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Playa Hermosa Surf Camp
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Come enjoy the beach where Survivor Nicaragua was filmed in 2010. We have 3km of virgin white sand beaches. Great surfing, swimming, tide pooling, and we have horses ready to run you up and down the sand. Shuttles from town (SJDS) are available, and...more
Camino Ostional 6.6KM al Sur de SJDS, San Juan del Sur 00000, Nicaragua
+505 8972 9371
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 6, 2016

So I never stayed at the Surf Camp, but will in the future. I did come here several times to surf the beach and then also eat at the local bar / restaurant. So I will review that. 1. The Beach: This is by far...More

3  Thank John M
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Be careful here. Do not segregate yourself. Stay near the camp. The beach is beautiful!!! But we were robbed of all our belongings by three masked men w/ guns and machetes. The security at this beach is not up to par and the response by...More

5  Thank traveler60305
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All reviews great beach nice place to spend the day private beach resort rustic cabanas per adult spent days few hours waves surf instructor lesson beginners shuttle sand board
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot to watch surfers, relax, enjoy food and cocktails, and enjoy. The sunset from one of the three beachfront bars is amazing. The beach dogs made it feel like home.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Spent 3 days on this beach and the kids finally wanted to try surf lessons. Great beach instruction and most of them we up on the waves in a short time even with pretty good size waves for beginners.

Thank Matthew J
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Playa Hermosa is an excellent place to learn to surf, the waves are consistent and when we went between 2.5-3'. The beach is sandy and goes out so far so you can stand. Our surf instructor, Tony made getting up on the board so easy....More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed August 6, 2017

This is a private beach resort. There is a $3 per adult admission fee. There is an eco lodge on site with a few rooms, which I did not care to get a closer look. There is also one restaurant on site. You pick a...More

Thank msmxtoo
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Spent a few hours at this private beach resort, that has beach side restaurant and activities center. In order to enter, need to pay $3 USD per adult. They have restaurant, beach equipment rental and surf school ($30/hour lessons). Overall nice place to spend the...More

Thank castle_lb
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

This is an absolutely stunning beach! The lush forest comes right to the sand and we even saw howler monkeys in the trees. The beach is huge and you can easily walk down to a section with no one else around. It was great swimming....More

Thank AdM85
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

We paid 10 dollars to get a shuttle from our hostel and back (incl. 3 dollar fee because it's a private beach). The ride was an half an hour drive. And it was so worth it, it's a beautiful beach with a restaurant but it...More

Thank Céleste C
Reviewed March 16, 2017

We were told by our hotel that Playa Hermosa was a good swimming beach to visit in the area. We took the shuttle from the hotel ($10.00/pp) and paid a park entrance fee of $3.00/pp. This gets you into the main beach which has all...More

1  Thank Cheryl K
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We had been told that this was a nice place to spend the day at the beach. The beach is fantastic, not crowded, and clean. There are numerous huts with tables and hammocks. These are first come, so get there early to get a good...More

3  Thank Lostagainadvisor
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. So clean, not crowded and very comfortable. Food and drink were reasonable. They take cc. The bathrooms were clean and well stocked. There was an outdoor shower. A big variety of seating, shade and hammocks. Free wifi. The beach is teaming with wildlife...More

Thank RezaTravels
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