Came to Surf Tours Nicaragua alone and had the best week of my life. I surfed the point out front for hours at a time with 2 people out, sharing waves the whole session. Food was amazing, music at night, pool tournament, and a lot of much needed hammock time with a book. If you are looking for a mellow spot, with very kind staff, the best food ever….this is it! I can’t wait to get back here next year!
I came into this trip with Zero surf experience, and a substantial amount of anxiety due to the daily grind, and a longing for something different. I left feeling 100% rejuvenated, spontaneous, and with a huge itch for more adventure. (Also a surfer with a lot of potential to be great)
The family atmosphere was immediately apparent from the sick crew at STN. They calmed my nerves right off the bat. I felt very close with a few of the members by the ladder end of my trip, and we will be keeping in touch via social media.
In between surfing, we visited local attractions, other hostels, and many of the major city’s in Nicaragua. The STN crew was very knowledgable about the culture, local spots, and basic trends of the area that were very interesting and kept the brain moving.
Last but not least, the food was BOMB! I was eating like a king. We all ate together adding to the great atmosphere already established upon arrival. The rooms were clean, cool, and had all the necessities I need for such a trip.
I really cant put into text the satisfaction I got from this trip. I left with a open mind, a rejuvenated soul, and a new passion for surf. (again the surf was consistent) I highly recommend this spot for anyone trying to get away and surf their hearts away.
Best Week of My Life
This place is an absolute slice of paradise. GREAT waves, GREAT weather, GREAT food, and great people. Greg and Kayla go above and beyond to make sure all your needs are met and exceeded. My room was cleaned every day with fresh sheets and pillowcases.
Overall this surf camp is unrivaled. I surfed until I couldn’t paddle anymore, and took (Free) boat rides to different breaks every day. The Rancho overlooking the beach was one of my favorite places to relax. Books, cold beer, and hammocks… what more can a guy ask for.
I cannot wait for my next trip to STN!!!
Everything fell into place
We ended up at STN without much planning after some complications with our original plans, but it ended up being a blessing in disguise. The place is located in a great little seaside village called Miramar and Greg and Kayla (Managers) have done a fantastic job of incorporating the local culture into the camp. So you can feel totally secure in your seaside compound or venture out and mingle with the townies at the sole local watering hole or at Lucy’s lobster shack.
The rooms are nice enough; all have en suite bathrooms, A/C and fresh linens daily. The staff is very warm and cooks and cleans pretty much all day long so you don’t have to worry about any of that. My wife and I were total novice surfers and for us the conditions (small/medium waves that break far away from the beach) were perfect. By the end I was actually catching and riding green waves. This has all the benefits of a hostel (cool guests who like to socialize and have fun together) but none of the drawbacks (shared bathrooms, gross rooms, etc.). Greg and Kayla are really good at what they do! You won’t regret it.
Best Surf Trip in Nicaragua. I will be going back!
If you are looking to go on a surf trip to Nicaragua, do not go anywhere else! Greg understands the swells and knows exactly where to take you each day for the best waves possible. Did I mention there are no crowds at these spots either? Everyday we were there, we only surfed with our group. Which was about 6 people. Nicaragua can get really crowded at the popular spots like Popoyo, so it almost isn’t worth the trip. This is not the case at Surf Tours Nicaragua.
If you have never surfed in your life, there are waves for you too! The guides/instructors were great at their jobs. There were a few people staying with us who were beginners and they were standing up in less than an hour.
Besides surfing there are many other things to do! One day Greg and Kayla took us to Laguna de Apoyo. It was an old volcano that filled with clear water to swim in. There was a restaurant/bar right on the water with a 20ft dock to jump off of. (see pictures) I don’t even need to explain how fun that was. Another day we went volcano boarding! I recommend this to everyone. How many of your friends can say they boarded down a volcano? Of course there is also fishing and spear fishing!
Good times with Good people
Right from the start Greg, Kayla, and Keith welcomed Me and my girlfriend with open arms. The set up was great, you had breaks right out front. There is a pool, a huge patio over looking the ocean equipped hammocks, chairs, and a fridge stocked with drinks. Best place to hangout after surfing all day. The rooms are very nice, super comfortable they have A/C, and we had our own shower. The average day consisted of a early rise eat breakfast, surf, fish on the way back from whatever break we were at that day, grab lunch, and then get into any adventure they recommended to us. Which was very cool of them because my girl doesn’t surf but there was still tons of things for her to do. We went on hikes, tons of fishing, and enjoyed a couple nights out in Leon. The waves were perfect for me being a novice surfer. They were small to medium in size perfect for learning. By the end of the trip I was catching a couple and feeling way more confident in being able to read the swell. All in all one of my favorite vacations I have taken. Between the staff, the location, and the food that was prepared by the ladies working there (which every meal was delicious) it couldn’t have been any better. Definitely exceeded my exceptions. Greg said it best “It was like a vacation with friends” even though we had just meet. Already planning my next trip.
