Directions to Hostel Clandestino

How to get to Clandestino

If you are already in Nicaragua, there are two ways of getting to Hostel Clandestino.

You can either take a private taxi (preferably 4x4 in order to get up the hill) straight to the hostel.

Or you can take a shuttle from Casa Oro, a well known hostel in the center of San Juan del Sur, to Playa Maderas. From where the shuttle drops you off at the beach, it's about a 10 minute walk up the hill to the hostel. Right now the shuttle goes four times a day.

These are the directions coming from the beach: you walk back the road towards San Juan just a bit for about 200 mts and take the left uphill (right by Maderas Cafe and Big Drop Surf House). You keep going this road until you reach Hostel Clandestino at the top of the hill.

We are more than happy to arrange transportation for you, just let us know ahead of time. In case you arrange your own transportation, please keep in mind that you need a 4WD to get up the hill to Hostel Clandestino.

From the airport

From the airport in Managua (Nicaragua) it's about a 2 hour drive south to Hostel Clandestino. If you need a taxi, let us know ahead of time and we can organize someone to pick you up at the airport.

Other options are flying into San José (best for Europeans) or Liberia (best for US and Canada) in Costa Rica. Those flights to Costa Rica are usually cheaper and more direct then the ones going to Managua.

For further information concerning travelling from Costa Rica to Hostel Clandestino, don't hesitate to contact us directly.


Hostel Clandestino is just a 5 minute walk from the beach – located in the middle of the jungle!

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