A contemporary property exuding understated luxury with an extraordinary level of service and amenities on the wild Pacific coast.
This elegant beach side Mukul is a visually stunning, top-of the range resort. It is owned by the Pellas family who pride themselves on offering a pristine natural sanctuary dedicated to relaxation and peace of mind. The guest’s privacy is paramount and service is understated but there is always someone magically at your elbow to help you when you need them.
The retreat has a golf course and there are plans for an airstrip and shopping mall, but these will be discreet and the property is so huge it will absorb this expansion without compromising the comfort of guests.
The accommodation, built to the high standards expected by visitors from the USA, has cool white décor and locally-sourced wooden furniture with plush blond sofas: it’s all very easy on the eye. The rooms and villas are spacious and ultra-comfortable all have a veranda, private pool and an outdoor shower.
The beach here is particularly stunning, and the hotel’s main pool one of the most attractive on the continent. However it seems that many guests prefer to spend their time on the decking of their own room or villa, or booked in for a treatment at one of the individual spas. There is a range of activities on offer from biking through the rainforest to volcano climbs and day-trips to Granada.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Highlights: “Sunset at Totoco - closely followed by composting toilet (also Totoco) - actually possible to enjoy both at the same time.”CN, Ruislip
Highlights? Solentiname Islands for their remoteness and bird life. Masaya volcano for the bubbling lava.CY, Wirral
Most Memorable Moment?: Seeing into the crater of Volcan Masaya at night. The red fire was like staring into the gates of hell. Absolutely amazing sightIM, Andover
Highlights: Various boat trips, Matagalpa market, additional visits to Granada prison and political cemetery, Boca del MarJS, Winscombe
"This was our first experience of Central America and the itinerary was spot on for us. Every place we visited held some considerable interest making it probably the best holiday for a very long time...When mentioning Nicaragua to friends and family here in the UK, every time the reaction was ' why go there'? A perception that it is dangerous and still in revolution appears to exist. Nothing could be further from reality we felt. Leon is probably still living and relying on the revolution to tell its stories to tourists but everywhere we found friendly people and that made the experience fantastic. We met some really interesting travelers from other parts of Latin America and already made good new friends. We will visit again."DRF, Stafford
Highlights?: Gondoleering up the Bartola river; jungle treks in Indio Maiz Reserve; Staring at the mists rising above the rio San Juan at dawn; gazing down at the liquid lava in Masaya crater.Drinking coco loco cocktails at villa paraiso overlooking lake nicaragua on isla omatepe.RD, Chippenham
El Castillo - wonderful setting on river - arriving by boat (even though it broke down and we had to Be rescued by public boat for last part of journey. Loved the accommodation and jungle walk.NJ, Pinner
Most memorable aspect: “Many. I liked the arrangement which was a good mix of independent trip and organised travel, I was able to make more out of it than in a group travel because I was able to ask the questions of my own interest about the country and felt it was a trip tailored to my interests but making most of the time I had available.”AV, Brockwell
Most memorable experiences: “Nicaragua as a whole including Ometepe island and Granada. Bocas del Toro”MT, Birmingham
Overall we had an absolutely fabulous time and would recommend anyone to visit Nicaragua and visit using JLA - we felt it was a great mix of culture and wildlife and relaxation. Thank you!” (OW ArsenalOW, Arsenal
"All.... the people are wonderful..and all are so keen to promote their country, which is in it's infancy of tourism. I told them that I would happily be an ambassador for their country!"PM, Cambridge
“El Castillo is remote and absolutely rewarding . Our guides took us kayaking and made us a picnic from local produce and treated us like family. Owners of Victoria Hotel are fantastic. Many people never make it to El Castillo and it is so worth it ---no tourists”SF, Reading
Local cultures were well recognised and customs observed, especially on Ometepe where the local population were trying to maintain a traditional lifestyle while moving into the21st century.AK, Wantage
“Great trip, very varied and not yet catering to the masses. Beauty everywhere, lots of wildlife to be seen and very welcoming people. Would go back in a heartbeat.”JK, Polegate
'"Overall we had an absolutely fabulous time and would recommend anyone to visit Nicaragua and visit using JLA - we felt it was a great mix of culture and wildlife and relaxation. Thank you!”OW, Arsenal
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Evie Oswald - Travel Expert
It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.