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Empalme a Las Playas

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 25 October 2011

My wife and I married and spent part of our honeymoon at Empalme a Las Playas. We loved it. While in San Juan del Sur, we wanted to get away from town, and experience some of the natural wonders of Nicaragua. We found them, a short 20 minute drive away. Even though it is so close to town, it is...

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Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Reviewed 27 September 2011

Maderas is one of our favorite areas in Nicaragua. We have traveled extensively through Nicaragua and Central America, but we tend to travel to this area often. We have stayed at several of the hotels in this area, and Empalme quickly made it's way to the top of our list of places to stay in Nicaragua. Not only is the...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 September 2011

The imfamous Roy & Karen. Even before we got there Karen made sure everything would be to our liking via email and when we got there Roy was there to greet us and hand us an ice cold Victoria in welcome. You immediately felt as if you were visiting a favorite Aunt and Uncle in a heavenly oasis replete with...

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Reviewed 8 September 2011

As a repeat offender as a guest of the Empalme the Goldman hospitality never ceases to surprise me. The location can not be beat, near beautiful beaches that offer ice cold Tona's for surfers, swimmers or just admirer's of nature at her finest. The Empalme provides all you'll need, books, games, thirst quenching cocktails, wonderful company & entertainment. Swinging in...

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Canoga Park
Reviewed 2 September 2011

Roy and karen are a lot of fun and cook great meals! We played games, went down to Maderas and Marsella beach and did the canopy tour(zip lining) and horseback riding near by. We can't wait to see them again! Much Love, Matt and Ana

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Cariari, Costa Rica
Reviewed 24 July 2011

Roy and Karen are great hosts, fun, friendly people, and they've got a wonderful place. We stayed three nights and they made us feel like we were at home. I got a flat tire on my trip to Empalme and when I arrived Roy and his staff helped me put the spare on. They also helped me find a place...

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Granada, Nicaragua
Reviewed 15 July 2011

We spent 2 nights at Emplame and wished it had been 2 weeks. Roy and Karen made every minute perfect.They introduced us to Las Marias a Nica restaurant that served the best seafood I have ever had in the San Juan area .We could walk to the bathing beach and a 5 minute drive to the surfing beach. 15 minutes...

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Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 20 June 2011

Wireless Internet as advertised on website? Nope. Dinner as advertised on website and in emails from hosts? Nope. I guess we pulled the short straw when it came to our stay. We decided to stay here based on all of the great reviews, but were left disappointed. The hosts were on their own vacation and left their operation to a...

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monteverde
Reviewed 20 June 2011

We had a wonderful time at Empalme with kids (I travelled with my two daughters, 8 and 11) and then later just with my brothers (40s and 50s). Empalme was out of the way from San Juan, but that is it's real attraction for us. Fifteen minutes by car from San Juan, it's situated at the intersection where two roads...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 May 2011

My two brothers and I just got back from a trip to Nicaragua. We had met at Empalma a Las Palmas for a night before we were to travel South to another village for the bulk of the trip. Our short time at Empalma was great and we were sad to go. We took a taxi ride to our 'destination'...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A true nature lover and beach goer treat. Spacious and quiet bamboo cabanas sitting in the jungle canopy above the river showcasing howler monkeys and many varieties of birds and wildlife. Within walking distance of Playa Marsella and Playa Maderas, said to be one of the best surf breaks in Nicaragua. A great place to relax, surf, trek and enjoy the natural beauty that is Nicaragua. We are as close to a nature reserve/eco lodge as can be without going through all the legalities to get the "stamp" of approval. Enjoy personal service and feel like you are at your home away from home. Offering personal service and satisfaction! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Empalme a Las Playas

Address: 1/2 c N. al Empalme a las Playas Maderas y Playa Marsella | Left Before the Road Splits to Playas Marsella and Maderas, Playa Marsella, San Juan del Sur 00011, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur > Playa Marsella
Price Range: ₹ 4,434 - ₹ 5,798 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Empalme a Las Playas Hotel San Juan Del Sur
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“All rooms are great! Depends on the size of your party/family. Karen will help you figure it out, and direct you to the right room.”
 of 5 bubbles KTSUenami, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Any room you get will be great.”
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 of 5 bubbles cplara, 19 Jun 2015 | Read review
“I think they're all pretty good but just ask what's available.”
 of 5 bubbles dandeut, 14 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The cabana we stayed in was large enough for a family of four.”
 of 5 bubbles markbR686CR, 1 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Give all your concerns, especially if you have children, to Karen. She'll just take care of you.”
 of 5 bubbles WendyLauWong, 31 Mar 2014 | Read review
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