About This Listing
If you're looking for a place to feel at home when you're far from home, Casa Ariki is it! Located only three blocks from the bay of San Juan del Sur, this cozy guest house offers private rooms with fan or air conditioning, cable TV and WiFi.
Casa Ariki has five private rooms with beds for up to 17 people. Each room is equipped with cable TV, a ceiling fan and an air conditioning unit. Bed sheets and towels are provided. Details on our rooms are as follows:
Room #1: Queen bed, two bunk beds. Private bathroom. 6 people maximum.
Room #2: King bed. Shared bathroom. 2 people maximum.
Room #3: Queen bed, twin bed. Shared bathroom. 3 people maximum.
Room #4: Queen bed, bunk bed. Shared bathroom. 4 people maximum.
Room #5: Queen bed. Private bathroom. 2 people maximum.
Guests have access to the living area, the balcony and hammock areas on the 2nd floor and use of the kitchen.
Casa Ariki is located only 2.5 blocks from the market and bus/taxi stops, and only half a block past the central park. Our central location means that a quick walk can get you to great food, nightlife and shopping, and still get a good night's sleep at the end of your day. And only 3 blocks away we have the bay of San Juan del Sur - featuring some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world!
From Managua: At the Huembes Terminal, catch either the express bus to San Juan del Sur (1:30pm, 4pm and 5:30pm) or any express bus to Rivas (leaving once every hour on the hour). From Rivas, catch a "taxi colectivo" to San Juan del Sur. Either the bus or the taxi will leave you at the market...from the market, face the ocean and turn left...we are 2.5 blocks down the street, past the park.
From the Costa Rican Border: Take the bus to Rivas, getting off at La Virgen (approximately 15 minutes before reaching Rivas). From there, catch a bus or taxi heading into San Juan del Sur. Either the bus or the taxi will leave you at the market...from the market, face the ocean and turn left...we are 2.5 blocks down the street, past the park.
We can also set up private transportation upon request.
Welcome to the Casa Ariki! We are happy to share our home with you so please make yourself comfortable. Out of respect for our home, we kindly ask you to follow a few simple rules:
(website hidden) Casa Ariki we try to be conscious about our environment. One way for you to help is by making sure the lights, television and A/C are turned OFF when you leave your room.
2.Check-out is at 12:00pm (noon).
3.We allow guest use of our kitchen. Please clean up after yourself and PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANY DISHES TO YOUR ROOM OR OUTSIDE OF CASA ARIKI.
4.Our towels are NOT for beach use. Please do not take them with you!
5.If you have sandy feet, please dust them off outside the house before getting into the shower in order to avoid plugged up drains.
6.We offer laundry service for $5 per load; just bring your dirty laundry downstairs and we’ll take care of the rest!
7.Please, do not smoke inside the house – go out to the balcony and enjoy the view!
We stayed at Casa Ariki for 1 night, it was central to everything you need and not noisy. Clean, comfortable and had a great vibe. Sarah and Baldo were so helpful, I left a bag in the taxi and these guys helped me get it back! I was frantic with little espanol! So grateful. Apart from that Baldo gave us lots of info about the town, and surf etc. friendly place to be! Would definately recommend staying here. :)
Had a week long stay here with a group of 10, all in our early 20s. Sarah and Baldo were great, friendly hosts and the experience staying here was very pleasant. It was very clean with air conditioning, wifi, security, etc. The atmosphere was very laid back and relaxed which was nice to come back to. For a very reasonable fee Baldo took our group to a nearby beach for surf lessons which was my favorite day on the trip. I would highly recommend to stay here.
Awesome hostel to stay at while my group was in San Juan Del Sur. The rooms all had AC and there was plenty of space to feel comfortable. We had to check in later in the evening since we were running late due to car issues, but it was no problem. The person who checked in with only spoke Spanish, which made it communicating interesting, but still went smoothly!
Highly recommend staying here and will return if I ever come back to Nica!
We loved staying at Casa Ariki! It is perfectly located a block or two away from the main strip in town. Sarah and Baldo were incredibly hospitable. We felt safe. The house is clean. They have filtered water in the kitchen. We took surf lessons with Baldo, it was a blast. Go to SJDS. Stay here.
Sarah was very helpful in giving us details on how to reach Casa Ariki. The Casa is small and sweet and a bit out of the bustle of town, so we felt that we were part of the community rather than just tourists.
Amenities were simple..our room was larger than we needed (the only one left) but had air conditioning. There was no hot water and the room had not been dusted. We were greeted by the woman who cleans the casa and later had a short greeting from Sarah and spoke briefly with her husband as well. We were able to use the kitchen facilities, but few guests availed themselves of that. There was coffee in the morning, but little communication the rest of our stay. Most of the guests were young surfers.
Hi Judith, we are very sorry about the dust in the room; with the crazy winds this time of year, it has been hard for us to keep everything dust-free, but we will make sure to pay closer attention to that! We do not have hot water in the house (and it is not advertised with hot water) - this is normal in Nicaragua and usually not necessary with the hot weather we have year-round. We are very sorry we were not able to spend more time with you, it seemed that our paths didn't cross often during the day (which can often happen when our guests are out and about spending time at the beach and in town). We hope that you still enjoyed your stay and have a great rest of your trip in Nicaragua!
Casa Ariki is fantastic. I stayed there for a month with Sarah, Baldo and their family and it was just perfect for me. I was doing a yoga teacher training at the yoga studio a few doors down and the convenience was fantastic. It feels lovely to come home every day to a family style environment, Sarah and Baldo are extremely generous people with their time - very helpful advice on easiest way to do everything, from food to navigating around. I will definitely stay with them again when I return. Luisa the housekeeper and Tino the doorman are beautiful spirits too! And really enjoyed the other guests too. This is a good energy spot...Thank you!
About the Host, Casa
Located only two and a half blocks from the municipal market of San Juan del Sur and only three blocks from the bay, Casa Ariki is a home away from home. With four private rooms and beds for up to 15 people, we offer a laid-back environment to relax and enjoy your time in San Juan del Sur to the fullest! In addition to comfortable accommodations, Casa Ariki has free Wi-Fi, a common area with board games, books and magazines to borrow, a balcony on the second floor with an incredible view of the town's rooftops, free coffee from northern Nicaragua and 24-hour on-site staff. We also offer laundry service for a small fee.
Want to surf, ride horses or view the ocean from the tree tops? No problem! Our staff can set up surf lessons, beach transport, horseback riding, canopy (zip line) tours, fishing and much more!
We guarantee that when the time comes to check out, you will leave Casa Ariki reluctantly, wanting to come back again and again.
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