Wow, where do I even begin! I stayed at BVSC from July 16-24 as a solo traveller who wanted to learn how to surf. Not only did I achieve that, I also met some great people, ate healthy food, and slept like a baby in my jungle 'treehouse' during that time. Jordan & Kathleen as well as Alex & Jett (pronounced "yet") were the best managing couples that the Dutch owners Marc & Marielle could ask for. Jordan was extremely patient during my daily surfing lessons, and the organic/locally-sourced breakfasts and dinners prepared daily by either couple were all fantastic.
As for Playa Maderas below the hilltop perch of the BVSC, I was thrilled to never encounter any vendors or many other people who weren't there to just surf and chill out, both locals and tourists alike. This uncrowded, surfing-focused beach also featured a little restaurant called "Taco Loco" that served the best/freshest fish tacos that I could've expected, aside from great mojitos and cold beer, of course. All in all, my first visit to Nicaragua couldn't have gone much better and I'm so glad that I didn't stay in touristy San Juan Del Sur instead. What a treat it was to experience the BVSC eco lodge!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Buena Vista Surf Club is an intimate design eco-lodge at Playa Maderas, San Juan Del Sur. A unique place for both surfers and non-surfers! Surf or learn how to surf or just enjoy the amazing beaches. Enjoy great home cooked, family style dinners with new friends, do yoga or relax at the 'infinity' sundeck and watch the wildlife from your ‘treehouse’! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Buena Vista Surf Club Hotel Playa Maderas
- Buena Vista Surf Hotel
- Hotel Buena Vista Surf
- Buena Vista Surf Club Nicaragua/Playa Maderas, San Juan Del Sur