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Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Empalme de El Valle, 991.5 m al Este | Follow the Surf Ranch Signs, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Ranked #14 of 20 hotels in San Juan del Sur
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This facility is not as it is advertised. No wifi in room, no water pressure/ hot water. Toilet was plugged. They attempted to address the issues ( change rooms ) but that only resolved the toilet issue. After that they just say sorry and do nothing. I booked for 2 nights./ 2 rooms but left before the first. They still... More

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us, however I do apologize that you did not get the Surf Ranch experience that our guests have come to know and love. The rooms you are referring to are the 3 deluxe penthouse condos on the top floor of the new complex. Right now there is only Wifi at the desk in... More

Rockville, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an INCREDIBLE time at the Surf Ranch! The staff was pleasant and the service was fantastic. The food was excellent, the room was clean, and anytime we needed anything they were there to help. We rock climbed, jumped off the air pad drop, went skating in the AWESOME skate park, and swam in the refreshing pool. The staff... More

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest It was great to meet the both of you, and we had a great time getting to know you. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself and had an amazing time at our resort and on the activities we provide. Stay in touch, and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Lucas Boychuk Director of... More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my buddy stayed & the surf ranch longer than we should have probably.:) BEST TRIP EVER Great service and friendly staff. Skate park is lots of fun after a day of surfing or visiting downtown sanjuan. Shuttles to three differentSurf spots. Stoked for SURF RANCH POPOYO! Thanks luke and Travis for makin the dream spot!

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest It was great hanging out with you guys for the 20+ days that you called Surf Ranch home. Our dream spot is your dream spot anytime! Let me know when you plan on coming back. Talk soon, Lucas Boychuk Director of Operations More

Kelowna, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Surf Ranch for the first time in early may during a two week trip to Nicaragua. I was happily greeted by English speaking staff who checked us in and showed us to our room. We stayed in a standard room and it was equipped with more than enough for a great stay (though I do recommend an... More

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest It was great to meet you guys, especially fellow Kelownians. I am glad to hear that you had an amazing time! We hope to see you back again soon. All the best, Lucas Boychuk Director of Operations More

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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my brother and boyfriend down to the Surf Ranch for an improptu getaway at the end of April. The resort was such a great value and the staff was incredibly attentive and helpful in ensuring we had a good time. They helped with everything from arranging transport to local surf breaks, advising us on the best spots to... More

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, and staying with us while on vacation in San Juan Del Sur. It was great to meet you, your boyfriend and brother, and I am very happy to hear that everyone had a great time. Let me know when you are planning your next trip and I will... More

kilkenny
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and 4 friends stayed here after not being able to get rooms anywhere at last minute in San Juan del sur and thank god we did. There is an abundance of activities offered by the resort however we spent our 3 days at surf ranch basically living in the amazing clean pool!!! For most budget places offering pools in... More

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing the Surf Ranch as your choice of accommodation in San Juan Del Sur. I am glad you enjoyed our pool, our team takes pride in it, and they make sure it is always crystal clear. I will let Byron from the front desk know that you appreciate his helpfulness. He is one of our... More

Chicago
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My friend and I purchased a trip to the Surf Ranch through the Clymb last year as we'd been wanting to go on a surf trip for quite some time. I was super nervous when I found out there wasn't AC or hot water...but guess what, didn't really matter! I think this is a good choice for Nicaragua. When you... More

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the Surf Ranch Resort, and I am really glad to hear that you had an amazing time with us. Our room selection ranges from standard rooms and villas to deluxe condos. The standard rooms and villas currently do not have air conditioning or hot water as you mentioned, however the deluxe... More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My sister and I stayed at the Surf Ranch in early May for about a week. We thought it was awesome, although to be honest we might be slightly biased ;). This is your zone if you are looking for an affordable place to stay with tons of things to do. We spent a couple mornings lounging by the pool... More

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest It was great to meet you and yes we had an awesome time as well! I know you are already planning your return trip, so let me know if you need any help planning it. Buddy also misses you and your sister already. If I am ever in Canada anytime soon, I will be sure to visit. Thank... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The bad - Booked our hotel a few weeks prior to our arrival (which was going to be during Semana Santa). I get an e-mail a day before my flight to Nicaragua telling me they tried to contact me to let me know that my reservation for the room I booked was cancelled and I can get another room at... More

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed our resort, service, free arrival drinks, free breakfast, staff and the pool. I looked into the other part of your review, found the emails and notes, and would like to just take the time to clear up what really happened with your booking. First of all, yes you booked... More

Managua Department, Nicaragua
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I make a resevation for two days a month before, i didnt get my vacation days, so i decided to cancel, these people are giving me a hard time to get the rest of my money.. People make sure you get the details of their policy before you reserve becaz on their web didnt say you aint going to get... More

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest It is unfortunate that you did not get the opportunity to visit our resort, stay with us and experience what our guests have come to love. I am also very surprised that Trip Advisor publishes reviews on listings without the guest even visiting the hotel. Please let me explain the situation: We have been talking with you and... More

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Address: Empalme de El Valle, 991.5 m al Este | Follow the Surf Ranch Signs, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort 2.5*
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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The Surf Ranch is Nicaragua`s first and only action sports resort, featuring Nicaragua`s largest skateboard park, rock climbing wall, jungle paintball course, tower drop into a huge inflatable airbag, world class restaurant & bar, swimming pool & swim up bar, poolside cabanas, luxury villas and penthouse condos. The Surf Ranch offers many extreme sports and activities such as surfing, skateboarding, catamaran sailing, fishing, yoga, scuba diving, paintball, rock climbing and more. Whether you are looking for an adventure or to just simply get away and relax, the Surf Ranch has it all. We are located in the tropical surfing town of San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, 2 hours south west from the main capital, Managua. ... more   less 
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