Driving down to Mukul Resort & Spa evokes the feeling of being in a movie set:
A paradise of Nicaraguan arts and crafts with natural surroundings.
It is a surreal experience to walk into Mukul’s main lobby: ultra high ceilings, white roof tops and oversized woven lighting fixtures inspired by nature. The splendid lobby décor creates a grandiose but welcoming experience for guests, showcasing how detailed and well-planned this luxury designer resort is.
This paradise is a luxury resort and spa in Guacalito de la Isla, a low-density private beach community on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast. Developed and finished in 2013, it contains 39 accommodations designed in a style that combines modern elegance with traditional Nicaraguan roots to create a distinct sense of place. According to the vision of the developer, a local beloved man, Don Carols Pellas, the resort & spa’s architectural design focuses on Nicaraguan artisans to craft the furnishings and decorations that ultimately reflect the traditions of the country.
Surfing at Mukul can be amazing. Mukul is located right in front of a world class break, Playa Manzanillo. According to Magicseedweed.com, this is a classic surf spot that was discovered by outsiders after amazing pictures had been featured in Surfer Magzine. At Mukul, the shore break makes it easy for beginners to learn and practice how to surf. On the outside of Mukul’s private beach, you will see intermediate/advanced surfers enjoying barrels at this point break. Boat rides are available via Mukul’s booking. Also, the famous surfing spots: playa Colorado, Santana and Popoyo, are all within an hour’s drive away or by boat for faster access.
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Surf Mei Mei has been to Nicaragua many times. We were charmed by its authentic and rustic environment, the friendly locals and the variety of surfing beaches. Nicaragua is relatively new to surfing, especially when compared to its neighbor, Costa Rica. That is why you can often find empty waves with no (or few) surfers. What we really appreciate about Mukul is that Mr. Pellas has a singular great vision: he envisions building an environment that will bring local Nicaraguans together with the cultivation of a largely undiscovered, natural beauty. By providing a world class resort & spa, they are show the rest of the world what Nicaragua has to offer. Mukul is a truly pristine natural sanctuary where guests will enjoy luxurious pampering while connecting in authentic ways to the land, culture and people of Nicaragua. In addition, the surrounding community will benefit from the resulting jobs, schools and improved infrastructure that the spa offers. “We are creating a catalyst that will put our country on the world tourism map,” said Pellas. “Mukul will be a game changer for Nicaragua.”
MUKUL RESORT & SPA FACTS + INFO:
A friendly staff dressed in Nicaraguan traditional white dress brought us back to reality. Our concierge’s name was Carol, and she gave us a full tour of the resort.
Mukul Resort & Spa is a 39-room luxury (yet unpretentious) private estate by the ocean, which is designed in a modern and sleek style with traditional Nicaraguan roots, creating a unique sense of place.
Spa Mukul follows the theme of modern Nicaraguan architectural design, by providing guests with six distinct luxurious spa-casitas, each with a unique decor, theme and sequence of treatments for different needs.
Playa Gigante is a modest fishing village, where Mukul Resort and Spa is close to. It has long been a popular surfing destination because of its tranquil bay harbors, charming small fishing villages. For those looking to escape the hustle and transparency of other parts of the world, Mukul Resort is a godsend. You can often walk through dirt roads filled with wandering pigs, old Nicaraguan cowboys and fishermen colliding with the new world of shirtless surfers and adventurers on the beach. The small town charm attracts laid back adventure seekers and keeps nightlife and craziness away. It’s beautiful sunsets alone makes Gigante a true paradise.
Mukul has every kind of food and dining experience choices: the open-air Beach Club is the heart of Mukul, a gathering place where guests can enjoy food by its infinite pool and tasting of rare Nicaraguan Flor de Cana rums in the split-level lounge, dine either in the palapa-shaded Beach Terrace Grill to enjoy the gorgeous view of the Playa Manzanillo, the barefoot-dining Parrilla, or classic and private dinning at Le Mesa with fresh locally produced organic cuisine. Much of the produce is organically grown at the resort; seafood will be selected from the daily catch of local fishermen and steaks will be grass-fed Nicaraguan beef, known for its juiciness and intense flavor.
In addition to the central dining area, Mukul provides a separated lounging area for children or a more private gathering, which includes a shallow swimming pool, playground and activities specially geared to different age groups.
Surfing and other water activities
An outfitter casita by the beach will provide surfboards, paddle boards, snorkel gear, kayaks and other water toys for guests.
For surfing activities in Mukul works with Tropic Surf (http://www.tropicsurf.net/), each experience is customized according to guests’ requirements, preference and level of experience. The best time for surfing is end of March to September. (April, June and July are the best month for large barrel wave)
In playa Manzanillo where Mukul is located, swell needs to be big enough and south enough to wrap into the bay and ignite this outstanding point break replete with tubular inside section.
· Best at mid-tide and high tide
· Left hand point break
· Sand bottom
· Swell 2ft- 12ft
· Swell Direction: SW
· Wind: NE
· Tide: Mid to high
· Ability Level: Beginner to advanced
Near By beaches for surf: Colorado, Panga drops, Amarillo ( beginners), Popoyo, Outereef Popoyo (Pro), Playa Rosada / Liquilistes
Next time, if you are looking for an adventure in Central America with comfort and luxury, come to Mukul Resort & Spa, home of an authentic Nicaragua experience.
$ (Price is worth the experience!)
Food (fresh and sophisticated modern Central American and international cuisine)
Couple (perfect for a special occasion)
Group (private living, one suite per villa or bohio)
Surfing (choose the right time for the wave you want)
 Mukul Resort & Spa opening press release 2012
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