Los Cardones Hotel Ecológico

Lodge in San Diego

Just south of San Diego village, this rustic ecolodge has great food and some of the best surfing in Nicaragua, steps from your hammock. Owners offer fishing, snorkeling and horseback riding, and sea turtles lay their eggs on the beach. The whole operation is low-impact (solar energy, composting toilets) and also family-friendly, with surf breaks for kids under 12.

The hotel arranges transportation from the airport: US$70 one-way for one or two people.