We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

CHICABRAVA Surf Camp

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in San Juan del Sur
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
CHICABRAVA Surf Camp
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for CHICABRAVA Surf Camp
See the most recent reviews
Showing 307: English reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016

There are so many positives to share about my experience at Chicabrava it’s difficult to know where to start. In short, the staff and instructors were outstanding, the accommodations and food were great, and the attention to detail from registration through to departure and follow up; all excellent. I’m a big reader of reviews but have never written many (okay…...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Gayla T
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I was blown away by the food, location, service and overall attention that was provided throughout my stay at the Chica Brava Cloud Farm retreat. The instructors were so welcoming and full of energy, it was super inspiring to be able to spend a week with such a strong, fun group of women. The days were long and full but...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank avivam16
San Francisco
Reviewed 3 May 2016

It has been years since I have tried to surf and I had missed it so I booked a trip. CHICABRAVA is truly a special place run by special people. Based on my schedule I stayed at the Surf House and it was just what I needed. It was clean, incredibly well kept, and right in the middle of everything...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Squirreletta1
Jackson Heights, New York
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This review is long overdue. I stayed at Chicabrava in September during central America's independence day. I was the only chicabrava staying there for the week. I was kindly informed that there were some last minute cancellations and I would be the only guest for the week. I thought the notice   was a nice gesture on their part but it...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Natalia G
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I had the time of my life. I started the trip unsure of myself and my abilities and I left with a passion for surfing and a new family. I didn't want to leave and I can't wait to go back. If you love to travel and feel at home at this same time this is the place to be....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nicalena I
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 April 2016

What a wonderful and empowering experience spending a week with the lovely women of ChicaBrava. I have raved to all that have crossed my path that if they want to learn how to surf they need to spend a week with CB. The accommodations where very clean, safe and well decorated. The instructors and employees were all professional, friendly and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank wrencoe
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 April 2016

I visited Chicabrava in March 2016 with a friend and fellow traveler. We were the first to arrive at the camp that week, and we received the warmest, friendliest welcome from Anna. Soon the other surf campers-arrived and the real fun began! Our instructors were all excellent surfers. As instructors they were positive, encouraging, patient, and extremely hilarious. Our days...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Amy C
Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Everything was just perfect: the location (close to the beach, in town, comfortable and very lovely decorated), the organisation (from the first moment you feel so welcome and they are organising you whatever you wish for, f.e. massages or sailing trips), the food (breakfast is amazing and they are organising everyday a place you can go for dinner and they...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lea K
Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This was by far one of the best vacations I have been on. The staff and surf instructors are incredible. Throughout the entire week, they ensure that everything is taken care and share some incredible stories. The lodging is beautiful. I highly suggest staying at Cloud Farm, where the meals are all provided and incredibly delicious. The camp as a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Christen C
Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 31 March 2016

There is nothing like taking a vacation and learning a new skill like surfing. The instructors were awesome at teaching surfing and working with us. The views from the cloud farm were amazing!! Yoga classes were also so fun! Definitely recommend as a vacation if you want to get out there and do something rather than sitting on the beach...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Julia M

133 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (126)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (18)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
View from Room (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (12)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
2:55
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (77)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these San Juan del Sur hotels
8.6 km away
Morgan's Rock Hacienda and Ecolodge
6.0 km away
Playa Marsella Beach Front Hotel
Playa Marsella Beach Front Hotel
#4 of 4 in Playa Marsella
132 reviews
2.5 km away
Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort
Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort
#17 of 24 in San Juan del Sur
248 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 km away
Villas de Palermo Hotel & Resort
Villas de Palermo Hotel & Resort
#10 of 24 in San Juan del Sur
274 reviews
5.3 km away
Mango Rosa Nicaragua
Mango Rosa Nicaragua
#1 of 4 in Playa Marsella
389 reviews
3.3 km away
El Jardin Hotel
El Jardin Hotel
#7 of 24 in San Juan del Sur
210 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CHICABRAVA is the first and best all-girls surf camp in Nicaragua. We are an elite camp for adventurous women who appreciate comfort as well as challenge. We have two locations - the Cloud Farm and the Surf House - that allow you to join no matter what your desired budget. The Cloud Farm is a private retreat within a gorgeous and secluded 500-acre private reserve and farm overlooking the town of San Juan del Sur and its picturesque bay. The Farm has hundreds of acres of indigenous forest, fruit orchards and organic gardens. Most of our food is organically grown right here! This is the perfect choice for guests who want to "get-away-from-it-all" at our gorgeous open-air surf retreat and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature! Price is $1600/person for the ALL-INCLUSIVE week. $100 discount for traveling with a friend. The Surf House is right on the beach in San Juan del Sur. It's a great option for those who would like to be closer to all of the action and local flavor in town, and save a bit of money while doing so! The Surf House has loads of space in the hip open-air lounge area. Relax in the hammocks, on the couches, or hang out in the beachfront store at the front of the Surf House! Our three rooms are cozy and private with cold A/C and two shared baths. Price is $990/person for the week. $100 discount for traveling with a friend. ... more   less 

Additional Information about CHICABRAVA Surf Camp

Address: Cloud Farm and Surf House locations, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Chicabrava Surf Camp Hotel San Juan Del Sur
CHICABRAVA Surf Camp Nicaragua/San Juan Del Sur
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from CHICABRAVA Surf Camp staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Bring earplugs and white noise app because the town itself can be noisy at night (motorcycles, music).”
 of 5 bubbles RuthS705, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you stay at the Surf House downtown, bring ear plugs- it gets loud. Other than that, it was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles alysez2016, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Cloudfarm is the luxury, all inclusive camp, and the Surfhouse is more do-it-yourself, kick it downtown location.”
 of 5 bubbles paperairplanes, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms at camp are similar. Can pay extra for private but not really necessary.”
 of 5 bubbles 371gaylat, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“You share a room with Chicas so just be prepared”
 of 5 bubbles Squirreletta1, 3 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5