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Orquidea Del Sur

Bed & Breakfast Inn in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Incredible views over looking Playa Yankee surf break
Incredible views over looking Playa Yankee surf breakAerial view of Orquidea del sur and the swimming poolsOur laid back open air bar with spectacular views of the beachMonkey's and birds enjoy the surrounding tree topsViews of the pools and the surf at Yankee BeachOne of the suitesEnjoy nights by the firepitHoresback riding on Playa YankeeFresh lobster dinnerPorches perfect for watching the sun dip into the oceanWaterfall and pools - rated top 10 pools by BandB.comGuests relaxing by the oceanview poolGorgeous Playa Yankee

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About this property

A Perfect Honeymoon or Family Beach Vacation Where the Details Count
Looking for a quiet retreat in a breathtaking location where attention to even the smallest details is a big deal? We are small by choice, we get to know our guests and we go the extra mile take care of you.

The Property
Orquidea Del Sur is a breathtaking bed-and-breakfast style accommodation perched above the shores of Nicaragua’s Playa Yankee beach. The intimacy of the hotel makes it an ideal honeymoon destination or an unforgettable family beach vacation. Visitors come to our location for intimate weddings, quiet retreats, girl’s getaways or just to take advantage of a great beach vacation to surf and play. Our facilities feature comfortable well appointed rooms and a variety of amenities that give our quaint space an all-inclusive feel with family-style attention to service. We offer specials frequently, so be sure to view them before reserving your hotel stay in Nicaragua.

The Pools
You have to see them to believe them. Our cascading pools and hot tubs were rated as one of the world's TOP TEN POOLS by The warm and relaxing pools are the perfect place to relax morning, noon or night. Watch a romantic sunset over the ocean beyond the infinity edge -- you'll never want to leave.

The Accommodations
If you and your family have an affinity for vacations on the water, we invite you to discover our exquisite boutique hotel nestled quietly above Yankee beach, a premier surfing destination in Nicaragua. At Orquidea Del Sur, we take pride in offering our guests contemporary accommodations with amenities that help you relax and focus on your time as a family. The five large, well-appointed suites of our Nicaraguan surf hotel will comfortably host up to ten guests and more if the children want to double up. It has been described as a “regal bed and breakfast” with an all-inclusive look featuring family-style attention.

Amenities and Features
Besides being surrounded by lush tropical foliage, our Nicaraguan beach hotel offers many great features that many consider to match those of a larger all-inclusive. Whether you are here to enjoy your honeymoon, family vacation, couples retreat or women’s getaway, we’re sure you’ll want to take advantage of these:

  • Suites with a private porch and a spectacular ocean view
  • Private surf beach - just a short walk from the hotel
  • Breakfast with local ingredients included each morning
  • Private eating nooks or comfortable dining under the stars
  • Infinity whirlpool and relaxing outdoor pool
  • Sightseeing tour packages and community service opportunities
  • Easy transport from nearby airports
  • WiFi

Each morning, our chef prepares a hardy Nicaraguan breakfast utilizing fresh local in ingredients, included in your nightly rate. Lunches and dinners can be pre-arranged and can be tailored to your specific requests. It’s your family vacation and you should eat well and relax. Enjoy your meals out on the deck or under the stars.

The Beach and Surfing
Playa Yankee beach is just a short walk from the property and you'll have the beach mostly to yourself. A long sandy bay awaits you bordered by picturesque cliffs on each end. The water is warm, the surf is usually good with no crowds and the sand is soft.  Nearby you'll also find Playa Hermosa with it's numerous surf breaks or further north the popular Playa Maderas with fun peaky waves.



  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Wireless Internet


  • Spa
  • Hiking


Period Cost
Per Night $150
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This property is located near Playa Yankee. Playa Yankee is a stunningly beautiful mile-long beach blessed with a world-class left wedge on the south side of the beach. The way the reef is set up it creates a perfect left wedge that breaks across a sandy bottom with rocks on the inside. For the left to work, it needs a mid to high tide. Yankee is one of the best waves in Southern Nicaragua hands down. Down the beach there are beach break peaks that are good for beginners on the smaller days. On the north side of the beach, Primary Colors -- a notably "fickle" point break, can sometimes on low tide become a "Kirra Like" right point. The wave is really good and barreling. It is also sand bottom with scattered rocks.

This property is also located near Playa Hermosa. Only about 12KM south of San Juan del Sur, Playa Hermosa is a sandy beach break good for beginners or advanced surfers. Depending on swell direction there are a half dozen or so different peaks along this long stretch of beach. The inside sections have a re-form that is great for learning while the outside section is fun, workable and offers hollow tubes going both left and right. Even if you don't surf this is a gorgeous beach worth a visit. Views are spectacular and on clear days you can see Costa Rica.

This property is also located near Playa Remanso. One of the closest breaks to San Juan del Sur. Remanso can be a great beginner surf break and tends to be much more manageable if Playa Maderas is breaking too big. There are rights and lefts with combination sandy bottom and rocky reef. Waves are fun, usually not too powerful but can offer long rides.

This property is also located near San Juan del Sur. While San Juan del Sur is the surf hub of Nicaragua, there is not much of an actual wave in town. This popular tourist stop serves more as a base for accessing other quality surf breaks like Maderas and Yankees. However if you're in town with no car and need a quick surf session there is a wave on the beach just don't expect much. Generally the beach break will be best on the northern end of the beach towards the rivermouth.

Surf Type

  • Beach break
  • Right
  • Left
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • Beginner/Learn to Surf
  • Warm water

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Property Images

Incredible views over looking Playa Yankee surf break

Aerial view of Orquidea del sur and the swimming pools

Our laid back open air bar with spectacular views of

Monkey's and birds enjoy the surrounding tree tops

Views of the pools and the surf at Yankee Beach

One of the suites

Enjoy nights by the firepit

Horesback riding on Playa Yankee

Fresh lobster dinner

Porches perfect for watching the sun dip into the ocean

Waterfall and pools - rated top 10 pools by

Guests relaxing by the oceanview pool

Gorgeous Playa Yankee

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