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Antibes, France
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in Buena Onda for 3 nights in a deluxe suite. AC, fan, safe and large fridge included in the spacious room with an on-suite bathroom. Beautiful and quite resort situated in the middle of Playa Santana beach. Great surf and fishing excursions from this spot as well as morning horse rides on the beach. The management are really... More 

Thank Philip B
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for 3 weeks. I'm very familiar with this area and many of the resorts and Buena Onda hands down is my new favourite. It's very laid back, very nice, and very reasonably priced. My daily schedule involved early morning surf 5:30am, then my morning coffee sitting by the pool reading my book. Breakfast , workout , hammock,... More 

Thank Elliott M
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is significantly nicer than other properties we stayed at in Nicaragua. Gil and his staff were lovely to deal with both before and after our trip. The food was great and the pool was awesome to have. Will definitely recommend and would come back in a heartbeat. Thanks!

Thank Lauren S
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 days on this beautiful and remote place. Everything was perfect, the food, the room, the service. We took a surf lesson with Bella at Magnific Rock which was awesome as we had the beach for our own. Everyting was organized by the manager Guille (sorry if I missspelled it). Just one advice, if you have your own... More 

Thank christianbueschi
Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay at Buena Ondas! It's a very nice and spacious surf resort. The rooms are clean and at fair prices, there's a very good restaurant, a swimming pool and even a skateboarding half pipe. From the first moment I really liked the whole setup of the resort. Gilles and Aurelie and all the stuff are great... More 

Thank SimonSurfs
Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a room here for two nights thinking that this place was in a quiet little surfing town. NOT!!! While the hotel itself is nice there is absolutely nothing around. I MEAN NOTHING!!! It is in the middle of a corn field. The beach is very rocky with very little sand. Supposedly nearby attractions are NOT nearby. We decided... More 

Thank Steve E
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I had a awesome time in Buena Onda!!!! The staffs are so nice, they organized everything to make me feel confortable and free to think just in SURF!!!! hehehe We surfed together somtimes and they show me the best peak in Santana, the first one!!! kkkkkkkkk The food at restaurant are so delicious!!!! That pool has a magnet or something... More 

Thank Cesar A
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
2 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I'm an avid traveler to Central America in search of great surf. My priority is always surfing so I'm always looking for budget friendly ways to take more trips. Beuna Onda is by far the best value for the quality you can find in the Santana's surf break area. The hotel and grounds are super nice and resort like, the... More 

Thank Ben S
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

My girlfriend and I spent 4 nights at Buena Onda. We arrived to a super warm welcome and were served drinks on the house. The managers came and met with us personally to explain all the fun stuff available and help us get setup for surfing for me and yoga for my girlfriend. Saturday night they made a dinner reservation... More 

Thank Mo K
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I had a great time staying there. The staff members are very friendly and always helpful, food is great (especially the brownies and smoothies😊), room is clean. The location is great and different surf spots in walking distance. I can highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a relaxing time.

Thank Priska A

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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: ₹ 5,963 - ₹ 23,031 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“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
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