Ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews
3.5 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Exquisite locationPosted Dec 31, 2017
Pros: The location is fabulous, and the employees were helpful and hard- working.
Cons: The hotel management can't scrimp on every possible detail and expect the guests not to notice.
Location: The turtle sanctuary was a highlight of our trip.
The location is fabulous- we were in one of the Cangrego units right by the beach & loved it. That being said, our experience with the hotel wasn't 100% positive. We had arranged for a taxi from the hotel to meet us at the border, but were met first by a scammer, who greeted us by name, so we thought he was the taxi driver. He eventually made clear that he wanted us to pay him $20 per person to "help us through the border". He was a friend of the taxi driver apparently, & they were working together. We refused his help but he still grabbed our bags & disappeared with them across the border, making for a long, tension-filled saga that gave us a bad feeling about the hotel before we had even arrived. Once we did arrive, there were weird money-saving things: - only 3 towels were provided for a 4-person reservation, and no toiletries - there was no top sheet for the second bed (a pull-out for our kids), & the hotel said none was available. At our insistence they eventually found a light cotton blanket. - housekeping is an additional $20/day, which wasn't made clear in our reservation - the "coffee provided in room" turned out to be just one packet of coffee for 4 nights, and no coffee maker of any kind (the units at Maritimo el Coco are owned by individuals, so others might have coffee makers). Also, I should mention that one of the other units was robbed while we were there, & the family ended up spending a long afternoon with the police.
Beautiful location unusual hotelPosted Aug 9, 2017 on Hotels
This is a somewhat unusual hotel; rooms are separate little bungalows set amongst tropical greenery a short walk up from the amazing beach, while the area closest to it seems to be taken up with very expensive scattered beach houses. As it is so green, it is a given that you are going to come across insects and spiders at some point and be prepared for that. Although the rooms are well cleaned and screened they inevitably do get in and just need ushering out again occasionally.The complex is large and sporadically guarded. The area feels safe enough to walk around in at night- a very local feel, but you definitely need a torch. Unlike beaches further north you can swim safely here or watch the amazing sunsets. The hotel restaurant is a great place to hang out with its own hammocks, longers and two pools- food and drink pricey, but you do get the view. NB: hotel reception is 8am to 5pm and there is no real reception/communal area except for the restaurant. We booked one night and stayed for three. Our little cabin was well appointed with tv, wifi, two fans and AC, separate shower and toilet, 2 bunk and one small double beds, an outside seating area and use of a well appointed kitchen. The free breakfast is limited to the first cup of coffee (you pay after that) and a 'tipico' - rice and beans, egg and fried plantain- it's no good asking for anything else unless you cough up for it. Overall, a very good deal,particularly if you do some of your own cooking. Stunning beach
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Alpharetta
Totally in the naturePosted May 1, 2017
Lovely quiet place to relax! The trip on the white road worth it. Gorgeous beach! Cozy bungalow.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Chicago, Illinois
Roughing itPosted Jul 12, 2016
A little too much nature for our taste. Windows not sealed enough to keep certain insects out of the room. Staff courteous and helpful.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Temecula, California
Had fun.Posted Jul 31, 2015
Saw turtles lay eggs, walkded to La Flor. Great little supermarket at hotel for great kitchen (everything you can think of is there: blender, expresso machine, oven, microwave, dishes, expensive stainless cookware, etc). Waiters are great and housekeeping got better each day. No complaints.
Posted Jan 1, 2015 on Hotels
by Michael from Costa Rica
Nice Stay at Playa Coco, south of San Juan Del SurPosted Aug 7, 2014 on Hotels
We were looking for a relaxing, peaceful place to say around San Juan del Sur, and we certainly found it at Parque Maritimo el Coco. We stayed in Cangreo #3, one of three connected bungalows right on the beach. Our 4 year old loved being able to go out the door and find sand dollars, hermit crabs, and shells on the beach, while we watched above from the deck. Each morning, we walked a couple of minutes on the beach to go to the hotel restaurant for breakfast - a standard rice/beans/egg/ coffee/fruit juice that was included with the room. There was also a small swimming pool next to the restaurant on the beach that our 1 year old and 4 year old enjoyed. Our bungalow was clean enough, and it was comfortable (ceiling fans, air conditioning, decent queen bed, sofa/futon, deck with table and chairs). The kitchen was equipped with a small fridge, gas stove, and pots and pans. There was wifi, though the service seemed intermittent. A small television had cable with many channels. My only complaint was that a couple times while showering, the water became quite smelly. Other than that, it was a great stay and I look forward to returning.
by Andrew from Utah
Missing a Few DetailsPosted Apr 1, 2014
Pros: Size of the room, kitchen included, and hammocks nearby.
Cons: Needs cable tv, need to clean the pool
Location: This property is located near/on Playa el Coco beach which is possibly the best beach in Nicaragua. So beautiful and very few people any time of year.
This particular property has a few different options that you should be aware of. There are some units ON the beach which I've stayed in before and was pleased with. The unit I stayed in this time was quite a distance from the beach and next to a "pool"... The pool was dirty, tiny and very shallow. I'd call it a little more of a tub. Also, even though advertised there was no cable tv in the room. Just an old tv with a dvd player attached. The room was clean and comfortable otherwise, and the staff was helpful.
Posted Mar 28, 2014 on Hotels
for Familiesby A verified traveler
loved our stay!Posted Feb 17, 2014
It was a little scary driving too(only dirt roads and far from the city) but once we got there, it was gorgeous! We loved being on a semi private beach. There were turtle eggs nearby that were going to hatch soon and gorgeous food. Our bungalow was so cute and had a kitchen and hammocks nearby. I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone I know!