Take 50 luxury villas with tiled roof porches nestled in the foothills behind San Juan del Sur, add hardwood designer furniture and local art and throw in panoramic views of the Pacific ocean and the stunningly contoured geography of the area, and there you have Villas de Palermo. Arranged over two floors, the villas have generous bathrooms, comfortable beds, large walk in closets and tall picture windows to bring in the light and energy of the outdoors.
The resort has a gorgeous freeform pool with long views to the ocean and a large clubhouse that combines clean, modern architectural lines with more casual palm thatched sections. Everywhere you look the gardens are well tended and bursting with exotic flora. The resort is set within a reforestation and conservation project so if you are awake at sunrise you may hear the grumbling of howler monkeys from the tree-lined hills to the north and east.
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The restaurant, Terraza de Palermo, offers local and continental dishes from weekend churrasco dinners to pizza, burritos, hamburgers and filet mignon. Pick a spot poolside, in the air-conditioned section or under the open air rancho. Or simply reach for the phone and have your food delivered to your villa.
Located 5 minutes out of town, Villas de Palermo feels not isolated but… removed… from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Most visitors enjoy the peace and tranquility that comes from being away from the center of town, while knowing that the shopping, restaurants and bars are just down the road. (The hotel has free shuttle service to and from San Juan del Sur.) But if you are the type of person who wants to be in the thick of things at all times, you may prefer accommodation options right in town.
The 50 villas are owned by individual investors who collectively manage their homes as a hotel. Nicaragua offers tax-incentives to encourage projects that support the country’s tourism goals. If you are interested in owning a villa at Villas de Palermo, please get in contact and we will confirm whether there any are currently available for sale.
Carreterra San Juan del Sur, km 139
San Juan del Sur