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Buena Onda Beach Resort

Playa Santana, Popoyo, Tola, Nicaragua
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  • Mirador del Cristo de la Misericordia
    30.8 km
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perfect place to relax
We had a great stay in Buena Onda! We were there for a week over... more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great stay in Buena Onda! We were there for a week over christmas and it was a perfect place to spend our holiday. Beautiful location by the beach with perfect view of the sunset, relaxing hangout areas and helpful staff. They even helped us after we check out with advise for the rest of our trip. We...

Thank Helen P
Verona, Italy
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I spent three nights at Buena Onda staying in the dorm: the room is spacious, clean, towels are provided with no extra and there is space for storing your stuff - no lockers; the shared bathroom is clean and kept as such; food at the restaurant is good, nice little pool to refresh in hotter days; atmosphere is great, ideal...

Thank Giorgia W
Marke, Belgium
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Staying at Buena Onda is a nice experience! The hosts Aurélie and Gilles are very attentful managers, looking after the well being of their guests. Nice and well kept garden and pool.The room was very spacious and clean, at a very good price. Location of Buena Onda is walking distance to the beach, but with rocks. The choice of food...

Thank MicheleBelgium
Sudbury Ontario, canada
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We stayed 3 nights in a deluxe suite, AC, TV, fridge, coffee maker and an en-suite bath. The room and bathroom were very spacious and comfortable. The grounds were very beautiful and well kept. The food was very good and there was a daily special offered each day for supper. The only downside was the location for surfing for a...

Thank Joan
Newbury Park
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great accommodations, right on the beach in a great surf zone. Hosts and their staff were excellent and the trips they arranged for us were enjoyed by all in my family. My son also loved the half-pipe out in front, which is cement (super fun!). I'd go back in a heat beat!

Thank jeffy611
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great time and will definitely be back. My kids really enjoyed the pool and we loved being so close to the beach. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. We rented a pickup truck in Managua and it was an easy drive down. It gave us the freedom to explore nearby sites and drive to Popoyo beach.

Thank LongIslandTraveler01
Antibes, France
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We stayed in Buena Onda for 3 nights in a deluxe suite. AC, fan, safe and large fridge included in the spacious room with an on-suite bathroom. Beautiful and quite resort situated in the middle of Playa Santana beach. Great surf and fishing excursions from this spot as well as morning horse rides on the beach. The management are really...

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 3 weeks. I'm very familiar with this area and many of the resorts and Buena Onda hands down is my new favourite. It's very laid back, very nice, and very reasonably priced. My daily schedule involved early morning surf 5:30am, then my morning coffee sitting by the pool reading my book. Breakfast , workout , hammock,...

Thank Elliott M
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This resort is significantly nicer than other properties we stayed at in Nicaragua. Gil and his staff were lovely to deal with both before and after our trip. The food was great and the pool was awesome to have. Will definitely recommend and would come back in a heartbeat. Thanks!

Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We spent 2 days on this beautiful and remote place. Everything was perfect, the food, the room, the service. We took a surf lesson with Bella at Magnific Rock which was awesome as we had the beach for our own. Everyting was organized by the manager Guille (sorry if I missspelled it). Just one advice, if you have your own...

Thank christianbueschi

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our seaside hideaway is just a stones throw from one of Nicaragua's finest beaches, Playa Santana - where our nearest neighbors are grazing cows and howling monkeys. We have superb, consistently breaking, barreling surf right out front. Sunshine, tropical warmth, warm water and off-shore breezes 300+ days a year, comfortable (and affordable!) Accommodation, and most of all, BUENA ONDA (good vibrations) morning, noon and night. Your Swiss hosts, Philip and Sarah, will make sure that you spend your well-deserved holiday hassle free, in style and that you are well looked after during your stay. Come and explore - we'd love to share our little piece of paradise with you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Buena Onda Beach Resort

Address: Playa Santana, Popoyo, Tola, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Tola
Price Range: $124 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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