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Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua

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What is included in this holiday?

What is included in this holiday?

Shared or private lodging
Solo travellers, friends, couples
Average age: 25 - jaar (Min. )
Surf lessons included, all levels

A number of meals are included
Transfer(s) available
Gehele jaar open
Add surf classes or guiding

Highlights

  • Our inclusions: Our rate includes a rich daily breakfast and delicious dinners from Sunday to Thursday. Surf guiding and yoga lessons are also included in the rate, along with weekly Surf Theory and Video analysis. Please notice we cater to all diets!
  • Consistent Surfing: The area is home to the country’s most legendary surf spots, suitable for both beginners and pros alike.
  • Private and Shared rooms: We offer a variety of rooms for all budgets and lifestyles. Everything from clean and practical bunk beds for you and your homies to love nests with king-size bed and private balcony for couples.

Video Experience

About this surf holiday

At Errant Surf we find it very important that you read about the experience that is offered at . 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 Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua

  • The camp is built on top of a hill right above Playa Maderas. It overlooks the jungle and the endless Pacific Ocean underneath. Our accommodations are designed to offer you the maximum amount of relaxation in a familiar setting.You can choose to stay in a spacious group bungalows with bunk or single beds, luxurious apartments with breathtaking views of one of our glamping tents with private bathro

Guest Profile

  • Guests are typically between 25 and 35 years old. The minimum age is 18. Guests younger than 18 are welcome when accompanied by at least one parent.
  • This accommodation is suitable for solo travellers, friends, couples.
  • It's very rare that families join us.

Accommodation

The following accommodation types are being offered by this surf camp. See 'prices & book' for availability of the accommodation types.

Private Suites

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a private room with double bed(s). Suitable for 2 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Private sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? This accommodation can be booked privately.

Mark Farrelly Dorm (Open)

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared room with single bed(s). Suitable for 4 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? This accommodation cannot be booked privately.

Miki Dora Dorm (8 Bed Dorm)

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared room with single bed(s). Suitable for 8 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? This accommodation can be booked privately.

Surfing at Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua

Surfing in Nicaragua is veritably perfect all year round. No matter at what time or level of experience you arrive with, our team will always bring you to the spots suiting you best. Through our local scout network, we can permanently track the conditions of the area and thereby provide daily information on which is the perfect surf spot for you.

The Surf Levels

Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua offers surf lessons on the following surf levels:

Beginners

  • The beginner module is a great fit for those who have never surfed before, or who haven’t surfed in a while and want to go through the basics again
  • Best months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Intermediate

  • To be suitable for the intermediate classes you should be able to get up on waves on your own, have a strong paddling ability.
  • Best months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Dec, Nov.

Advanced

  • Surf guiding is always included in the room price and provided at no extra cost to all experienced surfers looking to surf
  • Best months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Practical information

  • The surf lessons are taught in English, Spanish.
  • 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 Hermosa.
  • Depending on your arrival day, there might be a surf lesson on the day of arrival. You will be notified on location.

Video analysis

  • Video analysis: We offer weekly video analysis for intermediate and advanced surfers

Surf equipment

  • Surf equipment: When booking a surf package, a surfboard and wetsuit are included during the surf lessons and can be rented outside the surf lessons.
  • Rental costs:
    • Surfboard only: € 11,- per day

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

  • Yoga: We provide post-surf yoga lessons free of charge for our guests
  • Bonfire: Once a week we gather our guests and have a bonfire at the beach

Activities to add-on

  • Horseback Riding: This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
  • Massages: Enjoy and relaxed after one of the heavy surf sessions
  • Spanish Lessons: Improve your Spanish while you are enjoying the beauty of Nicaragua, a Spanish speaking country.
  • Trip to Finca las Nubes nature Adventure Park: This is a trip that our guests love! Will you make it over to this amazing Adventure Park?

Nightlife

  • Nicaragua’s surf capital San Juan del Sur is a 30min drive from the campsite. We offer shuttles for an extra price so you can enjoy the nightlife in SJDS.

Food & Drinks

We love food almost as much as we love surfing. We offer international recipes as well as local specialities at our camps. Daily breakfast and dinner from Sun-Thu are included in the room rate. No need to worry about going hungry on your surf trip! Our menu contains a variety of dishes for meat lovers and vegetarians alike and we can accommodate all diets.

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 most days.

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 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
  • A/C
  • Lockers
  • Surf storage

Entertainment

  • Pool
  • Skateboards
  • Excursions
  • Yoga

Services

  • Coffee / tea
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Location

Here the actual location of the surf camp is displayed. Below you will find the best way(s) of how to get there.

The address of Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua

  • Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

How to reach Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua by Car

  • There is free parking outside of our surf accommodation.

How to reach Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua by Transfer

  • From Manágua Airport:
    • Price single trip per car of 3 persons: € 77,-
    • Price 2 ways per car of 3 persons: € 154,-

How to reach Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua by Public transport

  • From San Juan del Sur
    • Route steps:
      1. Take a taxi from the centre
      2. Mention the camp that's located on a hill with a beautiful view
  • Extra information: From Managua, Rivas or the Costa Rican Border, you can reach SJDS by public transfer

Practical information

  • Check-in check-in is every day from 15:00.
  • Check-out: check-out is every day from 11:00.
  • Payment options: Cash, ATM nearby.
  • Insurances: For information about or if you would like to add insurance to your surf holiday see the following link.
  • Visa and health: visit our page with information on the current situation in regards to visas and health. This page does not include information in regards to covid.
  • GGTO Guarantee Fund: we are a member of the GGTO Guarantee Fund. A one-time contribution of € 7,50 per person will be charged on top of your booking.

