3 Perfect Days at Mukul, an Auberge Resort | An Adventure Resort

Joanna Evans

The best travel itineraries are thoughtfully curated by insiders we all tap for a guide to the best of a destination. Privy to the finest of Mukul’s sights and secrets, public relations and marketing director Joanna Evans reveals her three perfect days at the resort. Here, the not to miss experiences. 

Day One

3:00 pm: Arrive and Take a Dip in Your Private Pool

The best way to begin your trip to Mukul is a post check-in dip at your private villa or bohio. Unpacking from your journey, it’s time for renewal in your own private pool. This refreshing wash will renew you and serve as the perfect beginning to your time in Nicaragua. 

4:30 pm: Enjoy a Beach Walk

When you’re perfectly relaxed, head down to the beach for a pre-sunset walk. Enjoy the splendor that is Playa Manzanillo and relax as the waves lap against the coast. 

5:30pm: Sundowners and Sunset at the Palapa Lounge

After a short jaunt, join the team at Mukul’s Palapa Lounge for an apertivo of a local cocktail to enjoy before your dinner. 

7:00pm: Seafood Dinner

Toast to your first day at Mukul when you dine at La Terraza. Enjoy feasting on the catch of the day, complete with fresh, seasonal vegetables and local oysters.


Day Two

8:30 am: Rooster Breakfast and Morning Yoga

Rise early to enjoy early-morning coffee and cookies delivered to your room before visiting Mukul’s treetop yoga deck, where you can enjoy an ample amount of asanas before beginning your day. 

11:30 am: Surf Class with TropicSurf

After your well-stretched from morning yoga, venture to the beach for some aquatic fun. Join the experts at TropicSurf, Mukul’s luxury surf outfitter. During a private lesson, the surf pros will have you surfing the Emerald Coast waves in no time. 

1:00 pm: Private Picnics & Playa Guacalito

After you’ve worked up a sweat, revel in a private picnic on the secluded, ultra-private shores of Playa Guacalito. Pass the afternoon swimming, lounging, and enjoying the sun. You can even order a cocktail or local juice to your chair! 

5:00 pm: Rum Tasting

When the clock strikes 5, it’s time to convene at the Flor de Caña Rum Room, home to an impressive collection of Nicaragua’s finest spirit. Here, enjoy rum tastings with your friends, the perfect pre-dinner cocktail to learn about the country’s storied past and how the Pellas family – the owners of Mukul – play an integral part in its history.

7:00 pm: Tasting Menu at La Mesa

Celebrate Nicaraguan culture during a night at La Mesa, Mukul’s formal dining outlet home to exquisite tiles from Nicaragua and an expansive culinary menu. When you dine here, enjoy a pairing menu crafted by Mukul’s executive chef, complete with wine pairings and up to seven courses. 


Day Three

9:00 am: Take a (Morning) Hike

After fueling up on a hearty Nicaraguan breakfast, begin your day with an energizing guided hike. Weave through an area where tropical birds and monkeys sing the sounds of the jungle canopy, and learn from Mukul’s experts, who will reveal why the resort is set in such a unique wildlife location. 

11:00 am: Spend the Afternoon at Spa Mukul

After a weekend of stretching your muscles in yoga and enjoying the best of Nicaragua’s surfing and hiking, venture to Spa Mukul for one of six signature experiences. In the calm of your own private spa suite, feel the soothing healing traditions of Central America while you're lathered in local Nicaraguan elixirs and remedies. You can even stay for lunch!

4:30 pm: Sunset Yoga

Wrap your Nicaraguan journey with sunset yoga, the ideal locale to set your post-travel intentions. There’s no reason why you can’t take your newfound zen home!

7:00 pm: Beach Barbecue and Bonfire

Bid Mukul farewell during your final hours. At Mukul’s beach barbecue and bonfire, enjoy a spread from Mukul’s chefs in the comfort of your own canopy - luxurious cushions included.