On the whole, loved Surfzone and we look forward to going back with friends during the winter holiday. Beautiful spot, nice rooms, and walking distance to two stunning beaches. Totally off the grid and away from the heavy party scene in San Juan, but close enough if you wanted to catch a shuttle in for some people watching. Chely was a great host and beautifully maintains the property. Our only negative experience was our interactions with the property manager - Edwin - who is based in San Juan. We booked Surfzone unaware that there are two additional related properties. When we arrived in San Juan we were booked at a hotel different from what he had asked for - pretty sure he tried to up sell and booked us in a more expensive room. When we explained that we had wanted the resort closer to Playa Maderas he tried to downplay the resort that we were requesting, noting that his was a better deal. The things that we found a little lacking at Surfzone were no doubt due to the fact that Edwin didn't relay our reservations to the property manager (internet wasn't hooked up, had to ask for towels, didn't have meals available, etc.). Despite the annoying start and somewhat shady character, we highly recommend Surfzone near Playa Maderas and are definitely heading back in the near future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surf Zone is set around a sparkling swimming pool, with lush gardens and an open plan chill-out area. Surf Zone comes with a professional ping-pong table, wi-fi and a passion for surfing. A tasty breakfast is included and other delicious meals are available at reasonable prices. There are 3 main options; Bed & Board, Surf Camps and Venue Hire…you can choose your experience. Surf Zone is located only 5 minutes from Playa Maderas. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Surf Zone Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur