Guest Comments

Best Holiday ever! Exactly what we were looking for!

Guest: Sarah S. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: 03/27/14

This was the perfect destination for our family! We are a famliy of 5 with 3 very small kids. We were looking for a place that would be safe for the kids and this was it! The property is directly on an amazing putting green which no one uses so it felt like we had our own enormous personal backyard. Within a minutes walk we were at an amazing infinity pool which our kids swam in for about 3 hours a day. They learnt to swim on this holiday which was great! The food at pili's place directly on the beach by the pool was some of the best food we tasted while in Nicaragua. Ideal if you don't feel like cooking. Everything you need is within the complex of Hacienda Iguana so you never have to leave apart for the weekly shop to Rivas for groceries. We stayed here for a month and only left to get groceries. We also decided against hiring a car and we were pleased we did. When we needed to go for a shop we used the local taxi service and saved ourselves a lot of money.

Once we were here we didn't want to leave! The condo itself was perfect! Great kitchen facilities, entertainment, comfy beds, AC, and decor! Some of our Family members asked us when we returned if one month was too long... our answer .....definitely not we just wish it could have been longer!!!

Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities, romantic getaway.

First Time in Nicaragua

Guest: Glenn Douglass  Golden, CO (SF) Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: 10/10/13

The owner was very helpful in getting us the information we requested and helped us obtain a driver from Managua to Hacienda Iguana. There were no surprises, except that everything was just as promised and presented in the pictures, information and quality of the accommodations and beach.

The property was clean and everything worked. I came to surf and my wife liked to take long walks on the beaches north and south of the condo. We walked to Gigante, the nearby village several times. I would recommend this to friends and family.

Recommended for:Age 55+, Adventure seekers

Awesome Condo and Great surfing Location too.

Guest: San Diego Surf Ratt (Carlsbad, California) Date of Stay: August 2013 Review Submitted: 09/27/13

I've surfed for 30 years all over the world and really selective as to where and when I travel. I went to Nicaragua because it was easy to get to and I surfed both on my arrival date and departure date. I've been there before but decided on a nice condo this time. The condo was Great ! I also manage and own Vacation rentals in San Diego so I suppose I would be a good critic.

The condo itself was extremely clean and had literally everything you need. Vizeo TV, fast internet, everything to cook with, washer and dryer all of the soaps needed, safe, and really comfortable beds. The AC is great too, works perfect and cools down the condo within a few minutes. There was also a microwave...pretty much everything you would need and expect in a High end condo rental. The area is extremely safe as it's a private area that extends about 2 miles along the coast and about 1 mile inland.

The surf was world class. The wave you can see in the photos is the south peak that sometimes breaks across the river mouth. The wind was offshore everyday and the surf never dropped below head high. Basically you walk down the little grass area right to the club house and from there you can see a bunch of peaks so the best surfing is from the river mouth to about 500 yards to the right.

Food There is a bar restaurant thing that is good but opens at 4 pm. It's about a 10 min walk down the jungle dirt road. the food is expensive there though so don't expect any deals. The rest of the places to eat are substandard and expensive. Especially in the little fishing village to the south. Make sure you stop and the big store about 1 hour out of town to get everything you need to cook. The prices are great, but load up. I cant stress this enough. There are some great restaurants about 3o min north of the condo but you need a cab to get there and I stayed around close by. There is a couple of small stores, one which is a rip off which is under the bar restaurant, just make sure you shop before you arrive in the big town.

Also locals come by to self fresh Mahi 4 dollars a pound so I cooked up a lot of fish. I cant stress enough the safety of the area too, but look out for scorpions on the dirt roads at night. Also bring long pants and a long sleeve shirt for mosquitos. The spray does not work so get the lotion ( trust me on this one. They do spray the grounds and it's the least amount of mosquitos Ive experienced in Central America. Be cool and bring some things for the locals old clothes etc.

Recommended for: Tourists without a car, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, People with disabilities.

This listing is very accurate so close to the beach!

Guest: Drew (San Franciso, CA)
Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: 08/21/12

This condo is perfect for a vacation. The condo was very clean and accommodating with the included clubs and balls for some down time fun on the chipping green. The owner provided all information needed and helped answers all additional questions. I would highly recommend this condo again. I would highly recommend Yolanda's Cafe for a fantastic dinner out.

