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Reviewed 6 March 2020

This place has an amazing feeling of being home as you share breakfast, eat a family dinner at night and go out for surf as a group (if you like to). With the super pretty, well-designed private huts in the middle of the nature also gives you the opportunity to zoom-out and relax on your own. Perfect hosts who are passionate about the area, surfing, local crowd and nica-food. Their main goal is to make you feel even more at home! Also the girls in the kitchen doing the cooking are lovely, prepare amazing fresh food and are extremely helpful in case of dietary requirements or just craving something.

The main activity during your stay is surfing, with the beach only a 8 minutes walk away (down, 12 up). Cool people in the beach: the best boy in town is Felipe. Lucky you, he is also a surf teacher and is happy to teach you during your stay! Imagine arriving home after your day of surf (and walk up the hill), watching the sun set from the deck, refresh in the outdoor showers and get ready for a cosy family dinner with the other guests, containing vegetables and good local food!

I am already planning my visit to the place I called home during my trip!

Room tip: Each room has its own charm and is well-designed!
Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed 25 November 2019

A personable place to stay in a lovely location. Not a hotel feeling at all but much more homelike and calm. Meals are taken "family" style and are prepared by very capable, and friendly, local staff. Great, spacious cabanas in the forest give you lots of privacy when you want it. Great help with arrangements of any kind of activity...and of course surfing is one of them. I met my daughter here because she wanted to surf. She got a strong recommendation to go to BVSC by her friend who has a yoga studio back in Canada and has done a group yoga retreat here with exceptional results. My daughter and I both had plenty to do, together and separately as we liked. It turned out to be a perfect location for our meetup. Thanks Johnny, Michele and everyone at BVSC!

Date of stay: November 2019
1  Thank Pat L
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Michele B, Manager at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2019

Thank you so much for this lovely review Pat.
It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for both staying here and making this week a memorable one!

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Reviewed 20 July 2019

Staying at Buenavista Surf Club was an amazing experience, the food, views and the most kindest, helpful host Michele made it all worth while.

You will get the most delicious breakfast here at Buenavista, they had everything you could imagine, crepes, scrambled eggs, homemade bread, fresh fruits with granola, yogurt, smoothies, gallo pinto, grilled plantains, bacon, and the best coffee. And this was every morning, we were always full even by lunchtime. And the dinners were just as good with great variety.

Sleeping above the trees was not only amazing but the comfort of the beds made made for a peaceful night.

The main area is very comfortable, and you can chill and enjoy the view.

Getting to the beach was very easy, a 5 minute walk down the road and you also have 5 restaurants to choose from if you get hungry.

I will be back next year, for sure!!!!

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Stephanie A
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Michele B, Manager at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

Thank you Stephanie!! It was beyond amazing to have you are Rory stay with us. Special times!
Come back and see us!!

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Reviewed 12 June 2019

My ladyfriend and I spent 12 days at BVSC in the beginning of the rainy season. Truly, I can't say enough about how much joy we found. Johnny G runs the place. He's courteous, thoughtful and hilarious--he's also a man who knows how to get things. So don't worry if you don't show up prepared for sweltering heat or a deluge of rain... which can be the weather cycle in a single day. Also, Johnny G will help you plan your adventures; horseback riding, surfing (boats and trips) and where to head next if you're on tour. Natasha, who comes to BVSC everyday, teaches yoga. I've got lots of broken body parts and aged injuries... all I can say is that she gets it, and she'll guide you to fix yourself. A special shoutout to Aidaly, who runs the cocina (her pancakes are worth requesting) and she gives excellent massages on the premises. I had a massage every third day! And as far as the political instability in Nica. It's real. That said, the people welcome you and appreciate that you're traveling to their home during this uncertain time. At not time did I feel unsafe. Also, I speak Spanish and made an effort to understand what's up. You should too! Lastly, know that when you stay at BVSC, you are in the hands of people who know and love NICA. That means everything. You'll see.

Date of stay: May 2019
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Michele B, Manager at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

Thanks a million for this great and honest review!
Awesome to have you both here!!
Saludos from all of us at BVSC

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Reviewed 4 June 2019

We had a great stay at BVSC. The host and the staff were very friendly and the was an excellent vibe with the other guests. The cabanas were very clean, comfortable and great for relaxing. The shared home style breakfast was a great start to the day and a wonderful way to interact with the other guests. It's a perfect place to go to relax and surf!

Room tip: great view
Date of stay: May 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Michele B, Manager at Buena Vista Surf Club, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

Hey Vincent!
Good to hear from you and THANK YOU for your wonderful review.
We hope to welcome you back in the future! - and please give our best to Laurence!
Warmest saludos from all of us at BVSC

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