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Playa Maderas Infinity Pool Surf Villa - San Juan del Sur, Rivas Department. Nicaragua

INTRODUCTION

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From Playa Maderas Infinity Pool Surf Villa, you have only 15 minutes walk down an incredible jungle path to a beautiful surfing beach and one of the most consistent waves in Nicaraguá. Playa Maderas is within easy access from Managua Airport, only 2,5 hours drive and is 9km north of Nicaragua´s surfing and party capital – San Juan Del Sur.

 

The area is home to a wide variety of surf spots and with over 330 days of offshore winds offers year-round swells for all levels. No matter how good you are you will improve your skills and have a lot of fun. Big hollow waves, as well as smooth beach breaks, are a drive away from our Villa, but we also organize surfaris and boat trips for more experienced surfers to ride their dream waves.

 

The Playa Maderas Infinity Pool Surf Villa is on top of a hill overlooking the Pacific ocean, Playa Maderas, and the jungle, a large 2 level building with a big common area to socialize, projector for exciting surf movies, loungers by the infinity pool to relax and also check conditions beyond comfortable beds, beautiful showers, and a plus with magnificent sunset views.

THE ACCOMMODATION

Facilities

  • Spacious 2-level building
  • Surf Movie Projector
  • Loungers by the infinity pool
  • Spacious common areas
  • Large screen TV (this is additional to the Movie Projector)
  • Game room with pool and board games;
  • Rustic Yoga/Workout deck with exercise equipment

Services

  • Daily breakfast and dinners from Sunday till Thursday
  • Trips to surf spots and guided surfing twice a day from Monday through Saturday
  • Information on Nicaragua’s surfing locations

Rooms

Deluxe A/C Suite and FAN Suite Deluxe 4 Person Dorm

Located on the air-cooled 2nd floor.

Beautiful quiet room

Comfortable king size bed

A/C or FAN

Private bathroom with hot shower

Some suites with a stunning sea view terrace

and gorgeous private view over the jungle.

Beautiful open dorm 

A stunning sea view

Canopy beds

Mosquito nets

An attached bathroom

Separate toilet

Rustic wooden jungle shower.

Deluxe Glamping Tent Spacious 8 Person Dorm

Beautiful, large and quiet glamping

Comfortable king size bed

Ocean views

Private deck

Private bathroom with shower.

Comfortable wooden beds

Attached private bathroom

Separate toilet

A beautiful natural shower.

 

THE ACTIVITIES

Great surf spots for beginners to experts

With so many good options around, we will check conditions and take a trip to the best surf spot of the day according to your level.

 

From Maderas down to Playa Remanso, Tamarindo, Playa Hermosa, El Yankee, and even Playa Escameca. You will have such a great time with our local instructors, they are all very experienced and patient. For the most adventures one, we offer trips on demand to famous spots up north such as Manzanillo, Panga Drops, Colorado, and Playgrounds.

 

  • Qualified surf instructors who are some of the areas’ best surfers
  • Surf school for beginners
  • Board rental in all shapes and sizes available
  • Surf guiding for intermediate and advanced surfers
  • Transportation to surf spots

 

Surf Spots

Beach name: Playa Maderas Playa Remanso Tamarind

How far:

How to get there:

Type:

Bottom:

Level:

Wave direction:

Swell size

Best Swell Direction:

Best Wind:

Best tide:

Power:

Crowds:

8 km

Walking

Beach break

Sandy with rock

All surfers

Right and left

3/5ft to 8ft+

All tides

Powerful, fun

Crowded weekends

13 km

Drive

Beach break

Sandy

Beginners/Intermediate

Right and left

1/3ft to 12ft

Mid and high tide

Fun, playful

Few surfers

14 km

Drive

Point break

Sandy with rock

All surfers

Right point break

1/3ft to 8ft+

Mid tide

Fun

Empty

Beach name: Playa Hermosa Playa El Yankee Colorado

How far:

How to get there:

Type:

Bottom:

Level:

Wave direction:

Swell size:

Best Swell Direction:

Best Wind:

Power:

Best tide:

Crowds:

15 km

Drive

Beach break

Sand

All levels

Right and left

3-5ft to 10 ft+

NW, W, SW

SE, E, NE

Playful

Mid tide

Crowded weekends

21 km

Drive

Beach break

Sand

Intermediate/Advanced

Right and left

2 to 6 ft

 

 