Basic pack list

You will receive more information about 'what to pack' in the welcome information. For now we just would like to make you aware of the most important things:

  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen / after sun
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Facemask
  • Passport / ID
  • Insurance details
  • Charger
  • Mosquito repellent
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Reviews

Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua is rated with a 4.7 /5 on Google, based 80 reviews. Below you will find a maximum of 5 reviews:

5/ 5

Brett Swanson

I stayed at the Rapture camps in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua on this trip and both were great! The Nicaragua camp is stunning with a great view of the ocean. Communal breakf

sts and dinners are included and great to get to know the other guests and you can also buy lunch at the camp if you want. There are a few beaches to surf nearby and the group will drive down for one or two sessions a day depending on the tides. All the staff and guides were super helpful and friendly and the camp had a very social atmosphere. Definitely recommend!

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5/ 5

Evan Schrock

If you’re looking for relaxation, loads of surf, yoga, great food, and amazing value this is your spot. Vincent and his team were the most accommodating crew I’ve ever exp

rienced. The surf guiding and coaching was next level. I had 11 days here and we were on great waves every day. The camp is clean, stylish and comfortable with a huge yoga deck and infinity pool. Will absolutely be back.

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5/ 5

Maxim Olliver

Had a fantastic first surfing experience for 5 days at rapture. Was very sad to leave the camp, have been travelling for 8 weeks in Central America and this was my favourite e

perience so far. Took surfing lessons each day and the teachers did a really great job helping us to learn the basics and start catching waves. Transport was provided to 4 different beaches during our stay (1-2 times per day, depending on the waves). The owner (Vincent) was often around and always available to answer queries & help. The team at the hostel were a really great group of people - helpful and made sure there were plenty activities on top of surfing to keep us busy. Had a couple of Surf Theory sessions to complement our practice in the sea - led by Simone who was very knowledgable. The camp itself was really nice to chill out in, great infinity pool, day beds and sun loungers. Rooms and bathrooms cleaned every day and very comfortable . Breakfast and dinner provided at the camp. As much as you can eat for both meals, which was much appreciated after long day surfing. Overall had a really enjoyable week with a great bunch of people (guests & staff) - would definitely stay again!

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5/ 5

Susu Yang

I stayed in Rapture Nica for a week and had one of the best experience! The camp is located on the mountain surrounded with trees and overlook the ocean. Soaking up the best s

nset view in the infinity pool has been my everyday ritual. The surfing guides here are very knowledgeable and helpful. They drive you to the best surfing spots to chase the waves. We even had a surfing boat trip. Vincent, the owner, made sure everyone has a great experience. I’d miss this place so much and will come back!!

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1/ 5

jeff cline

Rapture canceled our trip with no notice and would not refund our money. They “closed” a camp temporarily and told us to use another of their camps 5,000 miles away. Be ve

y cautious booking with them. Too many other legitimate surf camps to go to. Rapture, your response contains a lie. We rebooked because of Covid at your demand, and then you canceled our trip this March. No other resort in the area is closed!! You only offered a trip at your Bali or Europe location in exchange for you canceling. I had to call and email you several times over 3 weeks to even find out that you closed your Costa Rica camp. Going to Bali or Europe was not an option as we already had flights and time off booked. Plenty of other camps to stay. You canceled and should refund our money.

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About the partner

This surf holiday takes place at Rapture Surf Camps in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

This partner has been organising surf camps since 2003 and can be seen as one of the oldest and most experienced surf camps in the world. We offer their surf camps because the quality is always very good and there is a nice and close atmosphere, no matter which of their camps you attend.

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Small print

Terms & Conditions On this booking our booking terms apply.
Cancelations See our terms and conditions for the cancellation policy
Modification of booking See our terms and conditions for the modification policy.
Travel Operator This surf holiday is carried out by SurfaWhile in collaboration with Rapture Surf Camps.
Minimum age The minimum age to stay in this accommodation is 18 years old. Guests younger than the minimum age are welcome when accompanied by at least one parent.
Accommodation type During the booking process you can select the desired accommodation type.
Exclusive You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
Travel documents The travel documents for this surfing holiday will be sent by email in due course. If information about visa is relevant, we would like to refer you to this page.
Preferences If you pass this on afterwards, we cannot guarantee your preference.
Tourist tax Tourist tax must be paid on location.
Location and accommodation Location: this surf holiday takes place in San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.
Duration of holiday You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
Insurances Open this page for information about travel insurance and cancellation insurance.
GGTO Guarantee Fund We are affiliated with the GGTO Guarantee Fund (number: 1395). We are obliged to ask for a one-off contribution of € 7.50 per person.
Disclaimer Every day we take great care and attention to keep the information about the hotel up to date. Nevertheless, it can happen that facilities, opening hours and / or possible costs change regularly.