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San Simian Eco Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

San Simian is a magical retreat located in Laguna De Apoyo, where the water is crystal clear and has an average temp of 75 to 78, (lake). Daniel the owner quickly responded to all of our email questions and helped arrange last minute transportation to and from San Simian. The resort is beautifully nestled on a small hill with several...

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I needed some days off working in Nicaragua and did spend again 4 days at San Simian. The perfect place to wind down, relax and just chilling. Internet is good, food is good, cabins are good, drinks are good ... Thanks for a wonderful stay, I'll come again!

Thank lifesnice
Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Spent three nights here. The cabins had mosquito nets and open air bathrooms. There was also a key safe. Lovely location at lakeside set in garden with hammocks. We spent our days bobbing in tyres in the warm water. Breakfast and dinner in the restaurant was good. Lunch available in bar overlooking lake. Life jackets also available and kayaks. Very...

Thank traveltheworld1113
Anchorage, AK
Reviewed 1 September 2016

When planning our trip to Cost Rica and Nicaragua with our pre-teen boys and a set of their grandparents we knew that we'd need a relaxing and comfortable place to land in Nicaragua. Having traveled to Nicaragua in 2013 we knew that San Simian fit the bill and we knew that it would be fun enough for the kids and...

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Greenwich, Connecticut
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wonderful accommodations, friendly staff, good food, amazing lake and lots of fun with other guests. Two single women staying for 4 days. Other guests ranged from a young American family, single European professionals, retired Canaian and Argeninian adventure couple. All of us were happy clients.

Thank HandsIn
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had a great time at a very clean lodge on a very clean lake. The host, Daniel, made us feel like family. The food was great. The private outdoor bathrooms and showers were fun. The lake is clean and beautiful. There are no alligators or sharks in this lake.

Thank JFK913
Rolling Meadows, IL
Reviewed 8 August 2016

What a great place! I stayed for 5 nights in the Papaya bungalow which was close to the water. The housekeeping team did a wonderful job...the room was cleaned everyday and the towels/sheets smelled fresh. The wi-fi signal was strong throughout the property. The outdoor bathrooms and showers were fully enclosed which made for a unique experience. I liked that...

Thank burger77
Matagalpa, Nicaragua
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This might be our new favorite place! If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, this place is for you. There are five cabins on site overlooking a beautiful, clean lake. This is the type of place you come to unwind and stay put. There isn't anything to do within walking distance, so if you don't...

Thank theriac1216
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights in the cabin Coco in San Simian. The cabin is small, but cosy. The hotel isn't cheap compared to other hotels in Nicaragua, but it's worth its price since you pay for the fantastic location. It's situated in front of the lagoon and therefore it is the ideal place to swim, relax or to enjoy tasty...

Thank tina1886
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This wonderful hotel was our introduction to Nicaragua and did not disappoint at all. The casitas are charming with comfy beds and bed nets. The outdoor bathrooms had my daughters dancing in joy! The swimming was a highlight and the kids loved the kayaks and inner tubes. We ate all our meals at the restaurant. It was lovely to pre-order...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
San Simian is a charming Eco Lodge in the Laguna de Apoyo Dry Forest Preserve. Nestled along the water's edge, this secluded resort has private unique lodging tucked into the slope of the crater and steps from the swimming dock, hammocks and bar where guests pass the time. Guests can stay in a unique palm-roofed cottage with open air shower, private garden or terrace, eat at our full service restaurant and relax at our outdoor bar. As San Simian is equipped with a Catamaran, several Kayaks, and other water toys, activity revolves at the lake front and in the clear warm water itself, however, bird and monkey watching in the surrounding forest are also popular, and we are also located at the entrance to a great hike path that leads up the hill to the Pueblas Blancas artisan villages and the stunning Mirador at Catarina. Please Call Ahead if you would like us to arrange a massage, pedicure, Spanish lesson, guided hike, Granada or Masaya tour. ... more   less 

Additional Information about San Simian Eco Lodge

Address: 1000 metres past Apoyo Resort & SPA, La Laguna de Apoyo, Masaya, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Masaya Department > Masaya > La Laguna de Apoyo
Price Range: ₹ 3,174 - ₹ 4,534 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Also Known As:
San Simian Eco Hotel Granada
San Simian Eco Lodge Nicaragua/La Laguna De Apoyo
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Not the one nearest the kitchen as it gets noisy as soon as the staff are on site in the morning.”
macneilandjones, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the individual lodges are great. if you want, ask for one with a lake view”
Landscraper57, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“they are all lovely!”
514he, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Mango room has a bunk bed and a queen bed”
someIndianGuy, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for the outdoor bathrooms!”
JohnKotula, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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