Guacalito de La Isla

Description of Guacalito de La Isla

Guacalito de la Isla is a luxurious and eco-friendly resort community located on the Emerald Coast of Nicaragua. Nestled along the Pacific shoreline, this exclusive destination spans over 1,670 acres of lush landscapes, pristine beaches, and rolling hills.

Accommodations and Amenities

Guacalito de la Isla offers a range of high-end accommodations, including private villas, beachfront residences, and boutique hotels. The accommodations are designed to blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings. The community often features open-air living spaces, private pools, and expansive views of the ocean or jungle.

Mukul Resort

A highlight of Guacalito de la Isla is the Mukul Resort, an upscale boutique hotel that provides an intimate and luxurious experience. Mukul, meaning “secret” in the indigenous Nahuatl language, features beautifully appointed rooms and villas, each with its unique design and private plunge pool. The resort emphasizes personalized service and privacy.

Golf Course

The resort is home to an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect David McLay Kidd. The course is integrated into the natural landscape, offering challenging play alongside breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding hills.

Beach and Water Activities

Guacalito de la Isla boasts several stunning beaches, including Playa Manzanillo, known for its soft light sands and clear blue waters. Guests can enjoy a variety of water activities such as snorkeling, paddleboarding, and surfing. The resort also provides equipment and guides for deep-sea fishing excursions.

Spa and Wellness

The resort’s spa, Spa Mukul, offers a range of treatments inspired by local traditions and ingredients. The spa focuses on holistic wellness, providing services like massages, facials, and body treatments in serene, nature-inspired settings.


Guacalito de la Isla features multiple dining options, from casual beachside eateries to fine dining restaurants. The cuisine emphasizes fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, with a focus on Nicaraguan flavors and international dishes. Guests can enjoy seafood, tropical fruits, and other local delicacies.

Sustainability and Conservation

A strong commitment to sustainability is evident throughout Guacalito de la Isla. The development prioritizes environmental conservation, employing eco-friendly practices such as water conservation, wildlife protection, and the use of sustainable materials in construction. The resort also supports local communities through various social initiatives and employment opportunities.

Activities and Experiences

Beyond its luxury amenities, Guacalito de la Isla offers a range of experiences to connect guests with the natural and cultural richness of Nicaragua. These include guided nature walks, cultural tours to nearby villages, horseback riding, and exploration of the region’s wildlife and flora.


The resort is accessible via the Emerald Coast Airport, which caters to private jets and charter flights, providing a convenient and exclusive entry point for guests. Alternatively, it’s a scenic two-hour drive from the capital city of Managua.

Overall Experience

Guacalito de la Isla is designed to offer a harmonious blend of luxury, nature, and Nicaraguan culture. Whether seeking relaxation, adventure, or cultural immersion, guests can expect a refined yet authentic experience in one of Central America’s most beautiful coastal regions.

The Neighborhoods within Guacalito de La Isla


Las Terrazas Condominiums

Condominiums notched into the lush hills overlooking Manzanillo Bay and consist of three-story buildings comprising six units, two per floor, with a single central access staircase. Ground-floor units provide an attractive plunge pool and optional outdoor shower for the master bedroom with an elegant hardwood trellis. Terraces on middle/entry-level units feature a chic sundeck. Top-floor apartments sport a stylish, expansive rooftop veranda with hardwood pergola and plunge pool, as well as an optional fourth Penthouse bedroom/den with full bath. This charming nook is best shared with loved ones while viewing glorious Manzanillo sunsets. It is perfect for barbecues and stargazing, and the kids will love it!

La Reserva

La Reserva is a neighborhood of 49 custom home sites that is surrounded by the lush, vibrant flora and fauna.  Each home site has expansive views of Playa Manzanillo, and lot sizes range between over half an acre to over two acres in size.

Las Nubes

Las Nubes is perched gracefully atop an emerald green hillside at Guacalito de la Isla. Surrounded by a lush forest, offering grand ocean views and privacy, this small, low density community containing only nine exclusive lots, creates the perfect opportunity to design and build in paradise.

Verdemar Villas

The Verdemar Villas neighborhood peeks out playfully from lush green jungle canopies offering beautifully appointed townhouses, many of which have views over the Golf Course to the sparkling Pacific Ocean.  Each townhouse has a private entry courtyard, large living area with full kitchen, private plunge pool and expansive outdoor terrace.

Legacy Estates

The Legacy Estate Lots is your chance to own an oceanfront or nearly oceanfront property set in one of the most picturesque settings along Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast.

Arcos del Sol

Los Arcos del Sol captivates you with sweeping panoramic Emerald Coast ocean and golf views, staying true to the promise of an integrated connection with nature.The location of the seven lots and their proximity to Guacalito’s Tres Ceibas Members Beach Club, strike the perfect balance between home and community.

Antal Legacy Villas

The Antal Legacy Villas overlook the fifth hole of the David McLay Kidd designed Guacalito Golf Course and the waves breaking on sweeping Manzanillo Beach, each of the seven custom luxury villas will feature four to six bedrooms, beautifully landscaped outdoor living/dining areas, a swimming pool and a separate pool house suite.

Additional Details

  • Community Size
    1,670 Acres
  • Location
    Between Brito Beach and Redonda Bay, Tola
  • Amenities
    Access to Surf, Beach Access, Community Clubhouse, Community Pool, Electricity on Premises, Established Association, Gated Security, Internet Available, Tennis Courts, Underground Utilities, Water on Premises
  • Views
    Bay View, View of San Juan Del Sur, View of Surf Break, Views of Oceanfront Bluffs, Views of the Golf Course
  • Association Fees
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