Fast, powerful

All tides

Few surfers

30 km

Boat

River mouth

Sandy

Experienced/Pro 

Right and left

3ft/5ft to 12 ft

NW, W, SW

SE, E, NE

Hollow, fast, powerful

All tides

Ultra crowded

Beach name:

 Manzanillo  Panga Drops  Playgrounds

How far:

How to get there:

Type:

Bottom:

Level:

Wave direction:

Swell size

Best Swell Direction:

Best Wind:

Power:

Best tide:

Crowds:

30 km

Boat

Point break

Reef, rocks

Experienced/Pro

Left point break

2 – 10ft

S, SW

Hollow, fast, powerful

Mid tide ONLY

Few surfers

30 km

Boat

Reef break

Reef

Experienced/Pro

Left and right

 

 

 

Heavy, fast

Low tide

Empty

30 km

Boat

Reef break

Reef

Intermediate/Advanced

Left and right

3- 12 ft

 

 

Fast, powerful

All tides

Empty

Other Activities

  • Local trips around Nicaragua (Isla Ometepe, Laguna de Apoyo, Volcan Masaya, Granada)
  • Horseback riding on the beach at sunset
  • Massage, Yoga
  • Moto Rental

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Private, comfortable and safe location on top of the jungle with striking views of the Pacific Ocean below, great weather and consistent waves all year round. The Playa Maderas Infinity Pool Surf Villa is only 15 minutes walk down an incredible jungle path to Madera Beach.

 

  • 2,5 hours from Managua Airport (Nicaragua)
  • 2,5 hours from Liberia Airport (Costa Rica)
  • 8km north of Nicaragua´s Surfing Capital
  • 8km from San Juan del Sur (supermarkets, restaurants, pharmacy, conveniences) – 30min shuttle ride to
  • San Juan del Sur from the Surf Villa.

Getting Here

Fly to Managua Airport (Nicaragua) is the best option, in case that it is not possible, we also offer transfer to/from Liberia Airport(Costa Rica.

 

Nicaragua Visas

Tourist tax of USD10 at the airport and you can get a 90-day tourist visa upon arrival in Nicaragua, you you need a passaport valid for at leat 6 months after your departure date.

 

Surfboards

More than 3 boards is considered imports and will be charged USD100 per extra board. No wetsuit needed even in winter time.

 

Cordoba, foreign currencies, and credit cards
The local currency is the Nicaraguan Cordoba but US dollars are also accepted. There are a lot of ATMs around San Juan del Sur and any major city in the area, from most it’s possible to withdraw both Cordobas and US dollars.

PRICES & PACKAGES

Surf School Package

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION Nº PAX Nº NIGHTS PRICE
Deluxe A/C Suite 2 1540 €
Private FAN Suite 2 7 1386 €
Deluxe Glamping Tent 2 7 1386 €
Deluxe 4 Person Dorm 1 732 €
Spacious 8 Person Dorm 1 7 655 €

Inclusions

  • 7 nights of accommodation in private or shared room
  • Daily breakfast, five dinners per week (Sunday to Thursday),
  • Unlimited trips to surf spots and guided surfing from Monday through Saturday
  • 6 days of Group surf lesson (4 hours /day materials included)
  • Surfboard Insurance
  • Managua Airport transfer go/return
  • Country Tax

Accommodation Only

More Info

Rooms Nº PAX Price
Deluxe A/C Suite  2 €120,-*
Private FAN Suite €100,-*
Deluxe Glamping Tent €100,-*
Spacious 8 Person Dorm €35,-*
Deluxe 4 Person Dorm €45,-*

All above accommodation prices include breakfast daily and dinners from Sunday till Thursday as well as trips to surf spots and guided surfing twice a day from Monday through Saturday, plus information on Nicaragua’s surfing locations.

*country tax not included

Activities Only

More Info

Extra Description Price
Surf Lessons Per person per week, from Monday – Saturday €180,-*
Private Surfing Lessons Per person per day, 2hs, including board rental €80,-*
Surfboard Rental Per person per day, all types of boards €10,-*
Surfboard Insurance Per person per day €5,-*
Massage 45min €10,-*
Motorbike Rental Per day on request

*country tax not included

Transfers

More Info

Airport Transfers Description Price
Pick-up Managua Airport, Nicaragua, 1-4 Persons €70,-
Drop-Off Managua Airport, Nicaragua,  1-4 Persons €70,-
Pick-up Liberia Airport, Costa Rica, 1-4 Persons €150,-
Drop-Off Liberia Airport, Costa Rica, 1-4 Persons €150,-

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