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Address: Cabanita 50 vrs al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Phone Number: 86751621
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Description: Are you looking for a fun, authentic surf experience in San Juan del Sur...
Are you looking for a fun, authentic surf experience in San Juan del Sur? You will find here a small but complete and authentic surf shop with everything you need for surf in Nicaragua, including accurate and helpful advice and information! We have a great selection of surfboards for rent of all shapes and sizes, from a 5'7" shortboard to a 11'6" paddle board and literally everything in between. Surf lessons, surf tours, all types of accessories, rashguards, and great quality original clothing too from REEF, Quiksilver, O'Neill, and other brands at reasonable prices. Most of all, though, you will have memorable experiences.We currently do not pad our listing with fake reviews, so please stop in, or send me an email or even give us an old-fashioned phone call to to find out what it's all about.
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I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't come across Good Times. They really saved our vacation. Our hotel that we had booked was horrible and the owner helped us find a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Megan S
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't come across Good Times. They really saved our vacation. Our hotel that we had booked was horrible and the owner helped us find a better one for half the price. They basically booked our whole trip for us. We took surf lessons with them and that was great but... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I had no idea what I was getting into going down to Nicaragua and kind of came unprepared but these guys had everything I needed. I found the perfect board to rent for the week and they had a great selection of rash guards which was great because I forgot mine. I dinged up the board a bit but the... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I told a coworker I was going to Nicaragua and she recommended Good Times. I contacted the owner through their website, and he actually helped me plan my whole trip! I am so grateful because I only had five days, and I feel like I really made the most of them. The staff at Good Times is awesome!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Summer is here again and I can't wait to get back in the water! Reminiscing about last year in Nicaragua, I just remembered that I promised I would write a few trip advisor reviews. So here it goes. Good Times is more than just a surf shop. It's like a family or a friendly surf gang or something. And to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They were recommended to us by a guy we met in Managua and it was great. They don't gouge you on prices and the instructors are super nice and fun and took care of us. They took us to several different surf spots during the few days we were there so we got to experience all sorts of great breaks... More 

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David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for your positive review! We enjoy what we do and it's really encouraging to hear that you had a good time with us. Come back soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is my second time surfing in San Juan del Sur and shopping at Good Times.  Last time I was here I bought my board there.  The owner assured me it would be the perfect board for me and it was.  I'm still riding it 3 years later.  I've brought friends in to take surf lessons and they've all had... More 

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David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review. It's really motivating for our staff to get good feedback. Keep coming back! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I heard about Good times from my hotel. I got surf lessons and my friend came along for the ride. They treated us really well and even though the ride to the beach was a little bumpy, we felt safe. We also met nice people and saw monkeys. The surf lesson was fun, and it looked like the equipment and... More 

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David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thank you Narwhal77 for your review. I will pass it along to the staff. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Dave and staff at Good Times were super friendly and helpful and took me and my friend out to Hermosa and Ramonso beach. We kept meaning to head out early but they have a bunch of trips and lessons so it was easy to catch another after we slept in. Basically, since they're right on the beach, we just ended... More 

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David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review my business. It means a lot to me. I'm so glad you had a good trip. Don't hesitate to contact us in advance next time you visit Nicaragua and we can plan some more interesting tours for you. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been to Nicaragua a few times but I don't surf much. I was supposed to go try surfing with another surf shop but I went into Good Times to buy some decent sun block and I ended up booking with them. My girlfriend and I had an awesome time.

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David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We also really enjoyed your company! Keep in touch! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Hello Dave I hijacked your email address from J so that I could thank all the wonderful peops at the Surf shop for being so kind and helpful. Thank you Dave for all the info and help you gave us which makes the trip more amazing than ever. Omateppe was absolutely magical, thanks for suggesting the idea to us. That... More 

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David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Reading it reminds me of what a fun time we had! More 

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