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The Search for Your All Inclusive Tropical Surf Trip Is Over. Welcome to Real Surf Trips. Our locations at Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Tortola are ideal for surfers of all levels, from bros to pros. Our award winning packages include nice accommodation, airport transport, unlimited photo/video sessions and surf guide with @tonyrobertsphoto and his talented team of shooters, and a trip video edit. Also available chef/food packages, surfboard. SUP/bike/car rentals, surf lessons/advances coaching, yoga classes (individual and group), mountain biking, zip line/canopy, music recording/lessons, skateboarding, waterfall hike, snorkling, sailing, boat trips (surfing and or fishing, basic day panga trip or(s) overnight luxury yacht) and more. We look forward to building and hosting your ideal surf trip, suited to your preferences, with emphasis on the effort-to-results ratio. -Founder/ owner Tony Roberts realsurftrips.com/tony-roberts
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Noah917 wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions
I had Tony at Real Surf Trips help plan my trip to Hacienda Iguana in Nicaragua. It was an amazing experience. Airport transfers were taken care of and the driver even greeted me with a cold beer. Hacienda Iguana is a great little oceanside village with everything you need; groceries, restaurants, message, yoga etc., all within walking or biking distance of wherever you’re staying. I stayed at Villas Iguana, in a great one bedroom with a pool, overlooking the ocean and a short walk from the super consistent surf break, Panga Drops. Robert, the property manager, is extremely helpful, knows everyone, and can arrange anything you need during your stay. He recommend the great little Italian restaurant, Casa Ananas, which I ate at almost every night. I would highly recommend Tony and Real Surf Trips if you are looking for an easy, carefree surf trip.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Tony_Roberts_Travel, Owner at Real Surf Trips
Responded Nov 30, 2019
Yeah Noah! I am stoked you enjoyed our Nicaragua location Playa Colorado (Hacienda Iguana) and had good waves and a great time! On behalf of my team and I we appreciate your stay with us and look forward to hosting you and yours on future trips!
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Jeff M wrote a review Jun 2019
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We had Tony at Real Surf Trips help us plan out and book our surf trip. It was an amazing experience. Tony arranged rides to and from the airport. He even called the driver once we were picked up to make sure everything was okay. He arranged a 1st class beachfront home to stay in right in front of the surf break. He also hooked us up with a chef that cooked us three amazing meals a day. I would highly recommend Tony and Real Surf Trips if you are looking for someone that can help you with all your travel and surf arrangements. His local knowledge is so valuable!!
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from trsurfing, Owner at Real Surf Trips
Responded Jun 25, 2019
Thanks so much Jeff! Those waves and those times, what a blast. On belhalf of the team and I: it was a pleasure having you guys and cannot wait to have you back!!
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Steve C wrote a review Jun 2019
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My plane came in after dark and it was raining Tony and crew were at the airport when i got off the plane with smiles and hugs to greet me. Nothing but smiles for sure! Wow how amazing knowledgeable Tony and his crew are we got into a close by hotel within 15 mins. We upacked a few things and walked to a local restaurant bar. They greeted us like family most of them knew Tony. A couple of cold beers and some singing and we were ready to crash. Woke up to sunny skys and an epic glassy swell at an uncrowded break. We went to the surf 1st and checked out down town Playa Negra. The surf was amazing so of course we paddled out. Tony got my 1st wave on film with 2 mins of me being in the water. Tony Roberts got me checked into the hotel and barrels asap. I got the best room and barrels ever....i can see the peak from my room and i was so stoked. As the waves pounded on the rocks I could hear and feel the force of the swell from my room. It sounded like roaring lions up the valley and into my room. This kept me psyched the entire 7 days. Speaking of timing...best timing ever for me there was overhead to double overhead surf the entire time all 7 days it was firing. Additionally the waves broke at all tides so it was not crowded. I even surfed the main peak alone a few times. Real Surf Trips and Tony Roberts are the best at getting you into the local scene as soon as you arrive. Hushh up, but if you ask Tony he will even give you a few coaching tips about any given surf spot. Sence Tony has over 25 years of local surf break knowledge you won't be sorry you asked. You will be getting shacked and called a MOPE before you know it. I can not wait to go back to Costa Rica to see Tony and his crew at REAL SURF TRIPS COSTA RICA to surf and relax. Real Surf Trips surf and relax package is amazing. If you want to go on a real surf trip.......yes yes yes...you got to look up. REAL SURF TRIPS. COM . TONY ROBERTS keeps it REAL ...thank you TR for the best surf trip of my life.