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Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort

Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort
Reviews (2)
5 out of 5

2 acre resort with 26 rooms, swimming pool, swim up bar, poolside cabanas and lounge chairs, skateboard park, rock climbing wall, volleyball, billiards table, surf board rentals, surf lessons, shuttles to the beaches and to town. All Inclusive packages available including 3 meals per day, unlimited cocktails, rum and beer.

Location

The Surf Ranch Resort is located 3km from downtown San Juan Del Sur, right next to the San Juan River and the closest resort to Hermosa & Remanso surf beaches. Our paid shuttles can go anytime and to any beaches.

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2 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Matt Belair
Matt Belair
Vancouver, British Columbia
August 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I spent a month travelling around Nicaragua and luckily stumbled upon the surf ranch resort. My girlfriend and I stayed a few days in their amazing rooms and enjoyed the pool, skatepark, airbag and free shuttle service. The staff bent over backwards to make our stay incredible, we experienced service like nowhere else on our trip! You can surf, skate, relax by the pool, eat the best food in San Juan Del Sur and have the time of your life, a must visit!


How were the surf lessons?

     

Oscar was the best instructor, my girlfriend learned how to get up on the first day and he gave me some awesome tips to improve my surfing. We went to Remanso Beach, it was an awesome beach with great fish tacos.

Review from Randy Normann
Randy Normann
Calgary, Alberta
May 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Me and my buddy stayed & the surf ranch longer than we should have probably.:) BEST TRIP EVER Great service and friendly staff. Skate park is lots of fun after a day of surfing or visiting downtown sanjuan. Shuttles to three different Surf spots. Stoked for SURF RANCH POPOYO! Thanks luke and Travis for makin the dream spot!


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surfing at all 3 beaches were amazing!

Number of people: 60
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Babysitting
Daily housekeeping
Dryer
Free shuttle bus to town centre
Gym / Fitness Centre
Kids club
Laundry
Massage
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Roof top terrace
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Washer
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (additional)
Hotel bar
Pool bar
Restaurant
Room service
Bicycle rental
Diving
Fitness Classes
Hiking
Horseback riding
Pool table
Skateboard hire
Snorkeling
SUP
Surf school
Volleyball
Yoga

Additional Fees:

17% tax is additionally charged on all reservations.
Deluxe Condo with Hot Water & Air Conditioning
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

The deluxe condos include air conditioning, Smart TV with Netflix, private bathroom with a hot water sink and shower, 2 high quality queen size beds with duvet covers and many pillows. Each unit has a bedside table, desk & chair, dresser with a small closet, a private patio and private rooftop terrace with a hammock. The condo also includes fast free wireless internet and a full breakfast for 1 to 2 people.

Standard Room with Air Conditioning
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

The Standard Rooms with air conditioning and a Smart TV with Netflix, also includes a hot water sink and shower, private bathroom, 1 queen bed or 2 single beds with duvet covers, a ceiling fan, bedside table, desk & chair, sliding glass doors, shampoo & soap, towels, free wireless internet and includes breakfast for 1 to 2 people.

Villas
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

The 7 jungle villas offer our highest degree of rustic comfort. Each villas interior is designed differently and range from studio rooms and single bedrooms to villas with 2 separate rooms. Each villa comes with a living room, private bathroom, towels, shampoo and soap, Smart TV with Netflix, air conditioning, hot water, beds, rooftop terrace with chairs and fast free wireless internet. Rates include breakfast for 1 to 4 people.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to MGA and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$160
  • Price for more than 4: USD$200
  • - Nearest Airport: MGA
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 120
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 2 hours
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Oscar

You can surf here in Nicaragua for 360 days of the year. Our resort is located right in between a handful of the most popular surf breaks in Nicaragua.

Main Surf Beach: Remanso Beach

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

The private lessons includes transportation to different beaches, surf board rentals, and a 1 hour private lesson from local pro riders.

Beginner Surf Lessons

The private lessons includes transportation to different beaches, surf board rentals, and a 1 hour private lesson from local pro riders.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

The private lessons includes transportation to different beaches, surf board rentals, and a 1 hour private lesson from local pro riders.

Advanced Surf Lessons

The private lessons includes transportation to different beaches, surf board rentals, and a 1 hour private lesson from local pro riders.

Private Surf Lessons

The private lessons includes transportation to different beaches, surf board rentals, and a 1 hour private lesson from local pro riders.

Surf Guide

The private lessons includes transportation to different beaches, surf board rentals, and a 1 hour private lesson from local pro riders.

Yoga

Yoga classes are available for $10 + tax per person and take place in town.


Remanso Beach

Remanso Beach

Level: Beginner

Remanso Beach is known as the beginner beach in San Juan Del Sur. This is the beach where you can go to learn how to surf, as the waves are mellow and it is easier to stand up. But the futher you go out, you can really catch some large waves and barrels on the good days. The beach itself is fairly small, and they have 1 to 2 taco stands where you can order an awesome fish taco.

At the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, we offer a free shuttle to Remanso Beach daily which leaves at 8:30am and returns at 11:15am. The shuttle is free for all resort guests. Remanso beach is located a 12 minute drive from San Juan Del Sur, or a 7 minute drive from the Surf Ranch.

We offer surf lessons and Remanso Beach is the perfect place to learn. Our surf lessons start off by arriving at the beach and getting set up. You will then spend 20 – 30 minutes learning surfing techniques in the sand. Once you are ready, you will spend the next 30 minutes, learning how to get up on the board, and catching larger waves. We guarantee that you will be able to stand up on the first day.

Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach

Level: Intermediate

Hermosa Beach is an intermediate beach and the best beach to surf on without getting in anyones way as the beach stretches over a far distance. On site there is a restaurant and a place where you can rent surfboards or even go on a horseback tour. This is the film location of the TV show Survivor, who have filmed 4 episodes here. It costs around $3 to $4 per person to enter the beach at the entrance.

At the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, we offer a shuttle to Hermosa Beach that can leave anytime you wish. Hermosa beach is located a 25 minute drive from San Juan Del Sur, or a 15 minute drive from the Surf Ranch. You can view the shuttle prices here

We also offer surf lessons at Hermosa Beach. Our surf lessons start off by arriving at the beach and getting set up. You will then spend 20 – 30 minutes learning surfing techniques in the sand. Once you are ready, you will spend the next 30 minutes, learning how to get up on the board, and catching larger waves. We guarantee that you will be able to stand up on the first day.

Maderas Beach

Maderas Beach

Level: Advanced

Maderas Beach is the furthest of the most popular beaches from the town of San Juan del Sur, however it is always crowded. The waves tend to be the largest and longest here and are perfect for the more advanced surfer. There are 3 restaurants at Maderas beach where you can chill and watch people surf. The beach is rather long and great for beach combing.

At the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, we offer a shuttle to Maderas Beach that can leave anytime you wish. Maderas beach is located a 25 minute drive from San Juan Del Sur, or a 30 minute drive from the Surf Ranch. You can view the shuttle prices here

We also offer surf lessons at Maderas Beach. Our surf lessons start off by arriving at the beach and getting set up. You will then spend 20 – 30 minutes learning surfing techniques in the sand. Once you are ready, you will spend the next 30 minutes, learning how to get up on the board, and catching larger waves. We guarantee that you will be able to stand up on the first day.

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32°

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33°

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32°

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30°

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NOV/DEC

30°

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancel anytime up to 30 days before travelling you will not be charged the balance.

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