Places to Stay in Pearl Lagoon

There are a few places to stay and are quite used to international guests and it shows.

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Casa Blanca – A cool little place in town owned by Miss Dell. Definitely a step up from some of the cheaper options. Take a left from the wharf and follow the signs. Budget to mid-range $$

Casa Ulrich – Take a right from the wharf and go down about 200 meters to the big orange building over the water. Offers nice rooms and a great restaurant. Budget to mid-range $$

Comfort Zone – About a block and a half left of the wharf, down a sidewalk that heads toward the water, right hand side about 20 meters from the street. Small establishment but with new rooms with big beds, ensuite bath and televisions. Martha and Darian are gracious hosts and detail oriented. Budget to Midrange $$

Green Lodge – Clean and charismatic little family-owned place centrally-located on the right-hand side of the main street about a half-block left leaving the municipal wharf. A backpacker’s favorite that also rents bicycles. Budget $

HQ Bed & Breakfast – Located in the tranquil community of Marshal Point, just north of Pearl Lagoon. A panga is required to get there, but if you are looking for the easy-going community life in the luxury of a fully furnished home, this is it! A great deal for the price, single and double rooms include tv, fan, activities like use of the sailing dories, horse riding, etc. Budget $

Miss Ingrid’s – This is a very affordable and quiet option in a family-style setting. Ask directions and zigzag your way through town to get here. Budget $

Queen Lobster – This bar/restaurant has a cool little bamboo cabaña built right over the water. Definitely the nicest place to stay in the area, this little room has it’s own bathroom and the only hot water shower in town. Take a right from the wharf and walk about 200 meters until you see the bridge that takes you over the water to the rancho over the water. Mid-range $$ 

Slilma’s Place – Nice place with restaurant tucked away on the lagoon side of the main street about a block left leaving the municipal wharf. You will need to ask around to find it. Budget $

Anything I missed or changes to be made? Let me know!


13 Responses to “Places to Stay in Pearl Lagoon”

  1. JESSICA & NEIL16 April, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    We stayed at the Queen Lobster in February 2012, and it made our trip in nicaragua, with Pablo and Dean the fisherman as our guides we toured the Pearl Keys and even had a chance to stay on one of the islands. It was absolute paradise. We travelled across the whole of Nicaragua from Managua all the way over to the Pearl Lagoon – and it was worth it. I would absolutely recommend staying at the Queen Lobster – it is perfect for young couples like us, experienced or inexperienced travellers, backpackers or ANYONE! I can’t wait to come back.x see my Nicaragua and Pearl Keys video here…

    • Casey16 April, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

      Great video! I just returned from the cays as well…perfect weather, perfect paradise. Glad you enjoyed it!

    • Elisabeth26 April, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

      Could you tell me more about touring the Pearl Keys and about prices?

      • Casey1 May, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

        Visiting the Pearl Keys is one of the highlights of any trip to the coast! Atlantic Tour can set up a trip departing from Pearl Lagoon, Bluefields or even Managua. Check out their page for more information:

    • DJ26 May, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

      Just for some balance, I am here in Pearl Lagoon writing this right now. Since I have been here I have been accosted by more beggars and thieves than the rest of the country combined and have been hit in the head by stones thrown by children. I have been all over the country. This place is typical Caribbean third world full of crime and intimidation. It sucks. If you live in a bubble with Pablo at Lobster Queen, then by all means, this will be great. But if you walk down the road like an actual person, be aware that this is the wild wild east.

      • Casey4 June, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

        Yikes! In the entire time I have been on the coast (and I know Pearl Lagoon very, very well), this is the first time I have heard of such a terrible experience! Accosted by thieves?! Were your things actually taken?
        I can testify to the number of beggers…it is not uncommon for destitute locals to walk up with a hand out. One thing to remember is that Nicaragua is the second-poorest country in the Western hemisphere, and the Caribbean coast is the poorest region in Nicaragua! An easy way to deal with them is to:
        1. give them money. But ask for something first…stories of personal experience on the coast, directions to a good restaurant or a recommendation of a good place to visit. C$20 is less than a dollar to us but is lunch for them.
        2. Politely say, “not today brother” and walk away.

        As for kids throwing rocks, well, that’s a first! I guarantee you they aren’t regularly targeting tourists with their slingshots, but kids are kids. I got nailed in the temple with a lime thrown from across the street in Bluefields once. Wild wild east indeed!

        I hope you give the coast another chance…if you do come back down, give me a shout and I will give you a private tour of some of the coolest places you never got to see and show you first-hand what the amazingly friendly people that populate the coast.


        • maria25 November, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

          casey, any places to camp out there? can u write me at b/c i wont be able to check this site again while traveling……thanx, maria

        • Shelby15 January, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

          We are traveling to Nicaragua in March 2013. please private message me. We may want your assistance. We like to stay with the locals and away from touristy places.

          • Casey16 January, 2013 at 6:35 am #

            Sure! Just let me know how I can help!

  2. leisa28 March, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    can i get to the Pearl lagoon from the Corn Islands inexpensively or must i access it from road from El Rama ? Going to be in the area for about 10 mdays….any suggestions also would so be appreciated. thanks, leisa

  3. Ty2 September, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    Casey , or anyone else with knowledge:
    Can I camp on any of the Pearl Cayes?
    Are they close enough to kayak to?
    Renting kayaks is possible, I am hoping.
    Thank you,
    Ty (

    • Casey6 September, 2013 at 9:32 pm #

      Camping is allowed on the cays but good luck finding kayaks!

  4. Marieke22 March, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    I am a Dutch girl traveling by myself in Nicaragua, and I really want to see the eastcoast and especially pearl lagoon. Would you recommend going there by myself? Is it safe to travel there alone (i think the busses only arrive late evening?), and are there other travelers usually to meet up with?

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