Frequently Asked Questions
Hulakai is the for the artist, the dreamer, the entrepreneur, or the travelers seeking modern amenities with a laid back atmosphere.
Yes, we are located on the hill 5 minutes from Playa Maderas which has an average of 330 days of offshore winds. Maderas beach break suitable for all levels. If you’re looking for a lesson we can arrange an English speaking guide for a good price. Board rentals are $10/day. If you’re looking to hit up another break we can arrange transport for you.
Additional guests will cost extra. Please let us know ahead of time so we can discuss the price and prepare your room for your arrival.
Hulakai is located in Playa Maderas which doesn’t have any ATMs, stores, etc. Plan to bring enough cash, bug spray, flashlight, sunscreen, etc. The closest ATM is in SJDS which is a 30 minute drive from Playa Maderas/Hulakai. Plan on bringing enough cash for your stay or making a stop in town if needed. If you’re taking a cab, just ask them to stop at an ATM on the way.
Casa Oro Shuttle runs a shuttle between Playa Maderas and San Juan Del Sur a few times each day. Prices are $3 one way or $5 round trip To SJDS (town): 8:15 AM \~ 10:45 AM \~ 1:00 PM \~ 3:30 PM \~ 5:00 PM From SJDS (town): 7:30 AM \~ 10:00 AM \~ 12:00 PM \~ 2:30 PM \~ 4:00 PM
Yes, we have strong WIFI throughout the hotel rooms and common areas. Sometimes our download speed are over 1mb/s. However, we are in Nicaragua and power outages do occur. Luckily we have a backup generator to keep the WIFI going.
The journey to HulaKai can be an adventurous one with the last ½ hour between San Juan Del Sur and Playa Maderas being a rural dirt road with many hills. Having the right transportation is important! Whether you’re coming from the airport (both Managua or Liberia Airports are a 2.5hr drive, though Liberia will take longer due to border crossing) or if you’re already exploring Nicaragua, we work with trusted transportation providers to get you here safely. Let us know where you are coming from and we’ll get you a quote.
We don’t have 24hr reception so if you aren’t booking transportation through us, make sure you let us know what time you expect to arrive.