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from trsurfing, Owner at Real Surf Trips
Responded Jun 19, 2019
Thanks Steve-O! That was a blast! That you came solo and flexible, it was fun to pull an audible and stay near he airport the first night and get straight into some Latin culture and crash out, and enjoy the scenery on the drive out early the next morning, to greet that new swell out front of your bungalow! What a wave! So fun! Your enthusiasm and high stoke level made hosting and shooting with you a dream. On behalf of my team and I, thank you so much, everyone loves you. Psyched on the footage we scored and cannot wait to edit your episode for my "Real Surf Stories" channel on YouTube!! Looking forward to the next trip! Nica? El Sal? DR? Mex? Jamaica? Bocas? LETS DO THIS!!
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Mariana wrote a review Jun 2019
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So we just came back from Nicaragua, and all I have to say is that I would've not change one thing about this trip, we chose the zen house package and it was amazing, from the minute we arrived Tony made sure we were taken care of, we were picked from Managua airport and taken to Playa Colorado, the place is beautiful, accommodations were great, food amazing and surf spectacular, I cannot say enough of how perfect everything was and what a great host Tony Roberts is, if you are looking for a stress free surf trip this is the way to go, just to top it of he took amazing photos and did a video of our trip, can't recommend enough Tony and real surf trips for an amazing time, we can't wait to go back
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from trsurfing, Owner at Real Surf Trips
Responded Jun 17, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words Mariana! It was such a pleasure hosting you and Mike. We miss you guys already and can't wait to have back you again!
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Derek H wrote a review Jan 2019
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Real Surf Trip is the Real Deal. Steve Michael (Host), Maria (Local Chef) and Elmer (Guide) were all OUTSTANDING. Steve took good care of us from 0500 till 2100 every single day. He made sure all of our needs were met. AWESOME BRADA!!! Maria, All I can say is " UNBELIEVABLE!!!" She can COOK!!! I thought I was going to lose some weight on this trip. NEGATIVE!!! Everything Maria made I grind'em all. Gain 8 - 10 lbs. and that's with two + surf sessions a day. Elmer is a AMAZING Local Boy. He was with us all day long and making sure we were all GOOD! As for the house, "BEAUTIFUL!!!" The area is undeveloped, dirt roads, trails leading to beach, uncrowded, etc... I pray it stays that way. Coming from Oahu, Hawaii we get this saying for the North Shore "KEEP COUNTRY COUNTRY!!!" Mahalo Nui Loa to Brada Steve and Crew for a once in a lifetime experience. I will be back one day!!! ALOHA, A Hui Hou Thank You Jesus Christ!!!
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Whole Place is Breathtaking!!!
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Response from trsurfing, Owner at Real Surf Trips
Responded Apr 27, 2019
Thank you Derek! Absolute pleasure to meet you and your crew and super fun shooting with you guys!! Come back soon, shakas, T.R.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Real Surf Trips
Which popular attractions are close to Real Surf Trips?
Nearby attractions include Playa Avellana (2.2 miles) and Estero Tour (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Real Surf Trips?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and a concierge.
What food & drink options are available at Real Surf Trips?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Real Surf Trips?
Conveniently located restaurants include HiR Fine Dining, Cactus Restaurant, and Villa Deveena.
Does Real Surf Trips have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Real Surf Trips offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Real Surf Trips located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Playa Negra.