Recommended for: Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

Great Condo!!

Guest: Alma (San Diego, CA) Date of Stay: March 2012 Review Submitted: 04/16/12

Very nice, clean condo, and conveniently located in front of the beach! Staff @ Hacienda Iguana are very friendly, Roje was a great cook, Lindsey and Seth were extremely helpful! Maggie also makes the trip easier by providing good information prior to the trip! Our family had a great time! Thanks again Maggie!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

Another Great Experience - Frequent Friend and Client

Guest: Serino (West Palm Beach, Florida) (SF) Date of Stay: 08/08/11 Review Submitted: 09/02/11

Had another great trip. Staying here certainly helps our experience turn out ideal without any hassle. The waves were firing and its nice to know the swell has arrived when you can feel it from your bedroom in the middle of the night. Certainly will be back in the near future for some more timeless barrels and great locals you meet and reconnect with on the way. Our driver was also a blessing and always gets us to/from the condo with no problems of being late for flights or late to pick you up.

Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities, romantic getaway.

Surf trip to Hacienda Iguana

Guest: Tommy (Chevy Chase, Maryland) Date of Stay: September 2012 Review Submitted: 10/12/12

The surfing and accommodations were first class. Would recommend this condo and surfing location to anyone looking for a relaxing stay, a well equiped facility and world class surfing. The pitch and putt off the pation is a great touch for evening fun.

Recommended for: Adventure seekers

This is the place to stay

Guest: Matt (San Diego, CA) Date of Stay: 07/29/11 Review Submitted: 08/15/11

Best unit within the building. Its on the ground floor so you have a "backyard" with access directly to the beach. Property managers (Seth, Liz and Lindsay) were all extremely helpful and quick to respond to any inquiry. Captain Zack came through with rides, a boat trip and even cooked a feast one night. Roberth the driver showed up on time and was waiting when we got off the plane. Overall, awesome vacation and condo.

Recommended for: Adventure seekers

Beautiful and comfortable condo in an exquisite location!

Guest: Jonros (Ometepe, Nicaragua) Date of Stay: 07/01/11 Review Submitted: 07/26/11

My husband, daughter and I spent two nights at Colorado Surf Condo in July. Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations. Having lived in Nicaragua for over 5 years we knew about Iguana but had never visited it. Now we are kicking ourselves for our oversight. Upon arrival we were immediately enchanted by the cared for look and laid back vibe of Hacienda Iguana's grounds. The golf course has been thoughtfully designed and is very well maintained, the beach is spectacular and the waves incredible for surfing, body surfing and swimming. Then there is the beach club pool which served as an excellent wading pool for our 2 year old.

Finally we get to the condo which can only be described as a home away from home. Maggie, the owner has done a great job furnishing the condo in an elegant and comfortable manner. It did not feel like a vacation rental in the typical sense but rather a stylish home where we were able to cook for ourselves and revitalize after a grueling day of swimming, golfing and general sight seeing. The condo is on the ground floor so the porch seamlessly blends with the manicured garden in front which in turn morphs into a golf practice area which in turn meets the white sands of Colorado beach!!! Amazingly beautiful!! We felt very safe at Hacienda Iguana and the staff were extremely welcoming and helpful.

All in all, we had a GREAT time at the condo and Hacienda Iguana and are now even considering purchasing a property within the community... a true testament to how much we enjoyed our visit! Thank you Maggie for all of your help in arranging our weekend getaway and congratulations on your vision. We'll be back!

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

Wonderful Vacation Experience

Guest :Morganeb (NYC) Date of Stay: 06/23/11 Review Submitted: 07/08/11

Our stay at the Colorado Surf Condo was so relaxing, so comfortable, so clean and exactly what we needed for our getaway. I would recommend it to everyone!

Recommended for:Age 55+, girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children.

Great Condo!

Guest: John (Coronado, CA USA) Date of Stay: 05/08/11 Review Submitted: 05/20/11

I've have traveled to Nicaragua and Hacienda Iguana numerous times over the years and this is one of THE best places to stay. You are right in front of one of the best surf breaks in Nicaragua plus the beach club house and pool right there make it VERY nice! The property managers Seth and Lindsey were very accomodating and helpful. Having the bikes to get around were an added bonus. I highly recommend this condo!

