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!
Dormí en Casa Ariki una noche y fue una gran experiencia. Sarah y Baldo, y sus hijo Mateo, son muy amable y nos explicaron las cosas que podrìamos hacer en San Juan y las mejores lugares para comer. Tomamos una leccion de surf con Baldo y era un monton de diversión.
La casa y cuarto eran limpio y privado. Es en un buen localidad, tres cuadras de la playa y aún más cerca a todo que hay en el centro de San Juan, pero tambien es suficiente lejos para ser tranquilo durante la noche. Volvería a alojar aquí otra vez!
My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights, our room was great, very clean, private bath, AC - room was always nice and cold! Sarah and Baldo are the coolest hosts - so fun to talk to and extremely helpful with recommendations on what to do and where to eat. Perfect balance of privacy and community.
Things to do:
-definitely take a shuttle to one of the nearby beaches for a day. All the surf shops offer shuttles for About $5 round trip.
- visit the mercado just 2-3 blocks from casa ariki, pick up some fresh fruit.
- if you're tired of Toña, check out the hip brewery "Cerveceria" for a nice IPA.
I highly recommend staying here and Can't wait to stay with them again next time we're in San Juan del sur!
Love love loved our time there! We felt like family and so welcomed in the home! Had great conversation with the guests, short walk to the beach and super safe area with lots of stores and restaurants near by. Will definitely be staying there again and recommending it to friends
Our stay was great! The host was welcoming, and the location was perfect-close to everything in town and close to the beach. Kitchen was accessible and other guests were nice! I would stay again!
Baldo and his wife are great people. The house is very clean and safe. I took a surf lesson from Baldo and he is a very good teacher! The location is perfect, the WiFi if very reliable. I absolutely recommend this house.
Pros: Good neighborhood. A/C in the room was nice and worked well. Good price. Cable TV was a nice touch. Internet was reasonably reliable by Nica standards.
Cons: Pigeons scritch-scratching on the metal roof above my room ALL. NIGHT. LONG. both nights that I stayed. Door to the room was on the brink of falling off, didn't seem too secure. Bathroom poorly maintained, ran out of TP on day two. No hot water in the shower (although this is somewhat common in Nicaragua). My bedroom had only one window, which was about one foot tall, up next to the ceiling, so the room felt more like a cell than a (website hidden) color was completely distorted/warped, making it difficult to watch. Most of the walls, doors, shower, etc. in the upstairs were fairly dirty. Never did see the owners in my two days there. This was the only B&B I stayed at in Nica that didn't have a breakfast included.
Overall, it just felt like this property had been forgotten about and un-cared for. I suspect that perhaps the owners had just left for a vacation and things went downhill quickly. Maybe once they're back they can get the pigeons evicted.
Great location close to everything and Luisa the maid is really nice and helpful.
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.
WELCOME TO THE TRIBE.