Buena Vista Surf Club

Property Information

Location: san-juan-del-sur
Community: playa-maderas
Property Type: Hotel
Bedrooms: 1
# of Beds: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: Up to 2


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The secluded lodge is located behind the beach, in the ‘jungle’ (tropical dry forest), and overlooks the surf break Playa Maderas (short walk to the beach). The lodge is only 8 kms north of San Juan del Sur and there are daily beach shuttles from San Juan Del Sur to Playa Maderas. This break is one of the most consistent surf breaks in Nicaragua and offers great possibilities for all levels of surfing. 

The lodge consists of 4 freestanding luxurious tree houses and the Surfroom in the main building, ‘the Rancho’. This is also where the lounge area, dining room, bar and the sundeck are located. From the deck you have a superb wide view of the ocean. Perfect to check the surf!

Tree houses:

  • Freestanding, luxurious cabañas in between the trees
  • Sleeps 2-3 comfortably (The beds can be prepared as singles or doubles).
  • All tree houses have mosquito nets, a fan and their own private bathroom

The Surfroom:

  • located in the main building
  • Sleeps up to 3-4 persons (There’s 1 double and 2 single beds, which can be prepared as a double)
  • The room has mosquito nets, fans and a private bathroom

All accommodations have a cool view and are located in such a way that you can enjoy your privacy. At night you will fall asleep with the sound of the crushing waves. In the morning the sound of birds and howler monkeys will
welcome you to a new day!

The whole lodge has been built in harmony with nature and everything has been done to preserve the environment and the diverse wildlife (howler monkeys, birds, etc). It has been designed to adapt to and take advantage of its environment. It is completely self supporting; there is fresh water from the own well and a small solar system provides the needed electricity at night.


  • Ocean views.
  • Bath towels and linens (bring your own beach towels).
  • Daily maid, cooking service.
  • Mosquito net
  • fan


There are several transportation options once you arrive in Nicaragua. All the major rent-a-car companies at MGA International and reservations can be made in advance, online or upon arrival. Please note that the lodge is only accessible with a 4wd vehicle.

If you decide to drive on your own, please be aware that Nicaragua has regular police checkpoints. If you prefer not to drive, we can arrange private transportation for you and your group. We operate a fleet of 4wd vehicles which will can accommodate virtually any need you may have.

Groceries and Restaurants

Marielle is a great chef and prepares all kinds of international dishes. To start the day, you will be served with a great tropical breakfast with fresh fruits, local coffee, pancakes, eggs, etc. For dinner there is always a home cooked gourmet dinner with fresh ingredients (home or locally grown)! The meals are family style, which is great to meet the other guests and share stories and experiences. Breakfast & dinner are included in the nightly rate. Lunch is not served, but this is available at several places at the beach. In addition, there are countless restaurant option in town (located about a 20-25 minute drive from the lodge). Thirsty? There is a bar with cold beers, rum, etc.(additional cost). 

Meal Plan



  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback riding
  • Golf at Hacienda Iguana
  • Fun local restaurants
  • Yoga
  • Visit the Las Salinas Hot Springs
  • Beach Combing
  • Sunset beach walk

Side trips for:

  • Shopping in Masaya
  • Visit Granada
  • Check out San Juan Del Sur
  • The island of Ometepe