Nicaragua

Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa


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Extra Value: Breakfast buffet daily.

"Mukul" is the Mayan word for "secret," and at Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa on Nicaragua's Emerald Beach, another secret is ready to be discovered every day. This hidden gem offers breathtaking views of turquoise waters and verdant mountains, hikes up dramatic cliffs, and short helicopter rides to beautiful islands and fascinating volcanoes. The Emerald Coast of Nicaragua is a 30-mile expanse of Pacific shoreline strewn with pristine jungles, rising cliffs, untouched beaches, and charming fishing villages.

Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa is the first luxury accommodation in Nicaragua, and opens to 1,600 private acres of lush vegetation. This hotel features 37 guest accommodations, each of which offers space and privacy in a style that compliments the natural surroundings and provides stunning ocean views. Furnishings are crafted by local Nicaraguan artisans, and reflect the traditions of the country.

Relax in one of six individual private casitas at The Spa Mukul, each of which offers a different ancient healing tradition. Book a tee time at Guacolito's Golf Course. Explore the beauty of Nicaragua with a staff of Adventure Rangers, then take a 12-kilometer bike ride on trails surrounded by native wildlife. Enjoy snorkeling, swimming, and sailing in the glistening waters, or surf on world-class waves.

Wake up to fresh smoothies and coffee in the morning, then enjoy snacks and cocktails at the split-level bar in the afternoon. Experience local tastes prepared by Chef Ortiz at the palapa-shaded Terras, or barefoot dining on the beach at Parrilla. Dishes feature local Nicaraguan ingredients, including organic grass-fed beef, fresh produce, and fish caught in the nearby village of Gigante.

Come to Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa to discover the secrets of Nicaragua.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Guacalito de la Isla, Nicaragua
Address: Km. 10 Carretera Tola
Guacalito de la Isla, Rivas


