Surf Camp Nicaragua

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Latin Americas’ secret surf destination

  • Surf Camp Nicaragua with infinity pool
  • Crazy ocean view from the hilltop location
  • Includes one Surf Guiding session per day, Monday to Saturday
  • 340 days of offshore winds per year
  • Ideal mix of surf, beach, rain forest & adventure
  • Surf in boardshorts or bikini all year
  • Multiple room options to suit every budget
  • Perfect spots to chill in the evening like the pool or hammock 
  • Maximum of 5 students per surf coach
  • Surf Courses & board rental available

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Surf Camp


Dining area at surf camp Nicaragua
Breathtaking sunsets from the camp
Time to relax in the garden
Comfy hammocks to relax after an exhausting surf
The perfect spot to enjoy a sunset beer
Watching the sun go down from a hammock
The open dining area at Surf Camp Nicaragua

Surf perfect Pacific Ocean waves with favourable trade winds, explore untouched rainforests and experience amazing local culture before the crowds catch on to how amazing Nicaragua truly is.

  • Infinity pool with an ocean view at the camp
  • 340 days a year of offshore winds
  • Only 10 minutes on foot along a jungle path to the beach & local surf spot
  • 1 guided surf session per day, 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, with transfers
  • Situated on top of a small hill which provides stunning ocean & jungle views
  • One of the most consistent surf regions in Central America
  • Comfortable accommodation in either Dorm, or Double rooms
  • The best spot to watch the Pacific Ocean sunsets
  • Surf Courses, Surf Guiding & private coaching all available
  • Board rental with huge selection of shapes & sizes


Best way to end the day in a beach bar
Sunset at Playa Maderas
The laid back atmosphere at the beach of Playa Maderas

Playa Maderas and San Juan del Sur
Playa Maderas, which is located along the Southwest coast of Nicaragua, is a small, relaxed beachside town that is quickly becoming the hub of the local surf scene. The town has small, chilled beachside bars, restaurants & cafés for you to enjoy. The town is only a 9km away from the booming small city of San Juan del Sur where you can meet other surfers, yogis & world explorers who make the pilgrimage to the small city to enjoy the amazing nightlife, food, scenery and beach.

There are daily shuttles between the two towns, and San Juan del Sur is only 90 minutes away from Managua International Airport, making it a great spot to start or finish your holiday in Nicaragua.

Local Tips

Sunny San Juan city beach
Catamaran tour to Playa Blanca
The beach in front of San Juan del Sur

Catamaran Tours
Various tour operators out of San Juan del Surf offer Catamaran Tours of the Nicaraguan coast. The usual destination of these tours is a beautiful beach called Playa Blanca where you’ll have time to go for a walk, swim, and explore the surroundings. On the way you can fish for Mackerel and Tuna, which you can cook on-board if you get lucky. You might also spot a pod of Dolphins or the occasional Sea Turtle on the way.

Secret Beach
If you want to explore the area around Playa Maderas on foot we recommend checking out the secret beach. It’s only accessible at low tide, so you have to time it well. To get there you walk north along the beach and keep walking. When you can’t walk any further you are there.

Partying in San Juan del Sur
There is a massive selection of bars & nightclubs in San Juan del Sur that are well worth checking out. The town attracts an abundance of super cool tourists including surfers, yogis & backpackers meaning the atmosphere is always super fun. The selection of bars & nightclubs ranges from Schick beachside bars with pools, to grungy dive bars, and the music can be anything from local Latin American beats, to international hits.


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Dorm Room

Comfy bamboo beds in the dorm
Open air shower in the sun
Open air Dorm Room Surf Camp Nicaragua
Open air Dorm Room Surf Camp Nicaragua
Open air Dorm Room Surf Camp Nicaragua
Hand made Bamboo furniture in the Dorms

The Dorm Rooms are spacious and comfortable and sleep up to 8 people. The bunk beds are hand made from local bamboo, and each room has its own private outdoor shower.

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The bathrooms are located in a separate building adjacent to the Dorm Rooms, and half board is included for all guests who choose this option.

