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Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort

Empalme de El Valle, 991.5 m al Este | Follow the Surf Ranch Signs, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (Formerly Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the surf ranch for 5 nights and our stay was very pleasant. If you don't enjoy hostels like myself then this is the best hotel you will find in San Juan for a fair price. Standard rooms are equipped with everything you need. The staff were very friendly especially the receptionist and bar staff who were very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is really beautifully with plenty to do for the young at heart. The road leading to the resort is unpaved but believe me it is worth it you will love it. The resort offers a beautiful pool that you can enjoy at all times. It also has a central bar overlooking the pool.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband, my 8-year old son, and I stayed at Surf Ranch for 2 nights and it’s a mixed bag. The Pros: • Traveling with a young kid, there are lots of fun things to do on property – climbing wall, skateboard park, jump platform, nice pool with swim up seats. • The food is quite good • The shuttles... More 

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort. Its great to hear that you had a great time. It looks like you stayed in a standard room or a villa, which we are about to update with hot water, air conditioning and many other amenities as this is our main focus. Currently, our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stay in San Juan del sur! About 5 min drive from the city centre with easy access to the good surf beaches. Staff is friendly and helpful. They helped with suggestions of things to do, places eat and with booking ferries for us. The accommodations were great and the skatepark was perfect for mellow evening sessions. Overall... More 

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us, I am glad to hear you enjoyed the skatepark, staff and accommodations. It was great to meet the both of you, and we hope to see you back again very soon, until next time! All the best, Lucas Boychuk Director of Operations More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

When we stayed at the ranch, it was still being completed. Still, it was a good place to stay and they got us to the waves. It's not on the water so they have shuttles to take you to the beaches. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The food is good too.

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us, by the sounds of it, you stayed with us a few years ago. As the resort has been fully complete for the past 2 years. I am glad you remembered us and wrote a review. Thanks again for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you. Lucas... More 

Arequipa Region, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

So, I only had two weeks in Nicaragua and spent it in Leon, Rivas and the last 5 days was in San Juan del Sur! I've learned about this place from Canadian friends I've met while traveling in Thailand. Well, I arrange a stay for 5 nights in Surf Ranch, few weeks before my arrival and Lucas, the operations Director... More 

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort. It was great to meet you, and I am honored to hear that you enjoyed our service, staff and and the room. You are right about re adding the hammocks on the top of the deluxe condos, we will be repainting this week, along with... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What a great resort! I've heard a lot about the Surf Ranch over the years but finally had the opportunity to make the trip down after the 2015 Easter long weekend. We were more than impressed with the room, great food, friendly and helpful staff. It felt more like home than a resort and of course the surfing was kick... More 

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us and making the Surf Ranch your home away from home. You are welcome anytime! It was great to meet the both of you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Lucas Boychuk Director of Operations More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My friend and I booked a 6 days yoga retreat at the Surf Ranch and I am afraid to say that the so-called “yoga retreat” was an absolute disaster! We paid a price of 701 USD, which included accommodation, three meals a day, certain beverages, one yoga class per day, transport to the yoga classes since they were not onsite,... More 

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest It was great to meet you and your friend. We did meet you at the bar, and had a great talk, but I am surprised that none of this was mentioned to us in person. I do understand that a poor experience with any reception can result in searching for other negative aspects of the whole resort or... More 

Pismo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I stumbled upon the surf ranch and found it to be an extremely appealing resort in a beautiful destination. Upon arrival I was not disappointed, nor did I feel misled through the pictures provided. The staff was extremely helpful and fun (plus there were monkeys playing in the trees that line the property.) The food and drink service provided is... More 

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing the Surf Ranch as your home away from home in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. It was great to meet you and also skateboard with you at the park. I am honored to hear that you had an incredible time and definitely glad that you will be back soon. Until next time! Lucas Boychuk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Surf ranch kicks ace. If you want to wake up next to a skatepark you should definitely go there! The bar is a 2 step away and has some tasty beers fer yea. It's real hot so skate from 3 or 4 till dark for max shredage.

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us, it was great to meet you and your girlfriend, and have you join our skate camp, I am glad you got to meet and skate with pro skaters, Chico Brenes and Kenny Anderson, it was an amazing time and we hope to see you back again soon. Until next time, keep shredding!... More 

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