~ Welcome to the Jungalow ~
Tropical eco friendly homes tucked away in the hills of San Juan del Sur. The Jungalow is sitting on a quiet, peaceful property only a 10 minute drive away from the hustle and bustle of downtown San Juan del Sur and a five minute drive from Remanso beach. Because of the many large trees on the property we have a lot of shady spots and while it might be hot and sticky in downtown SJDS, we get a nice breeze year round which makes A/C unnecessary. Depending on the time of year we grow different fruits, vegetables and herbs.
We (Bastin and Debbie) moved from Holland to Nicaragua in 2011. After taking an intensive Spanish Language course in the northern city Leon, we started volunteering in the community of San Juan del Sur by teaching English in a remote neighborhood and helping out at a program for people with disabilities. Over the years we started a tour company, a non-profit and we built 3 units in the jungle of Nicaragua, which we named…. exactly! the ‘Jungalow’.
Uriël is our gardener and has been working with us since we laid down the first stone of what eventually became the Jungalow. Karen joined our team soon after the Jungalow opened its doors to make sure the homes are well maintained, clean and welcoming for new guests. What’s a jungle without a King right? Our awesome cat Tigre got it covered. Be warned: even if you’re not a cat person you might fall in love with this friendly adventurous spirit.
We’re all excited to meet you!
Nicaragua is the land of lakes and volcanoes, quiet beaches, colonial cities, friendly residents, coffee, consistent surf breaks and delicious fresh fruits and vegetables.
San Juan del Sur is located on the southwest coast of Nicaragua. The constant off shore breezes from Lake Nicaragua make the surf conditions unique in the world which attracts a lot of surfers. Beside surfers you find a good melting pot of families, couples and backpackers who are enjoying their holiday in San Juan del Sur. Zip lining, horseback riding, a catamaran sunset cruise, strolling along the beach, a visit to the Jesus statue with spectacular view of the bay, trying local foods, enjoying a fresh cup of coffee, relaxing in a hammock are among the many things you can enjoy while staying in San Juan del Sur.
5 Kilomters south of San Juan del Sur and 1 kilometer away from Playa Remanso, you find the Jungalow within the development Congo Hills.