La Pura Vida...

When we first visited Nicaragua in 2005 our family immediately fell in love with the off-the-beaten-track charm of Nicaragua's Emerald Coast. Lined with dense jungles and white sand beaches this small portion of pacific coastline offers several world class surf breaks. Our colonial style home, Casabella, is located within Hacienda Iguana, one of Nicaragua's premier gated communities, perfectly nestled between 2 of Nicaragua's top 10 surf breaks (Colorado and Panga Drops). Designed and built in an authentic colonial Nicaraguan style with a beautiful courtyard garden and lagoon style pool, Casabella is a stunning mix of modern luxuries and natural elements. We love our Nicaraguan home and know that you will too. Come enjoy la pura vida with us. 


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Is Nicaragua Safe?

Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere however it consistently ranks among the highest in the "Global Peace Index". That being said; we recommend that travelers use common sense and take normal precautions. We also recommend that U.S. citizens enroll in the State Department's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. This program allows citizens to record foreign travel information. This information can be used to communicate with you and assist you in the event of an emergency. 

How Far Away Is...?

  • Colorado: 200 yds South
  • Panga Drops: 200 yds North
  • San Juan Del Sur: 45 min.
  • Closest Clinic: The Roberto Clemente Clinic
  • Closest Hospital: Managua
  • Rivas: 45 Min. 
  • Managua Airport: 2.5 hrs.
  • Granada: 1.5 hrs.
  • Ometepe: 2.5 hrs.

What else is there to do besides surf in Nicaragua?


Hacienda Iguana features a world class golf course designed by Niels Oldenburg. Nicaragua also has some of the most beautiful and abundant wildlife. You can see howler monkeys, iguanas, tropical birds, nesting sea turtles and more all over Hacienda Iguana. Other sources of entertainment include:

Should I Be Concerned About Malaria?

While there are mosquitos in Nicaragua the entire Southern Pacific Coast of Nicaragua is a zero malaria risk area. It is normal to incur a few bug bites during your stay so we recommend using bug spray when outside. For information on zika virus as well as other illnesses we recommend visiting for the most up-to-date information. 

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