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Ostional Road Playa Escameca - Costa Dulce, San Juan del Sur 48600 Nicaragua
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 30 hotels in San Juan del Sur
Travellers' Choice
Verdad Nicaragua is situated overlooking the beautiful sandy beach of Playa Escameca. We are on the Pacific side of Nicaragua, just north of Costa Rica and 20-25 minutes south of San Juan del Sur. Escameca is a secluded and peaceful natural setting ideal for a relaxing beach holiday. Local activities include yoga, meditation, swimming, body-boarding , SUP, surfing, trail runs, nature walks, horseback riding, zip-lining and fishing. We can arrange any of these activities as well as transportation to and from the airport. Verdad encompasses five freestanding cabins with decks overlooking the ocean and two pool rooms linked by beautifully landscaped paths. Paths also lead you to the ocean where you will find our secluded beach and bar. We serve breakfast and dinner in our open air dining area, as well as poolside. Everything we serve is prepared on site daily using the fresh local bounty. We have a 1000 square foot yoga/workout area and pool that our guests are welcome to use anytime. Amended Cancellation Policy: Since most of our guests are relying on the availability of flights from their homes to reach us in Nicaragua, we understand that your ability to fly here may change in the coming months. If you have to cancel your reservation because there are no flights from your home country to Nicaragua, we will refund 100% of your deposit. Additionally, if the Nicaraguan government closes its borders to visitors, we will refund you in full as well. Otherwise, our standard cancellation policy stands. Our Commitment to YOU: Your comfort and safety while you are staying with us at Verdad is our first priority. We are taking care to clean high touch surfaces regularly throughout the day, and your accommodation will be fully sanitized before your arrival. We've also set up additional dining areas so that you can socially distance during meals at Verdad if you wish. The Verdad Difference: All of our accommodations have private bathrooms, and private decks (with ocean views) and wide outdoor, walkways connecting them to the common areas, so you don't have to worry about passing people in hallways, or getting onto elevators at Verdad. Even when you are "inside" one of the common areas, everything is open-air, so you're never enclosed in any crowded spaces at Verdad. We're lucky to be in a secluded area that has not experienced any infections of the coronavirus, and we plan to keep it that way. As it stands now, the Nicaraguan government is requiring all visitors to have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before entry.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Walk-in shower
Private bathrooms
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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JM bastien wrote a review 8 Oct
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This was my first time in Nicaragua and I can't say enough great things about Verdad. The location is secluded however you arrive in paradise. 2 minutes walk to a quiet beach and access to top notch yoga with a view of the ocean. Verdad itself was very clean, the food was excellent and the staff went above and beyond every day. We also had surf package and it was stellar. After a few days, I was able to grab my first wave thanks to the excellent instructors. We also had the chance to paddleboard on a river and go on a beautiful hike on a reserve. When not active, we relaxed beside the pool. Looking forward to our next trip there!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: All couples have their own huts :) all of them have their advantages!
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Response from , Owner at Verdad Nicaragua
Responded 1 week ago
Great to hear that you enjoyed the Surf package. It's a fun combination of activity and chill. Next time you will be dropping in on some bigger waves for sure.
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pczb wrote a review Apr 2020
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Hotel's Favourite
As we just landed from Nicaragua back to our normal lives, Verdad has just become our second home. And it has felt like it for our entire stay. I would not have enough characters here to tell all about it, all about how grateful we are after spending three life-changing weeks at Verdad. Strange times - we were blocked in the country because of co-vid and were the last clients at the hotel. Marc and his unique team treated us like family, took care of us, shared and surfed so much with us everyday. Ocean views, food, interior design, yoga studio at sunrise, sound healing sessions, swimming pool, massages, surfing, pristine beaches, every single detail was perfect and felt like paradise on earth. « Nica times » they say .. Time stops at Verdad. In fact our experience made us reconsider the way we saw our speedy routines. Brought us back to the simple things that matter the most. Essential things we often forget in our "western societies". We simply reconnected with ourselves, with each other and our environment. Architecturally and aesthetically speaking, it feels like the hotel was designed for the sole purpose to unwind and feel so much freedom. We woke up every morning with a true feeling of blessing and wellness. We have traveled and lived abroad quite a lot, but this place is just MAGIC. We can’t thank enough this amazing, dedicated team. We already miss your smiles, kindness and love. Marc, we can't thank you enough !
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Information a, Owner at Verdad Nicaragua
Responded 9 Apr 2020
The upside of difficult times is when the circumstance brings out the best in people. Along with amazing team and spectacular setting guests like yourselves are what make Verdad magical. The Verdad family were lucky to pass this time with you. More smiles , waves, food and drink to come when we see you again.
