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Buena Vista Surf Club

Playa Maderas | San Juan Del Sur, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

San Juan Del Sur was not our favorite destination... Buena Vista Surf Club saved the day! Staying here is like staying at the ridiculous beach house of the coolest friend you wish you had. The property is spectacular. Our room was wonderful, with an amazing view of the ocean. The hosts... we can't say enough wonderful things about the hosts.... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the beach house for four days with our two children, (4y old and a 4 month old). The house is spacious en light. The views from the deck are beautifull, pictures cant describe it, especially the sunsets. The house has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a nice kitchen with everything you need. The doors to the deck... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I stayed at buena vista for 5 nights which was an amazing experience. Liam, Carly, Jesse and Kent were great hosts (and solid cooks as well) which, combined with such a nice beach nearby and morning howler monkeys, made for a fantastic holiday. thanks guys!

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed at Beuna Vista Surf Club Eco Lodge at Playa Maderas for 4 nights as part of a 2 month trip through Costa Rica, Nicaragua and San Salvador. We loved this place the most, design of accommodation is awesome, really cool huts, great views, and common area is brilliant. Attracts some very cool people from around the world, we... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stayed at the BVSC in February 2014 with two friends. We were a group of three ladies traveling together, and we could not possibly have had a better experience. We stayed in Cabana #4, and it easily accommodated the three of us, in separate twin beds. The resort is charming and simple. We felt very welcomed, and the hosts,... More

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BVSCNicaragua, Owner at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola, Thanks for the cool review! It was great meeting the 3 of you and we're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully we will see you back in the near future! Marc & Marielle More

Auburn ME
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Sadly we were only able to spend two nights at BVSC. Now finishing our travels in Granada, I wish I could have just stayed there for the week instead. It may be my favorite of all places I have visited far and wide the past 30 years. I don't like luxury high-end, and I am beyond the thrifty budget hostel... More

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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I am so in love with this little surf club and am already eagerly planning a trip back! I couldn't have chosen a better place to celebrate my 30th birthday (thanks again Carla for making such a fabulous chocolate birthday cake!) The lodge is run by two volunteer couples, who work for free but get to stay at the lodge... More

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chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This place is awesome - just be prepared in advance so you're not surprised. The rooms are open-air. That means that there's no air conditioning. No hot water in the shower. Our room had two bats. Now, that being said - it's still awesome. There's a net over the bed to keep you safe from pests. The room is nice,... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This is my third stay at BVSC. I am not sure what the 'Nickel & Dime' wants from a place in Nica but clearly the sheer volume of rave reviews cast the spotlight on her expectations rather than any shortcomings of Buena Vista. Here's the deal. If you want a bottle of water you pay for it ... No more... More

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BVSCNicaragua, Owner at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola, It was great to see you guys back! Great company and love the great sense of English humor! Never a shortage of dinner topics! Hopefully we can welcome you guys back many more times! Hasta luego, Marc & Marielle More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This place has the potential to be amazing, but the borderline rude owners and nickel and dime approach made us feel very unwelcome and annoyed. With the price being double what a average hotel costs in Nicaragua, we expected more. Pros: Playa Madera is unbelievably beautiful and great for surfing at all levels. The view from the deck is gorgeous,... More

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BVSCNicaragua, Owner at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review us. We always appreciate input, positive or negative and always look for ways to improve our place and/or ourselves. We try to offer a good value for money and try to be better and different than the average hotel in Nicaragua. We're sorry to hear that... More

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Also Known As:
Buena Vista Surf Club Hotel Playa Maderas
Buena Vista Surf Club Hotel
Buena Vista Surf Hotel
Hotel Buena Vista Surf
Buena Vista Surf Club Nicaragua/Playa Maderas, San Juan Del Sur
Address: Playa Maderas | San Juan Del Sur, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur > Playa Maderas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Playa Maderas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buena Vista Surf Club is an intimate design eco-lodge at Playa Maderas, San Juan Del Sur. A unique place for both surfers and non-surfers! Surf or learn how to surf or just enjoy the amazing beaches. Enjoy great home cooked, family style dinners with new friends, do yoga or relax at the 'infinity' sundeck and watch the wildlife from your ‘treehouse’! ... more   less 

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