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What are the bed configurations in the house?

The house has 4 separate bedrooms each with it’s own bathroom and an additional game room. The bed configurations are as follows; Master 1- King bed and queen futon, Master 2- 2 twin beds and 1 queen futon, Master 3- King bed, Guest Room- 2 twin beds, Game Room- queen and twin pull out sofa, Living Room- 2 oversized king+ futons.

What airport do you fly to?

Managua (MGA), the capital city, or Liberia (LIR), in Costa Rica. Both are about the same distance. You can then fly directly to Costa Esmeralda (ECI) (25 minute flight) the airport directly behind the property.

How long is the drive from the Airport to Casa Colorados?

Depends on road conditions, weather, and who is driving but generally takes 2.5 hours from either airport. The border at Costa Rica may take time to cross and its generally easier just to fly into the local airport from Costa Rica.

Is the Drive Safe?

The drive is very easy and safe. Roads are paved the entire distance with signs.

How can we get from the airport to Casa Colorados?

You can rent a car or we can provide airport transfers for $100-$160 each way. We can set you up in a SUV with an English speaking driver or a 15 passenger van (sits 10 with luggage). Many options exist. Simply let us know what you prefer.

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Is there a restaurant, bar, and or store?

Yes, there are multiple restaurants, ranging from oceanfront dining, to delivery, to “downtown” (Don Eloys, Maderas, Pili’s, Scoops and Spokes, and Ananas).  Downtown is also host to Nicaragua’s only private community brewery at Iguana Brewery that serves local hand crafted IPA’s as well as meals and Happy Hours each day.  It is possible to eat at a different restaurant 6 different nights solely within the community. There are also two (2) small grocery stores within the community and another just outside the gate.

Does the house offer mean plans?

Yes it does.  We offer 1, 2, and 3 meal/day plans with private chefs.  The meal packages include food, non-alcoholic beverages and a chef to prepare, cook and clean-up.  For the meal package, breakfast usually consists of a combination of pancakes, banana pancakes, French toast, eggs, omelets, gallo pinto, hash browns, fresh fruit, tortillas and/or toast.  Lunch and dinner are generally a meat (chicken, fish, beef or lobster) with a potato, rice and/or tostones and a salad and/or fresh veggies.  Our chef also makes sandwiches, lasagna, tacos, pasta, hamburgers, BBQ or pizza.  If there is anything in particular you’d like him to cook he’d be happy to do it.    Also, we would reimburse you for any meals you choose to skip if you want to go out to eat as long as you give us a 24 hour notice that you will not want a certain meal so our chef can plan his day.  We can offer you 3 meals a day for $35/person/day, 2 meals a day for $25/person/day or just dinner (no drinks included) for $14/person (or $17/person for lobster dinner).  Kids under 12 can have a smaller portioned plate at half price.  The minimum meal package we offer is for 4 paying adults.  We can of course still arrange the meal package for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids but we will have to charge as if it was for 4 adults. E-Mail us for your special requests at: info@iguanasurfrentals.com or call us at: 011-505-8736-0656

What is the best time of year for Surfing?

There is surf year round. However, the most consistent months are from April – November when South swells are generated by storms off the southern coast of Australia.

What is the Water temperature?

From April – December the water is in the 80’s (f). However, from Jan – March the wind can blow hard enough to cause upwelling and the water can drop into the low 70’s (f).

How do you call from the US?

011 + 505 + 7 digit phone number.

When is the Green Season?

The Green Season is from May to October but the surroundings will stay green through mid December.

When is the Dry Season?

The Dry Season is from November to May.

When is the Rainy Season?

October is considered the rainiest month of the year and it can rain all day and night. Some seasons are worse than others. Sometimes October has the best surf with no crowds too!

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What is the official government of Nicaragua?

Nicaragua is Democratic Republic with free elections every 5 years. The last election was in November 2011.

What is the current population of Nicaragua?

The population is slightly greater than 5 million people.

What is the capital of Nicaragua?

Managua.

What Countries Does it Border?

Honduras to the north, and Costa Rica to the South.

What is the currency in Nicaragua?

The monetary unit is a called a Cordoba. 1 US Dollar = 29 Cordobas.

What language is spoken in Nicaragua?

Spanish.

What time zone is Nicaragua in?

Central Standard Time.

Do I need to speak Spanish to get by in Nicaragua?

No…However it does help, especially if you are driving to Iguana from MGA. Our staff also speaks some English and we are available to answer any questions 24/7.

Contact us for more information or questions.

info@iguanasurfrentals.com or call us at: 011-505-8736-0656