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Buena Vista Surf Club

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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...

Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Went with my wife and just have to say that the place is Incredible and beautiful. The view is amazing!!! Everything surrounded by nature, flowers, trees, howler monkeys, squirrels, birds. Best Staff we have ever met. Every one of them were friendly and funny all the time. The food, DELICIOUS!!!!! and the talking during breakfast and dinner made us feel...

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

Hola, Thank you so much for staying here and for leaving the nice review. It was great meeting you guys and hanging out with you and hopefully we can welcome back in the near future! The BVSC team!

London
Reviewed 24 August 2016

One of the most laid-back and welcoming places I have stayed in a long time. Beautiful location, wooden buildings and great hosts providing delicious food. Get woken up by howler monkeys at dawn and then drift off until it's time for the morning yoga and then breakfast... The Maderas beach five minutes away is great for surfing and then you...

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

Hola, Thank you for your nice review! Great to hear that you really enjoyed your stay! Hasta luego, The BVSC team!

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 August 2016

My stay with Buena vista surf club started as a few days and quickly transformed into a much longer stay for many reasons. As other reviews state, the vibe is excellent and chill. There are locations nearby if you want to get into a party atmosphere, but this is the place to stay if you're looking for a positive, relaxing...

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

Hola, Thank you for your really nice and detailed review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of our place. Hasta luego, The BVSC team

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This place has it all - amazing setting, superb staff, delicious food. The people responsible for running the Buena Vista Surf Club during our stay (Marc, Anna, Matt and Ash) were genuine, fun, interesting people and attentive hosts. Each morning, there was an opportunity to join Ash or Anna for a yoga class on the beautiful deck overlooking the Pacific...

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virginia
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The Buena Vista Surf Club is a wonderful place to just chill. My 16-year-old son and I only had two nights here, but we enjoyed every minute. The treehouse cabins are clean and have wonderful views. The common deck area is a great place to read and relax. My son had his first surfing lesson from Mark and had a...

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Washington, USA
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We spent 2 days at the Buena Vista Surf Club and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We opted for the option of eating breakfast and dinner there, and the food was FABULOUS both evenings. We enjoyed meeting the other guests, as well as the natural beauty of the local environment and the hotel itself, which was constructed almost entirely of gorgeous, tropical...

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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We had 3 nights with the crew there early on in our trip and frankly nothing else came close! It was an Eco-lodge in the true sense of the word! Beautiful layout with stunning yoga deck, only a few minutes walk to the first of many beaches, elaborate spreads for breakfast & dinner and the best, most accommodating staff. I...

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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great time spending time at BVSC. The campus is on the hill overlooking Playa Maderas with a big deck offering great views. The communal breakfast and dinner were fun and created a nice vibe. The two host duos Matt, Ash, and Marc, Anna tried to give the guests a pleasant experience. When I let Marc know we...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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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: €74 - €159 (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 were room 4, amazing ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 654katej, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the cabins further away from the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Q9884YTmikec, 23 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Amazing view, great food, amazing community. All the rooms are like tree-houses, so just pick one and you're all set!”
 of 5 bubbles J6417IWandrewb, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
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