EDEN ON THE CHOCOLATA
La Chocolata, Nacascolo
San Juan del Sur, Departameno de Rivas
What are Eden's COVID-19 policies?
Eden is in nature and all life at Eden is mostly outdoors in the fresh air. All bungalows are private, spread out through our property and have high palm roofs which makes sure your bungalow is very well ventilated. All bungalows will be cleaned profoundly every day. Our communal areas are open spaces and there are hand sanitizers available. Our staff will use face masks when serving our guests, when cleaning the bungalows or cooking dinner. All of our food will be plated, instead of the buffet. We have lots of space to keep distance from each other. There will be a maximum of 15 persons in the entire hotel and we have the best safety and cleaning measurements in place proposed by the World Health Organisation.
How to get to Eden from Managua Airport?
A taxi from Managua airport takes approximately 2.5 hours to get here and it costs 90 US dollar. If you want to book a taxi, let us know your flight details and we take it from there. Taxi can be taken 24/7 or you can stay overnight near the airport. Local buses are around 5-10 dollar and shuttles between 25-35 dollar. Shuttle companies are Iskra Travel, Caribe shuttle and Casa Oro. Take a taxi to the bus station for long-distance bus routes at Mercado Roberto Huembes. A regular bus will take approximately 3-4 hours to reach San Juan del Sur. From there it is a 10 minute taxi drive.
How to get to Eden from San Juan del Sur?
A taxi (for 3-4 persons) from San Juan del Sur to Eden will cost $ 5 USD if you book with us. If you come by car you need to turn right just before you enter San Juan del Sur in the direction of the northern beaches Playa Maderas, Playa Marsella and Playa Majagual. This road is called ‘La Chocolata’. Follow this road for approximately 7 minutes and you will find yourself in the area called Nacascolo. We are located 100 meters passed the old water tank on your right-hand side, before the Tree Casa sign and in front of the Space Hotel. We have private, secure and free parking. You don’t need a 4×4 to get to our property. You can open our main gate by yourself and drive up the hill.
What are other taxi prices to Eden?
The price from Granada, Masaya or Popoyo is 65 US dollars and from Penas Blancas or San Jorge it is 30 US dollars.
What transport can I take to go to Eden from Liberia?
It is also possible to book your flight to Liberia in Costa Rica, but then you have to cross the border, which is normally not difficult. Both options are around a 2.5 hour drive away. From Liberia it is 140 US dollars one way or you can take the local bus, which is much cheaper. Local buses are around 5-10 dollar and shuttles between 25-35 dollar. Shuttle companies are Iskra Travel, Caribe shuttle and Casa Oro. If you want to book a taxi, let us know your flight details and we take it from there. Taxi can be taken 24/7 or you can stay overnight near the airport.
How can I pay at Eden?
You can pay in Nicaraguan Cordobas or US Dollars. We accept cash, PayPal and credit card. PayPal and credit card have a 4% surcharge.
How far is the beach from Eden?
The beach is around a 10 minute walk. San Juan del Sur Beach and town is around 30/40 minutes walking. You can take the free shuttle (every morning at 10.30am) or taxi for 5 dollars and you will be there in 5/10 minutes.
How is the weather in San Juan del Sur?
It is always warm and sunny. The rainy season is from mid May until the end of October. We rather call it green season, it’s the most beautiful time of year and it mostly rains during the night. From November until April it is dry season with a lot of sun. In November and December the nature is still green from the rain season. After that the nature will be more dry.
What to bring?
It will be a good idea to bring mosquito spray, a notebook for journaling, earplugs, sunscreen, flip flops and a jacket if it cools off in the evening (which rarely happens). No need to bring yoga mats, blocks and straps. Unless you would like to bring your own.
What are the options for lunch?
We have a healthy bar where you can order all day healthy snacks and lunch. There are smoothies, energy balls, sandwiches, a salad etc.
Is the yoga for beginners or intermediate?
Everybody is welcome. The retreat is perfect for beginners and intermediate. We will offer different classes which are suitable for everybody.
Is there free WiFi?
Yes, we have fiber optic wifi in the main area, swimming pool area and in every bungalow.
What is the check-in and check-out time?
Check-in time is from 2pm and check-out is at 11am. If you want to come earlier or leave later, it is possible. You can leave your luggage in our office.
What is your cancellation policy for a bungalow booking?
You can cancel up to 3 days before your arrival date. In case of cancellation we will refund 90% of the total amount you paid. If you cancel within 3 days of the arrival date, the payment is not refundable. You can change your arrival date up to 3 days upon arrival, free of charge.
What is your cancellation policy for a retreat booking?
You can cancel up to 14 days before your arrival date. In case of cancellation we will refund 90% of the total amount you paid. If you cancel within 14 days of the arrival date, the payment is not refundable. You can change your arrival date up to 14 days (in case of new Covid-19 regulations, up to 3 days) upon arrival, free of charge.