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Buena Vista Surf Club

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#1 of 3 hotels in Playa Maderas
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Buena Vista Surf Club is a small secluded, six cabaña, jungle eco-lodge overlooking the surf at Playa Maderas, 8km north of San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua. Guests here switch off their phones, unwind and give in to the simple life surrounded by the lush forest and the pacific ocean. Stay in a private cabaña amongst the trees, share family-style meals with like-minded people, wake up to early morning yoga, followed by a surf session and stargaze from our 1000 sqft infinity deck nestled in between the jungle overlooking the ocean.
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Rooftop terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Staying at Buenavista Surf Club was an amazing experience, the food, views and the most kindest, helpful host Michele made it all worth while. You will get the most delicious breakfast here at Buenavista, they had everything you could imagine, crepes, scrambled eggs, homemade bread, fresh fruits with granola, yogurt, smoothies, gallo pinto, grilled plantains, bacon, and the best coffee. And this was every morning, we were always full even by lunchtime. And the dinners were just as good with great variety. Sleeping above the trees was not only amazing but the comfort of the beds made made for a peaceful night. The main area is very comfortable, and you can chill and enjoy the view. Getting to the beach was very easy, a 5 minute walk down the road and you also have 5 restaurants to choose from if you get hungry. I will be back next year, for sure!!!!
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My ladyfriend and I spent 12 days at BVSC in the beginning of the rainy season. Truly, I can't say enough about how much joy we found. Johnny G runs the place. He's courteous, thoughtful and hilarious--he's also a man who knows how to get things. So don't worry if you don't show up prepared for sweltering heat or a deluge of rain... which can be the weather cycle in a single day. Also, Johnny G will help you plan your adventures; horseback riding, surfing (boats and trips) and where to head next if you're on tour. Natasha, who comes to BVSC everyday, teaches yoga. I've got lots of broken body parts and aged injuries... all I can say is that she gets it, and she'll guide you to fix yourself. A special shoutout to Aidaly, who runs the cocina (her pancakes are worth requesting) and she gives excellent massages on the premises. I had a massage every third day! And as far as the political instability in Nica. It's real. That said, the people welcome you and appreciate that you're traveling to their home during this uncertain time. At not time did I feel unsafe. Also, I speak Spanish and made an effort to understand what's up. You should too! Lastly, know that when you stay at BVSC, you are in the hands of people who know and love NICA. That means everything. You'll see.
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We had a great stay at BVSC. The host and the staff were very friendly and the was an excellent vibe with the other guests. The cabanas were very clean, comfortable and great for relaxing. The shared home style breakfast was a great start to the day and a wonderful way to interact with the other guests. It's a perfect place to go to relax and surf!
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Response from Michele B, Manager at Buena Vista Surf Club
Responded Jun 5, 2019
Hey Vincent! Good to hear from you and THANK YOU for your wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back in the future! - and please give our best to Laurence! Warmest saludos from all of us at BVSC
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I decided to travel solo and spent 8 days in BVSF in mid-May. I had truly one of the best weeks of my life. Johnny who runs the hotel is very kind and knows everyone in Nicaragua. He is very mindful and makes sure everything is ok with everyone. Natasha, the yoga teacher, was awesome and a very good teacher. The hotel is very close to the beach and in the middle of the jungle. Very cool to hear the howlers at night. The hotel is also very clean and each little cabana is simple but tasteful. The main deck is awesome and has a very cool view of the beach and the break. Playa Maderas is a great beach break. Its surfable basically all day although high tide is the best. Its sand bottom so it isn't dangerous or sketchy. Overall, I would love to go back and I would highly recommend this place to anyone.The entire staff was super friendly and the food was simple and good. I can't wait to go back !
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Response from Michele B, Manager at Buena Vista Surf Club
Responded Jun 5, 2019
Ben! Thanks for this!! I had so much FOMO not being part of this group. I heard you all had the best time. So awesome to hear! Really hope to welcome you back! All of the staff here send you their love. Warmest Saludos! Michele
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Buena Vista was absolutely stunning. It has very clean, comfortable and relaxing cabanas and common areas. Very close to the beach and has amazing views. Sophie is an amazing host and is super accommodating.This place is a hidden gem, the perfect getaway, 10/10 will go back and would recommend.
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Response from Michele B, General Manager at Buena Vista Surf Club
Responded May 2, 2019
Thank you so much for your review Kyle! Much appreciated and we hope to welcome you back :)
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$71 - $128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NicaraguaRivas DepartmentSan Juan del SurPlaya Maderas
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