I had stayed at the Chica Brava surf house over a year ago. This was and still one the best experiences I ever had. I still think about the beautiful beaches, so clean and lightly traveled. I've tried surfing several of time, but never really got it. That was until I came to this surf camp. My instructors were hands down the coolest, most knowledgable surf instructors. Very patient and encouraging, very much so that I felt like I was a bona fide surfer by the end of the trip. The group of girls made the trip that much more. We instantly all clicked and connected over surfing and our experiences. There was so much inspiration and cheering on from my fellow campers, it was just an amazing feeling (on top of catching some sweet waves). I definitely made friends with each and everyone of them, including the instructors. The additional activities outside of the ocean was just another plus to this camp. Yoga at the Zen yoga studio (an amazing sanctuary with highly educated teachers) was just what I needed after an active and successful day of surf, something to stretch and restore your body. What a perfect way to bliss out on your high from the day. The massage therapist was also another plus, she was so sweet and inviting that you immediately felt relax before she even began your massage. One thing I will say is Do Not miss out on Rancho Chilamate Horseback, it's the real deal! You can read my review on them. I just feel in love with the people, the town, the surf, the weather, that I went back a year later for a month! This camp was more than a trip it became a new way to live, and I took that back home with me and I hope you might get the chance to do the same. Peace, Love and Surf.
- 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