We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Buena Onda Beach Resort

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Buena Onda Beach Resort
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 281: English reviews
Start your review of Buena Onda Beach Resort
 Click to rate
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

You want to know: "is this the place for me?" Right? It was 110% right for me. If you're after what I was after, booking this place is a no-brainer. I'm a 35 year old Brit that loves to surf year-round, but who drives a desk 48 stressful weeks a year. My reason for coming to Nicaragua (with a friend)...

1Thank jbeansurfer
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Buena Onda Beach Resort is the perfect place to chill and relax. It´s directly on the beach, has big pool and a very nice area. The food is fantastic. Dorms and Bathrooms are very clean and the beds are really comfy. Also the staff is very friendly and helpful. Don´t wait and go there!

Thank nicolerberlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing I love more than staying in an air-conditioned hut-type room that's right on the beach. The location is perfect and worth the 3 hour drive from the airport. Gill and Auriella took care of EVERYTHING we needed. Handling meals, surfing lessons, massages (that we got every single day), getting us rides, and helping us figure out where to go...

Thank Amy S
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the last stop of me and my boyfriends 10 day Nicaragua trip- and we're so glad we chose to stay here. The food is delicious and the staff is amazing. One of the managers chris was really attentive and gave great advice on places to surf and where to catch the best sunsets. The place was amazing -...

Thank elliedmercado
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for surfing or just relaxing. Nice and welcoming staff, clean and comfortable rooms, great food. It is better to have a car to get there. The beach is just infront of the property. I wish there was a view of the ocean from the property.

Thank natigo
Kings Beach, California
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Place is well run, clean, spacious rooms. Nice pool! Nice beach front area but it is not surfable out front. Beginners Bay is reasonably close (20-30 min walk). I have to recommend renting from Mag Rock if you are surfing Beginner's Bay. The walk is a bit long with a board if that is your destination. Didn't eat any meals,...

Thank Alex P
New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My brothers Michael, Luke and I went to Buena Onda for a surf trip and were not exactly sure what to expect at first. However this place is amazing and as good if not better than reviewed. I have never written a review prior to this but I thought Buena Onda deserved one. 1. Place is very clean 2. Management,...

Thank johnoriolo01
Gustavia, St. Barthelemy
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I went in buena onda with the bodyboard holiday crew and 8 others bodyboarders in Jan 17. The place is great, good location really close to the beach. Nice villa (2 bedrooms, kitchen and terrace with a hammock) super clean, really good food and friendly staff. Nice garden but lack of hammocks! Go for it!

Thank ManueGreaux
San Diego, California
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This place was one of the cleanest and best maintained we have stayed at in Central America. Looks like it was built last week because of how new and clean everything looks (originally opened in 2009). Loved the fact it had a pool and some of the rooms have AC (which is where we stayed). However, it lacks some major...

Thank DaGrisa
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We ended up at Buena onda for 2 nights. we had a GREAT service from the Suisses and from Chris ( I believe) They were wonderful, super welcoming and all. We met the owner and was even able to have a testing menu, last minute. If you are there please ask for the testing menu with tostades, langustine and shrimps...

Thank Karine78

285 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (233)
Room/Suite (24)
Pool/Beach Area (27)
Hotel & Grounds (25)
Dining (13)
Family/Play Areas (2)
View from Room (6)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Bathroom (2)
Other (133)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (52)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Other (50)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Tola
24.5 km away
Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge
32.3 km away
Villas de Palermo Hotel & Resort
Villas de Palermo Hotel & Resort
#10 of 27 in San Juan del Sur
297 reviews
7.4 km away
Hotel Punta Teonoste
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
34.9 km away
Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort
Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort
#21 of 27 in San Juan del Sur
268 reviews
9.8 km away
Aqua Wellness Resort
Aqua Wellness Resort
#1 of 1 in Playa Redonda
560 reviews
9.0 km away
Machele's Place
Machele's Place
#1 of 2 in Tola
65 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our seaside hideaway is just a stones throw from one of Nicaragua's finest beaches, Playa Santana - where our nearest neighbors are grazing cows and howling monkeys. We have superb, consistently breaking, barreling surf right out front. Sunshine, tropical warmth, warm water and off-shore breezes 300+ days a year, comfortable (and affordable!) Accommodation, and most of all, BUENA ONDA (good vibrations) morning, noon and night. Your Swiss hosts, Philip and Sarah, will make sure that you spend your well-deserved holiday hassle free, in style and that you are well looked after during your stay. Come and explore - we'd love to share our little piece of paradise with you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Onda Beach Resort

Address: Playa Santana, Popoyo, Tola, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Tola
Price Range: $115 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Buena Onda Beach Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Buena Onda Beach Hotel Tola
Buena Onda Beach Resort Nicaragua/Tola
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Buena Onda Beach Resort staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Buena Onda Beach Resort staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“amazing location, deluxe rooms have AC which was great,”
 of 5 bubbles mok188, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The "Villas" where we stayed was great! The accommodation was cleaned everyday, all supplies were kept stocked.”
 of 5 bubbles 71matthewl, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room was very clean. Staff cleaned rooms everyday and brought fresh towels and sheets. ”
 of 5 bubbles paulmcliney, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The only thing we would have done different is get a room with AC. With four guys in the bunk room it got a bit too warm at night for really comfortable sleeping”
 of 5 bubbles hatch014, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The $15 rooms are great if you are on a budget, but when the four bunks are occupied, it can get very warm at night. I recommend going for the 2 bed rooms instead, they cost a bit more, but the space and more air flow in the rooms outweigh the cost.”
 of 5 bubbles jessiebristow, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
5 of 5