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Surf Ranch Hotel & 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 (Formerly Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 21 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

This is the coolest place in San Juan Del Sur hands down. There is so much to do at the surf ranch. Paintball is so much fun, the surf Is great, the rooms are nice and clean, the pool is fantastic, we just couldn't get enough of this place. We will be back very soon.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Statesboro, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I took a little time off to recharge my batteries and I must say that this was excellent. I went catamaran sailing and saw dolphins and turtles. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I went swimming every day in pool and sometimes just relaxed in the warm sun. I will definitely be coming back in the near future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

I stayed in an amazing villa that was fully furnished. It had everything we needed. Nothing was overlooked. The pool was great too. It had a cool swim up bar. The food at the resturant was delicious. I also did 5 days of surfing lessons and also sailed on a catamaran. It was so fun! The staff was professionally trained, courteous, and friendly which made it much more enjoyable. I had such a great time I can't wait to go again!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thanks for the review! It was great to have you, and looking forward to your return :)
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Lubbock, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I found this vacation package while surfing online and decided to give it a try. I took this vacation as a chance to see something I have never seen at a place I have never been and I have NEVER had a better time on any vacation! The place is BEAUTIFUL!! The Swim up bar was my favorite place to hang out! LOL! The People who work there are so nice and go out of their way to make sure your stay is the best ever! We are for sure coming back!! My boyfriend and I are not surfers but we thought it was cool to act like one for a week! LOL! Nearly drowned! Just kidding! It was fun, romantic, relaxing, and a complete 5 star vacation! I highly recommend this trip to anyone who is looking for a different experience! You Will NOT be disappointed! Oh and if you book this make sure you get the Luxury Villa!! That is what we had and I loved it! We are already planning our next trip! See you guys soon!!! Love Beck and Kelly

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Managua, Nicaragua
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Hello, I live in Managua, and i went to Surf Ranch to spend my vacations out of the city, and i just want to say that i love Surf Ranch action sports resort, The customer service is exellent, the crew is very gentle and friendly, and you can do soooo many activities that u never get bored, and if you just want to rest you can do it as well because is a very peacefull place, the pool its amazing i love the design, the bartender was great, and the forest that the resort have is out of this world, i even saw little monkey in the trees of the forest, is awesome, i truly recomend this to whoever want to have a great experience visiting San juan del Sur, this is something you will never forget. :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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América, Managua, Nicaragua
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We liked the hotel. Its location was very accesible. Room service and staff were on their toes to get things done. Nice pool. Large enought to have a nice sight of the area and take a dive without getting bothered and spent a relaxing time. I liked the food and is one of the nicest hotels in the san juan del sur bay area, another thing I loved from this place is that you have the option to practice a variety of water sports and also an amazing skateboard park for those who loves this sport. it was a very pleasant stay!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dawson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This has definitely got to be the coolest resort in Nicaragua, and for that matter Latin America. Nicaragua is the next Costa Rica, but I say get there before the large crowds do. It’s the second safest country (behind Canada) in the America’s and is soooooo cheap to boot. The Surf Ranch resort is the perfect place to go, jam packed filled with activities (surfing, jungle paintball, skateboarding, scuba diving, fishing, etc. etc. etc.). It’s got brand new facilities with everything you would want and need. Go for week, two weeks or a month. Go as a single traveller, a couple or a family. You wouldn’t regret it!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort

Address: 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)
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 21 Hotels in San Juan del Sur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Surf Ranch is Nicaragua`s first and only action sports resort, featuring Nicaragua`s largest skateboard park, jungle paintball course, tower drop into a huge inflatable airbag, world class restaurant & bar, swimming pool & swim up bar, poolside cabanas, villas and penthouse condos. The Surf Ranch offers many extreme sports and activities such as surfing, skateboarding, catamaran sailing, fishing, yoga, scuba diving, paintball, rockclimbing 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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