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Los Clavos Surf Camp

Manzano 2 Next to the school, Chinandega 26200 Nicaragua
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#2 of 10 Speciality lodging in Chinandega
Away from the crowds, Los Clavos is a cosy surf camp located in the beautiful, untouched Pacific coast of Northern Nicaragua. The warm waters (28°c/82°F) of the Pacific ocean and the ever shinning sun are waiting for you. Nested in a small fishermen village, Los Clavos is the ideal getaway for surfers and travelers in search of authenticity, and uncrowded waves. We offer “all-inclusive” surf & yoga retreat vacations in a peaceful atmosphere. Come surf and relax with us!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Shuttle bus service
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bellbongo wrote a review Mar 2021
Moscow, Russia2 contributions
Amazing place, amazing host. Loved everything about Los Clavos. Awesome place to hang out in hammocks and enjoy sunsets. Cabanas are very comfortable. Nearest surf beach is a short walk away. We loved it.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
SurfHC wrote a review Mar 2020
Harvey Cedars, New Jersey5 contributions4 helpful votes
Wonderful surf camp in a quiet part of Northern Nicaragua. Claire and Romain made the entire trip easy and low stress. Reservation process was simple with excellent communication. The camp itself is perfectly situated overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a wave right out front and several other fun breaks within 10 - 45 minutes. As intermediate surfers, Romain and the guides made sure we got to the best waves each day. We surfed six different spots (nine total sessions) during our uninterrupted six days. Always felt they were trying to give us the best possible experience (and they did!). We will definitely remember the two days at La Punta! Our room was clean, very comfortable and serviced every morning. The common area is large with plenty of seating options to enjoy the sunset, a cocktail or two and meals. The food was well prepared and very tasty. Staff was friendly and engaging. The guests all fed off of the positive environment. Finally, our entire stay was very well organized. Transfers were on time, and the daily surf trips, yoga classes and meals were executed at exactly the times posted. While some may find it a bit regimented for a surf trip, we found it as a sign of respect for their guests. Plus, when there is surf and the truck is leaving @ 5:00 am to catch the right tide.....who wants to be late?!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Robyn C wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
My boyfriend and I booked last minute on our visit to Aposentillo, Nicaragua. Claire and Roman were very accommodating, providing an excellent stay for us, so good that we extended an EXTRA 5 DAYS. The food was AMAZING, delicious and healthy and we never went hungry! The beach is a 5-10 minute walk to the surf every day, we sometimes got two surf sessions in a day. We even had our very own surf instructor accompany us each morning, my surfing improved a lot during our stay! The pool was shaded and a great way to cool down during the day. Extremely clean room and general areas to “chill out” were cleaned daily. Great company, breakfast, lunch and dinner were all eaten together which was a nice way of socializing with everyone, but then the rest of the day could be spent reading, sleeping or just enjoying your own company! 10/10 would recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from RomainP1643, Propriétaire at Los Clavos Surf Camp
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Hey ! I hope you're having fun in el Salvador now! We miss you here ! Claire
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Underachever wrote a review Jan 2020
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Upon returning home to Canada the customs agent asked me what I had to declare. I said “...only my mad surfing skills...”. If you want to relax, make good friends, eat good food and surf every day, look no further. What sets Los Clavos apart from other places is Claire and Roman, their warmth and hospitality. They cater to individuals and smaller groups and make sure you are achieving your goals. I personally liked that their approach was understated and comfortable without trying to be opulent. This made me and the other guests feel at home. The facilities were clean and the food was excellent... they even catered to my crazy keto diet. I cannot recommend Los Clavos too highly and look forward to returning soon!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Romain R, Propriétaire at Los Clavos Surf Camp
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Hey Eeric!! Thanks a lot for visiting Los Clavos! We hope to see you soon for more waves to surf together!!
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kurtderrapper wrote a review Jan 2020
28 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed about two weeks in los clavos with Claire and Romain and had such a good time there. We enjoyed the surf, with beautiful waves and sets, either right in front of the house or at any other spot there. The food the girls prepared was delicious with great variety. I totally recommend any fish, lobster or whatever their neighbor caught in the water. So fresh! Claire and Romain are very good hosts, helping you at the camp or in the water :P Hope to see you soon guys! Bisou
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Romain R, Propriétaire at Los Clavos Surf Camp
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Hello Fred ! Thanks a lot for your visit at Los Clavos Surf Camp!! I hope to see see you soon and thanks for your "wrist" expertise as well !
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Frequently Asked Questions about Los Clavos Surf Camp
What are some of the property amenities at Los Clavos Surf Camp?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Los Clavos Surf Camp?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Los Clavos Surf Camp?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Los Clavos Surf Camp?
Conveniently located restaurants include Al Cielo Hotel y Restaurante, Pasta La Vista, and Restaurante Y Pizzeria Las Dunas.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Los Clavos Surf Camp?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Los Clavos Surf Camp have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Los Clavos Surf Camp offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Los Clavos Surf Camp have airport transportation?
Yes, Los Clavos Surf Camp offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.