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Playa Hermosa Surf Camp

Camino Ostional 6.6KM al Sur de SJDS, San Juan del Sur 00000, Nicaragua
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Lovely spot to watch surfers, relax, enjoy food and cocktails, and enjoy. The sunset from one of... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Joe C
,
Whitehall
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Great Place for Some Lessons and Relaxing Too

Spent 3 days on this beach and the kids finally wanted to try surf lessons. Great beach instruction... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Matthew J
,
Central Arizona, Arizona
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Come enjoy the beach where Survivor Nicaragua was filmed in 2010. We have 3km of virgin white sand beaches. Great surfing, swimming, tide pooling, and we have horses ready to run you up and down the sand. Shuttles from town (SJDS) are available, and we have a beach bar/restaurant and hotel if you want to spend some quality time relaxing on the beach...
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  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“great beach” (10 reviews)
“full bar” (3 reviews)
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Camino Ostional 6.6KM al Sur de SJDS, San Juan del Sur 00000, Nicaragua
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"outdoor shower"
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"full bar"
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"bathrooms were clean"
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"nice place to spend the day"
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"private beach resort"
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"rustic cabanas"
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"bar restaurant"
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"high tide"
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"few hours"
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"hammocks"
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"waves"
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot to watch surfers, relax, enjoy food and cocktails, and enjoy. The sunset from one of the three beachfront bars is amazing. The beach dogs made it feel like home.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Spent 3 days on this beach and the kids finally wanted to try surf lessons. Great beach instruction and most of them we up on the waves in a short time even with pretty good size waves for beginners.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Playa Hermosa is an excellent place to learn to surf, the waves are consistent and when we went between 2.5-3'. The beach is sandy and goes out so far so you can stand. Our surf instructor, Tony made getting up on the board so easy....More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a private beach resort. There is a $3 per adult admission fee. There is an eco lodge on site with a few rooms, which I did not care to get a closer look. There is also one restaurant on site. You pick a...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Spent a few hours at this private beach resort, that has beach side restaurant and activities center. In order to enter, need to pay $3 USD per adult. They have restaurant, beach equipment rental and surf school ($30/hour lessons). Overall nice place to spend the...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is an absolutely stunning beach! The lush forest comes right to the sand and we even saw howler monkeys in the trees. The beach is huge and you can easily walk down to a section with no one else around. It was great swimming....More

Thank AdM85
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We paid 10 dollars to get a shuttle from our hostel and back (incl. 3 dollar fee because it's a private beach). The ride was an half an hour drive. And it was so worth it, it's a beautiful beach with a restaurant but it...More

Thank Céleste C
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We were told by our hotel that Playa Hermosa was a good swimming beach to visit in the area. We took the shuttle from the hotel ($10.00/pp) and paid a park entrance fee of $3.00/pp. This gets you into the main beach which has all...More

1  Thank Cheryl K
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had been told that this was a nice place to spend the day at the beach. The beach is fantastic, not crowded, and clean. There are numerous huts with tables and hammocks. These are first come, so get there early to get a good...More

3  Thank Lostagainadvisor
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. So clean, not crowded and very comfortable. Food and drink were reasonable. They take cc. The bathrooms were clean and well stocked. There was an outdoor shower. A big variety of seating, shade and hammocks. Free wifi. The beach is teaming with wildlife...More

Thank RezaTravels
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