|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Rio Dulce Penthouse condo V14 is located on the 4th floor of the Rio Dulce condominiums on the beautiful, pristine beach of Hacienda Iguana. From this unit you get breathtaking views in all directions. The condo is only 50 yards from the beach, Colorados surf break and the beachfront, community pool, restaurant and bar. The Rio Dulce condo building has a chipping and putting green in front for your use and an elevator to easily access the 4th floor. Rio Dulce V14 comfortably sleeps up to 8 people with a king in each of the 2 bedrooms on the first level and 2 twin beds in each of the 2 bedrooms on the 2nd level. The master bedroom has it's own private entry en suite bathroom. There is a 2nd guest bathroom downstairs and the 2 bedrooms upstairs share a jack and jill style bathroom. The condo is equipped with all you could need; fully equipped kitchen, a/c in all bedrooms and living area, patio with dining table for 6 people, two flat screen tvs, Wifi internet, Claro TV, DVD player, a pool table and surround sound home theater system with ipod dock.
Hacienda Iguana is the ideal community for those who want to surf, golf, explore or just kick back and relax on a breathtaking beach. It is a very secure community with 2 sets of gates to enter, guards posted around the community as well as full time guards at the condo complex. The security staff in place insures that you will feel very secure and comfortable to roam around the community and beach as you please. That being said the whole area is very safe and you will find that the local community is extremely humble, friendly and helpful.
Rio Dulce V14 is located just about 70 yards from the world class wave, Colorados. Colorados is a fast, barreling beach break with many peaks and A frames. It is a challenging break and best for intermediate to expert surfers. Panga Drops is just a 15 minute walk up the beach and breaks on a horse-shoe shaped rock reef. This wave generally has a mellow take off and a more vertical and playful inside section. This break can be good for long boarders or short boarders. Panga Drops amplifies swells and is usually bigger but more forgiving than Colorados. At the very north end of the beach there is a point break, Los Perros Point, that needs a good swell with the right direction to break, but with the perfect combination it can provide very fun rights.
For those that don't surf there are plenty of other great adventures, activities and day trips you can enjoy. We can arrange surf trips by boat of fishing trips leaving from Iguana if you can swim or paddle out to the boat or out of Gigante if you prefer to load the boat from shore. There are some great hikes in the area to get out and enjoy the amazing views, clean air, nature and wildlife viewing. Hacienda Iguana has it's own challenging 9 hole golf course. A round of golf (18 holes) with golf cart and clubs is only $45/person. On Wednesdays there is an organized afternoon golf scramble for guests and residents. Other available activities in the area include massage, yoga, surf trips by boat or taxi, surf lessons, fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, bike rental, moped rentals, moto rentals, catamaran tours, transportation and/or day trips to get a taste of culture in the surrounding cities or to go visit volcanoes, crater lakes and other natural attractions throughout southern Nicaragua.
Our rental management company, Iguana Surf Rentals, is located in Hacienda Iguana and we are around and available for anything you might need and any to help with any questions or concerns you might have. We provide an info guide in the condo, with information on activities, hikes, day trip ideas, maps, a restaurant guide, local restaurant menus etc.
Within the community of Hacienda Iguana there are currently six restaurants. The restaurant at the beach club serves healthy and delicious plates for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a great beach bar with happy hour specials. Don Eloy’s bar and restaurant serves sandwiches, wings, bar food and pizza, has a full bar and is open from 3-11pm. This is also a great place to watch sports games. Scoops and Spokes is an artisan ice cream, coffee and panini shop that also offers bike rentals and tours. They also have a special beer pong night on Saturday evenings and a crepe and mimosa breakfast special on Sundays 9am-12pm. Vana tacos is a taco shop right behind the Iguana Surf Rentals Office and is open for lunch and dinner with veggie, chicken and carne asada tacos and burritos. Casa Madera is a restaurant with local Nicaraguan cuisine, open for lunch and dinner, and located in the wood house just east of the golf condos. Lastly, Casa Ananas (located just east of the golf condos) is open for breakfast and lunch and has delicious plates including vegetarian and Italian options. They also offer special dinner nights with sushi, pizza, Italian or Thai cuisine. Don Eloys, Scoops and Spokes and Vana Tacos are all located in Iguana’s growing commercial center where you will also find a La Fise ATM, NSR Surf Shop, Stop and Go Surf Market (groceries), Satori Spa, Iguana Surf School, and our office, Iguana Surf Rentals and Real Estate.
