Casa Francesca

Stunning beaches, lush rainforests, exotic wildlife... travelers to Nicaragua can expect all of this and more. And in the midst of this seemingly endless paradise lies Casa Francesca, a breathtaking villa located about 12 km north of the village of San Juan del Sur, the hub of Nicaragua's southern Pacific beaches.

With panoramic views of the ocean, the 15 meter infinity pool is the best seat in the house for watching humpback whales slip away into the sunset. According to the owner, you can also expect a visit from the local friendly monkey troop, as well as sightings of parakeets and sloths. With three bedrooms, this villa can comfortably sleep six.

Curious what else there is to do aside from ogling adorable sloths? Casa Francesca is a short 15 minute walk away from incredible beaches that offer surfing rentals, delightful cafes and smoothie stands. In the evening, head into town for some incredible fish at El Timon or some truly authentic Nicaraguan food at Las Marias.

This undiscovered gem in Central America is also home to massive volcanoes that you can climb (Concepción Volcano is still active) or even board on. Another must-see is Granada, a charming city that also happens to be one of the oldest in the Americas (it was founded in the 1500's by Spanish conquerors). Whatever it may be, and whatever you choose to do, this Airbnb will be the perfect place to lay your head come night.