Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua


San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

4.7 / 5 - 98 reviews Open Gallery

What is included in this holiday?

Shared or private lodging in surf camp
Solo travellers, friends
Average age guest: 25 - 45 years old
Surf lessons included, all levels

A number of meals are included
Transfer(s) available
All year round
Yoga, massages and much more

Highlights

  • A true paradise: At our surf camp, close to the famous Playa Maderas in San Juan del Sur, you will feel like being in paradise. The pool, the huts where our guests are staying, the little jungle surrounding us and the world-class waves just around the corner make your stay truly unforgettable
  • World-Class waves: San Juan del Sur is known for its amazing surf and we cannot disagree. Famous waves like Playa Maderas, Playa Remanso and Playa Yankee, among several other spots, make this surf experience one to never forget
  • You won't be bored: We take our guests to all kinds of activities - in case they are up for it. This can be yoga lessons, visiting a neaby beach or checking out the amazing sunset from one of the best spots in the area. The views are truly amazing while having a drink and tacos with your news friends. Not back we'd say

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At Errant Surf we find it very important that you read about the experience that is offered at Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua. Our partner has provided the information you will read below. The booking tool will tell you exactly what you will get for what price.

The vibe at Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua

  • At our resort there's plenty of time to relax but we also like to interact with each other. You can join in as much as you'd like and get to know our guests from all over!

Guest Profile

  • Guests are typically between 25 and 45 years old. The minimum age is 18.
  • This accommodation is suitable for solo travellers, friends, couples, families.
  • Every now and then, one or more families join us. But if you book, you might be the only family.

Accommodation

The following accommodation types are being offered by this surf camp:

The Suite

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a private bungalow with double bed(s). Suitable for 2 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Private sanitary.
  • Private room: This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: This suite cabana was created to make you feel the king or queen of paradise. Take a break from the outside world with your favorite person and enjoy the fusion with the surrounding nature. This rooms comes with a private bathroom, hot water, towels, daily room service and much more.

The Twin Room

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a private bungalow with twin bed(s). Suitable for 2 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Private room: This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: These amazing cabanas host 2 beds, which you can book privately (with a friend) or share. Towels are provided and there's a fan too. Enjoy with your favorite mate in our charming jungle cabana for friends, composed of two individual beds.

The Dorm

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared bungalow with bunk bed(s). Suitable for 6 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Private room: This accommodation cannot be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: Sharing is caring. And exclusive. Start an unforgettable experience with people that might become friends for life in our hostel rooms, where you can relax in special bunk beds made of bamboo.

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a private bungalow with double bed(s). Suitable for 1 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Private sanitary.
  • Private room: This accommodation can be booked privately.

Surf Levels

Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua offers surf lessons on the following surf levels:

Beginners

  • You have never surfed before or only a couple of times, you will join the beginner lessons
  • Best months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Intermediate

  • Are you already confident with your pop-up and you can somehow surf independently?
  • Best months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Advanced

  • All you surf are green waves but you are still looking to perfectioning
  • Best months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Surf packages

The following surf packages are being offered by this surf camp:

Group lessons

  • Group lessons: All of our week packages include 10 hours of surf lessons. During this time it is our hope that you will gain an understanding of the ocean environment and the surfing world. You will have 5 lessons, spread over 5 days, of 2 hours each.
  • Suitable for: (1 star refers to not suitable, 5 refers to very suitable)
    • Beginners:
    • Intermediate:
    • Advanced:

Private Lessons

  • Private Lessons: Trying to perfect your art? Private lessons are available with our instructors for one-on-one guidance to take your skills to the next level. You will have 1 lessons, spread over 1 days, of 2 hours each.
  • Suitable for: (1 star refers to not suitable, 5 refers to very suitable)
    • Beginners:
    • Intermediate:
    • Advanced:

When and Where?

  • The surf lessons will be planned according to the weather and wave conditions, so it's impossible to communicate the hours of your lessons prior to your arrival.
  • The surf lessons take place at Playa Maderas, but it could also happen that we go to Playa Remanso, or Playa Marsella.
  • There won't be any surf lessons on the day of your arrival.

Surf equipment

  • Surf equipment: When booking a surf package, making use of a surfboard and a wetsuit is included for all guests throughout their stay.

Surf storage

  • Surf storage: It is possible to store your own surf equipment in our storage.

What is there to do?

The activities below are available during most of the season. The add-ons which do not appear in the booking tool can be booked on location.

Activities

  • Pool-time: Yes, the at the surf resort is the best place to enjoy a cocktail or just hang out with your new friends - or by yourself
  • Games night: For the people interested a number of games will be organised. Will you go home with the victory at the poker table, do you prefer Jenga or just a quite game of chess?
  • Movie night: About once a week, there's a movie on. Not coincedentally, these are normally surf movies!

Activities to add-on

  • Sunday Funday: Yes, this is one of Nicaragua's highlights, just at your own doorstep in SJDS. Every Sunday you can take part in this day and night long pub and pool crawl. The resort happily assists you in getting your tickets
  • Yoga: Yoga is one of the best ways to give your body some relaxation and we therefore do recommend you to try it
  • Watersports: In the town of SJDS you will find many ways to be entertained. Book a sailing or catamaran trip or go on a guided fishing adventure. There's snorkeling and much more

Nightlife

  • For the people that want, once or twice a week a small group of guests grab a taxi to visit the center of SJDS for some drinks and potentially even some dancing

Food & Drinks

On a daily basis our local ktichen teams prepares you a fresh and amazing breakfast buffet. During the evenings, tasty dishes from all over the world are being served to you. Whether you’ve been surfing all day and your body is in need of fuel for your next lesson or you enjoy great culinary experiences, with vegan and vegetarian options always available, there’s a seat at our table waiting for you! Your taste buds will thank us later! In our restaurant, we have a lunch menu that's avaiable for you every day.