Coco’s Beach Boutique is a small store inside at Casa Ananas (the small white house just east of the golf condos) that offers women’s clothing, jewelry, hats, bags and more.
Amenities Close By but Outside of Iguana:
Just outside of Iguana’s gates (3km away) there is the Rivera Market Place with an Avis Car Rental Company, BAC Bank Branch and ATM, Rivera Market/Grocery Store and Bordport Surf Shop (long term surfboard storage, surfboard sales and retail). There are many other great restaurants within a 10-20 minute drive from Hacienda Iguana.
Car Rentals: There are now 3 car rental agency options that are close by or service the Hacienda Iguana community. There is a Dollar kiosk at the Costa Esmeralda Airport that upon reservation will pick guests up in Iguana and bring them to the airport to get pick up a car (free of charge). There is an Avis car rental office in Riviera Market, just outside of Iguana’s gates. They do not deliver cars or pick up guests but you can get a taxi out to the office to pick up a car. A reservation is suggested as their inventory is limited. Lastly, Alamo will deliver and pick up vehicles to and from your rental property in Hacienda Iguana for a $40 fee. They bring their vehicles up from San Juan del Sur so a reservation is required.
Yoga/Fitness Class Schedule: Drop in yoga classes are held at the small beachfront palapa at Mark and Daves and are $12/person. Mark and Dave’s is located in the middle of Iguana beach, just south of Panga Drops where there is a large palapa and small palapa right next to each other. The Yoga schedule is the following: Tuesday (Intro to Ashtanga) at 10am, Thursday (Vinyasa Flow) at 10am, Friday (Surfer Power Yoga) at 10am and Sunday (Yin) at 10am. Private yoga and fitness classes at your rental property are also available for $60 for 1-4 people and $12 for each additional person.
Golf Scramble: Every Wednesday there is a golf scramble for $25 per person, which includes 9 holes of golf, golf clubs, golf cart, dinner and 1 non alcoholic beverage. Please meet at the Pro Shop at 2:30pm if you would like to play.
Bicycle or Golf Cart Rentals: We can organize a bicycle or golf cart rental for your stay to make it easier to get around and explore the area. Guided mountain bike tours are also available and give you a chance to see howler monkeys, iguanas, a sloth and other wildlife. Please let us know and we would be happy to make a reservation for you. The golf carts must stay on the interior roads of Iguana.
Activities: We would also be happy to organize activities and transportation for you during your stay. There will be an info guide in your condo with all the activity and day trip options including; boat trips (surf, fish or site-seeing), catamaran tours, surf board rentals, surf lessons, surf photography, massage, yoga, moto rentals, bike rentals, golf cart rentals, horseback riding, atv tours, kayaking, spanish lessons and more. You can find more info on these activities on our website at www.iguanasurfrentals.com/activities/. Please feel free to contact us by email, call us with the phone provided in the property or set up any of these activities at your check in.
Real Estate: If you are interested in checking out the available real estate in Iguana while you are here, please let us know and we would be happy to show you around. You can view the current listings on our website at www.iguanasurfrentals.com under "Real Estate".
Important Info: Please make sure and stock up on groceries and fill your car up with gas on your way to Iguana. Rivas is your last chance for a large grocery store and gas station and is 45 minutes from Hacienda Iguana. There are a few small markets or convenience stores in the area where you can re-stock on essentials but it is best to do the bulk of your shopping in Rivas.
Just completed our stay in a beautiful Penthouse condo. This is a great condo and location just steps from Playa Colorado surf break. Condo is spacious, clean and well taken care of by the staff. Traveled with family of teens who enjoyed days on the beach, golfing and taking zip-line tour. Roger, Seth and the staff were great through the entire process of booking, during our stay and departing by assisting with transportation, tours, and general Nicaragua knowledge. We hired full time chef(highly recommended) for great food and convenience during the stay. We did opt out of some meals to try great food and views at Pili's on the beach, Ice cream at Scoops and some off property restaurants. Great surfing location and was great for boogie boarding as well. Golf course is fun as was walking the property to see monkey's and other wildlife.
