We are lucky to be in one of the best locations in the world for surfing. We are within a short walking distance (less than 10 min) from a variety of uncrowded and consistent waves. There are only 2 hotels that have walking access to the Boom, and we are one of them. If you are a complete beginner, advanced surfer, or just want to jump in the water for a mellow longboard session during sunset, our location at Punta Aposentillo is the best in town.
The surf season in Nicaragua is from April through September, better for intermediate and advanced surfers. The dry season (from Oct to March) is less consistent, but we can still find fun waves. Beginners can come anytime and there will be some friendly waves around.
We want you to think of Casa Amaru as your home away from home in Northern Nicaragua. We have 13 simple and elegant rooms at Amaru, split between two main buildings, catering to solo travelers, couples, and families or larger groups.
The main house has five double rooms and two triple rooms, while the annex building has five double rooms and one four-bedroom. Each room has an ensuite bathroom, 100% cotton linens and bath towels, mosquito nets, daily housekeeping, and (most importantly) air conditioning.
Amaru is the deity of transformation that reminds us that we can direct inner and outer energies with intention and purpose.
Every day we hold space for at least one yoga class to complement feeding both the body and soul’s journey while here at Amaru. Yoga is not just about stretching but rather a practice unifying and training one’s breath alongside healing Asanas and meditation.
We have a variety of local and foreign teachers that offer different styles to complement what style of yoga fits right for you. Whether you are new to yoga or have a set practice, our instructors are adaptive and constructive in helping you to improve your understanding of your body.
We offer Yoga drop-in classes to our local community as well.
The meditative practice has many vehicles, but one of the most important aspects that helps us to find our own inner peace is to have peaceful space around us. Our grounds have many sacred spaces that allow for individual private meditation or guided group meditations. Find tranquility down at the beach, hidden in the canopy of trees, or overlooking the ocean breathing in rhythm with the breaking waves.
To accompany our yoga program, we integrate breathwork, silent meditation, and yoga Nidra guided meditations to help focus our awareness on opening up the chakras for our prana (breathe) to flow more freely. If meditation has eluded you in your daily practices, come join our classes to help bring balance and restore your body to the much-needed breath of fresh air you have been after.
Eat & permaculture
Our goal is to live primarily from our garden. We follow the Permaculture principles of working with - rather than against- nature so that we can serve you fresh, local, family-style meals.
The concept of permaculture stems from an awareness that our surrounding natural ecosystems are abundant, diverse, and extraordinary teachers for how natural resources work synergistically together. Rather than using conventional forms of farming to overly manipulate the environment to increase our yields, we seek relationships already present in the natural world that complement and work with each other. The closer we can simulate a closed-loop system of sustainability, the more successful we are in listening to and learning from our local environment.
We bring as much of our produce from our own gardens to the table, and what we cannot source from our own soil, we bring from that of our neighbors. Our meals are inspired by the seasons, as nature intended them to be, and are seasoned with the authenticity of Nicaraguan spices and flavors. We cater to all dietary requirements, so no matter your diet, our buffet-style approach allows you to choose your own Adventure and satisfy both your body and soul. “estomago lleno, corazon contento” (full stomach and happy heart).
Whether you’re staying with us or not, we want you to experience all that the magic of Northern Nicaragua has to offer. We work with only the best local guides and are confident that we can make all of your dreams a reality. Some of the activities include horseback riding, fishing, cooking class, hiking, visiting rum factories, visiting the community, guided city tour, turtle sanctuary, boat tour, massages, surf lessons.
This project started out of the love we have for Northern Nicaragua and, in particular, the magic of the communities around Punta Aposentillo. We vow to never stop taking care of the local people who share their hearts and home with us.
It‘s in our hearts to create a healthy and sustainable environment where you can meet open-minded people and a global lineup of passionate teachers, professionals and coaches to achieve a growing awareness and responsibility for your own well-being. We love yoga and we believe in the power of meditation, and as we are surrounded by the ocean, of course, we enjoy surfing as much as long walks on our empty beaches. Our abundant space allows us to create gardens that provide us with organic food and follow principles of collective sustainable living. How lucky we are to be able to share the magic of Amaru with you.
This project all started because of the love we feel for our community, and we vow to never stop taking care of the local people who share their hearts and home with us.
We urge everyone to look beyond the gates of Amaru and into the community that makes this place so special. Amaru is surrounded by truly authentic Nicaraguan communities, which can be accessed by a short beach walk or drive. Beyond that, we are surrounded by endless beaches, bush-walks, volcanoes, and mangroves and work closely with the locals to offer you guided tours to make all of your adventures a reality.
Support our local community and discover all that Northern Nicaragua has to offer with one of our unique adventures. Either add on to your stay or join a retreat package. We work with the best local guides to ensure you’re getting a truly authentic Nicaraguan experience.