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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Our group arrived later in the evening, so waking up to the incredible view from our apartment balcony was such a surprise! Definitely recommend getting one of the apartments if it is in your budget. The A/C even works (you know how exciting this is if you've been to Nicaragua before)! The surf break out in front of the hotel...

Thank 77ljb
Reviewed 17 December 2015

The view is, as expected, absolutely breathtaking. The location in terms of surfing could not be better, and is suitable for a variety of surfing levels. I was a beginner, and had a few great lessons with Eroll, who we were told was the best surf teacher in town. The food is expensive for Nicaraguan standards, but is absolutely delicious...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed in one of the ranchos and the view is absolutely worth it. The proximity and sound of the waves is really soothing and relaxing. Perfect place to spend the holidays. Although I did find it a bit pricey for what they offer. The room is simple, needs some repairs, as the door didn't work and bed sheets appear a...

Thank pjcc8
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Stayed here five days in November with a couple of friends. Hotel and restaurant staff are amazing, and the restaurant food is very good. Tried burgers, tacos, pasta, fish etc and enjoyed all of it. Please try the brownie dessert as well, absolutly fantastic! The restaurant is located at the very peak overlooking the magnific rock and the ocean. You...

Thank Per G
Reviewed 3 November 2015

well worth the little bit extra you pay to stay or eat here, as the service and quality is exceptional..... perfectly positioned between santanas and popoyo, so great access to the waves... very comfortable restaurant and bar, perched high on the hill, fish burger is amaze balls.... as is the big breakfast

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Queensbury, New York, United States
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We came up to have dinner and see the sunset. We had lobster for dinner and it was excellent. It was petty quiet - not a lot of people around. Staff was professional and service good. The view of the sunset was beautiful. Well worth the drive to see it. There's couches you can sit outside with a cold beer...

Thank labs-rule37
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We only ate dinner at restaurant and enjoyed our food and the great views. I would recommend dinner at sunset, staff was friendly and I did look at the apartment and it seemed nice but could not rate since I did not stay.

Thank Michelle52024
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Reviewed 4 September 2015

A group of surfer friends and I stayed just down the road at Nicawaves.com and spent every evening we could watching the sunsets here at Mag Rock. Full bar and restaurant, property sits high up on a point with Popoyo outer reef and Santana's surf spots nearby. Waves were huge! Views are amazing. Upstairs restaurant with downstairs disco/bar with pool...

Thank Will T
jack r, Guest Relations Manager at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! So happy you enjoyed our incredible space and hope you can stay with us next time! Cheers!

Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Perfect spot to check the waves and have a beautiful view all around. Staff are really nice. The apartment rooms are a little tired and basic but overall good. Unfortunately the room was not ready for a hour upon checkin but I would still highly recommend staying here. Close walk to Popoyo main surf break and beginners bay for the...

Thank Robert S
jack r, Guest Relations Manager at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Robert! We are so happy you had a good experience with us. We are working hard to keep our customer service at a high level! Yes our apartments are simple and functional but you can't beat the view! We are currently constructing new apartments that we are sure will WOW you! Come back and check...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

After spending three days on the jungle island of Ometepe, I was ready for some respite. We took a cab after getting off the ferry that was 90 minutes along rough dirt roads until we arrived at the oasis of Magnific Rock. The beautiful hostel overlooks the ocean upon its perch high above playa Popoyo. You are treated with friendly...

Thank Dan B
jack r, Public Relations Manager at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy you loved our magical place as much as we do!

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Popoyo, Nicaragua – a global tourist destination and home to Magnific Rock. Located along the beautiful Emerald Coast, our hotel offers guests an exclusive, inspirational and remarkable experience providing the modern traveler with a variety of accommodation options, a restaurant and bar, 270-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, yoga, surf outdoor activities and more! Come and see one of the most spectacular rock and land formations in all of Nicaragua; relax, unwind and discover an enchanting getaway like no other. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Magnific Rock

Address: End of the road to Playa Popoyo, Popoyo, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Popoyo
Number of rooms: 12
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