The condo is perfect. Top floor helps keep the bugs away. Pool table, TV with satellite and DVD. Maid cleans the place every other day. Rooms are huge. Bathrooms are super nice. Food at the local restaurant is great. The wave at colorado can be brutal. Bring a golf wedge to practice chipping at the private chipping hole.
Accomodations had everything we needed and V14 where we stayed offered a beautiful view too. Great location for surfing with other breaks an easy boat or car ride away. Enjoyed the beach bar and pool area equally for relaxing in between surf sessions. Happy that we chose to have the chef prepared meals because not only were they delicious and our chef incredible, but it made for a completely relaxing vacation with nothing to think about. The staff at Iguana Surf Rentals that we worked with were super knowledgeable and helpful to us throughout our stay and beforehand. Any questions that came up during our stay were answered quickly and they made us feel at ease from airport pick up to drop off. Incredible stay!
An amazing condo at an amazing surf spot. The Iguana Surf team stayed connected with us throughout our trip to make sure we had everythign we needed and wanted - tips on local surf spots, fishing trips, in condo massages and advice on places to explore and eat off of the Iguana property.
We will definitely be back! Thanks Jenn, Aiden, and team!
We've been on a few other trips to Nicaragua and this one lived up to them all. We've staying in condos and houses in the past but this particular unit was amazing. Tons of room for six people to sleep, relax and prepare to surf. All the food was amazing and we never had worry about a thing. If you're looking for a turn-key unit this is the one for you.
7 other guys and I stayed in V14 for a week and this was by far the best surf trip I have ever been on!! Went to Costa in 08,10 & 12 and as far as consistency, accommodations, price and safety go...this blew those trips away. Offshore wind all day every day, two great surf spots with a spot to surf at any tide and solid swell, we surfed 6-8 hours a day. Seth, Lindsey, Jen & Hayden made sure everything was perfect from the airport pickup, to the boat trips and the meal plan we had no worries or problems. The meal plan is a must if you have over 4 people, coming back from a session and having everything prepared and people to clean up after you all week was hard to leave. The food was amazing lobster, fish etc!!! The condo was safe and we never felt like our things were going to go missing and after 3 trips to Costa that was a concern. My only complaint would be Colorado's does get pretty crowded but with offshore winds all day the crowds never really stressed us out and the fact that everyone else was a surf traveller kept the vibe in the water real good. Great spot for a group of guys that want to surf all day or for a family with some surfers and others who like to relax at the beach. Can't wait to get back!!
Hacienda Iguana is most well known to surfers as it is the community that boasts the world famous surf break, Colorados, as well as 2 other breaks, Panga Drops and Los Perros Point but is truly a wonderful vacation spot for anyone. Hacienda Iguana's 3 kilometer beach is absolutely gorgeous and there is a 9 hole golf course within the community. Activities available in the area include; massage, yoga, surf trips by boat or taxi, surf lessons, fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling, kayaking, SUPing, hiking, bike rental, moped rentals, moto rentals, catamaran tours, transportation and/or day trips to get a taste of culture in the surrounding cities or to go visit volcanoes, crater lakes and other natural attractions throughout southern Nicaragua.
Rates- (Includes cleaning every other day)
Mar-Sept: 1-2 people-$180/nt, 3-4 people-$210/nt, 5-6 people-$240/nt, 7-8 people-$270/nt
Oct- Feb: 1-2 people- $160/nt, 3-4 people-$190/nt, 5-6 people-$220/nt, 7-8 people-$250/nt
Holidays (Christmas, New Years and Easter): 1-2 people- $280/nt, 3-4 people-$310/nt, 5-6 people-$340/nt, 7-8 people-$370/nt
*book 10 nights and get the 10th night free
*Please make your payment by e-check for free. If you choose to pay by credit card we ask that you cover the 3-4% credit card transaction fee which can be paid in cash upon arrival.
Cancellations made more than sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the rental period will be fully refunded less a $50 administration fee. Cancellations made thirty (30) to sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the rental period forfeit 20% of the Deposit plus a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations thirty (30) days or less from the beginning of the rental period forfeit all of the deposit. For any cancellation, if Iguana Surf Rentals is able to rent the property for the same dates and fee then the deposit will be fully refunded less a $50 administrative fee.