La vaca loca

Playa Guasacate, Nicaragua


Cafe - Bed - Breakfast

La Vaca Loca combines elements of your favorite neighborhood coffeeshop and a traditional B&B to create a unique experience in rural Nicaragua. In the heart of Playa Guasacate, the doors of a family home are open to share a passion for food, drink, and hospitality in a cozy garden by the sea. The fact that this space happens to be a quirky, labor-of-love art-house on a beautiful wave and sun drenched stretch of beach at the end of a long dusty road only helps. 'LVL' offers artisan Nicaraguan coffee, homemade breakfast, and private lodging a short walk to the waves of Popoyo.


Made to Order

Nicaragua has over a century of producing quality coffee beans, but like many coffee producing countries, it can be a real challenge to find a decent cup of coffee domestically. Our idea was to find some quality beans and keep them local to drink and share with friends. Thus was born Popoyo's first cafe!! We buy small batches of freshly roasted nica coffee and "grind to order" for you to enjoy. From cappuccino to cold brew, our coffee selection and preparation are second to none.

During our search for good coffee and beach living, we often found ourselves in the kitchen, creating dishes we longed for but could not find elsewhere. Sourcing from an abundance of fresh produce from smaller farms and local mercados, a small menu was born!! 

La Vaca Loca offers full breakfast in an intimate garden setting five mornings a week. Our menu is based on North American breakfast classics, supported by house baked goods (think micro-bakery!!), tropical produce, and artisan Nicaraguan coffee. Our goal is to work with as many seasonal and locally produced goods as possible, to bring fresh, wholesome, and delicious meals to your table. 

Visit the cafe Wed - Sun, 8:00am -1:00pm

Rustic Comfort

La Vaca Loca's seaside accommodation lies somewhere between a traditional B&B, a botique hotel, and a home-stay. The idea is to create a 'home away', where privacy and common areas blend as they would in one's home. With just one room for let on the premises, peace and quiet are a norm. Unique architecture, attention to detail, and the sound of the ocean have a tendency to enhance the experience.

Currently renting one spacious and breezy upstairs room. Outfitted with a king size bed (mosquito nets provided), private balcony, hammock, and ocean views. Comfortable common areas such as loft, breezeway, lounge, gardens, and an outdoor shower await. As your hosts live onsite, we can attend as needed, or leave you to your own accord. The only obligation guests have is to enjoy!!

2018 Room Rates

  • $40 US single occupancy
  • $50 US double occupancy

please note: Guest restroom is located downstairs and is shared with the cafĂ© in the mornings (wed-sun). Room includes wifi privileges, purified drinking water, and daily homemade breakfast. La Vaca Loca accepts payments with cash and all major credit cards (service fee may apply). We ask that guests please respect quiet times (9pm and on), privacy, and limit visitors to daytime hours.


Come on Over

Playa Guasacate
Las Salinas, Tola - Rivas

505 858 49110

La Vaca Loca is located in the heart of Playa Guasacate (often known as Popoyo), about 500meters from the end of the road. We are a short walk to the famed surf of Popoyo and a shorter walk to a number of restaurants, hostels, stores, etc. Playa Guasacate is approximately 2.5 hours from Managua, 1 hour from Rivas and 10 minutes from the town of Las Salinas. 

Open for breakfast to the public Wednesday - Sunday, 8am - 1:00pm.

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