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    The Surf Sanctuary

    Meters East Of Playa Santana 600, Rivas, Nicaragua
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    • Excellent72%
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    Reviewed 24 October 2015

    Uncertain, but very good week of surf in low season (october) over there. All nice people, and professionnal. Good and varied food, clean rooms, and funny surf guide, Donald. Will go again, for sure !

    Thank Mikael L
    Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

    Hospitality was beyond exceptional and the experience was one of my favorite. Family run, great cultural experience, and the surf was amazing! will for sure be going back! Most people say you get what you pay for but this experience was different we definetly got...More

    Thank Travlee8
    Reviewed 23 April 2015

    We have been here 6 times. We love it. Tony and Nancy are awesome, the food is great and the pool is awesome. You have to remember your traveling to a third world country, if you are looking for a world class resort go to...More

    Thank maysdingo
    Reviewed 31 March 2015

    Nancy and her husband were so hospitable and accommodating our entire trip! Great conversation, food, and environment. Me and my fellow travelers couldn't have asked for a more amazing stay than at the Surf Sanctuary.

    Thank Joseph A
    Reviewed 25 February 2015

    Wow, I wish I would have read Brenncc's review before my trip! Thank you for such a detailed review, all of which I could not have agreed with more after our trip here in February 2015. Your point about the owners is spot-on. Nice enough...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beachfront
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Airport Transportation
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • USD 77 - USD 79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 4
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