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Buena Vista Surf Club

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

I loved this place. You feel like you are in the middle of the jungle, waking up to the sound of howling monkeys and birds. You are beautifully looked after (gorgeous food and company and care from the couples that manage the place). You eat like Kings and Queens. You sleep like the same in huge Queen beds. You stare... More 

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Sedona, AZ
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

This place is a hidden gem. The surf is the best and the people are even better. The hosts cook home made meals, breakfast and dinner - and are amazing. Such a memorable place to stay. It is a eco resort so cell phones and wifi is minimal - which is a good thing. Grab a drink form the cooler... More 

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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Amazing staff, feasting dinners, incredibly healthy, romantic rooms, awesome yoga, and wonderful service. Surfing, surfing, surfing - great breaks, friendly people, all in an amazing setting. The food was cooked by the staff and it was the best! Family style meals for those who prefer to eat together with wonderful conversation and interesting people.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 November 2015

I'm not sure if I have ever been to a better location at such a great price. The cabanas were amazing, with nice views from ours at number 2 cabana. The owners did a great job setting this hotel to be as eco friendly as possible, while the communal breakfasts and dinners with other hotel guests make it that much... More 

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Kimberley, Canada
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

We stayed here for four nights in November and absolutely loved it. The eco-lodge was way beyond our expectations! The bed was comfortable and the room was super clean. The food was out of this world fantastic. Every morning we had a beautiful breakfast and every evening the hosts put together amazing dinners of international cuisine. The hosts themselves were... More 

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Thank 87vacationer
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5 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights and had an amazing. The staff were great and it felt like a real community. I loved the group dinners every night and the food was really good. Nice to socialize and meet other like minded people. Went in Jan last year and we are still in touch with some of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

I stayed here 3 nights with a friend and we loved the experience. The property is very beautiful with simple hut-style cabins while the main house is absolutely gorgeous and comfortable. Our room was like a tree-house with the bathroom separated in another tree which it was built around. The place is very green with minimal environmental impact and the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

I loved the Buena Vista Surf Club. The people were great, the accommodations were top notch, and the food was FANTASTIC. The beach and surfing were close and great. I thought my trip to LCI was great, it just kept getting better once I got to BVSC!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

The room was very pretty, clean and offered a splendid view on the ocean. The beds have a great mosquito net around them to prevent little undesired intruders. Dominique and Gereth, the current managers, will do everything possible to make your experience memorable. The package includes a nice diner and a breakfast, family style. Food was great, we met great... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

I've traveled independently in many countries and this would go down as one of the top 20 most interesting places I've stayed. Beautiful scenery, thoughtful cabins, well laid out. The hosts, John, Lucy, and Gert were fantastic, as was the food. I liked sitting down to a "family" style dinner every night. I would absolutely stay here again.

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Buena Vista Surf Club is an intimate design eco-lodge at Playa Maderas, San Juan Del Sur. A unique place for both surfers and non-surfers! Surf or learn how to surf or just enjoy the amazing beaches. Enjoy great home cooked, family style dinners with new friends, do yoga or relax at the 'infinity' sundeck and watch the wildlife from your ‘treehouse’! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Vista Surf Club

Address: Playa Maderas | San Juan Del Sur, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur 0000, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur > Playa Maderas
Price Range: $107 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Buena Vista Surf Club Hotel Playa Maderas
Buena Vista Surf Hotel
Hotel Buena Vista Surf
Buena Vista Surf Club Nicaragua/Playa Maderas
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“We were room 4, amazing ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles matthewcT3286QV, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the cabanas have different locations and quirks. Mine had a bathroom with a tree growing through it which I loved.”
 of 5 bubbles 654katej, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the cabins further away from the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles AGGude, 26 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Room 1 seems a bit close to lobby area, but it probably has best ocean views. We loved our room 2, and would definitely recommend that one.”
 of 5 bubbles Q9884YTmikec, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Amazing view, great food, amazing community. All the rooms are like tree-houses, so just pick one and you're all set!”
 of 5 bubbles J6417IWandrewb, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
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