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.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Cabanita 50 vrs al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Phone Number: 86751621
Website
Today
8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 47 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Great place to rent boards

Good times is a good place in SDJS to rent a board - they have a huge selection. They also provide shuttles to the local beaches at various times during the day - AND their price... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
Es_bo123
,
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I got the shuttle, surfboard rental and lesson package from Good Times Surf Shop. Firstly, the guy that helped us had a "too cool" attitude going on from the second we walked in and and every question I was asked him, I got a one word answer. Making me feel stupid for asking them as if I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A friend and I traveled to Nicaragua for the first time, and a fellow traveler told us to stop by Good Times if we wanted surf lessons. We had so much fun! Miguel and Eu were our instructors and they were very patient, and awesome instructors. We both got up on our first day, and got a good amount of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Level Contributor
59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Good times is a good place in SDJS to rent a board - they have a huge selection. They also provide shuttles to the local beaches at various times during the day - AND their price includes the admission fee - which not all shops do. Shuttle times change depending on the tides - so make sure to plan in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tustin, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

These guys are the best! Super friendly, great equipment, and expert instruction. The prices are totally affordable for anyone. They have shuttles to local beaches every day, just hop in and they do the rest. The instructors are awesome local Nica surfers who have all the experience needed to get you up and surfing, paddle boarding, boogie boards, you name... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York, New York, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A highlight of the trip was the surf lessons at Playa Remosa. Carlos from Morgan’s Rock set us up with Good Times Surf shop. the girls are up and surfing in no time thanks to instruction from Pedro and Luis. They guided our little surfers on to gentle waves for over an hour–the girls are totally hooked. Miguel spent 90+... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
David G, Owner at Good Times Surf Shop, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming surfing with us! It was a great day! More 

Travelers who viewed Good Times Surf Shop also viewed

San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department
 
San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department
San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department
 

Been to Good Times Surf Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Good Times Surf Shop

Address: Address: Cabanita 50 vrs al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Phone Number: 86751621
Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Good Times Surf Shop staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?