MGA airport code is Managua International Airport the capital city of Nicaragua, approximately 125 kilometers / 77 miles from Finca Las Nubes which is roughly a two-hour drive
We rent Toyota Hilux 4-door trucks for $600 per week – there is no passenger insurance
We provide door-to-door private airport greeting pickup and departure transfers for $250 round trip for up to 8-10 people, please ask for a custom quote on groups of 10 or more.
The farm is a 5 minute drive from San Juan Del Sur, the houses are located one mile up our private road from the highway offering unparalleled privacy, security and views.
U.S. dollars work everywhere – the national currency is the Nicaragua Córdoba with an exchange rate of approximately 28 to 1 US or 22 to 1 Canadian dollars
Three meals a day prepared at home, daily maid service
Outside activities, day trips, tours, excursions, surf board rental, park fees, beach entrance fees, rental vehicle, fuel, insurance, round trip airport transfers, meals out, souvenirs and tips.
Finca Las Nubes is approximately 1500 feet higher in elevation than the town of San Juan, we enjoy a cooler micro-climate with mild temperatures that range from 75° to 80° Fahrenheit
Nicaragua has a national flat rate 15% sales tax on everything sold.
Tipping is customary in Nicaragua. We recommend house staff tips start at $10 a day per person, and your local guide / chauffeur $100 for the week. In bars and restaurants 10%-20% for service tips is the norm – you may find that restaurants automatically add 10% gratuity to your food bill – which is voluntary
No there are no travel vaccines required
Our most exotic wildlife are two types of tree sloths, the two-toed and three-toed sloth are residents on the farm and can be seen year-round. Howler monkeys are seen or heard almost every day and less common are white-faced and spider monkeys. Giant iguana, although hard to spot, are abundant here. We have ring-tailed foxes on the farm, coyotes, small forest deer, armadillos, anteaters, opossum, porcupines. We see rare tropical birds such as scarlet Macaws and our national the bird turquoise-browed motmot, a very colorful medium-sized bird with a fancy tail, magpies are commonly seen at the houses as well as wild tropical parrots, weaver birds, falcons, owls and many types of bats.
Surf conditions are good year-round with nearly 300 days of offshore wind. The dry season comes with a south swell that brings bigger and more consistent surf to Southern Nicaragua. Everybody surfs in shorts or a bathing suit, very rarely do you see anyone wearing a wetsuit, the water conditions are tropical with cooler water currents in January through March.
Nicaragua tourist visa is not required for citizens of Canada or the United States, all visitors are required to obtain a Tourist Card (USD $10) on arrival.
You can walk our farm trails looking for wildlife, horseback ride through the forest, make something at our wood shop, practice Spanish with our staff, milk cows, collect eggs, play mini golf or night golf on two courses, skate at the park, mountain bike, take poolside yoga class, get a massage or spa treatment, take a photography class, volunteer at any of our community or school projects and take a number of excursions with your chauffeur to the local beaches or the town of San Juan.
Only residents and guests are allowed on the farm. We have 24 hour security and gated entry. We have never had any issues here on the farm with regard to the security of our guests.