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.
All 1 Playa Maderas hotels

Buena Vista Surf Club

Playa Maderas | San Juan Del Sur, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (249)
  • Photos (214)
  • Amenities
  • Room tips (30)
  • Location
  • More
Buena Vista Surf Club
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Playa Maderas
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Playa Maderas
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

249 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    223
    13
    7
    5
    1
See reviews for
5
147
21
4
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights in early June and had a phenomenal time. The property is beautiful and has incredible attention to detail... from the main lodge, to the cabanas, everything was amazing. Our host couple (the property utilizes host couples that work as volunteers) Bart and Flora were perfect hosts, always willing to help us... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We just returned from a phenomenal vacation here and would return without a doubt. The property is beautiful, peaceful, and eco-friendly that highlights Mark and Marielle's dedication to the environment. The visit was beyond our expectations. The food was better than most expensive restaurants we have been to in Boston and our hosts went above and beyond to accommodate our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
BVSCNicaragua, Owner at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola, Thank you for your cool review. You guys were great and it was a lot of fun having you here! Hopefully we can welcome you back soon. It might be difficult, but we'll do our utmost to have good replacements for Bart & Flora...(-: All the best, Marc & Marielle More

2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We just returned from a (too short) three-night stay at the BVSC. We have traveled all over the world and this was one of our favorite experiences. Thanks so much to our amazing hosts Marielle, Marc, Flora, and Bart! The property is well designed and outfitted with just the right amount of taste and quality while not sacrificing the off-the-grid,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Munich, Germany
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had high expectations coming here - maybe too high after reading all these fabulous reviews. We were greeted by the "volunteers" - a young couple from holland (where the owners are from) working there for free and giving surf and yoga lessons (at extra cost). The two dogs, that had ripped apart a monkey the week before (they were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
BVSCNicaragua, Owner at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this review

Hola, Thank you for your review and we always appreciate all feedback. You seemed to have read all our reviews, so I guess you could have known about the family style dinners, which get mentioned in a lot of them (there's even a few ones in German mentioning it..). We're not trying to hide anything or make our place look... More

Incline Village, Nevada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I booked 8 nights at BVSC recently based on reviews from this website. The pictures do not lie! In fact, the photos do not do justice to the beauty and scope of this place. I came with high expectations and left more than impressed! Like many have already said, Marc and Marielle are incredible, sociable hosts/owners and have done one... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Andrew and I had been looking forward to this portion of our Central America trip for a very long time, not only did Buena Vista blow all our expectations away but everyone we happen to meet at the Lodge and in the area, made it even more special. Bart & Flora were our hosts alongside Marc and Marielle, what a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
15 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Buena Vista Surf Club, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Buena Vista Surf Club? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Buena Vista Surf Club

Address: Playa Maderas | San Juan Del Sur, Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur > Playa Maderas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Buena Vista Surf Club Hotel Playa Maderas
Buena Vista Surf Hotel
Hotel Buena Vista Surf
Buena Vista Surf Club Nicaragua/Playa Maderas, San Juan Del Sur

214 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (205)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (20)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (27)
Viewed
Room/suite (40)
Viewed
View from room (27)
Viewed
Dining (16)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (71)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (10)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (4)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
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 
Number of rooms
6

See which rooms travelers prefer

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Buena Vista Surf Club to your Saves list