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

Perfect surf trip condo!

Guest: Nick(San Diego, CA) Date of Stay: 04/27/11 Review Submitted: 05/10/11

I came to this condo for a surf trip with my friends at the end of april, 2011. The amenities were amazing, the property managers were very accessible and the overall experience was unparelleled. Every morning I could be the first one out at colorados. When I was not surfing I could go and fish the river or the rivermouth. Me and my friend went down to the rivermouth when a few locals were handlining and asked for a few camarones to try our luck. almost every cast i caught a perch, corbina, or croaker!

I definitely would recommend this condo to anyone who wants to get a lot of quality surfing in without the hassel. You could just run out from the living room and be at colorados within a minute! Also the local restaurant isabelle's is awesome and a 5-10 minute car ride from the condo. Thanks again, I can't wait to come back!

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities, romantic getaway.

INCREDIBLE beach spot!

Guest: HA(Wyoming) Date of Stay: 04/01/11 Review Submitted: 04/25/11

We enjoyed our stay. This condo was perfect for the family (parents and 2 small children) and could have accommodated another on the pull out if needed. It was CLEAN and well maintained with a well appointed kitchen. The pictures cannot possibly describe the calm vibe, the sound of the waves or the relaxation we found here! We stopped the local on his bike with a blue ice chest, and bought lobster and fish caught that day..... delicious! Be sure to get all the groceries you will need before you make yourself at home, because you really don't need anything else once you are there. The beachside pool is perfect for watching the surf and cooling off the kids! Awesome surfing steps from the door and the ground level patio had an incredible view. The beach was beautiful and we had it all to ourselves! There were a few surfers but not crowded at all! The only thing we found missing was MORE TIME!

When in Nica again, we will certainly rent from Maggie! She was great to work with, of her word and timely on communication and deposit return. She also has a great couple for care taking! FYI We would rent a car again. It just gives you easy options!

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

Spring Break in Nicaragua

Guest: JRoni (Sugar Land, TX 77479) Date of Stay: 05/08/11 Review Submitted: 05/20/11

Our week in Nicaragua was a wonderful experience for our entire family. Every part of our week was better than I had hoped for.....from the lovely accommodations to the breathtaking view! The owner was more than helpful in answering our questions and concerns. We spent the week at the property without a rental car and never missed not having transportation. In fact, we welcomed it! We spent $200 for a week's worth of groceries(filet mignon, chicken, wine, etc.) on the way in from the airport and enjoyed cooking as a family.

We went on an incredible horseback ride during sunset hours, hiked over fun rocks to the village for lunch (or you can take the dirt road), had a local chef cook us lobster one evening at our place, surfed the waves, rode bikes and spent time each day rocking, visiting and reading on the back porch. We could easily have lived that life for a month! We are beyond grateful for the memories that were made in this beautiful country.

Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities, romantic getaway.

SURFER DADS - Great Place to Bring the Kids.

Guest: Matt(SF) Date of Stay: 08/01/10 Review Submitted: 12/29/10

To lay the ground work i have been a guy who likes to go wherever the waves are good no matter what the safety, political environment, cleaniliness etc.... Now that I have gotten married and have a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old daughter my priorities have changed. I still want real waves but am not willling to even sacrifice even the 1-5% chance that something could go wrong with my family involved. Going to nicaragua will always bring up worry especially with the in-laws because they think about the Iran-Contra scandal and all the other stuff that went down in the 80's.

Let me be the first to tell you that Nicaragua now is safer than Costa Rica and if you have little kids, bringing them to Hacienda Iguana and staying at Colorados is a great way to go. Get yourself a driver, go to the supermarket, then go to your condo at Hacienda and relax. First, the place is guard gated and totally safe, second if you have little ones, the condo is ground floor so the back yard is an extension of the patio. Third depending on the tide and how the bars are looking your going to get a lot of barrels, fourth there is a pool in front of the main peak so your kids can swim all day and screw around while you are getting barreled fith you can get a cook to make all your meals that are great for a fraction of US prices. Do not worry about your kids roaming around- the place is safe, there are no wacky animals in the creek- you might see a monkey and some bugs and birds and that is about it. Watch your kids by the shore, depending on tide there could be rips but I would 100% recommed bringing kids to Hacienda.

