We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Los Cardones Surf Lodge

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Pochomil
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Los Cardones Surf Lodge
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]}}
Add Photo Write a Review

88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 80: English reviews
Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Had two wonderful nights here and would definitely have stayed here for longer had we been able too. Wonderful location, so beautiful and peaceful and great views across the beach. The whole place has been so carefully thought about with sympathetic buildings for the lodge. We were lucky enough to get one of the lodges on stilts that looked over...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kirsten L
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 9 June 2016

My friend and I took a trip to Nica last summer and fell in love with this place! We planned to stay 3 days only, but ended up staying two extra days because none of us wanted to leave. Great food, nice people, very relaxing place ! Must visit if ever in Nicaragua!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank MarinaB16L
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We love Los Cardones! Our entire family stayed for a week at Christmas, so we had 3 cabanas. (5 adults, a teenager and a child) All were comfortable and so relaxing. The beach is uncrowded and clean. The food was amazing. My daughter and I took the tortilla-making class and had massages at the tree-top spa. Heaven! The staff was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank PamSteveW
Concord, New Hampshire
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The welcoming here was awesome...little paintings and rock art. The food was FANTASTIC. The ranchos are right on the beach with a table with chairs with backing (not just a picnic table but actual seats) and SUPER CLEAN!. The front of the rancho had an adirondack chair overlooking the ocean...it was so so lovely...sitting right on the beach in the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank teamfunannie
Reviewed 7 April 2016

The most incredible spot from the breakfast coffee to the beach, to the waves, to the hammocks, to the staff (morning, noon and night - every single one), to the big iguanas, to the BIG MONSTER IGUANA- back to the waves to the sunsets, laughs at the bar and wizard who lives in the kitchen! Special thanks to Laure and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tom J
Hanover NH
Reviewed 29 February 2016

My kids (14, 12 and 9) and I stayed here for 3 nights last week. We had a great time! The weather was perfect, the accommodations were eco and clean, the food was delicious. Pros: + food was delicious - especially the specials - chicken curry, whole fish. My kids also loved the pizzas (thin and crispy) and chicken fingers...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank MimiM88
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Los Cardones Surf Lodge is simply a paradise. We stayed in the lodge 5 days in July. Empty waves were perfect when not too windy. There were only few people staying in the lodge, so most of time I had the beach all to myself. The lodge itself is beautiful, simple, perfectly clean and well maintained. The staff is wonderful...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Yelena C
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Los Cardones was the highlight of the trip to Nicaragua I had with my boyfriend. The place itself- we spent most of our time hammock swinging between surfing or laying on the beach and eating. We met some great people there, staff and travellers; there is a real sense of community. It isn't uncommon to be having breakfast with your...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Taurustales
New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 May 2015

One of the best spots on the Pacific Cost close to Managua for a nice and quiet family weekend with a handful of relaxed guests in a nice and eco-friendly environment. We have been here many times and it was always worth the one hour drive from Managua.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank miluethi
Bellevue
Reviewed 2 April 2015

I had a wonderful spring break vacation at Los Cardones. The weather was beautiful, the staff fantastic, and the accommodations have improved. They raised the roof on the cabin and took the shudders off the windows. The breeze now flows in beautifully. I actually had to ask for a second sheet to sleep under.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mary Gin B

151 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (94)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (19)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (15)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (31)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (57)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (24)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (14)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Pochomil
23.7 km away
Casa Pochomil
Casa Pochomil
#1 of 4 in Pochomil
27 reviews
13.5 km away
Gran Pacifica Beach and Golf Resort
34.0 km away
Hotel y Restaurante Hacienda San Pedro
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
33.0 km away
Hotel Contempo
Hotel Contempo
#21 of 52 in Managua
192 reviews
16.7 km away
Hotel Vistamar
Hotel Vistamar
#4 of 4 in Pochomil
86 reviews
19.0 km away
Barcelo Montelimar
Barcelo Montelimar
#1 of 1 in San Rafael del Sur
1,655 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Los Cardones Surf Lodge is a Beach Resort on the most pristine surf spots of Nicaragua. Surf, get back and snap a cold beer, eat delicious meals, wake up and do it all over again... Empty waves roll in all year. The beaches are exposed to both SW and NW swells, making the surf very consistent. An epic left point break, a right reef break, excellent beach breaks await our guests, just one hour from the airport of Managua. Surf, laugh, meet people… allow your soul to play and fall in love with Nicaragua. Engage meaningfully with our local community... Volunteer with us at the local school. Become one with nature… Save endangered sea turtles. Find fulfillment in simplicity. Nurture your body with healthy food and activity… massages, yoga, surf lessons, horseback rides, bicycles, beach volley ball, ping pong, slackline, delicious, homemade, wholesome meals, mangroves and luxuriant forest, fresh air, warm ocean. This Nicaragua Surf Resort is an acclaimed Eco Resort verified by Rainforest Alliance with the highest compliance to sustainable tourism in Nicaragua. Our values: Friends and Family, Protecting our Planet, Sustainable Community Development, Healthy Living, Learning through Sharing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Los Cardones Surf Lodge

Address: Km 49 Carretera Montelimar, 15 Km Oeste, Pochomil, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Managua Department > Pochomil
Price Range: €65 - €107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Los Cardones Surf Hotel Los Cardones
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Los Cardones Surf Lodge staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Los Cardones Surf Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Go for a lodge overlooking the sea and one with an en suite. Some lodges share toilet facilities. Take a torch.”
 of 5 bubbles 625kirstenl, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“open to the ocean, nice clean bungalows”
 of 5 bubbles MarinaB16L, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“we only ate lunch here, and it was awesome. get a rancho on the water”
 of 5 bubbles teamfunannie, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Bungalows are beach front and have bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles MimiM88, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Any room is amazing! Super clean and comfi...”
 of 5 bubbles irantzus, 26 Aug 2014 | Read review
5 of 5