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Buena Vista Surf Club

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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 ...More home cooked, family style dinners with new friends, do yoga or relax at the 'infinity' sundeck and watch the wildlife from your private cabana ! Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$69 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Buena Vista Surf Club Hotel Playa Maderas
Buena Vista Surf Hotel
Hotel Buena Vista Surf
Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur > Playa Maderas
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

We stayed for 3 weeks in July/August and, despite some political unrest in the country, San Juan was quiet with no problems. Buena Vista is a fantastic jungle location and is also within walking distance to the beach where there is great surfing. The food...More

Thank Ged R
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing and surpassed all our expectations! We had originally found this gem on Instagram somehow and when we were planning our vacation to Central America we decided to make it part of our trip. This was our first time to Nicaragua and...More

Thank swong24
Response from BuenaVistaSurfClub, Manager at Buena Vista Surf ClubResponded 4 June 2018

Jeff and Samantha! THANK YOU both for this wonderful review. We equally have the best things to say about you both. If there was a guest review we would give you both 5 stars :) We really appreciate you both taking the time to write...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018

What can we say? We LOVED this place! We stayed in Cabana #5, and BVSC was the highlight of our trip. We rolled in and instantly felt right at home and settled in by the honour system bar. It's a very relaxed atmosphere and I...More

Thank Courtney_and_Garrett
Response from BuenaVistaSurfClub, Manager at Buena Vista Surf ClubResponded 20 May 2018

Courtney + Garrett! Good to hear from you both, and thank you both so much for this detailed review! So good to hear that even as a arachnophobe you felt home here :) and you are absolutely right, it usually takes a night to get...More

Reviewed 24 April 2018

My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at Buena Visa Surf Club. It was exactly what we needed. The cabanas were beautiful, views were amazing, morning yoga was perfect, and the food was delicious. We are vegan and the wonderful hosts prepared great vegan...More

Thank The Winter B
Response from BuenaVistaSurfClub, Manager at Buena Vista Surf ClubResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review! We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had such a great farewell from our furry neighbors (monkeys) :) Warm regards from all of us at BVSC

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I spent 10 days here and couldnt be happier with my time there. The deck, main lodge, tree houses and bathrooms are all beautiful. The location is serene. Every meal was perfect, eating as a crew with the other guests. The staff were genuine in...More

Thank Jonathan R
Response from BuenaVistaSurfClub, Manager at Buena Vista Surf ClubResponded 16 March 2018

Hola Jonathan! Thank you for your very kind review. It is indeed the nicest compliment to us when our guests feel home here and when they love this place as much as we do. We do hope to welcome you back here! Warmest wishes from...More

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28 June 2017|
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Response from BVSCNicaragua | Property representative |
Hola, Lunch at the beach is between 5-10USD pp. Beers at the beach approx. 2USD, etc. Hope that helps.
Jennifer J
27 December 2016|
Response from BVSCNicaragua | Property representative |
Hola, Unfortunately we can't accept kids under 16 at the hotel. We would be able to offer you our separate rental house (Oleada) next door. That would be self catered, but we can of course still help you with... More
2 November 2016|
Response from BuenaVistaSurfClub | Property representative |
Hola, Please email us at info@buenavistasurfclub for availability and rates. Hasta luego, Marc & Marielle
Room Tips
"We stayed in cabana 4 which has a very effective fan and a mosquito net and also a beautiful balcony looking..."
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"Cabana #5 looks straight into the jungle and howlers are right outside in the morning. Amazing."
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"Get a cabina"
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"We stayed in Room 6 and it looked like it was the nicest room of the hotel. Awesome view off the front deck."
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