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PLAYA SAN DIEGO ECO SURF LODGE & Surf Camp - Managua, Pacific. Nicaragua


SURF CAMP ECO LODGE PLAYA SAN DIEGO Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews.

Known as “The land of lakes and volcanoes”, Nicaragua is also a fine but yet to be discovered surf destination, with world-class surfing conditions from September through to April. A ninety-minute drive south of Managua on the pristine Pacific Coast, the Surf & Ecolodge is a surfer hideaway right in front of a perfect beach break, with another four waves within walking distance of the lodge.


The lodge comprises five beachside bungalows with private bathroom and a porch with hammocks. The typical palmed roofed rancho beach hut is where hungry surfers will enjoy hearty meals prepared with freshly caught fish while watching the action on the beach break opposite. 


Meals are prepared on order so that all tastes and diets are satisfied: vegan, vegetarian, no gluten, no lactose, paleo, Celiac, other allergies or restrictions can easily be accommodated. Perfect for couples and families, extra activities at the lodge include, horseback riding, therapeutic massage, sea turtle conservation, community service at a local school and nature hikes.


We can propose you two different accommodations:


Bungalows (Three Stilted Bungalows):

– made of precious wood and palm fronds

–  elevated on stilts on the ocean front

– a spacious balcony with lounge chairs and hammocks

– one bedroom

– nice bathroom

– private toilet, shower and sink.


Beach Cabana (Five Cabañas)  

– made of bricks and palm fronds

– spacious terrace with its lounge chairs and hammocks

–  one bedroom

– a bathroom with sink and shower.

– toilets are a short walk away.

– Cabaña are located on the ocean-front or a few yards back.


The restaurant:


The spacious open-air ranchos are ideal for relaxing between surf sessions. Guests watch the surf from their hammocks and cool off with a cold drink.


The restaurant serves gourmet cuisine made with the freshest local products. The house specialty is a fillet of snapper or snook, battered in a Mediterranean sauce and grilled on wood fire.


We care to cater to your taste, offering a variety of specials in addition to our delicious menu. Enjoy our healthy seafood, pizzas, salads, and famous tartes


Fine vegetarian plates are always available, as well as vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free options.


Extra activities at the lodge include great fishing, snorkelling, horseback riding and nature hikes


Surf Spots


The following surf spots are right in front of the lodge or within a 15 minutes walk:


Hemorroids: Island like left point break. Fast and hollow wave for experts only. Break over a rock shelf

Rancho’s: Gentle beach break right in front of the lodge. Ideal for beginners and long boarding.

Chiggas: Right reef break that get hollow on big sets

Outer Chiggas: Left and right reef break outside of Chiggas


Apr-Oct: Biggest swell

Nov-Jan: Waist to chest high offshore perfection

Feb-Mar: Midsize swells, offshore


The yoga: Come and join us for some Yoga sessions, stretching, strengthening, breathing exercises and meditation are part of it.


Lively and motivated we teach early Yoga sessions so you can start the day with positive and relaxed energy.





Extending from the Caribbean to the Pacific coast, Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. Known as “the land of lakes and volcanoes”, it contains Central America’s two largest lakes and numerous active volcanoes. A must is a visit to Lake Nicaragua, more than 160 km. (100 mi.) long and averaging 70 km (45 mi) wide. Once an arm of the Pacific, from which it is only 19 km (12 mi) distant, the lake still contains varieties of ocean creatures, including the only known freshwater sharks. The lakes showcases the scenic Ometepe island, topped by twin volcanoes and one of the most famous sights in the country.




Tropical. Rainy season on the Pacific Coast from May through November.

Getting Here

Managua Airport (MGA) 90 min. from the Surflodge (AA, Delta, Continental, Iberia, Taca) Warning: Continental Airlines do no accept surfboards!


EU, US, Canadian and Australian citizens do not require a visa but must buy a tourist card upon arrival


Perfect waves on your doorstep. No crowd, no planning, no transport to the spots or guiding is necessary.



Occupancy 4 days / 3 nights 8 Days/ 7 nights Extra Night
1 Person 680 USD 1245 USD 141 USD
2 Persons 493 USD 940 USD 112 USD
3 Persons 440 USD 847 USD  102 USD

Rates are per person


+ Lodging in private beach cabana

+ All meals and drinks (non alcoholic)

+ unlimited surfboard use

+ 3 surf lessons

+ Airport transfers

+ taxes (15% VAT)



Occupancy 4 days / 3 nights 8 Days/ 7 nights Extra Night
1 Person  914 USD 1793 USD 220 USD
2 Persons 611 USD 1213 USD 151 USD
3 Persons  519 USD 1029 USD 128 USD


Rates are per person


+ Lodging in private Ocean-view Bungalow

+ All meals and drinks (non alcoholic)

+ unlimited surfboard use

+ 3 surf lessons

+ Airport transfers

+ taxes (15% VAT)


Occupancy 4 days / 3 nights 8 Days/ 7 nights Extra Night
2 parents 1249 USD 2454 USD 301 USD
1 child (4-12yr) 145 USD 338 USD 48 USD
1 teen (13-17yr) 245 USD 572 USD 82 USD

Free for children under 4yr old


+ Lodging in private ocean view bungalow

+ All meals and drinks (non-alcoholic)

+ Unlimited surfboard use for 4 persons

+ 3 surf lessons

+ Airport transfers

+ taxes (15% VAT)


Occupancy Beach cabaña Ocean-view Bungalow
1 Person  114 USD 192 USD
2 Persons  84 USD  123 USD
3 Persons 74 USD 100 USD
Teen (13-17 years old) 54 USD   54 USD
 Child (4-12 years old) 35 USD   35 USD
 Child under 4 years old  Free  Free


+ Lodging in private Beach cabaña or Ocean-view Bungalow

+ All meals and drinks (non-alcoholic)

+ taxes (15% VAT)


The gentle beach break right in front of the Surf Lodge offers clean medium size waves that are perfect for learning to surf and longboarding.


Surf board rental: $20 for 2 hrs, $25 per day or $150 per week
Stand Up Paddle rental: $35 per day or $205 per week
Bodyboard rental: $5 per day
Lessons: $30 per person per hour
Yoga practice: $10 drop in


We take pride in providing business opportunities to local men and women. We will gladly arrange these services for you. They can be paid cash to the providers.


Massage: $20 for a full body 1-hour massage with a licensed massage therapist
Horseback riding tour: $12 per 1.5hr
Explore Nicaragua day trips: $140-150 per vehicle
Fat tire Bicycle rental: $12 per half-day
Childcare: $20 per day
Cooking class: tip to the staff
Participate in Sea turtle conservation: free
Community service at the local school (cost of transportation)
Volley Ball, Ping Pong, Board games: free



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