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Good Times Surf Shop

Cabanita 50 vrs al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
86751621
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Type: Surf Camps
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Bad service, unfriendly, and they charged us for a ding on a surf board I am sure we didn't make, avoid this shop!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I know it seems silly to have a lesson in SUP but I'm glad we did. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. We walked in and asked for a lesson and an hour ride. The owner did not have anyone on site but made a quick call and within 10 minutes, we had ourselves a private instructor.... More

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San Francisco, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had never tried surfing and thought I would give it a go. Miguel was very patient with me, even though he was like try again and again as it is definitely tiring. But he stuck with me and I was able to have a good time.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Booked an intermediate surf tour with Good Times. When we arrived they couldn't be bothered to greet us, tell us the itinerary, and the guys in the shop were more interested in playing on Facebook or their phones than in cleaning and waxing the boards. At the beach we had a good lesson with Miguel (after he borrowed a comb... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

These guys are honest, fair, reliable, and most of all, fun to hang around. We used good times for several trips to different surf breaks. Every time they were friendly, and got us where we wanted to go and back. The prices seemed very reasonable, and we even had input as to what breaks we wanted to go to the... More

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Sopot, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Trips are well organized. Guys are really chilled back with a sense of trade ownership. What really makes this a great bunch, is the fact that these guys have big hearts and value good times more than anything... Totally recommend hitting one of the beaches with these dudes. Great experience. Good friends, good times! ;)

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Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Good Times definitely had a great selection of boards. It seemed like the local guys a few blocks down the street were more friendly and willing to give their two cents about conditions, best breaks, etc. We got a deal on overnight rentals here which was great, but they just didn't seem as interested in helping their customers.

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NYC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Thing with surf shops is that the clients they attract can sometimes be as important as the services they offer for making a great day out. Good Times has selected some of the best local talent to run the shop, chill, friendly, rippers with zero attitude. these guys were great, and very attentive. I saw them on more than one... More

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Leicester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We rented boards for $60 for the week which was a great deal, they had an awesome selection of boards that were in great shape, and the staff was so helpful in setting up shuttles, etc. We did a boat tour through them and we kinda messed up on the payment but the owner was totally cool (a bit of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon Good Times when we were looking for something to do on our first afternoon in Nicaragua. Staff member Jim met us at the door and chatted about the shop, the owner (Dave) and what our options were. We ended up taking 2 lessons in 2 days and renting boards on the 3rd day because we liked our... More

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

Thanks so much for your review! We really enjoyed meeting you and taking you out. More

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