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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

My first experience with Seyla and company was upon first arriving in El Castillo, headed for Bartola Basecamp. The staff was super great in arranging my transportation out to Bartola.
After 3 nights in Bartola I stayed 2 nights at Nena Lodge. I loved it, the rooms are clean and cozy. Everything is wood, giving it a fun backwoods feel. The bajlcony overlooks the street, super fun just hanging out reading and watching the people of El Castillo move about their daily lives. The price was great, super good value in general. Staff was awesome, I didn't have the chance to go on a tour with NenaLodge, but I did see one of their guides with a group out in the field, he was great, and the owner Seyla really knows her wildlife (and definitley birds). As a birder I really enjoyed chatting with her about rhe local avifauna.

Date of stay: July 2017
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank Will J
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Family run by Mom Brunhilda Dad Dronaldo (one of the first guides in El Castillo) and daughters. All very warm and friendly. Nice wood tone walls surround all areas in the rooms and common areas. Construction of additional rooms appears ready to continue but all still during our stay. Water pressure can be spotty but hardly worth a worry and can be expected in any hostel in Nica. Son, Wilmar is a boat guide and takes tours for Cayman spotting at dusk - eerie bronze eyes reflecting. also might see bright green iguanas in the mangroves along el Rio San Juan as well as hundreds of large white egrets sleeping in the trees. Tours begin at Nena's. Another of the family's sons runs Borders Restaurant about a hundred meters south of Nena's. Tasty smoothies sandwiches awesome full meals and deserts can be enjoyed in the open and relaxed natural Nica style.

Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Brian E
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This is a lovely place to stay. El Castillo is a wonderful place, and this is a very easy way to enjoy it. A minute's walk from where the boat docks, it's a simple wooden lodge, clean and tidy with a great balcony to hang out on - so the small individual rooms we stayed in weren't an issue. I was thinking there had to be a catch at this price, but there just wasn't. Everything you need is there. The family who run the lodge are all very friendly and helpful - they really went beyond what we might have expected to arrange not just an expedition into the reservation (not to be missed!) but also assisted with our further travel. Thank you!

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Toby C
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

They are helpful in finding the good activity for you and purpose many different things !
Their prices are almost the lowest !
Good advice and friendly people !
Patient enough to explain us everything.

Date of stay: November 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank fabricetrip
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Our third visit to El Castillo and our third stay at Nena Lodge. We got the front room with attached bath. Love the balcony and the view. Nena and the family are kind and generous with their advice and assistance. A good choice.

Date of stay: October 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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