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Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the place was beautiful and the food was incredible (they must have upped the menu because there were bad reviews about the food.... which turned out to be ALL false....) Second, the people made the experience!!! From the moment I walked in, Keri and Aaron made me feel at home. I was planning on only staying for 2 nights...

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rowland d, Host at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Angela. Was a pleasure having you here, we can't wait for you to come back. Fishing part 2

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the apartment overlooking the water and just had the best time. Amy and her staff were super helpful, pleasant and accommodating. The food was delicious and we loved the surf and yoga. Will be recommending this place to everyone and trying to come back ASAP. Thank you Magnific Rock for such an amazing holiday!

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rowland d, Host at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Lauren, it was great having you guys here. We will be awaiting your return :D

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall it was a great stay. The service was wonderful and the sunset views were unreal. Dorm rooms were your standard hostel, hot and quite a few bugs and the prices were quite high. MagRock is fairly secluded so the high prices make sense. Would recommend and hope to return.

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, good drinks but after dark they turn the lights on and it becomes an international insect convention! Every restaurant table has lights above and us swarmed by a million insects. It's unbearable. Insects in your drinks, in your food, landing all over you. Never seen or experienced anything like it. Total disaster and extemely unpleasant.

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Really glad to hear you enjoyed the food and drinks! We know the exact night you are referring to - there really were an abnormal number of bugs about! We don't usually have a problem with insects because of the constant offshore winds. We hope to see you back soon to enjoy a true Magnific Rock dining experience!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I came here with a group of friends and family on Saturday night to enjoy the sunset and a good meal. I'd heard great things... but was still blown away by the experience here. The views are unparalleled, whether you enjoy them from the restaurant, the beach or from the rocks. We did all three. Once the sun had...

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It is great to hear you enjoyed, and it was our pleasure to host you. We look forward to your next visit soon :)

Atco, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My boyfriend and I fell in love with Nica about 3 years ago and we keep returning year after year. Mag Rock is one of our favorite spots so far. We brought friends our last trip and had a person in almost every type of accommodation Mag Rock has to offer. Everything was GORGEOUS (we actually just kept switching rooms...

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Grace! So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for bringing your friends, and you are always very welcome at our place :) Regarding the hot springs, they are run by the local community, and we do like to support their project. However, we agree it is no good if they aren't clean! We...

Rye, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I took a trip down here with one of my best friends for about 10 days of sand and surf. We got everything we expected from great waves to great food and a super friendly staff! If you like yoga, look no further as this place has that too! Careful on diving too deep on your duck dives straight out...

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear you enjoyed raltamar! We are really you enjoyed the yoga too :) See you again soon we hope!

Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

For 200$ a night I would expect breakfast to be included. There is a restaurant at the property, but I found the food to overpriced and lacking in quality. The view from the apartments where nice, but there here were no hot water and no WiFi.

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Hi there Henriette! We wonder if you are referring to our place or another hotel? Our rooms are between $40-$80 in low season, and $60-$100 in normal season. We agree we aren't at the $200 per night level yet ;) We have hot water in our new studios, and WiFi in all rooms (including apartments) except the furthest 2 studios...

Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Best positioned hostel in popoyo, on top of a cliff overlooking the best breaks of popoyo. Amazing views, amazing and friendly staff, great food. Middle of best surf breaks. One of the best places stayed in nicaragua

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

We are really happy to hear this Azb B! All the very best for your travels, and hope to see you down here again at some stage ;)

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Do not skip a sunset here! Incredible view over looking beginners bay. Food is affordable (under 10$ mostly) and the specials are the BEST! Drinks are somewhat marked up but happy hour at the bar is reasonable. The atmosphere overall here was simply fantastic. Love love love this place :)

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rowland d, Owner at Magnific Rock, responded to this review

Thanks Tony! We agree Scotty and his team do an amazing job with the daily specials! We are so happy you enjoyed! See you again in the future we hope :)

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Popoyo, Nicaragua – a global tourist destination and home to Magnific Rock. Located along the beautiful Emerald Coast, our hotel offers guests an exclusive, inspirational and remarkable experience providing the modern traveler with a variety of accommodation options, a restaurant and bar, 270-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, yoga, surf outdoor activities and more! Come and see one of the most spectacular rock and land formations in all of Nicaragua; relax, unwind and discover an enchanting getaway like no other. ... more   less 

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Address: End of the road to Playa Popoyo, Popoyo, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Popoyo
Number of rooms: 12
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“Try to reserve the cabanas on the water or the private suites that are also on the water and a little more tucked away.”
 of 5 bubbles raltamar, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“best views and wifi in penthouse, AC in the rooms further away but no wifi. Newly build rooms are awesome with balcony and rocking chairs.”
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 of 5 bubbles pippa7602, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rent an apartment if you can!”
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“dorms, cabins and self contained apartments....”
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“Its Nicaragua! if the AC works and water comes out of the shower head just be happy.”
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