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Brisas del Mar is located on the North Pacific Coast in the authentic fishing village of Jiquilillo. You can enjoy sun, sand and surf just steps away from your air conditioned room. Guests can enjoy activities from surfing and deep sea fishing to paddle boarding and releasing sea turtles. Brisas is the ideal paradise where you can relax with your friends and family and enjoy life.

Brisas is a great spring board to attractions nearby. For the adventurous type you can "volcano board" down the active volcano Cerro Negro. You can also hike up the nearby dormant volcano Cosiguina. This volcano has breathtaking views of the caldera lake and the Pacific Ocean.

Volunteer groups are also welcome at Brisas. We support many local infrastructure projects such as the El Limonel dump community and sustainable housing in Jiquilillo.

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Road 58, Jiquilillo 26200 Nicaragua
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Miranda M wrote a review May 2017
Georgian Bay, Canada116 contributions160 helpful votes
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We just spent 8 days taking in the sun, surf & sand at Brisas and I wish we could have stayed longer. The hotel is in a remote area of northwest Nicaragua, away from the manic crowds in Managua and San Juan del Sur, but still close enough to Chinandega and Leon that you can get there easily by cab. The pristine beach is the main attraction--miles and miles of it, almost completely devoid of human activity. The dark volcanic sand is soft underfoot, with few rocks to interfere with long walks and swimming. It's an up and coming surf area, with rentals and instruction available through the hotel. There are boogie boards you can use, as well. Bring a ball glove... the local kids love playing catch in the backyard at Brisas. Rooms are comfortable and cozy. Picture yourself staying at a friend's clean beachside cottage. You can lounge around in the adirondack (Muskoka) chairs, rockers or hammocks at your leisure. The covered outdoor dining area and bar are a great place to play cards, read a book or chat with friends, too. The food is DELICIOUS (and we say that together as a chef and a picky eater), with healthy home cooked portions at each meal. An outdoor shower lets you get cleaned up from the beach before heading back to your room. This isn't a Mexican 5-star, which we really appreciated since there are enough of those out there already! It's very well done in an area of Nicaragua that's up and coming, but still very much third world in a lot of ways (eg.: they're still washing your laundry by hand on washboards!). It's an experience that can help you grow and shape your perspective of the world, if you let it. Because Brisas is partnered with Monty's Beach Lodge next door, you can enjoy the amenities there, as well (including the pool and the upper level oceanfront hammocks). You can also join the groups at Monty's and Brisas for voluntourism opportunities like helping with new home builds or cooking meals for a displaced population of residents who now live in the Chinandega dump. Or, you can go on activities like volcano boarding, horse back riding, village walks and nights out with the locals, surfing & yoga, etc, all organized through Brisas. The staff in both places are fantastic and really committed to making sure you have a good experience. Some are Spanish-speaking only, but there's always English-speaking staff on hand. These people work incredibly hard, morning til night, and appreciate your gratuities at the end of your trip. If you're looking for an escape in an authentic, rural Central American place where you can really immerse yourself in that life while still enjoying creature comforts like a clean room, flushing toilet, and great meals, this is where you want to be. The fact that it just happens to be situated on one of the best strips of beach we've ever seen after traveling much of CA and the Caribbean is icing on the cake. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Megan E, Owner at Brisas del Mar Nicaragua
Responded May 19, 2017
Huge thanks Miranda. We are so pleased that you and the chef have fallen in love with Nicaragua. We are pumped that you both will continue to become part of the community in Nica. Enjoy paraíso.
