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8 Days Surf Camp in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Nicaragua Surf Camp

If waking up to the peace and quiet of your guest house in a secluded valley and being close to expansive tropical beaches are keys to your holiday vacation, then make sure you book at Wild Nica surf camp. Their goal is to ensure you have a fun, relaxing, adventuresome, eye-opening experience. Wild Nica is an off the grid operation situated on a 450 acre Nature Reserve. It runs a small farm with a few animals situated back from the ocean in a beautiful valley, yet only a ten minutes drive to Playa Yankee, an excellent surf spot.


  • 2 beginner surf lessons
  • Surf boards and boogie boards
  • 1 guided wildlife viewing walk into nearby nature reserve
  • Bike riding on private farm roads or cruising miles of sandy beaches
  • Transportation to and from San Juan del Sur
  • 3 free shuttles per week to nearby beaches
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 3
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The house is 400 square feet with an equal amount of covered outdoor patio space. It has two bedrooms (double bed and two singles), kitchen, shower, bar, and sitting area. Propane stove, solar oven, or traditional wood cook stove for cooking. One side of the patio is set up for dining, the other site where the hammocks are strung. The large roof overhang keeps the patio in the shade and the house cool. It was built in 2011, is well constructed with steel roof beams and concrete-filled cinder block reinforced with rebar. The house is cleaned twice a week.

Wild Nica's location is set back in a tranquil valley about two miles or one and a half kilometers from the ocean. After a day at the beach, it’s nice to be away from the surf and find yourself in the quiet solitude of a valley. Half of the property is forested with tall trees providing ample shade, while the front section is open to the passing sun. The vegetable garden is stocked with a variety of vegetables depending on the time of year and crop rotation.


Your onsite host is available to drive you and guests to the nearby surf beaches. Four nearby beaches are within a 15 minute reach. Their location backs onto a 450 acre private nature reserve with a trail system that loops across the jungle forest. In this area, you’ll see three species of monkey, and numerous bird species, including the secretive toucan. There is a horse-back riding outfitter down the road offering trips to the beaches. Wild Nica's vehicle is an older 4x4 Hilux (savings up for a newer model) which can get across the toughest terrain including a wonderful trip across a nearby mountain ridge. Bikes are brought to the beaches for cruising along the vast stretches of sand. Sunset watching is a must as Nicaragua has some of the most dramatic sunsets in the world.

Playa Yankee

Superb beach break that acts like a left point on the Southside. Wash sweeps over and makes for a consistent take off. Best with south and south west swell on an incoming tide. Can handle plenty of size despite what the localsmay say.

Primary Colors

Very fickle point break on the north end of Playa Yankee. Best during low tide, although it will work all day with the right swell direction and size. Needs a good amount of juice, but can be one of the most amazing waves on the coast when firing.

Playa Hermosa

Two miles of a-framed beachbreak. Best at two to five feet on a medium swell. Fairly consistent spot working with most swell directions.

Playa La Flor

This is one of the largest tortoise egg laying habitats found on the Pacific Coast. Hundreds of females make their way onto the beaches to deposit hundreds of eggs on its sandy beaches. Park rangers can assist visitors in the release of baby turtles at twilight.


You will have unlimited access to the vegetable garden for your meal preparation. The guest house provides cooking essentials including solar and traditional wood stove. A senora can be hired to prepare meals if requested. Breakfasts and dinners can be prepared by your host.

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Doing craft with local kids
  • Helping in the garden
  • Horseback riding trips to the beaches
  • Spanish lessons
  • Volunteering with local NGO'S

What's included

  • 1 guided wildlife viewing walk into nearby nature reserve
  • 2 beginners surf lesson
  • 3 free shuttles per week to the nearby beaches
  • 7 nights accommodation in a newly-built guest house
  • Backyard forest loop walk to view howler monkeys and parrots
  • Bike riding on private farm roads or cruising miles of sandy beaches
  • Cooking essentials, including solar and traditional wood stove
  • On-site English speaking host and guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off in nearby San Juan del Sur and for running errands
  • Surfboards and boogie boards
  • Unlimited access to a well-stocked vegetable garden
  • Wrap-around tiled patio with views onto a 450-acre nature reserve

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA).

Arrival by shuttle

From the airport, there is a shuttle service to San Juan del Sur (SJdS) - a two hour scenic drive. Look for the Adelante Express counter in the airport as you depart from Customs.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.
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