Must-see hotels in Nicaragua

  • Hotel Cabañas Paraíso

    These modern, concrete rooms have wooden shutters and new shower tiles but are fairly basic and don't really take full advantage of the magnificent…

  • Hotel Ocaso

    This seven-room hotel has small but tidy rooms with good amenities and an open-air restaurant upstairs with fine views. The interior rooms are a little…

  • Hotel Costa Sur

    The best cheapie in town, the Costa Sur has rather small, windowless rooms painted in lurid green, each with its own bathroom (though no sink!). It is…

  • Hoteas itlito Evo

    Located a few blocks back from the river, this friendly hotel is cheap, clean and secure but the small rooms are fairly plain and don't get much breeze…

  • Posada del Rio

    Friendly family-run place at the end of the path with neat wooden rooms and a generous breakfast. Good value, especially the cheaper fan-cooled downstairs…

  • Hospedaje Rivera

    The best budget option in town, Hospedaje Rivera has great-value rooms on the upper floor of this fine, centrally located family home. Each one comes with…

  • Hostal Vanessa

    The wooden rooms with shared bathrooms by the path are a little cramped and noisy but the spacious new rooms with private bathrooms up on the hill offer…

  • Hostal Doña Vero

    A great centrally located budget option with clean, comfortable rooms including private bathroom, unlimited coffee and filtered water. There is a small…

  • Hotel Río Escondido

    This reliable hotel has spacious rooms with high ceilings, spotless tiled bathrooms, small flat-screen TVs and wooden beds with firm sprung mattresses. It…

  • Hotel La Dolce Vita

    Brightly painted in attractive shades of blue and yellow, this is one of the better-looking hotels in town. Rooms are on the small side but face onto a…

  • Hotel Casa Real

    On a residential street a short walk from the busy UCA bus terminal, this hotel is lauded by travelers for its personalised service and spacious and…

  • Apoyo Resort

    Running up the hill from the lakeside road, this revamped resort has spacious apartments and villas – many with kitchens – that are ideal for families…

  • Hotel Casa Istiam

    About halfway between Playa Santo Domingo and Santa Cruz, with the beach right across the road and the Río Istiam out back, this basic hotel with…

  • Hospedaje Lidia

    The location is within easy walking distance from several restaurants and this no-frills, family-run operation offers decent budget lodging, with well…

  • Hotel Colón

    This intimate neocolonial, family-run hotel offers easy access to nearby nightlife in the Zona Rosa. Some English is spoken, the sparsely decorated rooms…

  • Hotel Brisas del Golfo

    Run by a friendly elderly couple, this basic hotel has fan-cooled rooms, no wi-fi and an onsite restaurant specializing in seafood dishes. Of the two…

  • Hotel Plaza Cosigüina

    The hodgepodge blend of modern, motel-like styling with hip 1960s accents may not win it any design awards, but the comfort factor is here, along with…

  • Estación Biológica

    This biological research station offers basic lodging in its wooden cabin. Call Fundación del Río in San Carlos in advance to arrange your stay. Meals…

  • Coopertur

    This community-run cooperative arranges simple homestay-style accommodations with local families; they also arrange tours to indigenous villages on…

  • Brisas Hotel

    This modern place offers spotless, pastel-colored rooms with good mattresses, desks and good bathrooms. The accommodations are not particularly spacious…