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Charlottesville, VA
Reviewed 24 February 2015

I stayed with 3 friends in a Villa. We had an amazing time and really enjoyed everything about this property. 1) the service from booking to departure was personal and great. From arranging all of the details and dealing with my many questions before arrival, to the shuttle driver and recommendations from staff on where to go and what to...

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. For future guests, some of our rooms do not have a/c and hot water, but some of our rooms do, so allow us to offer rooms at all price points. Pretty soon, all of them...

Ft. Collins, CO
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Surf Ranch is a local feeling place, with nice, friendly service by English-speaking locals, and a touch of isolation off in the woods. I recommend the premium suite with air conditioning, and advise you to enjoy the food and drinks. The cost adds up, but this place is a decent ride from town, which will cost you money each way,...

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our deluxe rooms, as well as the food and drinks. Next time you are here in Nicaragua, let me know and I will get you a returning discount. Thank you. Lucas Boychuk Director of Operations

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 January 2015

I arrived to the Managua Airport to find the Ranch driver waiting with my name printed on a sign. Ahhhh! That was awesome after the long day of travel, coming into a 3rd world nation alone! From the moment I arrived at the Ranch I felt safe and at home! The lights were kept on until I arrived and I...

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest It was great to meet you and we are really glad you chose the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort as your home away from home, especially for a few months. Thank you again for staying with us, and I am glad that we got to hang out many many times. We will definitely be staying in touch. See...

Valdosta, Georgia
Reviewed 9 January 2015

We came to Surf Ranch after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. When we arrived, we were surprised by how far away it was from the city. The drive there was a little sketchy and off the beaten path. We reserved a private villa which was very clean and spacious. However, we did not realize it came without air conditioning or hot...

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort. We are located just a 5 minute drive from downtown San Juan Del Sur. We positioned ourselves to be outside of all the noise from town, and the closest resort to the southern surf beaches, Remanso & Hermosa. Only 1 villa comes with air conditioning,...

San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

The hotel is located 2 kilometers from town but the hotel has a shuttle 3 or 4 times a day so no worries about the distance. The place itself is nice and the people on the hotel make you to have a very comfortable time and Edwin the manager always tries to help you as much as he can. The...

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and our management. We look forward to having you back again soon. Thank you. Lucas Boychuk Director of Operations

Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

We came to the surf ranch expecting to be closer to the town and to get the opportunity to play a variety of sports. Instead, we found the place to be far and required a $4.00 cab to get to town. Though there were free shuttles, they ran every 3 hours. The facilities for playing sports were very run down...

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us and for leaving this review. It helps us look into the problem to see why this has happened. It looks like it is a mix of having our new receptionists with not a lot of customer experience and being the busiest time of the year. We have already solved this problem, and...

Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

The staff here were more than accommodating. The helped me when it started to rain, were very service oreintated. The rooms are clean and spacious. One of the best places I've stayed in Central America. As an added bonus their dog buddy is awesome!!! The only draw back is in their standard rooms you don't get air conditioning or warm...

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest We are honored to hear that the Surf Ranch has been one of the best places that you have stayed at in Central America. At the beginning of our opening last year, you can see here on Trip Advisor that we had many mishaps and things that needed to be done, but we would fix each issue after...

Cartago, Costa Rica
Reviewed 9 December 2014

This is a great place The place for a family with kids with all the things they have to offer rock climbing ,skateboard paintball jungle ,shuttle bus could be more time to town, Food good, rooms perfect. Able to use the pool anytime .The bar people were nice and waited on me . Nice to come back from dancing and...

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort. I am honored to hear that you enjoyed your stay, our service and amenities. Next time, we will get you a mini fridge in your room if you wish, to keep your beers cool :) Thank you. Lucas Boychuk Director of Operations

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Reviewed 19 November 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights in November. The staff is all super friendly and helpful. My luggage never made it onto the plane from Atlanta, and when it arrived later that week the airport shuttle driver was nice enough to pick it up for me and deliver it to the surf ranch. They have a free...

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us at the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort. I am honored to hear that our staff went out of their way to the airport to gather your lost baggage that was left at the airport. It was great to meet you and your girlfriend and I hope to see the both of you...

Tampa, Florida, United States
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Our stay at Surf Ranch in November 2014 was great. Accommodations were just right, in that we had a very comfortable bed, plenty of room, personal bathroom and we upgraded to a room with A/C and hot water. The staff at Surf Ranch is amazing and very available to offer advice on what to do, where to go and what...

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lukeboychuk, Owner at Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and upgrade to our deluxe condos with A/C and hot water. It is also great to hear that the staff made your experience top notch. Please let me know the next time you come back and we will get you set up again. Thank you. Lucas Boychuk Director...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Surf Ranch in San Juan Del Sur, features Nicaragua's largest skateboard park, rock climbing wall, private gym, airbag jump, volleyball court, world class restaurant & bar, swimming pool & swim up bar, poolside cabanas, standard rooms, villas, and deluxe condos. The Surf Ranch offers many extreme sports and activities such as surfing, skateboarding, sailing, fishing, yoga, rock climbing and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort

Address: Empalme de El Valle, 991.5 m al Este, San Juan del Sur 47008, Nicaragua (Formerly Surf Ranch Action Sports Resort)
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Price Range: $80 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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  • 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?

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