We had a great time at Nel and Joop's place, overlooking Lago Masaya. She was very helpful with tips about the area and present just enough and not too much. We were happy to contribute to the social effort of employing local people on the property. We LOVED making juice every day with freshly picked oranges from the garden. The house is very appropriately equipped for all you might need. Do make sure you purchase the food you'll want before heading up from Masatepe because you are not going to want to leave!
Every single detail exceeded our expectations. Nicky was an amazing host and has created the most exquisite retreat. The thoughtfulness that she put into the house, landscaping, decor, service, is impeccable. We were traveling with another family so 5 kids total- ages 10-14. The kids couldn’t believe how cool it is to be on your own island. What an amazing trip- I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Nicaragua- or El Coyol is actually a great reason to come to Nica.