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Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua - Maderas

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Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
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#1 of 10 Specialty lodging in Playa Maderas
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4.9
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4.9
Value
4.8
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From the surf resort you are only a 10 minute walk through a beautiful jungle path to Playa Maderas, which is known as one of the most consistent surfing locations in the country. The beach is situated on the Pacific coast of Central America, only 120 minutes from Managua Airport and 9 km north of San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua’s surfing capital and home to a number of great surf spots.
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Infinity pool
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Matt L wrote a review Mar 2020
Richmond, Virginia8 contributions1 helpful vote
I could not say enough wonderful things about Rapture Surf Camp (Nicaragua). I spent a week here as part of the 'Wild Things' Surf + Yoga retreat and can say I am leaving refreshed as well as challenged physically and emotionally. You probably don't care about that though so let's talk about the camp... Property / Location - this place is stunning, with amazing views of the ocean from every building / room on the island. Accommodations were comfortable and cleaned daily. Most meals were included in our retreat and AMAZING. I literally dreamed last night about the homemade bread and banana pancakes at breakfast as well as the oven-fired pizzas. Also do yourself a favor and get the banana chocolate smoothies. People - man, where to begin. Vincent and his family as well as the full time / staff and interns (Simone, Rachel, Moe, Sergi) were kind, funny, and attentive somehow balancing the logistics of organizing meals, surfing, etc. while making us feel like part of their family. On top of that, the surfing instructors like Orlando, Danny, and Hiram managed to get us up on the boards day one, paddling into them ourselves on day two, and most importantly laughing each time we fell. Experience - waking up each morning to sunrise yoga, spending the afternoons surfing into the sunset, exploring volcanoes and lagoons and doing it alongside such an inspiring group of people was one of the best experiences of my life. I have walked away with a love for a new sport (surfing) and so many new friendships. Bottom line: Go. The booking process isn't super streamlined but don't let that or anything else deter you. You will not regret it. See you guys next year!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Hannah K. wrote a review Mar 2020
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I could not possibly have had a more positive experience. Staff are responsive, helpful and super fun. I had never surfed before and I was well taken care of the whole trip. The surf guides are excellent. The facilities are gorgeous and conducive to a nice community atmosphere. There were opportunities to go into town and do other excursions in Nicaragua as well, which were really fun (I went horseback riding, zip-lining, saw an active volcano etc). Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Allen Denver Co wrote a review Mar 2020
Denver, Colorado1 contribution
Nothing but good things to say!! So incredible! Came here for a surf and yoga retreat with 20 friends and they made the time perfect despite us being a lot of people with many demands! Can’t wait to come back
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jakob B wrote a review Mar 2020
Augsburg, Germany4 contributions
We slept in one of the two tents and it was really nice. Everything was super clean and tidy. The food is amazing. The staff is great and always friendly and helpful in any situation. The surf was great too. Beautiful beaches.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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MaaikeLaura wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
I had a great time at Rapture Nicaragua. The staff was super helpful, the breakfast delicious and I really enjoyed the surfguiding. There's a very good vibe in the camp and it didn't surprise me a lot of people ended up extending their stay!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Susie wrote a review Mar 2020
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Found out about this camp through Rapture Costa Rica where I stayed the previous week. The manager there helped me to arrange a booking and transportation which was super convenient. My stay at the Nicaraguan Rapture camp has been nothing but great. The surfinstructors were super and helped me to improve my surfing. The camp had a good vibe and the volunteers were friendly and helpful. Can nothing but recommend this camp!! Ps: there's pancakes for breakfast
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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cindyjanis_22 wrote a review Feb 2020
Zurich, Switzerland9 contributions
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We had an amazing time at rapture! The camp is located off the beaten track with a great view to Playa Maderas! They took us to the uncrowded and hidden beaches for surfing and even organised a boat surf trip! We loved to stay in the glamping tent, since we felt so close to nature (outdoor shower included!). The staff is super friendly and always here to support. We made a lot of new friends here at the camp! Thanks a lot for having us!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DanielSon wrote a review Feb 2020
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I have traveled all over the world and stayed in several surf camps. At first I was skeptical about the price, seemed steep for Nica, but WOW. Amazing atmosphere and community. So far the highlight of my 3 month trip through Costa and Nica.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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yangsusu19 wrote a review Feb 2020
San Diego, California7 contributions2 helpful votes
This is one of the best surf camps. You cannot beat the location up in the mountains overlooking the ocean. I woke up everyday with birds chirping and went to sleep with the sound of the ocean. Everyone here is super friendly and helpful. The guides take you around to chase the best waves. I really enjoyed the relaxing vibes and made a lot of friends here. I will come back!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Elizaveta wrote a review Feb 2020
Sidi Ifni, Morocco1 contribution
This surfcamp is the perfect place to relax and surf in an incredible location. One could call it paradise as the staff, the infinity pool and the accommodations are stunning. The surf guiding is on point, the instructors/guides support where they can and the photo analysis helped me improve a lot within a week. One star is missing though since I personally would have wished for an open kitchen to cook and a less hotel*y environment in terms of self-catering. All in all it was an amazing stay and the folks working there made it worth returning.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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NicaraguaRivas DepartmentSan Juan del SurPlaya Maderas
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua - Maderas
Which popular attractions are close to Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua - Maderas?
Nearby attractions include Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia (2.7 miles), Latin American Spanish School (3.7 miles), and San Juan del Sur Beach (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua - Maderas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua - Maderas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua - Maderas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua - Maderas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dale Pues, Nacho San Juan Del Sur, and Simon Says Smoothie Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua - Maderas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua - Maderas have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua - Maderas offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua - Maderas have airport transportation?
Yes, Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua - Maderas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.