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Rancho Cecilia Nicaragua

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our stay at Rancho Cecilia was just wanted we needed after staying the week prior in the bustling city centers of Granada and Leon. It was perfectly peaceful, and we loved hearing the sounds of the jungle all night and the monkeys overhead. Also, having the kitchen to cook was superb, and was a quick walk to restaurants and a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

clean and tidy, in the nature big time so don't stay if youre scared of the creepy crawlys. Highly recommend staying here. Affordable, in between all the great beaches but far enough away for a real chilled experience. 3 nights wasn't enough. Only thing is a wish they had an ecopool so you could chill after a sweaty day at...

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

We rented one of the Jungle Cabanas, and it was perfect for the two of us. Very simple, but everything we needed - knowing we didn't need a lot! There are two cabanas adjacent to each other in one structure. The second unit wasn't rented during our stay, and I often wondered if I would have enjoyed it as much...

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Koh Tao, Thailand
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We originally booked the Casita for a month and loved it so much we stayed for another month. Liz and Scott were super helpful and friendly, the Casita has everything you need for a peaceful and relaxed holiday. As you come up the driveway, you know you have made the right decision. Surrounded by bush, with monkeys, squirrels, birds and...

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Thank Lucy J
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Liz and Scott's place is quite amazing for those looking for something more quiet and secluded. Everything was as advertised, and the cabanas and ranch itself are very cool. San Juan del Sur and Playas Maderas are still close enough if you want to get out for a bit, but the ranch enough away from the overcrowded touristy spots. Overall,...

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Thank Elliot W
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Our small casita was 10 km outside of San Juan Del Sur and perfect for a quiet getaway. What did we do for 3 weeks in the jungle you ask? Absolutely nothing. And it was just what we needed. Apart from cooking, and doing the dishes; the two of us laid around in hammocks with a good book, spent the...

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2Thank Cody C
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Our stay at Rancho Cecilia was very good! The amenities were great and so were the hosts and staff ! Sometimes electricity ran out because of the sun powered houses but it came back to normal during the day. A very good local food and not so expensive restaurant is just 10 min walk and the beaches are about 30...

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3Thank camirandjuliane
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This was the very first place we stayed at after arriving in Nicaragua. Liz the owner had helped us set up transportation from the airport and was super accommodating in making sure we made it there. We, a group of three friends, rented out one of the cabanas and it was the perfect set up for us. This place is...

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2Thank Émilie M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 16 April 2016

I would highly recommend Rancho Cecilia to anyone looking to find a nice quiet getaway. It's nestled away in the jungle away from the hustle and bustle of SJDS. There's a great convenience store and beautiful beaches nearby. Liz and Scott are gracious, welcoming and accommodating hosts. Liz made the best burrito I've ever had complete with homemade falafel! The...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Myself and boyfriend Nick travelled to Rancho Cecilia for a surf trip towards the end of last year. After lots of research we decided to stay with Scott and Liz for the whole of our month long trip using it as a base when visiting a few other spots. Scott and Liz are great hosts, very accommodating, welcoming and took...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bienvenidos a Rancho Cecilia, with everything for your Playa Maderas, tropical beach or surf vacation in San Juan del Sur. Wake to the sounds of the howler monkeys in the trees. Enjoy your morning coffee with the woodland birds. Then, head on down to the beach for a day of surfing, warm water and world class waves! Come and spend some time with us on your vacation and enjoy our slice of paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Cecilia Nicaragua

Address: Las Marias, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur 84092, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur > Playa Maderas
Price Range: RM151 - RM283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“We stayed in the casita and it was nice to have a separate bedroom for a long stay but the cabanas are great too.”
 of 5 bubbles lucyj144, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“quiet getaway from busy and loud San Juan del Sur”
 of 5 bubbles camirandjuliane, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the cabin closest to the house, the first one up the road. it was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles AndiSharma, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“We checked out all 3, they were all great.”
 of 5 bubbles thcolorado, 13 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We had the family cabin that slept 4, fan worked well for sleeping, the ranch is solar powered so lighting is minimal but sufficient.”
 of 5 bubbles Brenda300, 9 Feb 2015 | Read review
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