beach hotel & retreat
Verdad is situated on the hillside overlooking the beautiful sandy beach of The Costa Dulce Surfside Community at Playa Escameca. We are on the Pacific side of Nicaragua, between Playa el Coco and Playa el Yankee, which is just north of Costa Rica and 20-25 minutes south of the town of San Juan del Sur.
One of the first things you will notice when you arrive at Verdad is the area’s natural beauty. We are located in a tropical dry forest with a diverse array of flora and fauna. We share our hillside with howler monkeys, lizards of all shapes and sizes, four species of sea turtles (that often come lay their eggs on our beach) as well as a wide array of birds that make for a bird watchers' paradise.
Verdad is eco-conscious and off-the grid - our electricity is 100% solar powered and our drinking water is carbon-filtered. We also nurture the natural environment and support the conservation and preservation efforts of our partners.
When you visit us, you have the opportunity to experience the real Nicaragua: the open and generous people as well as the magical setting. You won't find armed guards and high walls separating you from the areas that surround us, because we are engaged with our neighbors and are an integral part of their growth and success. We support the local sporting teams, and take part in educating the local youth at The Barrio Planta Project.
We worked closely with local artisans to make each one of our accommodations and all of our common spaces both beautiful and comfortable, with ample space to relax: be it on the private terrace of your casita, in our lounge, or poolside. You can expect the quality and privacy of a high-end hotel, but there’s nothing formal about us. We want you to feel at home here, and we welcome you into our seaside community when you stay with us.
Our hillside beach hotel is a peaceful place to spend a relaxing beach holiday, but Verdad offers so much more than a gorgeous, secluded beach and breathtaking views. You can practice yoga or meditation in our freestanding yoga studio; swim, body-surf , SUP, surf, or boogie board at our beach and those nearby; hike, walk or run on our trails; work-out in our private gym/exercise facility where we have ample work-out gear available; horseback ride or zip-line in the surrounding hills, and sail or go fishing from our shores.
We can arrange any of these activities as well as transportation to and from Augosto C. Sandino Airport in Managua or Liberia in Costa Rica.
We look forward to welcoming you to Verdad Nicaragua soon.
Verdad encompasses five freestanding casitas with decks overlooking the ocean and two pool rooms linked by beautifully landscaped paths. Trails also lead you down the hill to the ocean where you will find our secluded beach, Playa Escameca. Each of our units has a private bathroom with solar hot water.
Boards of all types (surf, paddle and boogie) are available to rent on Playa Escameca if you are in search of some action on the water, or you can cozy up on a hammock or lounge chair and simply relax.
Here at Verdad guests enjoy exclusive use of our pool which offers a respite with lounge chairs, ample sun and shade, and a well stocked honor bar. The pool and honor bar are open to guests of Verdad 24 hours a day.
Verdad also has a yoga/workout studio that our guests are welcome to use at their leisure.
This open-air space has yoga mats, blocks and straps as well as 800 pounds of kettlebells, TRX, jump ropes, med balls, Bosu, and boxing gloves/pads for guests’ use, not to mention stunning views of the surrounding ocean and valley.
We serve breakfast and dinner in our open air dining area, as well as poolside. Everything we serve is prepared on site daily using the fresh local bounty. We ask that you give us 24 hours notice if you are joining us for meals. Please note that there is an additional charge for food and drinks.
We have daily housekeeping as well as 24 hour front desk and concierge service. There is always someone here to help out in any way we can.
Check-in time is 3pm. If you arrive early we can store your bags and you are free to lounge by the pool or head to the beach.