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Reviewed 18 September 2016

The staff does an excellent job teaching people how to surf and setting them up for a fun week! From the theory lessons to individualized instruction and filming, I learned a lot about the sport and am excited to continue surfing back at home. I also loved CHICABRAVA's philosophy, the organization's work with young girls in the community and the...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I booked this trip based on what the other reviewers had said about the surf camp, and it exceeded my expectations! With the opportunities for Mother/ Daughter adventures dwindling as my daughter is starting her own way in life, this was the perfect combination of activity and down time that we both wanted. AND the staff!!! Enough cannot be said...

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Thank christifig
Oaxaca, Mexico
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The instructors at Chicabrava, first and foremost, are outstanding. They are intelligent, talented, patient, and somehow always seem to be in an authentic great mood. Smiles abound, and I never felt like I asked a silly question or that my feelings were disregarded in any way. The accommodations were great - The Cloud Farm was absolutely breathtaking, with service so...

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Thank paperairplanes
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 30 July 2016

What a wonderful experience for my life! I had never surfed before, but wanted to try something new and adventurous. An old friend recommended Chicabrava, we went together, and it was incredible. All of the staff do everything they can to make your week wonderful--teaching the theory behind surfing, supporting you out there in the water, and sharing local culture...

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Thank Kristin C
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Returning to Chica Brava was a pleasure :) The travel details, from booking the dates to catching my flight home (Noooo!) were attended to with ease, organization and clear communication. I loved having another week of Chica Brava focused attention on my technical surfing - specific to areas in which I needed to focus most each day. Yes! This week...

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Thank Leslie S
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 10 July 2016

What can I say, Chicabrava surf was the most amazing experience. From the stay at the Cloud Farm with a fantastic view to the surfing. The instructors are excellent, beyond attentive, patient, made sure you are safe in the water and your own personal cheerleaders in learning to surf! We visited amazing beaches and they worked so hard to accommodate...

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Thank WanderingGal81
New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I signed up for chicabrava simply because I thought it would be fun to learn to surf and saw great reviews on tripadvisor. I am SO glad I chose this camp. The women staying at the camp were phenomenal, independent, caring, and so much fun. All of the instructors were so attentive and the camp makes sure that you are...

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Thank jessica c
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This was my second trip to nicaragua with Chica Brava and just like the first they were amazing! They will go above and beyond to accommodate you and make sure you're having a great time. The instructors are attentive and patient. Im already planning next years trip!

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Thank Norylu M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I give this surf camp a hang ten stars!!! It all begins when your lovely driver greets you at the airport and heads out to the surf camp about 2.5 hours away. He'll stop midway in Granada for a bite to eat where you can roam colorful streets, tona in hand, meet some locals and become newly acquainted with your...

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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This was my 3rd time staying with Chica Brava. I feel like each time is better than the last! I'm surfing better, I meet cool girls every time and get to share the experience with my friends that come with me. Anna and Lindsay rocked the schedule and planning! Mariesol, Steph and Angie gave some great instructions from the water....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CHICABRAVA is the first and best all-girls surf camp in Nicaragua. We are an elite camp for adventurous women who appreciate comfort as well as challenge. We have two locations - the Cloud Farm and the Surf House - that allow you to join no matter what your desired budget. The Cloud Farm is a private retreat within a gorgeous and secluded 500-acre private reserve and farm overlooking the town of San Juan del Sur and its picturesque bay. The Farm has hundreds of acres of indigenous forest, fruit orchards and organic gardens. Most of our food is organically grown right here! This is the perfect choice for guests who want to "get-away-from-it-all" at our gorgeous open-air surf retreat and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature! Price is $1600/person for the ALL-INCLUSIVE week. $100 discount for traveling with a friend. The Surf House is right on the beach in San Juan del Sur. It's a great option for those who would like to be closer to all of the action and local flavor in town, and save a bit of money while doing so! The Surf House has loads of space in the hip open-air lounge area. Relax in the hammocks, on the couches, or hang out in the beachfront store at the front of the Surf House! Our three rooms are cozy and private with cold A/C and two shared baths. Price is $990/person for the week. $100 discount for traveling with a friend. ... more   less 

Additional Information about CHICABRAVA Surf Camp

Address: Cloud Farm and Surf House locations, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Chicabrava Surf Camp Hotel San Juan Del Sur
CHICABRAVA Surf Camp Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
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“Bring earplugs and white noise app because the town itself can be noisy at night (motorcycles, music).”
 of 5 bubbles RuthS705, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you stay at the Surf House downtown, bring ear plugs- it gets loud. Other than that, it was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles alysez2016, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Cloudfarm is the luxury, all inclusive camp, and the Surfhouse is more do-it-yourself, kick it downtown location.”
 of 5 bubbles paperairplanes, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms at camp are similar. Can pay extra for private but not really necessary.”
 of 5 bubbles 371gaylat, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“You share a room with Chicas so just be prepared”
 of 5 bubbles Squirreletta1, 3 May 2016 | Read review
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