As soon as you contact us by phone or e-mail we will try to start a dialogue of what your interests and ideas are for your stay. As well as for individuals, couples and groups we have a very high interest to inform, advice and help you arrange things to do – as you wish. We know the area personally and have good personal contact in almost any matter. We can help you make agreements with local connections.

In our own area we can fx. help arrange these activities:
Fishing trip, Catamaran sunset tour, Horse riding, Massage at your villa, Yoga class at the terrace, dance lesson, surf lessons and surf boards

If you want to take a trip and see other places we can fx help arrange:
Transport to visit local town San Juan del Sur, Trip to big town Granada, Visit Ometepe Island, Visit other beaches in the area, Volcano Tours, Zip line (canopy), Hiking.

Below you can read some information of our local town San Juan el Sur and also the big town Granada.
Also below is a lot to read about flora and fauna at our site – where you can walk around in the forest.

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Surroundings

This is a very unique place in a natural setting with amazing views. Visit us. You can enjoy the silence, go to the beach, and if you wish take a walk on small nature trails in the forrest near the houses. You can also walk to small restaurants in Playa Maderas and Playa Majagual.
If you want to break the silence you can go by car to San Juan del Sur and go to the restaturants, visit the small shops and maybe rent a boat. Also you can go to Rivas (20 kilometers), take the ferry to see Ometepe (from Rivas), and also make a trip to the colonial city Granada (80 kilometers) and Masaya (110 kilometers).
If you do not want to go anywere, we can buy your food and we can also cook for you. And if we are lucky we can bring you fresh fish from the sea.
Also , remember that Playa Maderas is also only 45-minute drive from the Costa Rican border.

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

San juan del sur
The easiest place to go on you own from your house for rent at Villas Playa Maderas is to the city of San Juan del Sur 10 kilometres to the south.
San Juan del Sur is situated in a pitoresque bay and there are many nice restaurants along the bay. There are few tourists in San Juan del Sur so you still have the original local atmosphere and the fishermens boats are still dominating in the harbour.
If you are interested you can rent a boat in San Juan del Sur to go for fishing and maybe to swim in a beach.
We can also help you to contact a guide i San Juan del Sur to take you on daily trips if you are interested in staying for a longer time and to use the house you are renting as a base for tours.
Villas Playa Maderas is also only 45-minute drive from the Costa Rican border and an hour and a half away from the colonial city of Granada in southern Nicaragua.

San juan del sur San juan del sur

Granada, Nicaragua

Granada

The department of Granada is home to the oldest city and the best conserved spanish colonial town. This city, also called Granada, features many colonial buildings and is in close proximity of two other main attractions in this department: Lake Nicaragua, an enormous freshwater lake that houses hundreds of small islets, and the Mombacho Volcano, an imposing volcano that has a lot to offer. Granada is the city most visited by tourists in Nicaragua.

The central park is a good place to start your visit. From here you can see several colonial buildings that surround the park. You can also taste the famous ‘vigorón’, a typical plate from Granada consisting of yucca, pig fat, and a vegetable salad accompanied by a cacao drink.

In Granada you can also take a one hour boat trip to see the area in lake Nicaragua with the popular name ‘las isletas’ – which consist of many small islands, most with one or few houses. This area has its own water flora – and it is a really special and nice experience from Nicaragua.

Granada Granada Island

Explore the forest

Villas Playa Maderas is situated in a 30 manzana property with tropicial dry forest – and you can walk alone one the trails or we can guide you – and show you the flora and fauna.

Flora

View Document of From Madroños and Sacuanjoches”
The tropical dry forest is the most threatened tropical ecosystems. Here, the tree growth is slow and difficult. Most trees loose their leaves during the “summer” or dry season. But its colorful flowering compensates the loss of leaves and the landscape takes on a shade of multicolored, that alternates until the arrival of “winter” or rainy season, when everything turns green.
The flora includes Tuna, Teonoste and Cardon, which shine bright flowers and fruits, much desired by wildlife. Simultaneously, the trees and shrubs such as Roble, Pochote, Elequeme, Madroño and Sacuanjoche – the last two, tree and national flower of Nicaragua, respectively, color and scent the forest, in the continuous life cycle that governs this splendid setting between the sea and the dry forest.

Fauna

View Document of The Intimate Life of the Howler Monkey”
The best place to see wildlife in their natural habitat is on The Howler Monkey Trail. However, the special location of our villas near the forest and sea, allows the visitor at the same time, appreciate the marine life interacting with the tropical dry forest ecosystem.
In the coastline ecosystem, crabs, hermit crabs, snails, pelicans, frigates, and eventually sea turtle which go out to nest, complement the dry forest, where mammals of medium and small size, such as white-tailed deer, the agouti and the acrobatic squirrels compete with the raucous territorial claim of howler monkeys, which eventually pose to immortalize the moment in a memorable shooting for the visitor.


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Monkeys
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Monkeys

Nature Trails

Mono Congo Trail


Few places like the Howler Monkey Trail offers in a little space of the dry tropics the tremendous opportunity to appreciate the wild flora and fauna, one of the richest and changing ecosystems throughout the year.
Just a few steps from the Villas and over 600 meters, you may have at hand, families of howler monkeys, porcupines, opossums, anthill bear and at least 71 species of vertebrates, of which 27 are mammals, 13 amphibians and reptiles (including lizards and turtles), and 31 species of magnificent multicolored birds and nice song.

Howler Monkey Trail, besides the wildlife, which is not included a variety of insects such as bright blue Morpho butterfly, cannot lose the opportunity to meet the equally rich floristic species diversity, including Pochote with its thick crust covered with spines and giant Jobos (Spondias mombin), which delight howler monkeys at different times of year. Enjoy the natural color and the stridency of the Howler Monkey Trail. Then you can say you knew the dry tropics of Nicaragua.