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Guacalito de la Isla. Nicaragua’s premier 5 star development is located on the breathtaking Emerald Coast in Southwest Nicaragua. The area has recently gained international recognition as a world-class surf destination. Along with the country’s best point break, the gated community of guacalito offers an 18 hole championship golf course designed by david mclay kidd, a luxurious beach club pool and restaurant, tennis courts, and miles of hiking trails through the jungle. The emerald coast international airport is located 15 minutes away from guacalito and casa madera.


Perched on the pristine shore of playa manzanillo with breathtaking vistas of the pacific, Casa Madera contains all the amenities and luxuries that guacalito de al isla has to offer. This coveted villa is a home away from home for beach enthusiasts, surfers, golfers, and perfect for gatherings of friends and family. At a generous 13,000 square feet, guests enjoy a main house with four ocean view bedrooms, entertainment/living room, dining area and gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar, outdoor parlor and dining room, and private oceanfront pool. Just steps away through the courtyard is a casita with a fifth bedroom and en suite bath for additional guests.


The best way to access Casa Madera at Guacalito de la Isla is from Costa Esmerelda Airport via Liberia or San Jose, Costa Rica. Other options include flying into Managua followed by a 2.5 hour shuttle or taking a shuttle up from Liberia to the border (1.5 hours) followed by another shuttle from the Nicaragua border to Casa Madera (1 hour).


Peninsula Papagayo. Peninsula Papagayo is Costa Rica’s preeminent Resort Community. The Gold Coast of Costa Rica has some of the most spectacular geography and biodiversity in the world. Papagayo is another world-class surf destination which offers an 18 hole championship golf course, designed by Arnold Palmer. Casa Caiman is located next to the Four Seasons Hotel, and you will have access to the Prieta Beach Club, restaurant, pool, tennis courts, marina, along with the hiking and biking trails. Peninsula Papagayo is reached by flying into Liberia International airport; a 45 minute drive from the property.


Nestled in the lush hillside of Peninsula Papagayo, Casa Caiman has 5 ocean view king suites, each with its own private terrace. The king master suite has an attached office and a spacious bathroom which includes an indoor/outdoor shower and a separate soaking tub. The living room has 27 foot ceilings, marble floors, and accented sandstone walls. The open kitchen is filled with GE Monogram appliances, a 6 burner gas range, a breakfast bar with seating and a view. There is also a separate lounge room with couches, games, a large flat screen TV, and space for rollaways if needed. Casa Caiman features 7400 square feet of beautiful interiors with another 3600 square feet of Oceanview outdoor living area. This usable space includes terrace decks, a covered bbq and wet bar, a dining area, and spectacular infinity pool with attached hot tub. Costa Rica is the ideal escape for adventures like white water rafting and civilized pleasures like golf and tennis.


The best way to access Casa Caiman at peninsula Papagayo is from Liberia International Airport. Liberia has direct flights to and from many us cities. An additional option to access casa caiman is flying into San Jose, Costa Rica and taking a 30 minute Sansa airlines flight to Liberia. 


Casa Madera Features-

  • 13,000 sq ft interior/exterior (1,207 sq m interior/exterior)

  • One story, five bedroom suite, main floor entry leading to a grand lounge with tv area, large beachfront infinity swimming pool, indoor parlor, dining room and state of the art kitchen

  • Four master ocean view bedrooms. Four with king beds, sitting and desk areas, en suite bathrooms with indoor/outdoor shower, dual vanities, close space and a private safe

  • Outdoor guest bungalow with two twin beds, seating area, en suite bathroom with indoor/outdoor shower, dual vanity, closet space and a private e safe

  • Outdoor bbq, media center, 25 m semi olympic infinity/zero edge salt water pool

  • Tv’s in each room, us electrical outlets, floor to ceiling windows with dressings, central a/c, wireless internet throughout house, blow dryers

  • GE monogram appliances, viking wine coolers

  • Pre arrival and on property concierge/host service, daily housekeeping and laundry

  • Access to tres ciebas beach club

  • Costa Esmerelda airport transfers

  • A-la-carte food and beverage stocking

  • In house chef

  • In house masseuse

  • Jet ski and boat


Casa caiman features-

  • 11,000 square feet interior/exterior )1,020 square meter interior/exterior)

  • One story, five bedroom suites main entry leads to the main living area with a high vaulted bamboo ceiling, dining area, media room, indoor parlor, and gourmet kitchen

  • Five master ocean view bedrooms with king beds, en suite bathroom with spa-like showers, closet space, private ocean view terraces, safes, and flat screen tv’s with us channels

  • Outdoor bbq, wet bar, infinity swimming Poland adjacent hot tub, large deck and lawn with coastal views

  • Tv’s in each room, us electrical outlets, floor to ceiling windows with dressings, central a/c, wireless internet throughout house, blow dryers

  • Access to playa Prieta beach club

  • Arrival concierge, daily housekeeping and laundry

  • A-la-carte food and beverage stocking

  • In house chef

  • Shuttle from Liberia airport


Is Nicaragua dangerous for tourists? Contrary to many reports, as of October 2018 Nicaragua is extremely safe for tourists. What has been a sad and difficult time for nicaraguans and the country has been isolated to the capital of Managua and a few northern cities. The issues have taken place between protestors and government troops; there has not been a single incident involving a tourist or traveler. The Southwest of Nicaragua, known as the emerald coast, has been calm and orderly throughout the duration of the 2018 protests.


What is the recommended trip duration? Our recommended itinerary involves 3 to 4 days in casa caiman followed by 3 to 4 days in case Madera; however, everyone has different passions and experiences they want to explore during their stay, so lengths and itineraries will vary.


What activities do you recommend for casa caiman? Adjacent to Casa is one of the nicest golf courses in Costa Rica, the Arnold palmer signature golf course. The marina at Papagayo is the only marina for many miles. World class fisherman run fishing charters out of Papagayo and access some of the best sport fishing grounds in the region. Surf charters are also available from Papagayo to some of the most famous breaks in Central America. Clay tennis courts and single track mountain biking trails are also very popular.


What activities do you recommend at Casa Madera? Not unlike casa caiman, Casa Madera has the best golf, surf and fishing in its respective country. For less than you think, we will anchor our twin engine motor cat in front of Casa Madera allowing you and your family to explore the emerald coast by boat and catch some fish along the way; the boat rentals include a captain and fishing gear. Jungle hikes/runs beneath howler monkeys are another guest favorite.


I’m not an expert surfer but am interested in learning, is this possible? Both casa caiman and Casa Madera offer beginner up to expert waves. The beach break in front of Casa Madera called windmills is an excellent beginners wave. Surf instructors of all levels are available to come to the house and the plethora of boards at Casa Madera are yours to enjoy.


What is the weather like? In Central America November through April are considered the dry months while may through October are the wet months. In southwest Nicaragua the dry months can get windy due to the trade winds building across lake Nicaragua; however, other than October, the wet season is usually quite mild at Casa Madera. In contrast casa caiman doesn’t get the dry season winds quite like Casa Madera while the wet seasons can get some more moisture. Golf is great year-round at both locations. Surf is best march through September, but quality beginner waves are present throughout the year. Fishing conditions are ideal may through November when the wind is mild and currents bring the blue water closer to shore. 


How many guests per house? Both Casa Madera and casa caiman have 5 bedrooms and staff quarters. We limit 12 people to a house at a time. Additional guests can be added at a cost.


Unprecedented luxury by no means should sacrifice the spirit of adventure.

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