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.

Good Times Surf Shop

Cabanita 50 vrs al Sur, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
86751621
Website
Improve this listing
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
Write a Review

36 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    22
    5
    4
    2
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York, New York, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We inquired about a lesson for our 12 y.o. daughter. Miguel told us she would get a 1:1 lesson and hours of time to use the board, all for $35. We were late getting going the next day waiting for them to load the boards for the other surfers. We drove out to Maderas beach and were told the waves... More

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

Thanks so much for coming surfing with us, and for your positive review! Sorry we didn't get as much time in the water. One of the toughest things about surfing is getting the right conditions. Fortunately we get very consistent conditions here, but that day it was very big until the tide filled in and we don't want anybody to... More

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Miguel, Jorge and the rest of the band of surfers from Good Time surf shop take you to the beach, teach you to surf lessons and entertain you. They were loads of fun. I took my two kids, 11 and 14, multiple times. We had only a little bit of experience surfing but after lessons with Miguel were ready to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We booked a 2 hour lesson with these guys. When we got to the beach it was a little big out so our instructor Miguel sorted us out with beers tacos and jokes til the tide went out a little and more appropriate for me and the Mrs. (beginners). What started out as feeling like a bit of an inconvenience... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is well documented, but I feel the need to voice my concerns. The service here is beyond terrible. The owner displayed no interest in helping us at all. He was more interested in some new little toy he was playing with. We asked him numerous questions, blatantly suggesting we needed help and he still didn't approach us; rather, he... More

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

Thanks for your review, however negative an unfair it may be. If I'm not mistaken, I charged $5 for damage to the board, in addition to the $15 for the fin you broke off. It's kind of the bare minimum amount. I don't think that counts as 'beyond terrible service'. You were just upset at having to pay $5. Next... More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The guys at Good Times are the best! We brought our 9-year-old son to surf the waves of Nicaragua and we were so lucky to find this shop. They picked us up at the el Jardin and brought us to Maderas and another break which was perfect for our son. Ask for Miguel. He's the man!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewer
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!

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

Thanks for your review, however negative an unfair it may be. If I'm not mistaken, I charged $5 for damage to the board, in addition to the $15 for the fin you broke off. It's kind of the bare minimum amount. I don't think that counts as 'beyond terrible service'. You were just upset at having to pay $5. Next... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California, United States
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Good Times Surf Shop, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing