Karin Kallander Mozambique
December 2017, BookSurfCamps
Amazing location, amazing food, amazing holiday. Romain and Claire who runs the camp were extremely friendly and made me feel very welcome. I would like to go back soon!
Evelyn Kroenlein United States
May 2017, BookSurfCamps
If you're looking for a place to truly relax and get away from the stress of life, I highly recommend you head to Los Clavos.
I liked literally everything. The accommodations were clean and new with beautiful ocean views. The food (both French and Nicaraguan was served) was delicious, local, and plentiful. The yoga and surfing exceeded our expectations based on location and quality. The saline pool was a wonderful oasis on hot days after a morning of surfing. And finally, the rancho with it's comfortable couches and hammocks, was a perfect place to spend an afternoon reading, playing games, or napping.
Claire and Romain are thoughtful and helpful - and are very good pétanque players so competitors beware.
Julia Gavin is a remarkable yoga teacher who was able to encourage and push us in our practice. She also is very good at understanding the needs of the body and was able to work with those needs and limitations.
Donald the surf instructor got both me and my traveling companion up and surfing! He's very patient and encouraging. He also was sure to put safety first.
There was an update/increase in cost that was not reflected in the BookYogaRetreat reservation which lead to some confusion at check-out. That said, the staff was patient in explaining the difference and everything worked out smoothly.
Megan Lee United States
May 2017, BookSurfCamps
Los Clavos Surf camp is a beautiful destination for anyone looking to unplug from their daily life and connect with nature and themselves. The ocean view, especially at sunset yoga is spectacular. Romain and Claire have created a space that is inviting and relaxing for all. They are truly spectacular hosts who've created a week long retreat that was exactly what we needed - surf, sun, yoga, beach, hammocks, great food, great people and a puppy. Julia Gavin's yoga classes were tailored specifically to our needs and she spent extra time creating a back bend workshop with Myofascia release. She is extremely talented, knowledgeable and a joy to be around. Our surf instructor, Donald, was patient and fun, while keeping us safe as we learned how to surf. Each meal was delicious and fresh - they even accommodated a vegan diet. All in all it was an amazing experience and I wish I was there right now.
Although the accommodations were beautiful, new and well kept, it was a little hot at night for a comfortable sleep.
a traveler United States
Claire and Roman have set the stage for what will be a great place for surf and yoga in Chinandega. The attention to detail in the design of the rancho and bungalows is perfect jungle chic comfort. With only four bungalows there is plenty of quiet and time for reflection and with their location being elevated overlooking the ocean you get the best of easy access to the beach and incredible vistas and view. The sunset yoga platform and short walk to the surfing beach combine the best of both worlds. Most meals would be eaten there as this is off the beaten path with little that is close by. Once they are there a full growing season and finish planting and landscaping the potential for this place is amazing.
a traveler Canada
We chanced upon Los Clavos due to a booking glitch at a neighbouring surf camp. This turned out to be a lucky break for us - we got to experience the features of a marvelous, brand-new camp being built by two remarkable people with an extraordinary vision.
The weather was perfect, the surf reliable, and the beaches uncrowded. The camp atmosphere was intimate and friendly, with a mosaic of languages and cultures and a common focus - surfing and yoga.
The surf instructors were attentive but not overbearing and the yoga sessions were led by a delightful expert with a passion for her calling.
Accommodation and food were superb - what else would you expect from a pair of French expatriates?
Life is a random walk - that's what brought us to Los Clavos. To the extent that we have any control over our destiny, we plan to come back - many times!
Los Clavos Surf Camp Facebook page
Right by the pacific, with loving owners, inspiring and professional yoga, amazing surfinstructors and wonderful, clean bungalows...need to say I want to go back?
a traveler France
It was my first time in Nicaragua and I loved it. Los Clavos surf camp is the perfect place: Right next to the ocean, pedagogic surfing lessons, yoga, great food, sun set... can't wait to go back there!
I had never been surfing before and was not sure if this was going to be something for me. But the perfect weather, the water temperature and of course the very patient surf instructor, made it easy for me to get motivated. While practicing Yoga you have a great view on the pacific ocean. The visual highlight is definitely to watch the sunsets and sunrises.
The plain but stylish and very cosy camp provide lots of places to hang out with other guests but also to find time to be by yourself and relax.
If you like becoming one with nature and also like to laugh a lot, the excellent hosts will take good care of you.
Do not forget to bring strong insect repellent! :)
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