Double Rooms

Bright room in the morning sun
Nicely decorated rooms
Enough rest after an exhausting surf day is guaranteed!
Open air shower in the sun
Fully equipped rooms
An own bathroom is included in all double rooms
Wake up to blazing sunshine & epic surf

Deluxe Double Rooms:
The nice & quiet Deluxe Double Rooms are kitted out with a comfortable double bed and a private open-air shower where you can enjoy a view over the tropical rainforest. The rooms are located on the 2nd floor meaning you not only get a breath-taking ocean view from the terrace, but also plenty of fresh air blowing in from the ocean. The rooms share a bathroom, and half board is included to all guests.

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Superior Double Rooms:
The Superior Double Rooms add an extra element of luxury to your Nicaraguan surf trip by giving you a private bathroom, king size bed, TV, DVD and a ceiling fan. With this option half board is also included in the room price.

"Glamping" Tent

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Surf Trip Nicaragua King size bed
Surf Trip Nicaragua Tent
Camping like you have never experienced topped of with ocean views

"Glamping Tent"
This is another level of your standard tent experience. These giant tents have a comfortable king size bed as well as plenty of storage space. This is the perfect option for you to recover after successful days out surfing perfect Nicaraguan waves.

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Each of these tents has its own private bathroom so the luxury never stops. You also have a stunning vista out over the jungle and over the Pacific Ocean. The tents sleep 2 -3 guests, with the third always staying at a reduced rate as they will ad an extra single bed for them.

Communal Areas

Dining area at surf camp Nicaragua
The best spot for a quick afternoon dip
Amazing colours in the evening sky
Common area with pool
The inviting dining area where you can eat, enjoy a drink, and chill

At Surf Camp Nicaragua you obviously have the infinity pool, but you also get to enjoy a pool table, a projector to watch surf films with other guests and the crew, as well as plenty of hammocks scattered across the property.

Breakfast & Dinner are served in a open dining area that borders the jungle, giving you a stunning view of the lush Fauna & Flora while you enjoy delicious meals prepared onsite.





Key Facts

Warming up before the surf lesson
Warming up before the surf lesson
Paddling into the sunset
Paddling into the sunset
A little practice on the beach before you go catch some waves

There are beginners & advanced surf courses available at Surf Camp Nicaragua. The beginners course will get you paddling, standing up, and going along the face of the wave, whereas the advanced course will take your surfing to the next level by getting you catching bigger waves in more critical positions, making solid turns, and getting barrelled if the conditions allow.

  • 6-Day Surf Course, Monday to Saturday
  • 1 session per day, 2-hours per session
  • Includes board & transfer to the waves
  • Free surf with the rental gear anytime Monday to Saturday
  • Surf waves at Playa Maderas, Playa Hermosa, Remanso, Tamarindo or Yankee
  • Maximum of 5 surfers for each coach
  • Perfect for any surf level, from beginner to advanced
  • Price: 200€ / 6 Days, 2-hours per day

On Sunday you can rent a board for 11€. You can also add board insurance for 5.50€ per day.


Successful surf lesson
Successful surf lesson
Its impossible not to have have fun while learning to surf

The beach of Playa Maderas is perfect to learn to surf on, but also offers ideal waves for more advanced surfers as you paddle a little further away from the beach.

You can check the waves at this beach from the camp, and easily walk there in about 10 minutes when you follow the track through the jungle. The shuttle will take you to either Playa Maderas, Playa Hermosa, Remanso, Tamarindo or Yankee, wherever the waves are the best.

Taking part in a surf course is a great option for those of you who haven’t surfed before, just as it is for those who know how to surf and want to progress quickly. Every week the team offer surf courses from Monday to Saturday, with each session lasting around 2 hours. Surfboard rental is included for the duration of the course, so if you want to jump out for a small paddle between sessions you are more than welcome to do so.

Surfboard Insurance: 5.50€ per day
Price: 200€ / 6 Days, 2 x 2-hours per day.
Sunday Surfboard Rental: 11€


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black and white surf photo

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From the van right into the waves
Sunset surf session
Take the 4x4 to get to the hard to reach spots and surf perfect, empty waves

In the accommodation price, a guided surf session is included 6 days a week.

  • 6-Day Surf Course, Monday to Saturday
  • 1 session per day
  • 2-hours per session
  • Transfer to the spot included
  • Helpful hints about the waves from local team

Every morning and evening the team will check the conditions and shuttle you to the best surf spot surrounding the camp. Upon arrival the crew will give you a rundown of the currents, best channels to paddle out, best take-off spots, and plenty of other helpful information.

Surf Guiding is not a surf course so the team won’t be out in the water with you to continue to give you pointers. You can bring your own board from home or rent boards once you arrive for 11€ per day, with an additional 5.50€ if you would like to insure it.

Catching the first waves
Home spot Playa Madera
Catch perfect waves with the help of private coaches

Private surf coaching sessions are ideal for more advanced surfers who want to progress their surfing and sharpen up their skills. One session consists of 2 hours out in the line-up with the coach, and roughly 1 hour of theory on the beach. The surf equipment is included as is the transfers to the best surf spot for your skill level.

  • 2 hours of private coaching in the water
  • 1 hour of theory
  • Surf equipment
  • Shuttle to the waves
  • Experienced local coaches
  • Designed for confident surfers
  • 2-hour Private Surf Coaching Price: 89€



Fresh local fruit for breakfast
Delicious pancakes to get ready for a day of surfing
Healthy meals are essential for good surf sessions
Fresh, exotic fruit. Every Day

Daily breakfast included
Wake up to a delicious, healthy breakfast each morning prepared by the crew who use the freshest local ingredients to get you fit for a day out in the ocean. The breakfast can include local delicacies like fried pancakes or fresh fruit plates with granola, and breakfast is always accompanied with surf stoked faces and a spectacular view.


Tasty Barbecue for dinner
Enjoying a drink with fellow surfers
The dining area at surf camp Nicaragua
Local cocktail by the pool
Regular BBQ nights at Surf Camp Nicaragua

Daily dinner is included Sunday to Thursday
The team make sure to provide a great and varied menu to all guests, every night of your stay. The crew put together a delicious meal that ranges from authentic local cuisine to international classics. The team can cater the meals to suit vegetarians, vegans, lactose or gluten intolerance or any other diets, just let the camp manger know before, or upon arrival.

The crew also offer an optional Pizza Night on Friday and a BBQ Night on Saturday that you can opt to partake in. After dinner you can share a cold drink in the tropical garden while enjoying the stunning weather and company of other guests.



Horseback riding tour along the beach
Climbing by the ocean
Relaxing yoga sessions
Take sunset a Horse ride along the beach

Activities in Playa Maderas:
The small village is located directly by the beach and is quickly becoming the centre of the Nicaraguan surf scene. The town has plenty of small bars, restaurants and bars to explore in the evenings, and during the day you can find beautiful coves & secluded bays, as well as jungle trails with varied wildlife, including Monkeys and Iguanas. The best bet is to get on the beach and walk north between the cliffs and ocean.

There is also the option of going on a horse ride along the beach which we would recommend doing around sunset, not only is it cooler, but the view is also much more spectacular. There are also Yoga sessions available and it’s possible to rent motorbikes.

Meet the local wildlife
Pre-Party sunset in San Juan
Zip lining tour in the jungle
Little turtle on its way to the water
You can sometimes even spot a local Sea Turtle while surfing

The team at Surf Camp Nicaragua can offer various excursions to the guests including:

  • A surf trip to the north of the country where you can surf some world-famous waves such as Colorado, Oanga Drops & Manzanillo
  • Sunset Booze Cruise
  • Day Trips to either the UNESCO recognised Granada. The volcanic lake, Laguna de Apoyo, or to the active volcano, Masaya, where you get to see some real-life lava.

The team can help you discover plenty more in the Playa Maderas region including:

  • A canopy tour through the roof of the jungle
  • Catamaran sailing trips
  • Party nights in San Juan del Sur
  • Whale, Dolphin and Turtle watching
  • Trips to the volcanic island of Ometepe



Navigate via the tabs to find prices for the different Packages, as well as various optional extras. Here you will see an example:

1 Week incl. Guiding, Breakfast & Dinner from 269 €:

  • 7 Nights in booked accommodation
  • 6 Days Surf Guiding (2 x 2h per Day)
  • Dinner Sunday to Thursday included - optional Pizza Night Friday & BBQ Saturday
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Transfers to Surf Spots

Detailed prices under: Packages


Price per Person, per Week

Surf Course Package Includes:

  • 7 Nights in booked accommodation
  • 6 Days Surf Courses (2 x 2h per Day, Monday to Saturday)
  • Dinner Sunday to Thursday included - optional Pizza Night Friday & BBQ Saturday
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Transfers to Surf Spots
8 Person Dorm incl. Surf Course & Half-board 469 €
4 Person Dorm incl. Surf Course & Half-board 549 €
Deluxe Double Room incl. Surf Course & Half-board 549 €
Superior Double Room incl. Surf Course & Half-board 669 €
"Glamping" Tent incl. Surf Course & Half-board 589 €
"Glamping" Tent incl. .- for 3rd Person - Surf Course & Half-board 389 €

Surf, Eat, Sleep Package Includes:

  • 7 Nights in booked accommodation
  • 6 Days Surf Guiding (2 x 2h per Day)
  • Dinner Sunday to Thursday included - optional Pizza Night Friday & BBQ Saturday
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Transfers to Surf Spots
8 Person Dorm incl. Surf Guiding & Half-board 269 €
4 Person Dorm incl. Surf Guiding & Half-board 349 €
Deluxe Double Room incl. Surf Guiding & Half-board 349 €
Superior Double Room incl. Surf Guiding & Half-board 469 €
"Galmping" Tent incl. Surf Guiding & Half-board 389 €
"Galmping" Tent - for 3rd Person incl. Surf Guiding & Half-board 199 €


Optional Extras

Pre-booking and booking onsite available:

6-Days Surf Course (2 x 2h per Day from Monday to Saturday, incl. Surfboard Rental for course days 200 €
Surfboard Insurance (optional) 5.50 € / Day

Booking & payment onsite:

Private Surf Coaching (2 h) incl. Surfboard 89 €
Surfboard rental (all Shapes & Sizes) 11 € /Day
Yoga Session 11 €

Contact camp before departure to organise pick-up. Payable before or on arrival:

Mangua Airport (1 - 4 Personen) One-way 88 € p. P.
Mangua Airport (1 - 4 Personen) Return 176 € p. P.
*Contact the camp manager once your flights are booked. Their details are on the Pure Surf Camp invoice.





Managua Airport (MGA)

We offer an extra service where we will find you the cheapest available flight, then contact you with the final offer. Flights to Managua in Nicaragua are the best option when travelling to Surf Camp Nicaragua. When the flights are booked we can organise an airport transfer to come and meet you at the airport, and take you to Surf Camp Nicaragua.

For those of you who would rather find and book flights yourself we recommend Skyscanner which will give you a good overview of the available flights and where they depart from. You can fly to Managua (MGA) with DELTA, KLM & United

If you have any questions feel free to contact us.

Surf Camp Nicaragua offers a comfortable and easy airport shuttle service. The shuttle has space for 4 passengers and each trip costs 88€ per person. Make sure you send your flight details to the team before departure to make sure they are there to meet you as you arrive. the trip back to the camp takes about 2 hours.

Public Transport:
It is possible to take the bus to Playa Madera. Just make sure you inform yourself about where you need to change and what busses to get on. This is better for those of you who have already travelled through Central America and aren't under any time constraints.

Rental Car

Renting a car in Nicaragua can be a great way to get around, they are very cheap and a great way to undertake your own early morning surf trips. The best priced rental cars are available at Sunny Cars. Getting a rental car will allow you to spontaneously explore the coastline on your own accord, just don't forget your roof racks. Nicaragua is however a pretty busy place out on the roads and the team organise twice daily surf transfer.


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