The Buena Vista Surf Club was one of the best resorts we have stayed at and captured exactly what I want out of an eco-resort. The rooms are set right into the surroundings, with open air sides which helps to keep you cool (as does the fan above). The mosquito nets at BVSC are not the type that cling to your face at night, they are unobtrusive and effective.
The bar/dinning/relaxing area makes the resort however. Marc & Marielle do an outstanding job of making you feel welcome and relaxed. Their Dutch directness makes you feel as if you have known them for years.
Although you are free to be as independent as you would like, the atmosphere at the resort is really one of interesting travelers enjoying great dinners (which Marc cooks every night with some help from Marielle), great drinks (mostly Flor de Cano) and sharing funny stories.
Despite having the word "surf" in their name and being located directly above a great surfing beach, do not be intimidated if you do not surf. They have boards for everyone, a good instructor and guests of all abilities. If you are not into surfing, there are great beaches, almost vacant, for relaxing just adjacent to the surfing beach.
I would highly recommend this resort and hope to make it back one day.
Check out their facebook page for more information.
- 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