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Jbyelle wrote a review Mar. 2017
Tulsa, Oklahoma29 contributions3 helpful votes
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Brisis in Jililliqio Nicaragua is a refreshing experience. You'll feel like one of the family the moment you arrive. Cari and her staff make your stay a true pleasure from the comfortable air conditioned rooms to the concierge services offered to arrange adventure excursions or in room spa treatments. Hammocks and rocking chairs welcome hours of R&R under thatched roofed cabanas beachside in the resorts common areas only a few paces away from the friendly bartenders serving $2 beers & cocktails. Bring the family, adventure/service group or arrive solo and enjoy the local comfort & hospitality of the Nicaraguan owners who are proud to share with you the best of the Nicaragua pacific coastline.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Chris D wrote a review Feb. 2017
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Spent 5 days at Brisas and loved every minute of it. The location is absolute paradise with the most perfect sunsets. You need to drive for about 20 minutes on a dirt road to get there and I loved that there was no wifi! A great place to unplug from it all. The breeze and sound of the ocean is intoxicating. The hammocks were comfortable, the coffee strong, and the cocktails cold! The owner, Cari, and her staff of Chrystobal, Kevin and Sandra, were so incredibly accommodating. Nothing was ever any trouble. Added bonus: each room has A/C - I think Brisas is the only property that does in Jiquilillo.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Kathy P wrote a review Feb. 2017
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This was my first trip to Nicaragua and it did not disappoint. I traveled with a group and we spent 5 days at Brisas. Cari, the manager, ensures that everything is idyllic for your stay, whatever your version of idyllic happens to be! She and the rest of her team embrace you like family --- and the family that you really love to spend time with :-) We had a number of food "nuances" in the group and Sandra managed to find delicious ways to meet everyone's needs. Crystobal (I hope I spelled that right) never lost his smile or traveled at a speed that was less than an Olympic speed-walking speed to ensure you were truly looked after at all times of the day. And Kevin - how can anyone not love the guy that hand-delivers a cold, fruity, tropical beverage as you finish up an ocean swim and don't want to leave the beach for fear of missing the beautiful sunset. And, they do all this while also being an incredible piece of the service and vision for enhancing the lives of the people who live there! I hope to see you soon :-) xoxo PS - while 445 am wake up seems early, do not miss the sunrise kayak excursion!!
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Tahnya M wrote a review Feb. 2017
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This was my first trip to Nicaragua and Jiquillo and I can't wait to go back and take my kids! My friends and I had so many amazing experiences! Horseback riding on the beach, climbing a volcano, kayaking, volunteering, learning to surf, salsa dancing and releasing newly hatched sea turtles! We spent hours wandering the miles of beautiful beach, meeting villagers who welcomed us and showed us how they make their living fishing, baking or making crafts and jewelry. And the sunsets....incredible! The staff at Brisa del Mar was gracious and accommodating to any requests we made. They met dietary restrictions in our group while still providing ethnic cuisine with some 'Canadian' favourites. When we asked for snacks and beverages in the afternoon they were provided for us. I loved the simplicity of Brisas and the relaxed atmosphere it gave our group. Nica time moves differently! We had the comfort of air conditioning in our rooms and access to wifi if we wanted it. Maria Elena, Kevin, Carlos, Oscar, Gerry and many more treated us like family and made our trip an amazing experience! We accomplished so much and yet never felt rushed to do anything. I can't wait to return and unplug to the simple pleasures Brisas del Mar and Nicaragua offer! There are many more adventures awaiting in this lovely fishing village of Jiquillo! Thank you Brisas staff! See you soon!
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Megan E, Manager at Brisas del Mar Nicaragua
Responded Feb. 8, 2017
Wow!! Thanks for this great review. We had a great time hosting you and your friends. It was our pleasure to spend time with all of you, especially during turtle releases and happy hour excursions. We can't wait until you return! Hasta Pronto!!
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k_shular wrote a review Feb. 2017
Port Elgin, Canada8 contributions
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OK people this is a must see little village in a amazingly remote part of the world. The people that work/live in and around this resort are the best people I have ever met and they have become family. The sunsets and leisure activities are to die for and at the same time there are many incredible opportunities to give back and volunteer. I recently brought my Mom and Brother back here with me so that they could experience it all too. Brisas is the perfect spot to stay while changing your life in Jiquilillo! Food is delicious and like I said the people that work there will become your family. The AC is nice to have at night and the beds are comfy and welcome after a long day helping the people in the village or surrounding area :) This place is my second home and I hope that everyone gets to come and enjoy it all!!!