What to expect?

This is an overview of what you can expect in terms of food & drinks. When selecting your prefered package during the booking process, you will know exactly on how many meals you can count.
  • Breakfast: Included on a daily basis.
  • Lunch: Can be purchased throughout your stay.
  • Dinner: Included on a daily basis.

Drinks

  • Drinks can be purchased at our bar.

Cooking facilities

  • We do not have a kitchen for our guests.

Dietary requirements

  • In case you have any particular dietary requirements, please inform us.
  • We cater vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free diets.
  • In case your requirements are very specific, please clarify this during the booking process so we can prepare our kitchen for you.

Facilities

Below you will find the facilities that are available for most of the season. A EUR sign (€) refers to a paid add-on.

Accommodation

  • WiFi
  • Electricity
  • Parking
  • Lockers
  • Wash machine
  • Desk to work
  • Pet friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Coffee / tea
  • Wetsuit storage
  • Surf storage
  • ATM nearby

Entertainment

  • Pool
  • Skateboards
  • Animation
  • Bar
  • Excursions
  • Yoga
  • Board games

Services

  • Day care
  • Made beds
  • Coffee / tea
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Location

How to reach Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua by Transfer

  • From Managua Airport:
    • Price single trip per car of 4 persons: € 70,-
    • Price return trip per car of 4 persons: € 140,-
  • From San Juan del Sur center:
    • Price single trip per car of 4 persons: € 13,-
    • Price return trip per car of 4 persons: € 26,-
    • Please note: You will be picked up from the center of town
  • Pick up information:
  • From Nicaragua/Costa Rica border:
    • Price single trip per car of 4 persons: € 34,-
    • Price return trip per car of 4 persons: € 68,-
    • Please note: Prices exclude entry and exit taxes
  • Pick up information: You will be picked up/ dropped off at the borders of Nicaragua
  • From Liberia airport (Costa Rica):
    • Price single trip per car of 4 persons: € 125,-
    • Price return trip per car of 4 persons: € 250,-
    • Please note: Prices exclude entry and exit taxes
  • Pick up information: We will arrange a transfer from Liberia airport to the borders of Nicaragua and will pick you up again on the other side to bring you directly to your the hotel.
  • How to reach Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua by Public transport

    • From Managua Airport
      • Route steps:
        1. You can grab a taxi or local bus (you might have to change in Rivas) to San Juan del Sur
        2. From hotel/hostel Casa de Oro a yellow bus to Playa Maderas departs every 20-30 minutes and passes by our resort
  • From San Juan del Sur
    • Route steps:
      1. Bus to the camp
  • Extra information: From hotel/hostel Casa de Oro a yellow bus to Playa Maderas departs every 20-30 minutes and passes by our resort
  • How to reach Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua by Car

    • There is free parking outside of our surf accommodation.

    The address of Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua

    • Zona norte Marsella 250 mts SW, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

    Practical information

    • Check-in: check-in is every day from 14:00.
    • Check-out: check-out is every day from 11:00.
    • Payment options: Mastercard, Visa card, Cash

    Reviews

    4.7 / 5 - 98 reviews

    is rated with a 4.7 /5 on Google, based on 98 reviews. Below are a maximum of 5 reviews:

    Adri 5 / 5

    Great place. Everyone super nice! Learned how to surf, instructors were really nice! Food was good. Pool was amazing. Rooms were nice and clean!

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    Katharine Nowlan 5 / 5

    I had the loveliest stay & experience at Dreamsea. 100% recommend to anyone in Nicaragua. I was new to Yoga & surfing & all the teachers were amazing and super encouraging (a

    I fell repetitively). The rooms and amenities look like an Instagram picture. - Amazing food - very accommodating to my dietary restrictions - Easy shuttles to town & beaches - Jake was sure to have daily suggestions of local activities and sight to see - The staff was amazing Very sad to leave at the end of the week.

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    Linus Rudolph 5 / 5

    One of the best places we stayed in the last three months traveling. Beautiful design concept of the bungalows and the whole complex. Super nice and welcoming staff! Great poo

    area. Free shuttle to town and beach 🏖

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    Moe Amleh 5 / 5

    The staff, the food, the cleanliness. I can’t say more than what has already been said !! The staff is very accommodating and friendly. Special thanks to Dasa, Jose and of c

    arse Manuel! Plenty of other names to Mention, but truly the highlight of my vacation. Thanks guys

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    Nathalie Alfandary 2 / 5

    Place was beautiful but all that glitters is not gold. 'Rooms' are essentially giant tents which let in every single sound including the 3 or 4 roosters which start incessant

    y crowing at 5am. Yes, this is a hostel and you expect some noise but what with the roosters and the insane wind flapping through the tent so hard that it displaced furniture, sleep was not a thing that any of our group were able to get at this hostel. It was so bad we considered moving for 2 nights even though we couldn't get a refund. The bed was also so saggy that I had to move my mattress to the floor to try to get a decent night's sleep. I've stayed in probably 50 or so hostels in my day and can safely say my 4 nights at dreamsea were some of the most sleepless of all my experiences. The pool was also closed, and the entire place seemed a little neglected. Staff were nice and food was good but this place was a serious case of pretty on the surface but with zero substance. It's away from town so secluded but no convenient at all for any beach or activities. Do yourself a favor and stay somewhere else.

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