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SW wrote a review Sep 2021
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There are no words that can quite express what a special experience it was to escape to this hidden gem. It truly is something you have to experience for yourself to get it. A sanctuary submerged totally in nature that helped us disconnect digitally and reset and recharge entirely. To wake up naturally to the beautiful pastel sunrises every morning.. and to fall asleep to the sound of the crashing waves… there is never a full moment… howler monkeys swinging about picking fruit from the trees, the dance of the butterflies.. Verdad is your get away to nature’s wonders. We are so grateful to have been looked after by such a wonderful team at Verdad. It was such a pleasure getting to know everyone. We have gotten rather attached and truly grateful for all the warmth and care shared and shown by all. Thank you for making us feel a part of the family during our stay. Last but not least, a shout out to our surf coaches and classes are a must. Our coaches were knowledgeable, responsible and encouraging. Surf theory was fantastic, the video playbacks were a great addition that allowed us to understand what had to be improved in a much more visually digestible and straight forward way. We felt very supported the whole time and truly did not want to leave the ocean by the end of our trip. Counting down to our return to this little slice of heaven.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from , Owner at Verdad Nicaragua
Responded 3 weeks ago
How to respond but to say SWEET, come back soon! The Verdad family will welcome your return.
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Jessica M wrote a review Aug 2021
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Absolutely Amazing!! Visiting this jungle-laden community was a once in a lifetime experience. Everyone we interacted with was more than pleasant and eager to help with anything we needed. Wesley and Junior went above and beyond arranging anything we requested from rides to the beach, to scheduling any activity we were interested in. The freshly squeezed juice every morning was only outdone by the food itself. Elena and Heidi prepared each meal with care, fresh ingredients and local flavors that never failed to have our mouths watering. The pool area and honor bar were a match made in heaven as anytime we wanted to enjoy a local Toña by the pool, it was never more than a footstep away. The refreshing pool has a wonderful view of the ocean to enjoy while occasionally gazing at the monkeys in the trees above. As if that wasn’t enough, the rooms and amenities are unmatched. The scene from the cabin’s 3 panel sliding glass door was something special to behold. The yoga shala/gym was one of the most serene environments your mind could concoct. The area grants you access to a near private beach with excellent waves, perfect temperatures, and a locally run beach bar with refreshing drinks and tasty snacks. We are completely thrilled with every aspect of our stay here and we cannot wait until we can come back to paradise. There is so much more we could say about our visit that would still not do it justice. The only way to grasp the complete picture of Verdad Nicaragua is to truly experience it for yourself!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Evelyn S wrote a review Aug 2021
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My first time traveling to Nicaragua and Wesley and his amazing team at the hotel made my 9-day stay such a wonderful experience that it will certainly not be the last. Waking up every morning in the tastefully furnished and decorated casita to a beautiful ocean view and the sound of the waves is what travelers’ dreams are made of. The breakfast and dining area as well as the hotel pool and gym (all of which were super clean, as were the casitas and rooms) are also overlooking the ocean - not that the food or drinks would need any additional picturesque backdrops to stand out: everything was perfectly cooked with fresh, local organic produce and adapted to our various dietary restrictions (with our group of friends we covered the full range from vegan to vegetarian over to pescatarian) and varying, delicious dishes on a daily basis for both breakfast and dinner. Honorable mentions also for Wesley’s margarita skills 👌🏼 During our stay, we did a 7-day surf camp with Wesley and Miguel, which consisted of daily surf theory including video analysis, and practical surf lessons. A first time surfer, I was extremely impressed with my progress over these few days, all thanks to both Wesley and Miguel’s fantastic coaching skills and professionalism. Moreover, the surfing lessons allowed us to discover various beautiful beaches in the area (Playa Escameca, Playa Hermosa, El Remanzo) all within driving range from 5 minutes - 20 minutes with the hotel team taking care of the rides. No matter what activities we had in mind for this trip (be it horseback riding in the jungle, massages, fun nights out in San Juan del Sur, a day trip out to the Laguna de Apoyo), Wesley and his fantastic team went above and beyond to make every single one happen and for us to have an unforgettable experience. A big thank you to all for your amazing work and positive energy throughout our entire stay, I loved every minute of it and will be back, hopefully sooner rather than later!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from , Owner at Verdad Nicaragua
Responded 15 Aug 2021
Thanks so much, the Verdad family from our chefs to drivers all put their hearts in making all our guests stay special. Glad you got to experience both our semi private beach, Playa Escameca as well as our surrounding breaks. I do though believe Junior makes a better margarita then Wesley. Nest time try Junior's passion fruit Marg!
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US$73 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NicaraguaRivas DepartmentSan Juan del Sur
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Frequently Asked Questions about Verdad Nicaragua
Which popular attractions are close to Verdad Nicaragua?
Nearby attractions include Playa Hermosa (4.5 km), La Flor Beach Natural Reserve (4.0 km), and Playa el Coco (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Verdad Nicaragua?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Verdad Nicaragua?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Verdad Nicaragua?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Verdad Nicaragua?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Verdad Nicaragua have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Verdad Nicaragua offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Verdad Nicaragua?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Verdad Nicaragua have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.