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Just 18 kilometers south of San Juan del Sur is located Parque Marítimo el Coco, is a modern resort specially conceived to allow our visitors to relax in a peaceful environment, in direct contact with nature forest. The resort - of category III - offers lodging in houses of different design).

A characteristic of this resort consists in its location in plain nature, where since 1994 have ben constructed houses under the roof oft trees. The resort’s administration wants to conserve these natural surroundings, which offer the suited hiding places for many wild animals like squirrels, skunks, iguanas, garrobos, etc. During October and November herds of hauler monkeys visit the resort, attracted by the fruits of jobos. You can watch birds like urracas, colibris, woodpeckers, small parrots and many others because we respect nature’s biological rhythmus. The growing of the trees during the rainy season is part of this rhythmus, the falling of there dry leafs and branches is part of the rhythmus, too. These branches y leafs are not garbage, but important natural dung. Furthermore they help to keep humid the soil retaining the water, the main source of life, in the ground. We invite our guests to immerse into nature witch surrounds the hotel, to enjoy healthy vacations in harmony with the environment.

The extended grounds, that surround each house, are another characteristic of this resort. They guarantee privacy y extensive playground so that parents can supervise children easily.
It is the perfect spot for couples or whole families, because our beach allows a safe and enjoying swim. We offer different lodging options, from small bungalows to large houses:
- Apartments located directly on the coast, which invite you to take an early morning swim or to jog on the 1 km long, sandy beach
- Bungalows on a gently hill at about 200 m from the seashore with a terrace in the middle of treetops, a place perfectly suited to watch birds
- Houses on top of hills with outstanding sea view, about 100 to 200 m from the shore.

All lodgings are equipped with fully furnished kitchens. In the Mini Super, at the entrance of the resort, you will find all you need to prepare a good meal. To allow the kook to enjoy vacations too, you can visit the nearby restaurant “Puesta del Sol”, right on the shore. While parents savor a sundowner looking in astonishment at the spectacular sunset, less contemplative youngsters might enjoy plying beach ball, frisbee, volleyball, table soccer, billiard or dive into the pool.

Excursions:
We recommend visiting by horse or bicycle the nearby villages. On the way you might encounter hordes of howler monkeys, and other sylvatic animals. Very friendly and poor agricultural workers will be happy to invite you to participate on their cultural activities like worships.
At night you can visit “Playa la Flor”, a sanctuary for endangered marine turtles. On nesting periods of the marine turtle “Paslama” (Lepidochelys oliveacea) you can observe up to 20,000 turtles on a period of four days. During the day you can take a boat tour nearby, where marine turtles can be seen mating. With a bit of luck you can see dolphins or even whales on some periods of the year. Another tour you can take is to “Bolaños” island on the boundaries of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, a sanctuary for frigate birds (Fregata magnificens) and other marine birds like pelicans. You can climb to the nesting sites and observe the brooding of different kinds of birds.

 

Philosophy of “Parque Marítimo el Coco”

The principal purpose of this touristic resort is to offer our visitors a quiet and healthy place where they can enjoy vacations leaving behind troubles and worries. If we achieve this, tourism will prosper and create jobs, which is another aim. At the moment about 30 man and women from the surrounding villages have found work in this resort. We want to contribute to the development of this originally poor region of Nicaragua, so that people don’t have to abandon their families looking for jobs en Costa Rica to survive. To all our employees we offer a steady salary, social security, boarding and alimentation. Some of our employees, who never had had the opportunity to graduate from secondary school and some times could not even terminate elementary school, acquired in our workshops successfully knowledge of installation, plumbing, electrical fittings, and carpentry or they learned tailoring or cooking in our restaurant. Some of them practiced in big hotels en Managua. Others visit the university on Saturdays while working as receptionists or supervisors during the week in the resort. Since the opening of this resort in 1996 quite a number of our employees could improve his social status. En 1999 we constructed and still maintain an elementary school in this resort. Around 20 pupils from the surroundings, who do not have access to any public school, visit it. The teaching is partially based on the Montessori concept, and part of the teaching material is fabricated within the resort. We invite our guest to visit this small school “El Coco” in the same way we invite our guests to visit the surrounding small villages to get to know the living conditions and the culture of these very friendly people participating in their feasts and worships. Bring your cameras with you, people are happy to be photographed. Don’t forget to send them copies.

Booking

Please fill out the following booking form with your information; tell us the number of guests and house you would like to rent. We will receive an email with this information and Sigmund Kripp or Leonel Bustos will contact you as soon as possible.

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Send us an e-mail or call us and have an unforgettable experiences at Parque Maritimo el Coco. Sigmund Kripp or Leonel Bustos will respond all your questions as soon as possible.

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(+505) 8999 8069
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