the door didn't work and bed sheets appear a bit over used. Also I would recommend hanging some curtains to have a bit more privacy and keep the sun out.

Stayed: December 2015
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Reviewed 15 November 2015

Stayed here five days in November with a couple of friends. Hotel and restaurant staff are amazing, and the restaurant food is very good. Tried burgers, tacos, pasta, fish etc and enjoyed all of it. Please try the brownie dessert as well, absolutly fantastic!

The restaurant is located at the very peak overlooking the magnific rock and the ocean. You can spot the neaby surfs from here.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

well worth the little bit extra you pay to stay or eat here, as the service and quality is exceptional..... perfectly positioned between santanas and popoyo, so great access to the waves... very comfortable restaurant and bar, perched high on the hill, fish burger is amaze balls.... as is the big breakfast

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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Magnific Rock Hotel

Address: End of the road to Playa Popoyo, Popoyo, Tola, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Tola > Popoyo
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 15 Speciality Lodging in Popoyo
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Popoyo, on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Nicaragua, Magnific Rock offers guests a unique, inspirational experience. We have a variety of accommodation options, restaurant and bar, 270-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, yoga, surf, wellness spa, pool, outdoor activities and more! Come relax, unwind and discover an enchanting getaway like no other. ... more   less 

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