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Mandala Eco Villas

Lot. Él Cocal, Hacienda Santa Emilia. Block 6 1-4, Playa El Cocal - La Libertad, El Salvador
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Mandala Eco Villas
Reviews (1)
5 out of 5

Mandala Eco Villas sits on a two acre property on Comalapa River Watershed, where it meets the Pacific Ocean. Nestled in what remains of a centennial Hacienda, our property is surrounded by nature and ocean. It is a vibrant and powerful country

The property has a riverfront and beachfront, where a cobblestone point creates ideal waves for surfing and fishing.
The two acres are split into two zones, north and south. The southern half is where Mandala Eco Villas is located.

The north half is our designated for our food production. Although the property itself is a food forest; bearing coconuts, mangos, bananas, almonds and edible annual and perennial herbs, the north property is used as a bio to intensive organic farm to provide as much fresh veggies and herbs for our guests’ well to being.

The property has an artificial pond home to various species of local fish, shrimp, turtles and birds. This pond will also serve as a source of nutrients and minerals for our upcoming hydroponic systems.

Mandala’s layout was intended to follow the basic geometrical principles found throughout nature, resulting in a natural flow of energy that complements our surroundings and place creating natural flow and resonance.

Our eco to villas were designed and built to minimize the use of non renewable natural materials, and increase the use of locally sourced or reclaimed wood. All the wood was milled locally by craftsman of the area.

Location

Playa El Cocal is located at the km 37 of the Litoral road, right next to the city of La Libertad. In this area you find private residentials, quiet environment, a couple hotels and hostels and beach houses available for rent. This area is separated by the river, making the east side known as Cocal or Recodo and the next side at the west known as San Blas Beach, both very different, Cocal is sandy just in summers, the rest of the year in the rain season is rocky.

San Blas is one of the only sandy beaches that keep the sand during the rainy season in La Libertad area. The river mouth is what it make the amazing spot of Cocal, the side of Cocal where you will find more rocks is the main right hand point break, in the other side of San Blas.

The sand also make some waves with a nice left section during the low tide, it is a good place for beginners to learn to ride the white water without care about the rocks

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Summary

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Surf Lessons
     
Review from Reanea
Reanea
United States of America
November 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

This is similar to other eco resorts I have stayed at in Central America. It’s outdoorsy (the mosquito net on the bed is a must) yet clean, and the grounds, pool, and natural landscaping are breathtakingly beautiful. There are outdoor showers for rinsing the boards, a screened-in yoga room, convenient board storage, and the staff will work with you to rent the right size/shape board. The food was delicious with phenomenal vegetarian options, but the menu was somewhat limited if you follow a strict vegan (no animal products) diet. One of the best things is the staff-arranged transportation to and from the airport, with quick and easy ride and in and out. This is a place you could come to for shorter stays (maybe long weekend) even because it’s so easy to get in and out of. The local area offers diverse attractions and the resort will arrange everything for you stress-free. The staff is very kind and helpful, and overall this place is a really really outstanding value, I can’t say that enough.


How were the surf lessons?

     

In my opinion the wave here (when anything over ~4-5ft) is not great for advanced-beginners to beginner-intermediates. It would be ok for beginners who just need the white wash ride. But the rocks combined with the larger conditions could make this wave dangerous for people who are less confident in their surf skills. I would recommend this spot to advanced-intermediates to advanced surfers. That being said, the wave is not crowded, making it a little easier. I’m personally not the best surfer but I did manage to catch a couple fun waves on the larger day when I was here with no injuries, although it was scary for me. Confident surfers are going to love this spot!!

Number of people: 14
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Parking (free)
WIFI (surcharge)
Cot / high chair
Gift shop
Laundry
Massage
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Pets allowed
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (additional)
Hotel bar
Lunch included
Restaurant
Hiking
Surf school
Yoga

Additional Fees:

IVA Tax are included in the price.
Hoteliers tax not included (5%)

Extras:

Extra Bed in Villa Yantra U$30 per person per night.
Villa 1, 2, 3, 4
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Our eco to villas were designed and built to minimize the use of non renewable natural materials, and increase the use of locally sourced or reclaimed wood. All the wood was milled locally by craftsman of the area.

Our cabins were built to maximize natural air flow from all directions. Built over stilts, air flows freely over, under and through our cabins. The result is a lack of need for air conditioning, resulting in a deeper and more relaxing sleep. They stay fresh during the hottest days due to the design and construction.

Mandala Eco Villas consist of 5 rooms; 4 eco suite villas ideal for singles or couples, and one family room which sleeps 5+ comfortably.
Each room is equipped with a hypo to allergenic natural latex Queen size mattress, desk, and outside shower.

Each room was designed with comfort and airflow in mind. Building built of 100% local and renewable materials, the rooms push the realms of ecological hotels to another level.The eco to villas are built with local renewable hardwoods and up to cycled pallet wood, while the family room is an earthen home, made entirely of straw, sand, clay and wood.

Yantra Suite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 5

Our eco to villas were designed and built to minimize the use of non renewable natural materials, and increase the use of locally sourced or reclaimed wood. All the wood was milled locally by craftsman of the area.

Our cabins were built to maximize natural air flow from all directions. Built over stilts, air flows freely over, under and through our cabins. The result is a lack of need for air conditioning, resulting in a deeper and more relaxing sleep. They stay fresh during the hottest days due to the design and construction.

Mandala Eco Villas consist of 5 rooms; 4 eco suite villas ideal for singles or couples, and one family room which sleeps 5+ comfortably.
Each room is equipped with a hypo to allergenic natural latex Queen size mattress, desk, and outside shower.

Each room was designed with comfort and airflow in mind. Building built of 100% local and renewable materials, the rooms push the realms of ecological hotels to another level.The eco to villas are built with local renewable hardwoods and up to cycled pallet wood, while the family room is an earthen home, made entirely of straw, sand, clay and wood.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to San Salvador and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$50
  • - Nearest Airport: San Salvador
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 35
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 45 mins
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

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PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due to the property 28 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 28 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • (Non refundable): This is a non refundable rate. If you cancel you will not be refunded.

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