What is it about Maderas Village that makes you want to throw out your back pack, cut up your passport and move in for good?
Is it the beautifully appointed two storey casitas designed to feel like a cosy nest and fit in seamlessly with the jungle? Well that's definitely one reason, but now I know, having experienced its charms, that it goes far beyond its aesthetic appeal. When you stay at Maderas, you are getting so much more than a beautiful place to rest your head. You are subscribing to a way of life -
The team at Maderas have succeeded in creating a sense of community. Every night is “family dinner” night where all residents take up a bench seat and dine together sharing stories from the day, debating current affairs or making passionate proclamations about saving the world. The nights turn into competitive croquet games and relaxed sing-a-long guitar jam session. Whatever your “fun poison” is, you won’t be alone in drinking it here.
Time moves slowly in this chilled out surfers' paradise. Our days consisted of yoga, surfing, hearty, healthy meals, endless amounts of hammock time, more surfing, croquet games and music to kick back to. How very civilised of us. You can see why throwing away the backpack and passport becomes ever more appealing!
It’s no secret that I am a sucker for a hammock and Maderas Village certainly has no shortage of these heavenly reclining devices. Each Casita is allocated its very own private hammock sanctuary with not only a beautiful view of the jungle but also its own family of howler monkeys to keep you company and double as your alarm clock.
So far, through my travels, I have spent an average of 2-4 nights at each location. At Maderas Village I was lucky enough to spend over a week! And I couldn’t get enough of the place, the people and (here’s that phrase again), “Maderas Life”. I’ve never been so tempted to call it a day from travelling and take up residence here for good. Nicaragua was a surprising country for me. Few people sung its praises. It still feels like central America's best kept secret. So I'll tell you right here right now; Go to Nicaragua! Head to San Juan Del Sur and make your way through the jungle to Maderas Village. You won't regret it!
Love Miss. Peanut x
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