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Date of stay: November 2016
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Response from Megan E, Owner at Brisas del Mar Nicaragua
Responded Feb. 8, 2017
Thank you for this very heart felt review. Everyone at Brisas and many more in Jiquilillo and Chinandega feel the same way about you. Your efforts are appreciated in the community by supporting the El Limonel dump community, Esperanza sustainable housing and local fire departments. Andy is particularly proud of your new found surfing abilities. We are all looking forward to your many returns and future adventures. Gerry, Cari, Megan, Maria Elena, Megan and Andy
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Sara-Lynne L wrote a review Feb. 2017
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My girlfriends and I had a wonderful adventure at Brisas. Our rooms were small but comfortable. Us "gringas" were pleasantly surprised to find air conditioning. The staff welcomed us like family! And were extremely accommodating. When off adventuring (Or enjoying happy hour down the beach) we were often late for supper. Maria Elena and her staff would keep everything warm and ready for us when we returned. Thr food was always fantastic. We now serve gallo pinto at my house regularly! I stepped way out of my comfort zone on this trip and the staff was supportive and reassurring. We released newly hatched baby turtles, Climbed volcanoes, kayaked at sunrise, rode horses on the beach, met amazing people and made new friends. I can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Megan E, Owner at Brisas del Mar Nicaragua
Responded Feb. 8, 2017
Gracias!!! Thank you for coming to Brisas!! What can we say??? Jiquilillo loved the "gringas" We are happy that you and your friends experienced the many activities Jiquilillo has to offer. We loved your pictures of the Cosiguina Volcano hike and kayaking in the estuary. All of us in Jiquilillo and our Canadian partners love Nicaragua. We would love everyone to experience this amazing country. We hope to see you soon carving some waves and then of course cervezas!! Thanks Gerry, Caridad, Maria Elena, Megan and Andy
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Elton1973 wrote a review Feb. 2017
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Came down with a group of five friends, with an open mind, with no expectations and was not disappointed. Paradise awaited in our home away from home for eight days and seven nights with a staff who was friendly, accommodating, always smiling and welcoming to their country. The sunrises and sunsets = breathtaking. The village and its residents = always willing to answer all questions this inquisitive group of Canadians had. There was not a day we were not busy with the sea turtles, horseback riding, scaling a volcano or visiting a village to find children. Paradise is what you make of it and from this traveler, it was based in Hotel Brisas del Mar. Can not wait to go back very soon.
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Date of stay: November 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Megan E, Owner at Brisas del Mar Nicaragua
Responded Feb. 8, 2017
Hola Amiga! From the moment you walked through our gates we knew your mission on this adventure was relaxation and fun and this trip delivered. It was great to share the experience of releasing baby sea turtles with you. We are also glad that you explored our cozy village and took advantage of the many eco adventures available. We can't wait to have you back in paradise!!!! All the best, Gerry, Caridad, Maria Elena, Megan and Andy
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Chris T wrote a review Feb. 2017
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We had a great time at Brisas del Mar and in Jiquilillo. We loved the secluded fishing village community and got a real taste for life in Nicaragua. The food was enjoyable and the staff was great fun!! If you like to surf and adventure you wont be let down!! We will be back very soon. Thank you!!!
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Megan E, Owner at Brisas del Mar Nicaragua
Responded Feb. 7, 2017
It was great hosting you at Brisas, which is always our pleasure when you are there. Next time we will get you on the Cosiguina hike, which is spectacular!! You just need to take a longer vacation. Hopefully you can hone your surfing skills in Canada before you come back. Gerry, Cari, Megan and Andy
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Margo S wrote a review Feb. 2017
Courtenay, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
I was very disappointed when I arrived. I do not feel the resort is worthy at all of the price that they are charging. My room was small and uncomfortable. There was no place to unload my suitcase let alone keep it off the floor. The bathroom was smelly due to the shower, I started to swim instead of shower. The food was predictable and poor. In the morning a half a pot of coffee was made and you had to share with the staff. We all were up early to make sure we got our cup. During the day only water was available, no tea or coffee. You had to go to the bar and pay too much if you wanted something else to drink.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Response from Megan E, Owner at Brisas del Mar Nicaragua
Responded Feb. 7, 2017
Hi, We are very sorry and concerned that you were disappointed during your stay at Brisas. We have already responded your travel companion's concerns "dingledorf2001" from his review which are very similar to yours. Rest assured we have taken steps to investigate your complaints and make the necessary adjustments. We love Nicaragua and sincerely hope that you return to our amazing country! Please well and safe in your future travels!! Regards, Gerry, Cari, Andy and Megan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brisas del Mar Nicaragua
What are some of the property amenities at Brisas del Mar Nicaragua?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Brisas del Mar Nicaragua?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Brisas del Mar Nicaragua?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Brisas del Mar Nicaragua have airport transportation?
Yes, Brisas del Mar Nicaragua offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Brisas del Mar Nicaragua located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.03 km away from the centre of Jiquilillo.
Are pets allowed at Brisas del Mar Nicaragua?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.