This is the best place in San Juan del Sur by far. My boyfriend and I have been traveling throughout Central America for several months and the rooms, cleanliness, price, view, facilities, location and hospitality make this one of the best places we have found during our travels. Baba, a young Frenchman, opened the place recently and has done wonders. It is very well constructed, modern, clean and the perfect location.
We stayed in one of the top floor teak-wood rooms; we had a very comfortable, brand new bed with open air windows and a very nice private bath. In most hostels in Central America, you just tolerate the rooms and hostel knowing you won't be spending much time there, but over and over we stated how we did not want to leave! Most of our time in San Juan del Sur was happily spent in Buena Onda. Between the beautiful ocean view, comfy hammocks and rocking chairs, and the view of the stars at night from our bed, it was an incredible place to just relax. There is a nice terrace with views over San Juan del Sur and the bay -- and with the breeze it stays quite cool for such a hot city.
I would recommend this place to anyone -- friends, family, parents, retired, etc. It is perfect for all ages and all desires. There is a kitchen that is clean and well organized for guest use. There is a small bar that includes ice-cold beer that is run on an honor tab system. Baba also has a stereo system set up where you can plug in your own USB or iPod for music while you relax and the hammocks and read or have some drinks at night. I could say a lot more -- but it was incredible and Baba just made it that much better. He is sincere, laid back, friendly and willing to give you any advice about the area that you need. Stay here, period.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful, calm, and welcoming space for travelers. Enjoy the amazing view from the rooftop terrace and have a drink in a hammock ! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Buena Onda Backpackers Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur