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Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 April 2013

Pelican Eyes is great. We loved our time there. We stayed 5 days and enjoyed every one. Downtown SJDS is a lot of fun too. Great Pizza, fun fishing, and the weather is outstanding. Enjoyed the wonderful spa during our stay, spent a little time in the canopy tour. Will definitely stay there again if in the area.

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Pelican Eyes R, General Manager at Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear, Firstly thank you for having taken the time to write this review. I am pleased hearing that you enjoyed the 5 days you stayed at our resort. We look forward being you of service again in the future. Best regards, Gabriel Holt General Manager

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 2 April 2013

After spending a week working at a medical mission outside Managua, my wife and I took our 5 month old daughter and headed South to do some sightseeing. Our mission guide had recommended Pelican Eyes in San Juan del Sur and said it was the nicest resort in the country. She helped me make reservations and I was surprised that...

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Pelican Eyes R, General Manager at Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear, First of all thank you for having taken the time to write this detailed review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the accommodations, and I can only say that how unfortunately it is that you did encounter inconveniences. The resort was built in such a way that it least altered the flora and the fauna. This gives...

Reviewed 1 April 2013

Had a very good stay at Pelican Eyes. Probably one of the better hotels in the town and sits up on a hill protected from sleepy/yet chaotic downtown. I suspect the town is typically more sleepy but we stayed during Easter week and things were a bit crazy. The hotel has plenty of security, but once again I'm not sure...

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Pelican Eyes R, General Manager at Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you for having taken the time to write this review. I appreciate your comments and I am happy to hear that you had such a pleasant stay at our resort. And also I am pleased hearing you had such a great experience at our sail boat, it is an activity we are proud to offer. We look forward...

New York
Reviewed 30 March 2013

I stayed at this resort 3/25-3/31/13. The resort itself is beautiful.I stayed with my husband and 10yr old twins. We stayed in a two bedroom Casita.When I first arrived I was not far from the reception,However,the pool close to entrance is small and you must go through the restaurant.I asked to be moved to a Casita close to lap pool/...

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Pelican Eyes R, General Manager at Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear, Thank you for having taken the time to write this review. I am sorry to hear that you encountered inconveniences of the Malboro party. I can only add that this is an exception, such events do not tend to happen often. Nevertheless I can deduct from the review that you did have a pleasant stay at our resort and...

Washington DC
Reviewed 26 March 2013

I traveled to far away San Juan del Sur for a wedding with two friends. San Juan del Sur is a VERY small beach town filled with hostels and small, quite funky hotels along with a smattering of resort style condos (some occupied by the upscale and politically famous Chamorro family). Pelican Eyes provided a truly first class experience in...

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 22 March 2013

The good: 1. Beautiful views 2. Nice pools 3. Fair priced food and drinks. 4. Close to the town of San Juan del Sur if that is a positive for you. 5. Villas are spacious. The bad...and where to begin. 1. Hectic staff, where no one is in charge and need to be asked multiple times to do anything. 2....

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 20 March 2013

What a gorgeous hotel with stunning views toward the ocean. Our room was huge, with a balcony facing the west (wonderful for the sunsets) and a second patio a level lower. One level up from our cabina were two swimming pools and a full bar/restaurant with excellent food and drinks. Service was always friendly and helpful. Pelican Eyes is for...

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Breathtaking beauitiful place, lovely room, best shower anywhere, But....we had a room at the top of the property. A nearly impossible walk up or down from lobby/restaurant area. Staff very accomodating with a car, but the ride was over impossibly rutted, irregular dirt road and took 5-7 minutes. Once called from room and took over 20 minutes to get down...

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PelicanEyes, Guest Relations Manager at Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Owen M., Thank you for your thoughtful review of Pelican Eyes Resort and Spa. We are aware of the bumpy road connecting some of the units and we are working to improve this. We are glad that you were able to utilize the free shuttle service offered by the hotel in the meantime. We do have a wonderful mix...

Reviewed 15 March 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed for 7 nights at the beginning of February 2013. Reception arranged transfers for us from the airport in Managua, which worked brilliantly. We were delayed two hours and the drivers kindly waited for us. Upon arrival we were upgraded from a 1 bedroom ocean view room to a casa in the upper stage 2 part...

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Reviewed 12 March 2013

I would definitely stay there again. The accommodations are quite nice and roomy since they are homes. The views at the bar/pool and up at the infinity pool are absolutely breaktaking. The food , especially the salads were excellent. The restaurant staff worked quite diligently to make sure all the patrons were content. There is no question the front desk...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
La Cascada
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Cuisines: Latin, International
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa offers a stunning hillside location and panoramic views of San Juan del Sur and the ocean beyond. Our infinity pools, spacious accommodations, romantically lush gardens, wonderful restaurants, open air bars, and one-of-a-kind San Juan Del Sur coastline sailing adventure are a unique experience.A visit to our Tranquila Day Spa is an experience of sheer indulgence. We offer a menu of massage and body treatments to ensure that you truly relax on your romantic Nicaraguan getaway. Experience more of Nicaragua with day trips to Granada or the artisan markets in Masaya. Here at the resort, open air yoga classes, water aerobics, and active local excursions (arranged by our concierge) help keep you fit while visiting paradise. Even our brick stairs—winding up the hillside — contribute to the cause!Our San Juan del Sur hotel’s mission is to provide a unique and memorable Nicaragua vacation experience in every aspect of your stay. Our friendly staff endeavors to fulfill every possible need or special request (and to predict those wishes perhaps not yet even realized!)No request is too big or too small. Let us know what we can do to enhance your stay in paradise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa

Address: De la Parroquia 1 1/2 cuadras al este, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $254 - $432 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Pelican Eyes Hotel San Juan Del Sur
Hotel Pelican Eyes
Resort Pelican Eyes
Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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#1 Spa Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#3 Green Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#5 On the Beach Hotel in San Juan del Sur
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Juan del Sur
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 of 5 bubbles DJBSFO, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“beautiful location, convenient to town, great pools”
 of 5 bubbles H4889YTpatriciad, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Casitas are wonderful expecially if you are a family who may enjoy cooking and a big dining area”
 of 5 bubbles 381deborahs, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“get a beach view from as high up as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles 654neilw, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Casa Russo only house with a personal pool. Casa Jocote is the size of a mansion with the best view but does not have a pool.”
 of 5 bubbles eddya2013, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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