Of all the places we looked into in the Pochomil area, this is by far the best. Ted and Carmen’s home in Pochomil is an expansive, executive-style, luxury retreat. It is extremely clean and the gardens are beautifully groomed. Their key staff (Sara and Roger) provided us with outstanding service.
Instead of eating out, we went with Sara to stock up on local fruits, vegetables, and groceries. Sara cooked all our meals for us, made fresh juices, and introduced us to Nicaraguan dishes like gallo pinto, nacatamal, pico de gallo, qesillos, and other dishes. The extra cost for groceries was about $10-$15/day for the two of us. The food was plentiful, healthy, and freshly prepared for each meal.
Instead of renting a car, Roger helped us hire a car and driver, and acted as our personal guide and translator – all this for about the same price or less than a rental. This meant we could go to markets, tour the country, and not worry about getting lost. Roger knows his country very well and customized a tour route for us. He came with us everywhere, explained everything, ensured we were treated respectfully, and we didn’t end up paying “gringo prices”.
I can’t say enough about the beauty of the coast and the endless expanse of beach. The pictures speak for themselves.
Ted and Carmen are gracious hosts who live in Nicaragua and love this county. They manage their retreat professionally, and ensure their guests’ needs are looked after. You will be in very good hands here.