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San Juan De La Isla

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Excellent standards without the big price tag

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Lakefront on Santo Domingo beach, San Juan de la Isla occupies a place on the sandy isthmus that connects dormant Maderas Volcano with the active Concepción Volcano. The three-star, family-run property offers beachfront, cabin-like accommodation made from wooden logs on stilts, as well as rooms located in the middle of lush tropical forest with views of the imposing volcanoes. The latter are located close to the restaurant, housed in a restored century-old, colonial hacienda and there is the choice between the newer, individual adobe and wooden cabins, or rooms within a central building, converted from a colonial horses’ stables. The Los Naranjos restaurant offers fresh local food, with a lot of it sourced from the property’s own farm. A waterfront location in between the two volcanoes means that a stay here is ideal for both exploring the island and its waters by foot, mountain bike, horseback or kayak, as well as simply relaxing amongst the island’s beauty.

San Juan De La Isla

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Tours Featuring Ometepe Island

TAILOR-MADE

Classic Nicaragua

This classic tour offers a great introduction to Nicaragua's history, via charming colonial towns; natural beauty, with hikes across islands and volcanoes; and culture, through fun classes and local visits
7 days from $3,017
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Nicaragua In Style

Explore charming colonial cities, dramatic volcanoes and fertile forests travelling between Nicaragua’s most unique and high-end accommodation options, from award-winning ecolodges to restored colonial mansions
14 days from $5,019
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Complete Nicaragua

A fuller, activity-packed itinerary taking in a wide selection of the country's diverse destinations from its highlight colonial cities and famous volcanoes to the little-visited northern highlands and Caribbean islands
16 days from $3,724