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CHICABRAVA Surf Camp
Certificate of Excellence
Prescott, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“"A MUST Do"”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

Chicabrava was a wonderful experience. I have never surfed before, yet due to the expertise and patience of Sarah, Kate and Elsi I was able to surf! These girls are awesome! I stayed in the surf house and loved it. The surf house is right in town and directly across the street from the beach. We were taken to several beaches for surfing. We were never rushed. I learned to surf, enjoyed Yoga, experinced the night life, ate wonderful food, met amazing people, and yet still managed to decompress and have a wonderful, relaxing vacation. I would recommend this to everyone. I am a chicabrava!

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Chicabrava is one of the highlights of my life!! The whole experience, from pickup at the airport, to being delivered back to airport, was one of extreme fun and comraderie! Sarah, Kate and Elsi are amazing surf instructors, with the patience to teach everyone how to surf. It was truly a week of encouragement and celebration of accomplishment and the staff at the surf house was great and bent over backwards to help in every way possible, any needs of the girls staying there! I recommend it to anyone that wants to challenge themselves or improve their surfing ability, it's well worth the money and time to travel there. I will go back one day!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

ChicaBrava Surf Camp is amazing!!! The Surf House is the best place to stay to experience the culture & town. The instructors are fun, encouraging & knowledgeable! They are flexible & will help you find a way to surf that works for you...to find your own ChicaBrava style!!! If you are looking for an awesome, one of a kind adventure, this is the way to do it.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

I loved my experience with Chicabrava. Kate and Sarah were amazing instructors and it was so much fun! We got a lot of personal attention and I improved a lot. The house was lovely and the staff was super friendly and helpful. It was an unbelievable week! Can't wait to go back and do it again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Sarah and Kate (instructors) were awesome. With there instruction (which covers everything related to surfing) you will be actually surfing on your own within a couple of days. And its not easy! It is a very physical "vacation" but if you really want to surf then sign up for this camp. You are also there with other women of varying surfing experience which helps you learn, plus you make some great new friends. The cloud farm is beautiful and you truly do get away from it all down in San Juan. Highly recommended!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Four us spent an unforgettable week at Chicabrava's Surf House in San Juan del Sur: the non surfers were standing up on day one and our surfer cracked bigger waves than she'd ever ridden before. It was a blast – the instructoras live for the waves and genuinely want to help you find your inner surfer. They'll even guide you around the best cocktail deals in town. Seriously, just book it.

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

The girls were so amazing and positive all week long. They spent extra time helping you out and want nothing more than for you to enjoy the ocean and surfing as much as they do! They were wonderful!

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Additional Information about CHICABRAVA Surf Camp

Property: CHICABRAVA Surf Camp
Address: Cloud Farm and Surf House locations, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Location: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 67 Specialty Lodging in San Juan del Sur
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CHICABRAVA is the first and best all-girls surf camp in Nicaragua. We are an elite camp for adventurous women who appreciate comfort as well as challenge. We have two locations - the Cloud Farm and the Surf House - that allow you to join no matter what your desired budget. The Cloud Farm is a private retreat within a gorgeous and secluded 500-acre private reserve and farm overlooking the town of San Juan del Sur and its picturesque bay. The Farm has hundreds of acres of indigenous forest, fruit orchards and organic gardens. Most of our food is organically grown right here! This is the perfect choice for guests who want to "get-away-from-it-all" at our gorgeous open-air surf retreat and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature! Price is $1600/person for the ALL-INCLUSIVE week. $100 discount for traveling with a friend. The Surf House is right on the beach in San Juan del Sur. It's a great option for those who would like to be closer to all of the action and local flavor in town, and save a bit of money while doing so! The Surf House has loads of space in the hip open-air lounge area. Relax in the hammocks, on the couches, or hang out in the beachfront store at the front of the Surf House! Our three rooms are cozy and private with cold A/C and two shared baths. Price is $990/person for the week. $100 discount for traveling with a friend. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Chicabrava Surf Camp Hotel San Juan Del Sur
CHICABRAVA Surf Camp Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur

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