Chicabrava is quite the experience, and I will definitely be going back. The Cloud Farm was luxurious and roomy and had great house staff and breathtaking views of San Juan del Sur, the Bay, and the Pacific Ocean. The surf camp was exactly what we needed. We were a group of 5 beginners (only 2 of us knew each other), and the surfing experience was tailored to our needs. Surf spots were chosen based on our input and the best surf conditions for the skills we were working on that day. We had 2 instructors in the water at all times plus one on land providing feedback. The beaches were gorgeous and relatively uncrowded. The water was nice and warm, and there were no sharks to worry about. The surf instructors are rad and the locals are warm and hospitable. I went on this trip to work on becoming a Chicabrava, and I am definitely proud of myself. I came home feeling empowered for learning to surf. I have a few bruises, but I'm very proud of them! The most difficult aspect of the whole trip for me was getting accustomed to indoor/outdoor living in a tropical environment. I was kept awake each night by the sounds of insects, geckos, monkeys, and birds, but I'm a light sleeper anyway. I don't think the noises bothered the others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- CHICABRAVA is the first and best all-girls surf camp in Nicaragua. We are an elite camp for adventurous women who appreciate comfort as well as challenge. We have two locations - the Cloud Farm and the Surf House - that allow you to join no matter what your desired budget. The Cloud Farm is a private retreat within a gorgeous and secluded 500-acre private reserve and farm overlooking the town of San Juan del Sur and its picturesque bay. The Farm has hundreds of acres of indigenous forest, fruit orchards and organic gardens. Most of our food is organically grown right here! This is the perfect choice for guests who want to "get-away-from-it-all" at our gorgeous open-air surf retreat and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature! Price is $1600/person for the ALL-INCLUSIVE week. $100 discount for traveling with a friend. The Surf House is right on the beach in San Juan del Sur. It's a great option for those who would like to be closer to all of the action and local flavor in town, and save a bit of money while doing so! The Surf House has loads of space in the hip open-air lounge area. Relax in the hammocks, on the couches, or hang out in the beachfront store at the front of the Surf House! Our three rooms are cozy and private with cold A/C and two shared baths. Price is $990/person for the week. $100 discount for traveling with a friend. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Chicabrava Surf Camp Hotel San Juan Del Sur
- CHICABRAVA Surf Camp Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur