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Buena Onda Beach Resort

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Playa Santana, Popoyo, Tola Nicaragua
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#2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Tola
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Yoga room
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Boating
Horseback riding
Water sport equipment rentals
Billiards
Fishing
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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Vonda C wrote a review Aug 2021
Ormond Beach, Florida4 contributions
This was our 2nd stay at Buena Onda. A surfers paradise with the best valued surf packages and guide your money can buy. The added palapa, hanging hammocks and outdoor dining area were a perfect addition to this already beautiful space. The on- site restaurant is such a plus, I couldn’t imagine staying somewhere that did not provide this service, not to mention the extremely affordable and AMAZING food. I believe we had lobster about 4-5 nights. The rooms are very comfortable & you can choose from a variety of rooms to fit your needs or budget. The pool was always clean, the grounds manicured, and the entire staff so friendly & attentive. I would only suggest that any 1st time visitors to Nicaragua, familiarize yourself with the Nicaraguan culture before visiting, & remember that even in all of its beauty, this is not Disney World, it is still a 3rd World Country. We always felt very safe, despite the local passing farm animals from time to time. The bilingual American managers Paul & Cameron, made myself, a non-Spanish speaking guest, feel very comfortable & looked after during our entire stay. We took a trip shopping at the outdoor markets in Granada, & a “must do” guided boat tour on Lake Nicaragua, and Cameron was super helpful as our guide and had our best interest at heart. We just love Buena Onda and look forward to our next trip.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Bch Villas are the best for an easy walk to the beach, or live like the rich & famous in the...
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Buck Arnold wrote a review Aug 2021
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Absolutely amazing. Great rooms. Beautiful resort. But the best part is definitely the employees. Everyone was so welcoming. My surf guide Cameron made sure I had the best time possible and catered to my every need. Paul was there to help whenever it was needed and makes you feel welcome at all times. Had the pleasure of spending time with the owners and they are some of the most down to earth and kind people on the planet. The rooms are kept extremely clean every day. The employees working the restaurant are also amazing. Whether you are an avid surfer looking to o score pumping surf or just want to lay on the beach for a week or two…this is the best place to go. I will most definitely be a returning customer. I see no need to search for another resort in Nicaragua or even Central America.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Get the package deal for sure.
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Response from Paul Brooks, General Manager at Buena Onda Beach Resort
Responded 28 Aug 2021
Awesome, a pleasure to have you stay with us Buck. Get back down here soon.
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miguelyoga wrote a review Aug 2021
Puntagorda, Spain1 contribution
I stayed at Buena Onda for four days. The waves were very good. The access to the spot is very easy. Excellent location. Very clean and tidy. Friendly and helpful staff. The garden is beautiful, large and well kept. Coffe at the room was excellent quaulity. I recomend this place for surfers and non surfers, for families as well.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are very spaceous and the terrace is quite private
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Response from Paul Brooks, General Manager at Buena Onda Beach Resort
Responded 28 Aug 2021
Thanks so much Miguel. It was a pleasure having stay with us.
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jim g wrote a review Aug 2021
Baltimore, Maryland89 contributions54 helpful votes
Located right outside the renowned Rancho Satana, Buena Onda offers the best of all worlds. Within walking distance of both Rancho Santana and Magnific Rock, while also offering top notch amenities on site, Buena Onda is in the perfect location to enjoy the Nica experience.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Paul Brooks, General Manager at Buena Onda Beach Resort
Responded 28 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Hope to see you back soon.
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Carlos G wrote a review Apr 2021
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We stayed at one of the Hilltop Villas, it was our second visit and it wont be our last. During our stay we enjoyed all the amenities that come with the house. Clean place, great staff, cool beach, awesome view... what else can you ask for?
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Paul Brooks, General Manager at Buena Onda Beach Resort
Responded 28 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for the great review. I’m super pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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PRICE RANGE
US$89 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
buena onda beach hotel tola
LOCATION
NicaraguaRivas DepartmentTola
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buena Onda Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Buena Onda Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Popoyo Beach (4.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Buena Onda Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Buena Onda Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Buena Onda Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Buena Onda Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buena Onda Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Finca y el Mar, Magnific Rock Café, and Pili's Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buena Onda Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Buena Onda Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Buena Onda Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Buena Onda Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Buena Onda Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Buena Onda Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.