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Oceanfront 3 BR/2BA Rio Dulce Playa Colorado Condo just completed in 2009 and fully renovated in 2014. True 3 bedroom ground floor unit with a direct view of the World Class Rio Colorado ('Colorados') Surf Break and the serene Rio Colorado = Ocean AND River views. Forget staying in other condos or houses that require you to walk or drive a long way to the actual surf break. You can sit on the couch and see what is going on in the water!
Look right out the window and you are just steps to the beach and the private beach club/restaurant. This is the premier location for the private, gated Hacienda Iguana Golf/Beach Resort. Stay in the lap of luxury - Leather Couches, Granite Counters, Italian Tile, Full Kitchen, Upgraded Cable TV and DVD player on a 43 inch Samsung Plasma TV, and iPod ready Stereo. Master Bedroom also has a 22 inch LCD TV with DVD. There are over 100 DVDs in the condo. Condo also has FREE WiFi Internet so bring you laptop or PDA. Included with your stay are all the amenities of Hacienda Iguana - Private Beach Club Membership, Golf Club Membership, Daily Maid Service, and 24 hour Security. This is a TRUE 3 bedroom condo with 4 single beds and a queen which means no couch sleeping or spooning! Every room has its own ice cold A/C and ceiling fan. Be wary of other units described as 3 bedroom as many of them are really 2 bedrooms with an alcove and a couch. We fully renovated the unit in 2014 with brand new reclining leather couches, new dining room set, new paint throughout the unit, and new ceiling fans.
Enjoy world class surfing, a mile long white sand beach, an oceanfront infinity pool, a fully functional golf course (very rare in Nicaragua), nature hikes, and snorkeling - all within the resort. Surf Rio Colorado ('Colorados'), also known as the Nicaraguan Pipeline, where most of the videos and photos of Nicaragua surfing are shot. It is a sand bottom beachbreak fed by the Rio Colorado rivermouth. You can see it from the Living Room or Master Bedroom and access is right out the back door! Also try Ponga Drops - a deep water reef that amplifies the swell for waves when everywhere else goes flat. Offshore winds from Lake Nicaragua over 300 days/year ensures glassy conditions all day long!
Be aware that the other condo buildings and several of the rental houses in Hacienda Iguana are a long way from the actual Rio Colorado surf break and require a long walk or drive. Be wary of places that describe a 'short walk to the break' unless you consider a mile a short walk. Villas Rio Dulce is the ONLY condo building on the actual surf break so don't be fooled by ads for 'Playa Colorado' oceanfront condos or houses.
Golf condos are on the golf course which is fine if you are there to play golf but they are not near the beach. This means that everyone in your group will have to come and go together if you drive. Our condo is right on the break so you can come and go as you please. One look out the window and you'll know what's going on in the water!
Onsite property manager lives in the building and can assist with transportation, food/meal plans, boat charters, surfboard and motorcycle rentals, and tours (Volcano, Canopy Tour, Rain Forest, Hot Springs, etc). 5 star super friendly service.
Any questions about Nicaragua or Hacienda Iguana? Contact us and we'll be glad to help you out. Also please check out our website for additional information and photos. Also watch our YouTube Videos with the link above! Find us on Facebook at Playa Colorado Condo.
Three guys who have travelled around the world surfing together. We came to Hacienda Iguana back in 2001 when the only thing that was there was the original clubhouse. We bought property there the following year and have been coming back as much as possible. When we saw the Villas Rio Dulce plans we were the first to put down a deposit on a condo as we knew this would the prime location in all of Playa Colorado. We have watched Hacienda Iguana grow and develop into the premier destination in all of NIcaragua. We love sharing our paradise with others and really like helping people plan their trip.
Mark White purchased this condo in 2009
After traveling all around Central America and Mexico we finally found paradise. Hacienda Iguana is a quiet little private development with world class surf inside the gates. The beach is over a mile long and protected by large rock headlands on both ends. The development is full of beautiful natural scenery. It is also home to one of the only golf courses in the whole country. Villas Rio Dulce is a brand new beautiful building that sits on both the Pacific Ocean and the Rio Colorado.
The best feature of our unit is that it is ground floor and sits directly on the Rio Colorado Surf Break. You can see all the action right from the living room or master bedroom window. Other units advertise 'Playa Colorado' but Villas Rio Dulce is the ONLY building near the actual surf break. You can literally walk out the back door and get into the line up. No stairs, no elevators, no long walks, no boat rides!
Just loved this place and Nicaragua as a whole. We're huge fans of C. Rica (and always will be) but this little piece of Nica paradise was perfect for us. Owner Mark and manager Buzz were the best - everything EXACTLY as promised. My teens' reaction upon seeing the beautiful condo, killer view, big screen TV and WiFi service better than our home? "Mom - you gotta find us more places like this for vacations!"