Recommended for: Age 55+, pet owners, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, people with disabilities, romantic getaway.

Best Place to Stay in Hacienda Iguana

Guest: Dipan(Torrance, CA) Date of Stay: 11/06/10 Review Submitted: 11/22/10

After doing quite a bit of searching we found this great place on the beach of Colorados. From the very first communications with Seth and Lindsey the managers for the property as well as communications with the owner everyone was very helpful with information and very polite making it a no brainer this was for us. When we got to the condo the place was exactly as described very nice and steps from the beach. Seth and Lindsey were both very great and always available whenever we needed anything which made the stay that much better. One thing I must mention is I would recommend the chef we got. The food he cooked for us was sooooo good we called him to come back the next night which was our last night there. Overall if you are considering coming to Colorados I would not hesitate staying here as you will be more than satisfied with what you get. We are already talking about coming back next year!!!!! Thank you very much Maggie, Seth and Lindsey for a great and memorable experience.

Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children.

Great Beach Vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Guest: Russell(Boone,NC.USA) Date of Stay: 08/07/10 Review Submitted: 08/23/10

Thank Maggie, Your unit was beautiful!!! Roberth was very reliable and fun to get to know. Seth and Lindsay could not have been nicer. Seth even helped with a board repair - damage caused by the airline on the trip in!!! All in all a very nice experience. The movies in the unit particularly - The Scent of a Woman and Out of Africa were great ones we had never seen. - Thanks for everything - we will definitely refer your unit in the future! - Russell and Robin Paige - Boone,NC.

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

Awesome location on a world class surf break

Guest: Steven J ( Port Orange, FL) Date of Stay: 08/25/09 Review Submitted: 08/25/09

Very comfortable condo. Very accomodating owner. An overall outstanding experience. Includes local contacts for transportation, fishing charters, info and supplies such as fresh fish/lobster and chef services. Capt/Chef Zak was there to help our group get anything we needed and offered invaluable information and advice. Five stars and two thumbs up!

Guest: Jeff79(Palm Beach County Florida) Date of Stay: 08/17/09 Review Submitted: 08/17/09

Maggie is an excellent person to deal with from start to finish, very thorough and detailed when planning and arranging your stay. The Condos are immaculately mainintred from inside-out. Friendly staff, just make sure that you have proof of your dates of occupancy. The surf is certainly world class, bring a backup stick and have respect for the locals and the veteran surfers. See Zack for all your services from taking you to different breaks to cooking you the best fish and lobster dinner ever. Robert is an excellent driver, he knows his way flawlessly and is good with the checkpoints. He will get you safely and timely from the airport to Iguana and back.

Guest: Tim & Lisa2(San Diego, CA) Date of Stay: 08/15/09 Review Submitted: 08/15/09

We couldn't have been happier with our Surfing Vacation this July and the stay in this beautiful condo. The location unbeatable and the view is probably one of the best in the whole building. The condo exceeded our expectations, it was everything the owner described and some more. We would definitely recommend this condo to others. Thanks again Maggie for the professional manner in which you do business. We will be back next year. We miss Nica already. Tim & Lisa

Guest: Bob37(-) Date of Stay: 08/05/09 Review Submitted: 08/05/09

I stayed at this condo in June 2009 and it exceeded my expectations. It is very convenient for surf/Colorados and comfortable. The owner is great to work with and can be helpful for arranging details of your trip. We used a driver she referred named Robert Ow and he was friendly and reliable. I would stay in this condo again.

Guest: Mike117(Los Angeles, CA) Date of Stay :06/17/09 Review Submitted: 06/17/09

We stayed in this condo May of 2009. The owner was very helpful in arranging transportation and providing general information about the region. She is very responsive and the condo is, in my opinion, in the best location possible. You can literally walk out the sliding glass door to the waves, since it is on the ground floor. It has all the amenities for a luxury stay at an affordable price. I recommend staying in this condo if surfing colorados and convenience is what you're after. That wave can be world class and this is the spot you want to be if is going off.