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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 then we paid for.

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Central Florida, Florida
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 Cancun. If you are looking to chill, do some surfing and all around relaxing this...

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Reviewed 30 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.

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Thank Joseph A
Seattle, Washington, United States
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 people for sure, but not cut out for customer service. My husband and I have...

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7Thank Julie B
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 12 February 2015

PROS: - Met some really fun and excellent people - Laid back atmosphere during the day. Decent mini party with other resort people vibe at night. It was a fun place to spend NYE. - Pool area was pretty relaxing. Loved the hammocks. - The surf instructor Justin - what a sweetheart. Loved getting to know him. - The house...

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10Thank brenncc
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Stayed here with a surfing friend. Even though I didn't surf I was able to travel along on the surf trips to enjoy the beaches . Did not see the hostel rooms but the place had the commradery of a hostel. The cabin was fantastic - 4 beds, great AC, spacious room with a lovely bathroom. Lovelyn

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 13 January 2015

I stayed here while attending a medical mission at the nearby town. The location is unbelievable: it is just a few walkable blocks (if there were blocks) from the ocean and the most amazing beach. It is peaceful, quiet, yet safe with the other homes on the property and "guard" dogs. The owners are helpful with tips and the cooks...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 31 October 2014

I went to the Surf Sanctuary with 6 girlfriends this past April. We did the all-inclusive package which made our trip awesome! Pick up from the airport? Check. All meals included? Check. Delivered to the surf daily (or 2-3 times)? Check. Three boat trips? Check. Killer surf guides? Check. Photos to take home? Check. In real life we are busy...

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1Thank Anne W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

I spent two weeks at The Surf Sanctuary and had a pleasant stay. The grounds were beautiful, the staff was pleasant, and the rooms were kept extremely clean. Not only this, but the food and amnesties were great. I enjoyed swimming in the pool, reading on the hammocks, and enjoying the beach nearby. I highly recommend this hotel - especially...

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Thank DanaElizabeth
San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 30 August 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at Surf Sanctuary. For such a rural area, the wifi and air conditioning were a nice taste of home and I appreciated how warm, welcoming, and friendly Tony and Nancy were. The pool, hammocks, and beautiful flowers made hanging out at the hotel enjoyable and I always felt safe. I would highly recommend! :)

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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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A friendly & comfortable surf resort just a few minutes from one of Nicaragua's finest surf breaks. The Surf Sanctuary is family owned & operated. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Surf Sanctuary

Address: Meters East Of Playa Santana 600, Rivas, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Rivas
Price Range: ₹ 4,988 - ₹ 5,117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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