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Buena Vista Surf Club

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very relaxt and chill place to be! Their simplicity is their charm. The food is great so as the staff And owners. The ocean/jungle view and sound wakes you up in the morning. I Really loved it. You also have the apportunity to join the yoga- or surf class. I would definitly reccomend it.

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BVSCNicaragua, Owner at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks for staying with us! Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we can welcome you back another time. The BVSC crew

Reviewed 31 March 2017

We absolutely loved this place. We only stayed for 3 days but really regret that we didn't have time to stay longer. The hotel itself is beautiful. The entrance is going to be offputting to some people as you literally feel like you are entering through someone's dusty back gate but as soon as you see the lobby and the...

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BVSCNicaragua, Manager at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks for staying with us and for the nice and long review! Sorry about the dusty entrance. We were building a little storage for our propane tanks, but all done now and the dust has settled. Glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay and our company. It was great having you here and hopefully we can...

Reviewed 27 February 2017

I had an amazing stay at Buena Vista Surf Club! Yoga in the morning, surf during the day and relaxing in the afternoon all combined with delicious family style breakfast and dinners. Met some great people here and definitely recommend it to everyone traveling to Nicaragua.

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BVSCNicaragua, Owner at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks for the nice review and for staying with us. It was great meeting you here. Congrats with the soon new addition to the family and hopefully we can welcome you back in the near future. The BVSC team

Port d'Alcudia, Spain
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I was there in december for 9 days to learn how to surf, and to relax. Awesome place, food was brilliant, surfing was great, great chilled atmosphere, beautiful setting and a fabulous tree cabin. Met some very friendly people from all corners of the globe. Congratulations to the owner and his family and to the two couples who were running...

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BVSCNicaragua, Owner at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola, It was a real pleasure to have you here for such a long time and we all really enjoyed your company! DJ, Entertainer, Great Stories and new surf talent! Hopefully we can welcome you back here or we'll meet on Mallorca! From all of us here!

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We really loved our experience at the surf club. Our hosts were super friendly and helpful. The food was amazing, and the meals shared with other guests were interesting. As with the experience in the tree house, it was really special. Definitely recommend it. Many thanks to our hosts. And please keep the internet detox.

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BVSCNicaragua, Manager at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola, Thank you for the very nice review! It was great having you guys here and we'eso glad to hear you really enjoyed your stay! We'll do our best to stick to the digital detox, since it guarantees the very social atmosphere, fun games and good conversations! A big hug from all of us here!

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My girlfriend and I visited Playa Maderas to start 2017 and we stayed at BVSC for 6 nights. It was a great experience! We met interesting people, surfed on a beautiful beach, ate delicious meals, and unwound completely. I would recommend Buena Vista Surf Club to anyone looking to disconnect and relax. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We...

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BVSCNicaragua, Manager at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola, Thank you for your staying with us and for starting 2017 with us! It was great meeting you you guys and you were great company! Glad to hear you were able to disconnect and relax and hope you guys feel that way for a long time! A big hug from all of us here!

kristin4555
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Quaint rooms- open air cabanas with a fan. Great main space where they served delicious family style meals and encouraged all guests to make themselves at home. I would caution guests that there is no wifi, shower water pressure can be weak and the water is not warm -but I loved the overall vibe and none of that was an...

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BVSCNicaragua, Owner at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks for review and staying with us! It was great meeting you, your mom and brother! Hope you guys had a nice B'Day celebration in Leon! We'll look into the water pressure, since there's normally enough pressure, but there might be calcium built up in the shower head (our well water is very hard). Hopefully we can welcome you...

Reviewed 17 December 2016

I stayed at BVSC alone, flying straight in from the UK, where I had received two separate recommendations to stay here. Everything about this place is exceptional. The cabanas are wonderful, everything you need and more. You wake up to the sounds of the waves, birds and the occasional howler monkey. It truly feels like a different world. The grounds,...

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BVSCNicaragua, Owner at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola Claire, Thanks for the very nice and detailled review! It was great having you here for so many days and glad to hear you enjoyed yourself! We hope your Spanish lessons in Granada went well! We would love to see you back here another time. Hasta luego, From all of us at the BVSC

Reviewed 9 November 2016

The things that really make this place are firstly - recruitment, the couples that do the cooking and run the surf and yoga lessons are very easy to be around, make delicious food (healthy but without being at all boring or flavourless) and give lessons in both yoga and surfing that were easy, not awkward, and fun. The second thing...

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BVSCNicaragua, Owner at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Thanks for the really cool review! It was great meeting both of you and thanks for staying here! We really enjoyed your dinner stories! All the best and hopefully we can welcome you another time, From al of us at the BVSC!

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My husband Joe and I are en route home to Portland, Oregon after spending 8 nights at BVSC. It is on of those rare places where your blood pressure instantly drops and it is easy to settle in to vacation mode. We were so enchanted by the setting in the trees with an easy walk to a few small beaches...

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BuenaVistaSurfClub, Owner at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola, Thank you for your super nice review! It was great having you guys here and hanging out with you! We think you were so relaxed that you even forgot about the time, since you were here for 10 nights...(-: It's always great when guests stay that long, so they really become part of the Buena Vista family! Don't work...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Breakfast included
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: ₹ 5,816 - ₹ 8,401 (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
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“We stayed in Room 6 and it looked like it was the nicest room of the hotel. Awesome view off the front deck.”
edwardhW7358VZ, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were room 4, amazing ocean view”
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.”
654katej, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the cabins further away from the main building.”
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.”
Q9884YTmikec, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
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