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Second time and still my favourite!

Nicaragua was my second trip with Barefoot (first trip was with them to Bali, where it was my first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bmaddin
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Calgary, Canada
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Trip of a lifetime

Everything was perfect! Wonderful group of people, good vibes, the waves, the cleanliness of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Marianne B
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Get immersed into surfing and its lifestyle. We offer a full week surf camp in San Juan del Sur. Our travellers sleep in a private villa in the safe and quiet neighborhood of La Talanguera. It's a perfect location, less than 10 minute walk from town, 1 minute walk from the beach. Away from the noise but still walking distance from beach bars and restaurants. Our surf camp is ideal for beginner surfers, or intermediates who want to develop their surfing skills. We have a team of surf guides from across the globe, mixed with top Nicaraguayan surf coaches from the Nicaragua National Surf Team. Our packages include airport pick-up, breakfast, accommodation in private villa, surf equipment, surf lessons, surf pictures and technique analysis.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicaragua was my second trip with Barefoot (first trip was with them to Bali, where it was my first time surfing). As with my Bali trip, Nicaragua with Barefoot did not disappoint. First and foremost Barefoot is a wonderful company: Naomi and Francois (our guides)...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was perfect! Wonderful group of people, good vibes, the waves, the cleanliness of the villa, the afternoon pool party, the organisation, the communication from the leader, the activities... There was a perfect balance between planned activities and free Time! And talking about free Time,...More

1  Thank Marianne B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's keep it short: even better than last year! The team is continuously trying to improve our experience (with success!) and that is truly appreciated!

1  Thank Vivien S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

in order to seek out unexpected and amazing views that we've never seen and felt before in the world.

1  Thank Jaeuk L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't recommend Barefoot enough! This was my first time surfing and the instructors were amazing. Very patient, funny and caring and a high teacher to student ratio. The beaches are beautiful! It was a perfect mix between surf time and chill time. The villa...More

1  Thank Megan L
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

This week wasn’t my first at barefoot. I first tried them out 3 years ago & have gone back a few times. The camp is amazing! Naomi, Frank, Gab & all the surf coaches/chefs/staff go above & beyond to make your week one of the...More

Thank Leah W
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

I can't recommend Barefoot surf travel enough. From the minute I arrived in SJDS the trip was perfect. The villa was amazing and Francois, Naomi, and Gab were fantastic hosts spending a lot of time showing us around the city and taking us to some...More

Thank Gregg W
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

I have been traveling to various surf camps/trips for the last 2 years. This trip was beyond incredible, everything from start to finish was top notch and focused on improving my surfing while having a wonderful cultural experience. The surf instructors and Barefoot team were...More

1  Thank Misha F
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

+1 to Emily's previous comment where she says that there were great highlights (mostly in everything involving (local) surf instructors and local life), but organization and expertise from the staff can be improved. When dealing with big groups like 14 people, it's important to have...More

5  Thank Clémentine D
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BarefootST, Owner at Barefoot Surf Travel, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Hi there Clementine,   Thank you for your feedback.   Since your comment concerns our relationship and collaboration with local people in San Juan del Sur, we would like to take this opportunity to clarify some things publicly. We will also take the opportunity to...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

I have mixed feelings about writing this review because I do think my trip with Barefoot could have been spectacular for someone different. It just wasn’t for me. It wasn’t terrible and there are some amazing highlights. But, I think if the owners are trying...More

3  Thank Emily J
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BarefootST, Owner at Barefoot Surf Travel, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Hi there Emily, Thank you for your feedback. To our team, excellence and going “over the expectations” of our travellers is the main objective. To be “good” and to “meet expectations” is considered a failure. Your comment is a concern for us because we believe...More

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nehab94
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Response from BarefootST | Property representative |
Hi there! We do not offer single surf lessons as we are a travel company that offers full surf trip packages for beginners. To see what exactly is included in our trips to Nicaragua, please visit our website in the... More
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