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Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua


San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

4.7 / 5 - 100 reviews Open Gallery
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What is included in this holiday?

Shared or private lodging
Solo travellers, friends, couples
Avg. age: 25 - 45 y/o (Min. 18)
Surf lessons optional, all levels

A number of meals are included
Transfer(s) available
All year round
Add Yoga, massages, excursions

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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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! The vibe is generally very international and every now and than it happens that a family joins us. Most of our guests very much appreciate the activities we organize, besides the surfing

Guest Profile

  • Guests are typically between 25 and 45 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, 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 house. See 'prices & book' for availability of the accommodation types.

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.
  • Possible to book privately? 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 favourite 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.
  • Possible to book privately? 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.
  • Possible to book privately? 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.

Surfing at Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua

No matter your skill level, the surfing in San Juan Del Sur will make your surfing experience unforgettable! We take you to SJDS's best beaches, perfectly suiting your level. The surf lessons include transport and all equipment and the teachers are always happy to inform you of the best spots for free surfing.

The 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, Dec, Nov.

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 house.

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:

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 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. You might even be joining one of the legendary Sunday Funday's.

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 to you every day (optional).

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 diets.
  • In case your requirements are very specific, please clarify this during the booking process so we can prepare our kitchen for you.

Location

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

The address of Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua

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

How to reach Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua by Car

  • There is free parking outside of our surf accommodation.

How to reach Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua by Transfer

  • From Managua Airport:
    • Price single trip per car of 2 persons: € 70,-
    • Price 2 ways per car of 2 persons: € 140,-
  • Please note: Please confirm your arrival details as soon as possible with us, so that we can arrange a car for you

  • From San Juan del Sur center:
    • Price single trip per person: € 5,-
    • Price 2 ways per person: € 10,-
  • Please note: You can book a transfer from the hostel Casa Oro (departures throughout the entire day). Tell the driver that you will have to be dropped off at the Dreamsea Surf Resort

  • From Nicaragua/Costa Rica border:
    • Price single trip per car of 2 persons: € 34,-
    • Price 2 ways per car of 2 persons: € 68,-
  • Please note: Prices exclude entry and exit taxes

  • From Liberia airport (Costa Rica):
    • Price single trip per car of 2 persons: € 125,-
    • Price 2 ways per car of 2 persons: € 250,-
  • Please note: Prices exclude entry and exit taxes

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
  • Practical information

    • Check-in: check-in is every day from 16:00.
    • Check-out: check-out is every day from 11:00.
    • Payment options: Mastercard, Visa card, Cash, Visa card, Visa card.
    • 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
    4.8 / 5 - 108 reviews

    Reviews

    Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua is rated with a 4.8 /5 on Google, based on 100 reviews. Below you will find a maximum of 5 reviews:

    Alexander MITCHELL 5 / 5

    Really enjoyable surf canmp. We were on the weekly package and stayed in a cabana with a private bathroom. Upside was people were great, food was good and decent portions most

    of the time. The head surf coach Jose was one of the best i have had, very technical and dedicated, Walter was also great. The camp is a wee bit out of town and away from the surf beach so we hired a car so we could move around easier but the camp does put on transfers. All in all was a great week and good value.

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    Ashley Copp 5 / 5

    What an amazing experience! The staff, the surf instructors, the activities, the aesthetic, the rooms, the vibe, the people, the food and more - all excellent! By far the high

    ight of our trip. After 6 days of surfing we went from having barely surfed to catching our own green waves at the line up, completely hooked on surfing now. Awesome quality and amazing value. Thank you very much to the whole team, you’ve created something really special here.

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    Hunter Strang 5 / 5

    Amazing staff - super friendly & helpful. had a great time getting to know them. Helped us track down mobile antigen tests so that we could get out of the country on our fligh

    - huge help. Great food - the breakfast is worth every penny. Transport - the camp is not on the beach, probably a 7 min ride to maderas (best surf beach). they help you get to the beaches & to san juan Overall, very familial style hostel & great place to stay + surf for a bit. Would come back!

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    Mary Treinen 5 / 5

    I cannot say enough good things about dreamsea. This has been the highlight of our four months traveling. We booked a weekly package in a private suite and included surf lesso

    s, yoga and 2 meals daily. The staff is extremely welcoming and makes you feel at home. The food is delicious and multiple options for vegetarians and meat eaters. The surf instructors are passionate and incredible attentive and helpful. The yoga is designed to sort you out and relax you after a day of surf. It’s fantastic that they offer a number of other add on activities as well. It was also a great vibe with the guests and staff - we have made friends for life and will absolutely be visiting other Dreamsea locations in our travels.

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    T L 5 / 5

    Honestly I don’t know where to start! I had the most amazing experience with Dreamsea Nicaragua! I booked the weekly package which is the best alternative if you don’t wa

    t to think to much during your holiday as everything will be taking care of. The staff is just so lovely, helpful and attentive. The food is tasty and fresh. For breakfast you can choose from one of the 5 options they have and for dinner, a 3 courses adapting to your special dietry. The surf lessons are 10/10 and the surf instructors are patients and giving you plenty of tips! One of the best part it the 3rd floor of this impressive bamboo structure where you can practice yoga or do your personal training. Even though the resort is located a few kilometers to the beach/town, you won’t fill you are missing out since they organize everyday beach and town shuttle for free. Plus, you don’t have to carry your surfboard ;) Regarding the room, I had a private room with private bathroom which was really comfortable! They had build walls to all the cabañas as previously they were made with a tent’s fabric material. A/C is not necessary as there are big windows with a ceiling fan which constantly being fresh breeze. In the morning you don’t need any alarm as mother nature will woke you up haha! I absolutely recommend this place for your next holiday!

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    Small print

    Terms and 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 operated by Errant Surf in collaboration with Dreamsea Surf Camp Nicaragua.
    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 You will be able to select the preferred accommodation type during the bookings process.
    Exclusive You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
    Travel documents Open this page for information regarding travel documents.
    Preferences If you pass this on afterwards, we cannot guarantee your preference.
    Tourist tax Tourist tax must be paid on location.
    Location and accommodation You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
    Duration of holiday You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
    Insurance Open this page for the information regarding trael insurance.
    GGTO Guarantee Fund On behalf of the GGTO Guarantee Fund a one-time contribution of € 7,50 per person is required.
    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.