Pelican Eyes

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Experience Pelican Eyes, Nicaragua

Welcome to Pelican Eyes

Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa is located on a hillside overlooking the bay in the charming fishing village of San Juan del Sur, on the stunning Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. Pelican Eyes offers a distinctive blend of gracious hospitality, local charm, unique architectural style and commitment to the community, all in a unique setting that blends harmoniously with the natural environment and local culture. It is the perfect setting for families and couples looking for an exceptional experience.

Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa is divided in two phases connected by a system of brick stairways and a town road. It has 50 homes and hotel rooms with both ocean and garden views divided between: 2 bedroom Villas with one or two baths that are the perfect size for families of 4 to 6 people, 1 bedroom 2 bath townhouses, efficiency studios ideal for honeymooners and standard hotel rooms in combinations of 2 queen beds or 1 king bed.

Additionally, the resort has three infinity pools, two restaurants offering Nicaraguan and international cuisine, a 41 foot sailboat with capacity for up to 20 people, spa services at Tranquila Day Spa, a conference room for small or medium corporate groups, a perfect setting for destination weddings and honeymoons. Ask the Front Desk for local and regional excursions and activities such as surf lesson, horseback riding, and guided trips to Granada, Masaya and Ometepe, zip lining, and much more. Our staff will also arrange appointments for our Tranquila Day Spa or our Pelican Eyes sailboat trips.

Resort Facility: Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa is a walking property with MANY stairs, and may not be suitable for all guests. If you require special consideration due to physical limitations or health considerations, please feel free to consult our reception staff.

San Juan del Sur

Centrally located near many of the country’s most fascinating tourist destinations, San Juan del Sur is two and a half hours south of Managua, an hour and a half south of the historic colonial town of Granada, thirty minutes north of the Costa Rican border, and less than twenty minutes from the shores of Lake Nicaragua.

Downtown San Juan Del Sur is the definition of colorful. Painted shops and murals dot the streets. Beach-side restaurants and bars beckon. Characters sit on stoops and sip coffee in cafes. You may even see a parrot dancing on wrought-iron gate or a howler monkey out for a stroll.

Within distance of town waves crest and lift seasoned veterans and novices alike from May through early December – when the most south swells hit Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. The most popular and easily accessible surfing beach close to town is Playa Maderas – just a 20-minute excursion from Pelican Eyes Resort & Spa.

“We loved our casa, the view of the bay from our veranda, the delicious food at the restaurant, early morning swims in the pool, and the peaceful atmosphere. We had relaxing, expert massages from Karla, Edith, and Ninoska at the Tranquila Day Spa. And we went on a sunset sailboat ride, where Mario and crew made it a fiesta with food, drinks, a swim at the beach, and Bachata music for dancing. Our sail back to Pelican Eyes watching the sunset and seeing dolphins was one of the highlights of our stay.”


“We couldn’t have asked for a better Honeymoon destination! San Juan is absolutely beautiful and had everything we were looking for in a relaxing, yet fun and adventurous honeymoon. The staff is very friendly and helpful in arranging activities, etc. ATV tours, horseback tours through the jungle and private beach, sailing, zip lines, waterfalls, and great surf spots”