Nicaragua is rated as the second safest country in the Western Hemisphere behind Canada. Although it is still relatively impoverished in many of the rural areas, Nicaraguans are easily some of the most generous and hospitable people that you will ever meet.
San Juan del Sur is easily one of the most visited towns in Nicaragua, and perhaps all of Central America. As a result, it is a safe place to be because it is very much geared toward accommodating tourists. Even though you are on vacation, it is still best to use your common sense with regards to flashing around your valuables (cash, cameras, phones, etc…) when you’re out at night, going from place to place with at least one other buddy and always remembering that you are a guest in someone else’s country.
The drive from the airport in Managua to your private villa is about 2.5 hours long. On the way, there are many sights to take in, such as live volcanoes, one of the most popular artisan markets in the America’s, as well as one of the largest fresh water lakes in Central America.
The Cordoba (or cords for short) is floating currency, meaning that it changes every-so-slightly on an almost daily basis. To date, it is about 27 Cordobas to $1 USD. It is best to have an equal amount of cords as dollars because a lot of businesses struggle with having enough change, plus you will get varying exchange rates almost everywhere you go. There are handful ATM’s that dispense both currencies, as well as banks that can change your dollars with a valid passport.
Great question – we are a highly experienced group of travel coordinators that have a proven track record of creating and executing amazing vacations for a wide variety of tastes. We live and breathe Nicaragua, know the country inside and out and over the years have developed strong business and personal relationships with the top service providers down here. We will customize your trip based on your group’s priorities to ensure its success and the ultimate level of fun. We’ll save you tons of time and energy while leveraging your group’s size to save you money. This depends entirely on you and your group’s ideal vacation. During the planning phase we will focus on your priorities and base the trip around those. We generally recommend a healthy mix of adventure, relaxation, discovery, pampering (especially for our ladies groups) and partying.
This depends entirely on you and your group’s ideal vacation. During the planning phase we will focus on your priorities and craft the trip around those. We generally recommend a healthy mix of adventure, relaxation, discovery, pampering (especially for the ladies) and partying.
Our most economic (and popular) option includes everything except for the international flight (always to be purchased by the individual). This means: your accommodations, meals and snacks, beverages (alcoholic and otherwise), transportation (shuttles, cars, boats), adventures (sailing, ATV quadding, zip-lining, etc…), Private Boat, Private Chef, Private Beach are all included in the package price. This is our recommended option, and we can include as much or as little as you desire.
Easy. First, get in touch with us right here. Fill out the brief questionnaire so we get a feel for your group size and priorities. We will then collaborate with you to create the perfect Nicaragua experience that’s just right for you.
Absolutely. Whether you are traveling here for a bachelor/bachelorette party, birthday, college reunion, a yoga retreat or a nice romantic getaway, we will customize your plans to fit the occasion.
This will take place during the collaboration process. We will communicate directly with your group’s leader(s), presenting them with all the recommended options based on the group’s priorities. The leader then relays that information with the group to select your favorite itinerary. We then present the price, on a per person basis for the trip.
Once the group is in agreement with the itinerary and pricing, we require an initial non-refundable deposit of $500 USD. This allows us to begin working with the local service providers to plan your adventure. Next, we present payment plans for every member of the group. Each person has the option of paying in one lump sum, or through several lower recurring payments at no additional cost.
No worries. We can provide the same incredible experience for solo travelers and couples. We recommend bigger groups so that we can ensure bigger discounts.
Also not a problem. We encourage the all-inclusive package because historically our groups have enjoyed these trips by far the most. This is your trip and yours to customize. Feel free to select as many or as few services as you desire.
Awesome – we respect your individuality. Just select from the activities you know you’ll want to be a part of and we’ll include only those in a separate price for you. Don’t worry about missing out on the other itinerary features because you can always join in and just pay out of pocket once you’re there.
Yes. While the tap water is typically clean and drinkable throughout this region of Nicaragua (namely in Managua and San Juan del Sur) – it’s perfectly fine to shower and brush your teeth with, but it’s probably a safe bet not to drink too much of it. But fear not, as we provide plenty of fresh water at all of your accommodations and during all your activities for everyone in the group.
Travel Insurance is never a bad idea. We recommend checking out http://www.insuremytrip.com prior to a Nicaragua Concierge vacation.
This depends entirely on how many friends you have who are willing to escape the “real world” for a week (or more) and experience the magic of Nicaragua and our version of paradise. Our motto is the more the merrier (and the cheaper too!).
I’m on a smaller budget/don't have the same schedule as the rest of my group – how can we resolve this?
We are highly opposed to excluding anyone who wants to make their trip a reality. If you’re low on funds and/or time, we have two options. We can put you on a payment plan that extends beyond the end of the trip to ensure low monthly payments, or we can figure out a alternative budget and/or timetable for you that includes as much of the group’s itinerary as possible. We can also work with your group leaders to come up with a suitable solution for you.
Absolutely! Depending on the size of your group – you can get anywhere from 10% off, all the way up to a free trip! You also have the option of “spreading the love” to the other members of the group. This means we’ll give you the option of a large personal discount or a smaller per person discount for the rest of the crew.
A Nicaragua Concierge seasoned “Ambassador of Vibe” will be on-hand to make the magic happen. He/she can be there to lead every step of the way or just steer you in the right direction so you can be left to your own devices to choose your own adventure. We offer everything in between, so just let us know and we’re here for you!