The first all-suite boutique beach hotel in Nicaragua, Orquidea del Sur, opened its doors Monday. Overlooking Yankee Beach, one of the country’s premier surfing spots, the hotel is located 20 minutes south of the growing tourist mecca of San Juan del Sur.
Orquidea del Sur has five suites, each with a private covered patio offering ocean views. Other amenities on the 10,000 square-foot property include a 50-foot-long infinity pool with a whirlpool, a 15-foot waterfall, a fire pit, lounge and library, several indoor and outdoor dining areas, and a two-story gourmet kitchen. The hotel can arrange for ecotourism, deep-sea-fishing, surfing and kayaking excursions, as well as in-room spa treatments and transportation to the Managua International Airport, San Juan del Sur and other points of interest within Nicaragua and neighboring Costa Rica.