Want to see Nica? Come here.
My whole experience at STN was about Nicaragua. The BEST guides for not only finding the best waves and fish to catch but also for experiencing Nicaraguan culture. I’ve been to lots of surf camps and this is the first one I absolutely fell in love with. Had a bonfire on the beach, rode a horse along the waves, ate a 3-lobster dinner and made some lifelong friends. Come here, you will love it.
Surf. Drink. Sleep. Eat. Repeat
This was the first trip that my husband and I took after we had gotten married and it definitely did not disappoint. First off, the staff there is awesome. The managers and guides there are fun people to hang out with and they are knowledgeable of the area and the people. If you’re into yoga and massages, Kayla is there to accommodate you. Greg and his crew will take you to surf spots where you will not only catch waves but also probably catch fish on the way back. We bonded with all the other visitors there. Everyone is at a different level when it comes to surfing so you’re not intimidated. There were also some advanced surfers there as well so they can show you the ropes. 😉
The place is clean and well-kept. The staff cleaned the rooms and the common areas everyday. The foods are home-cooked and are delicious especially after a day of surfing. The backyard is the beach so you can literally just grab a board and go surf. The fridge is stocked up with local beer and Greg can fix you up a tasty cocktail. Greg and Kayla also took us to Leon which was fun and we got to try out some local street food and check out the culture in Nicaragua. I would definitely come back here again. Two pieces of advice: First, ask them to take you to the Lobster Lady. Second, bring extra mosquito repellent: They have some but if you get bit a lot I would bring more. It’s the tropics so mosquitos are inevitable.
Surf and be totally taken care of
I had a fantastic week stay with Surf Tours Nicaragua. Greg and Kayla are fantastic hosts and will make you feel right at home.
I decided to escape the holidays on a whim and head to Nica to half work on my surfing and half decompress. Originally my plan was to head down to Maderas Beach after 4 days, but I felt so comfortable and at home that I ended up staying the entire week.
If you’re looking for a stress-free get-away focused around surfing, Surf Tours Nica is definitely the way to go. Greg will take you to awesome remote beaches daily to go surf and fish and depending on what you catch you could end up indulging in deliciously prepared ceviche or sashimi by sunset. Kayla always has get tunes playing and will lead you in an awesome yoga session right in front of the ocean. Together, Greg and Kayla will give you an experience of Nicaragua you most likely would never get on your own.
The house is incredibly clean and makes for a comfortable living environment and all meals are prepared fresh daily. If you forgot something or need anything extra, Greg and/or Kayla will help you get what ever you need or will let you use whatever they have on hand to make your stay more comfortable.
Best bang for your buck with some truly great people!
Super fun surf trip
As a traveling surfer it’s unusual for me to want to encourage more “dots in the line-up”, no matter where it is in the world. But every now and then there are places that stand out for location, waves, accomodations and cool factor. The Surf Tours Nicaragua resort in Northern Nicaragua is definitely a stand out!
A couple of friends and I were planning a surf trip to somewhere in the tropics, most likely in Central America, and to someplace none of us had been to before. Emails flew back and forth with names of breaks, countries, friends, resorts, and intriguing rumours. You know the drill, right?
We finally settled on northern Nicaragua, at a resort highly recommended by a friend’s friend, called Surf Tours Nicaragua, one of the original surf camps in the area near Puerto Sandino. Once you book with them, most everything’s covered, from being picked up at the airport to food, surf guides and mini-trips along the coast depending on the waves. And man, did the NST crew — Greg, Kayla, Alex, Shaun & Adan — know the area, breaks and special coastal locations!
It’s always a risk whether you’ll get surf or not on any trip, but we lucked out and scored two solid swells – and the warm offshores never ceased. The resort location is ideal for checking out the two breaks right in front – Punta Miramar and Pipes, both great waves, plenty of tubes to be had. And then there’s the sandbar at Puerto Sandino… if you get it good, it is an awesome surf session, one for your memory banks, for sure. The upstairs “rancho” (veranda) is where you’ll spend most of your non-surfing time, as it’s perfect viewing of the breaks, conditions, people on the beach, taking photos, swinging in a hammock with a book or mag, and hanging out shootin’ the breeze (and you’ll want the breeze that blows through here, believe me!).
So if you’re on the hunt for something a little different in the Northern Hemisphere tropics, here’s my tip — I strongly recommend you check out Surf Tours Nicaragua. It’s got all the right stuff for the total surf & country experience. I had an awesome time!