Mandla Nicaragua - Casita Khaya

Hotel • Private Room • El Tránsito, Nicaragua

Beachfront Paradise with waves at the doorstep - Boutique Hotel featuring private A/C rooms with stunning ocean views
  • 5 maximum guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1.5 bathrooms

The Property

Experience the real Nicaragua whilst staying in ultimate comfort. El Transito is a small untouched piece of paradise on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua.

We are adventure seekers and can keep your days packed with ATV/motorbike excursions, horseback riding, lagoon trips, volcano boarding and much more in between surf sessions.

If you are looking for a full surf only package, look no further. Whether we are packing up the Land Cruiser, jumping in a Panga or just enjoying "Pistols" our own beach break out front—we've got waves for days!

With a professional world travelled ex-yacht chef in the kitchen you'll enjoy 5* meals daily, and our swim-up bar with in-pool seating is the perfect place to enjoy beautiful sunsets with handcrafted cocktails.


Located more privately behind the rancho, this two-bedroom casita is the perfect option for a family or group of friends. With a beautiful en suite shower - bathroom separating the two rooms, comfort is guaranteed for all. Room 1 has a queen bed with the main A/C unit, whilst Room 2 offers 1 set of bunk beds and 1 single bed. Our wonderful mango tree provides huge shade over the casita keeping it cool throughout the day.

About the Neighborhood

Mandla is situated in a small bay a short 10-minute walk from town. This means the beach is almost private and usually always empty both in the water and out! A two-minute walk south offers a variety of beach breaks suitable for beginners to intermediates and a left-hand point break.

El Transito also offers several beach restaurants, and there are plenty of local places to enjoy in town.

We offer a huge variety of extra activities such as massages, beach horse riding, local hikes, volcano boarding to name a few.

Motorbikes and an ATV are also available to rent.

We can put together bespoke packages for those that have more time and want to explore other areas of Nicaragua. Just get in touch for more information!

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Sleeping Arrangements
  • Bedroom 1
    1 Queen
  • Bedroom 2
    1 Bunk Bed , 1 Twin
Nearest Break


El Tránsito, Nicaragua 397 feet from this house
Nearest Airport
Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport (MGA) 72 mins driving from this house

Amenities & Services

House Amenities
  • Essentials (Towels, linens, and toilet paper)
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap)
  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Outdoor shower
  • Coffee maker
  • Filtered water included
  • Washing machine
  • Desk/workspace
  • Closet/drawers
  • Iron
  • Private entrance
  • Beach towels
  • Beach chairs
  • Parking
  • Outdoor grill
  • Hot water
Safety Amenities
  • First aid kit
  • Hospital/clinic (under 1 hour away)
  • 24 hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Lock on door with key
  • Exterior lighting
Surf Amenities
  • Boards to rent on-site (contact for more info)
  • Surf lessons offered by host for additional cost
  • Surf photography offered by host for additional cost
Additional Amenities and Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport pickup available at additional cost
  • Cleaning services available at additional cost
  • Yoga on-site at additional cost


Nearest break at 397 feet

Pistols is a punchy, sometimes barreling long beach break offering rights and lefts. Shortboards are best here. Consistency is year-round with the best conditions from October to March.

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Biggest swell in winter
  • Wave Length
    Short, Normal
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
  • Type of Break
  • Swell directions
    S, SW
  • Best wind directions
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
    Sand, Reef, Rocks
  • Best tides
    Mid, High
  • Power
    Punchy, Barreling
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

Other surf breaks near this property

El Transito
  • Distance
    0.4 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    8.2 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate, advanced
Pipes (La Jamaicana)
  • Distance
    8.4 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate, advanced
Puerto Sandino
  • Distance
    10.3 miles
  • Skill Level
  • Distance
    10.8 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate, advanced
Mandla Nicaragua - Casita Khaya
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Hosted by Katie Hunt

Katie Hunt Joined in August, 2019

House Guidelines

  • Smoking allowed outdoors
  • Events or parties allowed
  • Fires allowed on property
  • Outside guests allowed
  • Check in after
    14:00 hrs
  • Check out before
    11:00 hrs

Other Rules

  • Outside guests allowed with a minimum $15 bar spend per person
You must also know
  • Must climb stairs
  • Pets live on property
  • Some spaces shared

Cancellation Policy

50% refund to guests if they cancel at least 30 full days prior to check-in day and time. If they cancel with less than 30 days in advance, there is no refund.