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La Jolla de Guasacate

Astillero Road, Del Puente Nahualapa, Las Salinas Nicaragua
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 21/02/23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/02/23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Las Salinas
Stylish clubhouse, restaurant, two large pools, 20 room boutique hotel, and three 3 bedroom luxury rental homes. La Jolla Hotel is the gem of the Popoyo/Guasacate surf area. Services include a spa with masseuses, two pools, sky bar and full restaurant.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Horseback riding
Highchairs available
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room types
Family rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Alxco wrote a review Jun 2019
Costa Mesa, California23 contributions
This stunning resort is hands down THE finest in the Tola/Rivas area. The architecture is well layed out with terraced villas creating privacy yet immediate access to the pool, dining, sky bar and events center. The grounds are immaculately manicured, colorful and a delightful compliment to the aforementioned amenities. As to the rooms/villas, they consist of thoughtfully decorated furniture and earthtones that compliment the exterior landscape. Intelligently located at a hilltop elevation, there is a constant breeze which keeps things cool on the outside and to my amazement, very few bugs for this part of the world. The dining and culinary experience is amongst the best I have experienced in Central America. Coffee is on early AM for quick starts to fun filled days. The massage center services were a welcome relief after long days in the sun. After an afternoon siesta, yoga sessions topped off the days activities. This resort is located in the Popoyo area with world class surf & beaches a short distance away. Access via boat rides to world class beaches/breaks OR via vehicular transportation makes each day a different adventure to be experienced. Access to this part of the Central America is either Managua OR thru Liberia, Costa Rica. Airport transfers are a breeze from single to 12 person groups. During rainy season, the hilltop location offers spectacular viewing of distant lighting storms. The local people were humble, friendly and a pleasure to interact with. I travel quite a bit to Costa Rica, Mainland Mexico and Cuba but always find myself going back to Nicaragua.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: All rooms have unique locations/aspects
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Mark wrote a review May 2019
Prescott, Arizona1 contribution
This is a beautiful facility. The restaurant and pools are well designed with some views of the ocean, salt flats and mountains. The food is good and reasonably priced. Personnel are great. Great place to stay in the Popoyo, Guasacate area. There are new owners and they are developing staff. This is a nice, safe facility in a rural area.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jay Towers wrote a review Apr 2019
Managua, Nicaragua186 contributions64 helpful votes
We just recently finished our Honeymoon at La Jolla and let me tell you that It wasn’t what I though it will be. a Bee Nest on the Pool!! Bad Management!! No TV service on rooms!! No Beach!! Way Out of the Forbidden Path!! To mention a few. Excellent Bed. First Class!!! Good Size Rooms. Wooden Floor. Excellent Air Conditioner. Tania on the front desk was very Helpful. Nothing compare to the Manager Jimmy who needs to practice/take CRM class. Maybe the shoe is to big for him!!!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Jay B wrote a review Mar 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina14 contributions8 helpful votes
First, I want to preface this review with the following information. Shortly after checking into the hotel, I experienced a medical emergency. As a healthcare professional I was experiencing rapid onset of symptoms consistent with a torn retina. Indeed, upon emergency transport by plane back to Cima hospital in Liberia followed by an ambulance ride to Cima hospital Escazu and emergency laser surgery to seal closed two tears in my retina. Surgery was on a Sunday in Alajuela. Not exactly the way to finish off a vacation. I live full time in Costa Rica and am building a house there but have not yet received residency. As such, I am required to leave the country every 90 days for a period of 3 days. On this occasion, I visited Granada for 2 days then based on reviews I read headed to LaJolla de Guasacate. I am used to rural places having spent many months in remote areas of Costa Rica. I arrived at the hotel on a Saturday around noon and unfortunately was escorted into a room below the value of which I had reserved. Very nice modern room. No complaints. Just not the one I booked. I went outside to see what view I had. No view of any ocean. A few hills but NO ocean. Ten minutes later I receive a knock on the door from the front desk person who said he gave me the wrong room. Ok. Now off to the queen double studio room with kitchenette. Nice room. But. No closet to hang my clothes and no dresser to put my clothes in. Seemed a bit odd so I went outside to find the view. Nowhere could I see the ocean! My points are these and please form your own opinions. When people say breathtaking views from all rooms, please confirm all rooms have such views. I have a breathtaking view from my home in Costa Rica that faces the ocean. I expected the same based on fotos and reviews. I do assume the food is excellent as the facility was new and immaculate. And the staff immediately checked me out and called me a taxi so I could get the last flight out of the airport due to my vision loss. Thank you as a retinal tear is a severe medical emergency that if left unchecked can quickly lead to a detached retina and blindness. Please note that one should consider this area in Nicaragua Beyond Remote. I have lived in such areas before. If you are expecting to be able to walk down the block and get a few eggs and milk then quickly change plans. If you are desiring a very remote location where you plan to get a ride to a very secluded beach, return to dinner at your cozy little corner restaurant and repeat these activities for a week you will be in heaven. But if your room has a view of the back of the restaurant please also include that in your eview so others read your review will not be disappointed. DrJay
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
julieaj8 wrote a review Mar 2018
Atlanta, Georgia3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a fantastic stay! The staff was incredibly attentive and the management was available and hands on. The facilities were beautiful and emaculate. The views were breathtaking. Cannot wait to visit again!
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Jolla de Guasacate
Which popular attractions are close to La Jolla de Guasacate?
Nearby attractions include Popoyo Beach (1.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Jolla de Guasacate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at La Jolla de Guasacate?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at La Jolla de Guasacate?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at La Jolla de Guasacate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Jolla de Guasacate?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Finca y el Mar, Magnific Rock Café, and Nicawaves.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Jolla de Guasacate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a yoga room during their stay.
Does La Jolla de Guasacate have an airport shuttle?
Yes, La Jolla de Guasacate offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does La Jolla de Guasacate offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Jolla de Guasacate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.