It only got better with Pili's excellent food at the cafe and Esteban's killer pina coladas/smoothies. Ricki and Jarvin rounded out the excellent service at our small but oh so perfect cafe/bar/pool a stone's throw from the condo's back porch. Hubby couldn't decide whether to golf first and then surf or vice versa. Did plenty of both - the 9 hole course is beautifully maintained and you MUST tee off the blues on hole 7 - the view is the best of most golf courses short of the big famous ones.
Didn't take advantage of so much that we could have - fishing, fresh seafood delivered to our door (well, who was I to compete with Pili's cooking?), pangas to other surf spots.... but we had to save something for next trip!
Carolina cleaned the condo for 3 - 4 hours every other day and washed, dried and folded our clothes. Maxi Pali grocery store in Rivas has all supplies necessary for self-sufficiency. Road is paved almost to Playa Gigante turnoff - 1/4 mile of progress every week! Massage by Miriam - in the condo - heaven. Buzz will arrange.
The breeze was consistent and wonderful - way fewer bugs than at our family farm in Kansas. Sadly, the ongoing drought in Nica made for great weather for our stay, but everything is still very, very lush compared to our home in SoCal.
Loved the howler monkeys we heard every night and every morning in the hills to the south of the river - and one little guy who visited one day in the tree next to the condo. Incredibly brilliant blue and orange crabs in hundreds of holes under the trees. Bird sounds that we miss very much. And the beach - our very own. My teens spent hours body surfing, collecting shells, exploring tide pools at south end of the beach. Never, ever saw more than 5 people there at one time. Even in front of the break, a huge crowd was maybe 12 people on the beach.
Based on our observations of the level of activity EVERYwhere in Nica, this kind of private paradise will fast disappear. We will be back soon!
The condo was perfectly placed near the ocean and the river and the clubhouse and the pool. Buzz is the guy nearby who takes care of all the little details. Great guy. There is only one restaurant near the condo and on the beach. If it sucked the whole week would have been a bummer. But the restaurant is great. Awesome food. Friendly people and killer surf right in front. One thing I really like about this place is the lack of vendors on the beach. There is nobody trying to sell you anything because it is all private. So if you want a relaxing place to golf, surf, or just sit in the pool and drink.. this is the spot.
We just got back from the condo Saturday. The weather was great, the surf was great, Buzz was the best host that you could ever hope for. The driver met us at the airport and took us grocery shopping at the supermarket where they also sell liqueur and wine. We bought enough food and spirits for a week for two people for 150.00 US. We had food left over when we went home. We had a hard time finding Bourbon whisky, but Edwin (the driver) never gave up looking and found it for us before we arrived at the condo. HATS OFF GUYS. You made our vacation the best that it could have been. Thanks again Mark and Buzz. We will be back soon.
Just back from a trip with my husband. We had an amaaaaazing time. We were picked up at the airport right away by Augustine who took us grocery shopping, showed us some sights on the way to the condo which was about a 3 hour drive from Managua Airport. We had a killer view of the ocean! Just steps away! The condo was clean and spacious - we had room for 2 more couples! We had Chef Tim cook dinner a few nights and he prepared the most delicious seafood. GET THE LOBSTER! Pili runs a restaurant on the beach which has the best kale salad i have ever eaten. We had massages every other day by Miriam, who is an excellent masseuse. My husband surfed all day everyday! Even if you don't surf well (ME!) this place is for you! My husband took me out a few times and the rest of my days were spent pool side with a mojito from Harvey in hand! Buzz is AWESOME and will take excellent care of you!!
If you happen to meet a dog named Skippy, he likes scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast :)
We are already thinking about our next trip back!!
A great big thank you to Mark, Buzz, Tim, Pili, Harvey, Miriam and Augustine!!! :)
We surfed 2-4 times a day right out front. Didnt need a car. Went on a killer boat trip to other good spots and got the freshest of Seafood delivered to our door for rock bottom prices all thanks to Buzz! He took care of our every need. One of the best trips we have been on ever!
We went down for a Christmas getaway and had an excellent time. It was our first time in Nicaragua. It is such a beautiful country and the people are very friendly. The property is great, not too developed. The condo was very comfortable and has everything a family needs. You are so close to the beach and pool! We watched the sunset from the beach every night we were there, amazing! We all wished we could have stayed longer, hopefully we'll be back sometime soon. Definitely one of the best family trips we have had.
Located in the Private, Gated Hacienda Iguana on the Pacific Coast. Hacienda Iguana boasts over a mile of white sand beaches and the only functional golf course in Nicaragua. It is also the home of two of the best surf breaks - Rio Colorado ('Colorados') and Panga Drops. Access to these breaks is very limited to those not staying within the gates of Hacienda Iguana.
Other Activities: wildlife viewing, rock climbing
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2 night minimum stay
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