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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 20/10/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Verdad Nicaragua
Updated 20/10/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 29 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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Kana H wrote a review Jul 2021
San Francisco, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
I came to Verdad two years ago for a weeklong surf camp, and was thrilled to come back--this time with my family in tow. Wesley is an expert instructor. The combination of surf theory, video review and personalized attention in the water WILL improve your skills. I am an intermediate and worked on turning and timing, while my family of beginners (ages 28, 31, & 63) were all catching green waves by the end of the week. The staff at Verdad is warm, friendly and made us feel at home. Junior was so helpful in scheduling massages, coordinating snacks and offering rides to the beach. The food--expertly cooked by Heidi, Elena and Gloria--is incredible! They made sure to adapt for allergies, or our favorites (like plantains). I can't wait for our next trip to Verdad!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Marc Schultz, Owner at Verdad Nicaragua
Responded 2 weeks ago
Kana, we are so glad you brought the family and they got to experience the Verdad Surf School. Our team really enjoyed your family and we hope to see you all back at Verdad. Next visit you and Wes will be working on cutbacks for you!!
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pczb wrote a review Apr 2020
5 contributions
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 09 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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Marissa wrote a review Jul 2021
Costa Mesa, California4 contributions
This place is simply magical. It feels as though you are in a modern 5 star tree house over looking the rainforest and on top of that, the service is impeccable. They are at your beck and call with whatever you need - a ride to the beach, a smoothie, a towel, a mojito, a massage, an adventure etc. They take such great care of you and to top it off, the food is unbelievable. It feels as though you have your own personal chefs the entire trip. I would not stay anywhere else in Nicaragua. They immerse you in the culture and educate you on the nature including the animals, insects and marine life. It's an amazing experience and I will definitely come back on multiple occasions. Wesley and Junior take such great care of their guests and the chefs are unbelievable. Come enjoy and truly relax.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: all the rooms have ocean views
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Response from Information atVerdad, Owner at Verdad Nicaragua
Responded 2 weeks ago
Being a small hotel allows us to provide an individual experience for each guest. Thanks for recognizing the care we take to help support a memorable vacation while at Verdad. Hasta Pronto
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Kipp Hammon wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
Our family went for Surf Camp but it was so much more. The casitas are cozy with great views and the food was excellent. Best of all we got to know the staff and learn a little Spanish. Learning to surf with Wesley was challenging but fun
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Information atVerdad, Owner at Verdad Nicaragua
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wes the "Surf Professor " is about as good as it gets in combining the extra push to get you to the next level with confidence and skill . Glad you and the family enjoyed Verdad and our surf school. See you next time for a tune up in the water.
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Shei y Carlos wrote a review Jul 2021
Chicago, Illinois6 contributions
Delightful and outstanding experience. La Verdad exceeded our expectations. It is like a 4 star hotel in the middle of the mountain with beautiful ocean views, a river that flows into the ocean where you can paddle board, a stunning beach where you can learn how to surf with a experienced, local, profesional surf teacher called Wesley who will make you feel safe and will teach you all about surfing with compassion and patience. We had the best fine, fresh, organic gourmet cuisine by two talented chefs Heidi and Eleina. The gorgeous, immaculate casitas have the most ravishing and relaxing views, we also had the best massage we ever had, by massage therapists Octavia and Magaly who will make you feel so relaxed you will need extra time to get your mind/body ready to walk out of the cute little cottage with ocean views, soft music and lavender scented incense that will make you doubt if you are in Heaven, they also have also the most breathtaking Yoga shala you will ever see in the world. La Verdad has a trail to the beach that will give you a good 20 mins of a nice hike too, you can do all of this and/or relax in a peaceful, unspoiled, tropical paradise with the comforts of an upscale hotel Every person we met at La Verdad were compassionate conscious, ecologically oriented, with the bigger sweetest smiles, they made us feel so welcomed, like family! We truly had the time of our lives. I cannot address enough about the sweetness of everyone and everything at La Verdad Costa Dulce. I am so grateful this place exists. Visit them! ❤️🇳🇮
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Marc Schultz, Owner at Verdad Nicaragua
Responded 3 weeks ago
Wow we can't say anything but MUCHAS GRACIAS and welcome to the Verdad family!
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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.