NI
Local Phone: 011-505-2563-716
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Style that combines modern elegance with traditional Nicaraguan roots to create a distinct sense of place. Mukul, Beach, Golf & Spa is a luxury boutique Resort and Spa in Guacalito de la Isla, a 1,670-acre low-density private beach beach community on Nicaragua's Emerald Coast. Features 37 spacious accommodations, each with an ocean view and pool. Beach: Four miles of white-sand beach and rugged coastline and Guacalito Beach, a quiet cove where they can enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving around the tiny but rugged Anciana Island Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 37
Year Opened: 2013 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express
ROOM TYPES
1 BEDROOM OCEANFRONT VILLA
One bedroom villa with his and hers vanity rooms in the bathrooms, a wrap-around deck, private swimming pool, outdoor lounging palapa, and a secret garden with an outdoor shower. Oceanfront view. B&B breakfast plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Television
OCEAN VIEW
Ocean view room 300 feet above the beach, nestled in a lush rainforest canopy. Floor to ceiling class features views over the waters. A balcony offers a private plunge pool and a lounging veranda. B&B breakfast plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Television
CASONA DON CARLOS VILLA
The crown jewel of Nicaragua's Emerald Coast. This oceanfront compound features a 20,000 square foot indoor-outdoor living area with 80-foot high palapa ceilings, six bedrooms, a wrap-around stone terrace, and a large private swimming pool.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Television
1 BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW LIFESTYLE
One bedroom villa with his and hers vanity rooms in the bathrooms, a wrap-around deck, private swimming pool, outdoor lounging palapa, and a secret garden with an outdoorshower. Features ocean views. Lifestyle meal plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Television
1BD OCEANFRONT VILLA LIFESTYLE
One bedroom villa with his and hers vanity rooms in the bathrooms, a wrap-around deck, private swimming pool, outdoor lounging palapa, and a secret garden with an outdoor shower. Oceanfront view. Lifestyle meal plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Television
OCEAN VIEW LIFESTYLE
Ocean view room 300 feet above the beach, nestled in a lush rainforest canopy. Floor to ceiling class features views over the waters. A balcony offers a private plunge pool and a lounging veranda. Lifestyle meal plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Television
SUITE DONA VIVIAN
This two bedroom villa includes pools, a sauna, oversized terrace, elevator to ground floor, and direct access to the beach. Secret passage to dining room, kitchen, and terrace. Master bedroom has ocean view from tub. B&B breakfast plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Television
1 BEDROOM BEACH FRONT
One bedroom villa with his and hers vanity rooms in the bathrooms, a wrap-around deck, private swimming pool, outdoor lounging palapa, and a secret garden with an outdoor shower. B&B breakfast plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Television
OCEAN FRONT
Oceanfront room 300 feet above the beach, nestled in a lush rainforest canopy. Floor to ceiling class features views over the waters. A balcony offers a private plunge pool and a lounging veranda. B&B breakfast plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Television
PREMIUM OCEAN VIEW
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
2 BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW VILLA
Two bedroom villa with his and hers vanity rooms in the bathrooms, a wrap-around deck, private swimming pool, outdoor lounging palapa, and a secret garden with an outdoor shower. Ocean view. B&B breakfast plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Television
VILLA LIFESTYLE
The crown jewel of Nicaragua's Emerald Coast. This oceanfront compound features a 20,000 square foot indoor-outdoor living area with 80-foot high palapa ceilings, six bedrooms, a wrap-around stone terrace, and a large private swimming pool.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Television
2 BEDROOM BEACH FRONT VILLA
Two bedroom villa with his and hers vanity rooms in the bathrooms, a wrap-around deck, private swimming pool, outdoor lounging palapa, and a secret garden with an outdoor shower. Beachfront access. B&B breakfast plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Television
SUITE LIFESTYLE
This two bedroom villa includes pools, a sauna, oversized terrace, elevator to ground floor, and direct access to the beach. Secret passage to dining room, kitchen, and terrace. Master bedroom has ocean view from tub. Lifestyle meal plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Television
1 BEDROOM BEACHFRONT LIFESTYLE
One bedroom villa with his and hers vanity rooms in the bathrooms, a wrap-around deck, private swimming pool, outdoor lounging palapa, and a secret garden with an outdoor shower. Lifestyle meal plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Television
OCEAN FRONT LIFESTYLE
Oceanfront room 300 feet above the beach, nestled in a lush rainforest canopy. Floor to ceiling class features views over the waters. A balcony offers a private plunge pool and a lounging veranda. Lifestyle meal plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Television
PREMIUM OCEAN VIEW
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
2BD OCEAN VIEW VILLA LIFESTYLE
Two bedroom villa with his and hers vanity rooms in the bathrooms, a wrap-around deck, private swimming pool, outdoor lounging palapa, and a secret garden with an outdoor shower. Ocean view. Lifestyle meal plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Television
2BD OCEANFRONT VILLA LIFESTYLE
Two bedroom villa with his and hers vanity rooms in the bathrooms, a wrap-around deck, private swimming pool, outdoor lounging palapa, and a secret garden with an outdoor shower. Oceanfront views. Lifestyle meal plan.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Television
1 BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW
One Bedroom Villa with Breakfast Plan. Includes his and hers vanity rooms, one facing the ocean, the other facing the palatial garden, both with monsoon showers and soaking tubs. A wrap-around deck and private swimming pool are outside.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Television
DINING
There are 3 Restaurants at Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa:
La Mesa Restaurant - A private dining room which offers a fusion of international cuisine with a Nicaraguan twist.
Tres Ceibas - Offers comfort food utilizing fresh herbs from the resort's organic herb garden. Relax by the coastal beachside while enjoying grilled fish, fresh cevich, hamburgers, sandwiches, and the touch of Nikul. Open daily for lunch.
La Terraza - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner can take place in the shade of palapas offers International dishes and Nicaraguan traditional food.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Yoga, Spa, Rum Tasting, Kul Kids, Turtle Release, Bird Watching, Fishing, Surf, Paddle Surf, Kayak, Snorkeling, Nature Trail Walks, Hiking, Golf.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Kul Kids Club is a complimentary kids program which offers adventure and fun during kids' days at Mukul. Housed in first-class facilities, the program includes an open-roof palapa playroom, pool, and an outdoor playground.
Applicable Ages: 4-12
Program Fees: complimentary

Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 2 days prior arrival

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Best resort ever!
NorCalHereAndThere, San Francisco
Mon May 14 13:24:46 EDT 2018
Mukul is likely the loveliest place I have ever stayed. First off, I cannot say enough about the staff, who were all so hospitable. Their pride in their country and desire to share it with their guests was apparent. I certainly have not experienced such hospitality at any other resort I have visited. The fact that there are so few units spread out over such a large property made for a peaceful setting. I understand that May starts the low season and perhaps that added to the quiet ambiance. However, it would seem that May is the perfect time to visit. Since it is the end of the dry season, some of the nearby vegetation is a bit brown but that did not detract. We stayed in a villa, no true ocean view, but the sound of the waves was present. The small pool and hammock were perfect. The food was good. The beach essentially empty. A side trip to Granada or a volcano are also recommended. There are a few things I wish I would have known. If you are booking a spa treatment, plan to spend extra time. The facilities have lovely outdoor areas and pools that deserve extra lounge time. The website implies that the resort is equidistant from both Liberia and Managua. Maybe as the crow flies, but not in time spent. Crossing the border from Costa Rica can be time consuming. It is better to fly into Managua. Or, if you’re flying into Liberia, check the air transfer schedule. The regularly scheduled flights into Costa Esmeralda are not frequent enough and hiring a private plane was just too much. We’re really glad that we used the car service engaged by Mukul. Jose knew how to maneuver the crossing and he was really helpful. Just before we traveled there, the US State Department issued a “reconsider travel” to Nicaragua. So glad we went anyway. If you travel via Liberia, there shouldn’t be any problem at all. Managua may require monitoring of activities, but that didn’t seem to be too big of a deal after all. (I hope this is settled soon. Nicaragua is an interesting place to visit with its dramatic volcanos and underdeveloped beaches.) The only problem I had is that we did not stay long enough. It’s a bit of a schlep from Northern California and I ended up spending almost more time traveling than I spent at the resort. Next time more than four nights! Definitely recommend Mukul! “Tuani!”

Mukul - A World Class Beach Resort.
RamblingManATL, Atlanta, Georgia
Mon May 07 08:11:24 EDT 2018
Incredible 5 Star Resort on incredible surfing beach in Nicaragua. A hidden GEM. Luxury rooms, apartments, great dining, golf and incredible service. All on world class beach/surf. Great for couples and families.

Simply magical!
312jenbee, Chicago, Illinois
Sat May 05 06:24:34 EDT 2018
As others have mentioned, the staff are fantastic.Everyone was super friendly and more than anticipated our needs. My husband and I celebrated our honeymoon here and can't wait to come back. We decided on choosing the ultimate romance special they had and were so thankful. It included 2 experiences that we would never have chosen ourselves and absolutely loved it. Private yoga the daily yoga classes with Juan Carlos were perfect in the yoga studio that overlooks the beach. We also had a surfing lesson. Never would either my husband nor I would have thought to do this, but it was SO much fun. The spa temple experience was phenomenal. The resort is simply beautiful, the staff are attentive and friendly, and I couldn't ask for much more. Perhaps a bit more privacy would have been nice. We stayed in one of the Bohios where you could see the rooms. It was during the dry season so many of the trees were not as full as they probably are during the rain season. This may be something to consider when choosing your room. There were a few children that mostly were out of site and appeared to stay at the beach house. This was something we considered when choosing Mukul as we did consider choosing a different resort that is adults only. However, we were pleasantly surprised. Overall, we are grateful for the experience and highly recommend Mukul.

Trying out the new chef !
Alexandra L,
Sun Apr 29 14:26:23 EDT 2018
Went to try out the new menu and service since Auberge took it under management this past Dec 2017. Great surprise ! I ate the best I have in 3 years at Mukul ! They added a buffet for breakfast , a green juice bar. Service was prompt and consistent .

Hidden gem
My_Oyster_the_World, London
Tue Apr 24 13:17:55 EDT 2018
Wonderful resort on a beautiful beach with the most amazing sunsets. The property, the rooms and service are all excellent. Mukul is prepared to give all its guests an unforgettable experience and they succeed. They are proof that when there is a will, there is a way!



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