About this listing
Escape to paradise at Costa Dulce. "The Sweet Coast", located a half hour south of San Juan del Sur on stunning playa Escameca. Practice yoga, surf, Paddleboard the estuary, hike waterfalls, sunset gallops down the beach, soak up a massage or just chill on your private balcony and enjoy the view. Costa Dulce is a paradise tucked away from the hustle of San Juan. Immerse yourself in one of the most pristine natural environments Nicaragua has to offer. Sea turtles, monkeys, tropical birds abound
El Pelicano which is a mirror image of El Congo has a great balcony and stunning views of the beach. The balcony has a sofa and a hammock and is very private. The standard bed arrangement is a queen, but we can add a single bed or even two singles if needed. The bathroom has a hot water shower with views of the beach. It is located at the top of the hill within a short distance of all our amenities and enjoys a quiet surrounding atmosphere. There is a desk inside to get your "homework" done before heading to the beach for a surf.
Costa Dulce is a magical place blended into the natural environment of Nicaragua's Southern Pacific Coast. We pay special attention to not only the well being of our guests, but also that of our local staff, neighbours and natural environment which creates a special vibe and authentic experience.
Our resort like setting offers our guests numerous amenities and services which include:
-Our large open air ocean view yoga studio and multi use space complete with mats and props.
-The Casa Ola honour bar and lounge is a very relaxed environment with one of the best views ever. It is stocked with a variety of beers, wines, rums, sodas, and snacks. The bar is furnished with sofas, hammocks, a library, stools and bar tops making it a perfect place to chill and enjoy the view of the waves breaking on the beach below,
-Our jungle spa staffed by a team of local massage therapists who offer very affordable $20 for 60 minutes, relaxing and deep tissue massages.
-Our cliffside gazebo perched over the pacific ocean, is an ideal place to watch the sunset or just soak up the magic.
-The Dulce Cocina our kitchen where our cooks lovingly prepare three family style meals of healthy food each day using the best local and organic ingredients Nicaragua (and our garden) has to offer. Please read about our food offerings below.
-Lots of hammocks
-The Costa Dulce Garden uses kitchen scraps to feed our chickens and pigs and make compost which we use in our garden located on site. Guests are welcome to explore the garden to see what is growing, otherwise you will enjoy some of the bounty during meal time.
Interaction with guests
One of our greatest assets is our happy and attentive team lead by Tyson and Patricia who live on site. We have someone available to help our guests 24/7.
The beach of Playa Escameca and surrounding areas offer a variety of attractions including
-The Escameca Surf school, which is run by a group of local youth and offer lessons and surf rentals located directly below the resort.
-The Vital Action sea turtle nursery is a guest favourite. The eggs of endangered sea turtles that come to nest on Playa Escameca are collected and protected, and the hatching babies are released.
-Rancho Las Tortugas, is a beach bar and restaurant run by a group of local women. Great relaxed environment with tasty mojitos and fresh fish.
-A river meets the ocean forming an estuary, an area rich with biodiversity. A great place for nature watching or a paddle.
-Playa Yankee is a pristine beach with a great wedging wave a short walk to the north.
-Freddy’s horseback rides, available to leave from the beach.
-The waterfalls up the valley are a great place to go for a hike or horseback ride.
-We use our scraps to feed our chickens and pigs and make compost which we use in our garden located on site. Guests are welcome to explore the garden to see what is growing, otherwise you will enjoy some of the bounty during meal time.
-Surrounding villages, we are currently collaborating to open a school in Escamequita a neighbour village. Guests who are interested in the project are welcome to go check out the project and contribute in anyways they can.
-San Juan del Sur a bustling tourist town is also a short drive.
We are happy to arrange private shuttles from anywhere in Nicaragua.
There is also a bus leaves from the Marcado in San Juan at 7 am, 1pm, 5 pm. You will want to get off the bus at the entrada publico de Escameca Grande/Coyado stop. When you get off the bus there is a farmers field on the right with a gate and road that leads to the beach. Just follow the road it's public access to the beach, it's about a 10 minute walk to the beach, right before you get to the beach the trail veers to the right and it's about another 200m before our driveway. Up the driveway and you are here.
Other things to note
Because of our beautifully secluded location we prepare fresh food for the number of guests we have at the time, therefor we must have confirmation of whether you will be joining us at least 4 hours prior to meal time. You can either reserve all meals by choosing our meal package and unreserve as you see fit, or reserve as you go.
There is also a tasty locally run restaurant a short walk down the beach.
Our food can be paid for by the meal or as a package available for $35/day/person and we make sure everyone gets enough to eat.
Our package includes
All day unlimited Coffee, teas, fruits, pastries, and purified drinking water
6-9am Pre-breakfast: fruit, nutritious house made granola, yogurt
9am-10am Breakfast buffet: A nica style breakfast feast with a variety of eggs, potatoes, gallo pinto, pancakes, fruit, toast, tortillas, and a smoothie
1.30pm-2.30pm Served lunch delicious homestyle cooked meal, served with cold refreshments
6.30pm-7.30pm Dinner+Dessert the best ingredients of the season are combined to provide our homestyle dinners.
Anytime- Fruit, unlimited coffee/tea and purified drinking water
If you would like to sit out of any meal your are welcome to as long as you give our kitchen at least 4 hours notice and the meal will be discounted from your bill.
We recommend our guests pack a reusable water bottle, Flashlight (or phone), Sunscreen, and a beach towel.
We are in the jungle. There are insects, and animals, nature surrounds us
My wife Patricia and I are a Nica/Canadian couple who together with the our family and friends have created a magical beach village on the south pacific coast of Nicaragua. Costa Dulce consists of a kitchen/restaurant, a bar/lounge, Yoga Studio, work shop, vegetable gardens, chicken/pig show, and an assortment of cabins, not to mention the beach and surf. We host retreats, and other travellers to support our operations financial needs. Check out our website (URL HIDDEN) to see some pictures and to get a better idea of our offerings.
My name is Tyson and I moved to Nicaragua 11 years ago from the Gulf Islands, B.C, Canada. My mom has a small organic farm on Saltspring Island (URL HIDDEN) and my dad founded a film and television school on Galiano Island, (URL HIDDEN) I first visited Nicaragua during the civil war in 1989 at the age of 6 when I starred in a doc film my dad produced called Through the Eye of Children.
Our dream is to improve the life of our friends and neighbours who as Nicaraguan country folks have been dealt a difficult hand. We also strive to find ways to be self sufficient/sustainable in our endeavours while being conscious of our environmental impacts an minimizing footprints.
While staying with us you will have the opportunity to learn to surf, join yoga classes and meet some great people along the way.