Some possible activities that can be done locally:
· Deep-Sea fishing · Surfing · Horseback riding
· Volunteering · Mountain Biking · Yoga
· Swimming · Hiking · Massage
· Whale watching · Shopping · Chill’n with the family
Places to eat / drink:
La Finca y El Mar – Dine without leaving our wonderful community. We get our produce from our large garden, and our fish and lobster fresh from the Pacific Coast. Simply put, La Finca (the farm) y El Mar (the sea), captures our motivation and goal for you, our diner: to serve fresh, delicious food made by hand and served with a smile. They also have a wonderful happy hour and tons of space to sit and watch the sunset.
Jiquelite – The little open air restaurant with the red roof (300 yards past the river on Playa Santana) – I don’t know the official name of this family restaurant, but it is one of my favorite places to eat breakfast. You are right on the beach with good food. What more can you ask for. Make sure you try the homemade chorizo and cheese.
Los Perros Beach Club – Right on Playa Los Perros. Offers excellent tacos and assorted drinks.
Paradise Bakery – This is a little panadería (bakery) that is in Limon Dos. It is about 1 mile past the main entrance. It is the yellow house on the right side of the road and usually has a sign out front. Good raisin scones and GREAT banana bread!
Magnific Rock – (505) 8916-6916 – This classic wooden themed hotel/restaurant is perched atop a headland in Popoyo and enjoys 270 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, along with views of Popoyo’s main break, the famed Outer Reef, and Santana’s beach break. You can see it from our backyard as it is at the northern most point on the beach that you can see). Great atmosphere for all. Good food and drinks with Happy Hour specials. The smoothies are tasty
Soma – (505) 8995-0282 – http://www.surfresortnicaragua.com/restaurant/restaurant.htm– Although Soma is in a rural and somewhat isolated setting, we think you will be pleasantly surprised by the variety and flavor of the food served. We concentrate on local foods, including fruits, vegetables, fish, beef and chicken, with an emphasis on pairing great tastes with tantalizing recipes for nourishing and satisfying meals. Soma’s full service restaurant serves fresh fare with a distinct flavor using natural ingredients where you will truly savor the “farm to table” experience. Make sure you say “Hola” to Bill and Casey for us!
Buena Onda Beach Resort – (505) 8973-0101 – They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner specializing in fresh fish and seafood, an array of natural fruit juices, barbecues, local Nica fare and international favorites like Tacos, Pastas and Burgers. Anytime between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM you can enjoy an ice cold drink and a fresh, healthy meal under our shady rancho. You can even take a dip in their pool. You can either drive or walk to it from the beach.
Yolanda’s – A true taste of Nicaraguan home cooking & hospitality, Yolanda’s is a must visit. They are open 7 days a week and serve breakfast, lunch & dinner. It is located in Limon Dos (go Left after you exit Rancho Santana) and it is about 6 minutes down the road on the right.
La Jolla de Guasacate – (505) 8900-7343 – https://www.lajollahotelnica.com – This small community and restaurant, run by a friend of mine, offers Nicaraguan dishes & hospitality. Wonderful location in the hills of Las Salinas and awesome views of the surrounding. Great food, drinks and company. Bring your bathing suit as their two pools are very inviting! Ask for Bob and Ditmara if you go.
Medical / Health related:
Roberto Clemente Santa Ana Medical Clinic – http://nicaclinic.org – Our community as well as the surrounding communities are pleased to have this medical clinic. It is staffed by a full time doctor and nurse as well as other volunteers. There is a new ambulance that is there to assist should the need arise and there is a basic pharmacy in the rear. There is also talk about expanding the current building so the clinic can handle the increasing need of the surrounding areas.