This incredible and secluded jungle eco-lodge overlooking the surf at Playa Maderas, 8km north of San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua, feels like home away from home. It is incredibly accommodating and has a warm welcoming feeling as soon as you set foot onto the property. Shoes come off and warm hearts greet. This is a place for people who want something different – to stay in a private cabaña amongst the trees, share family-style meals with like-minded people, watch the sunset and the stars from the deck in the treetops, and stroll five minutes to pristine beaches.
Buena Vista Surf Club is an amazing place for surfers with Playa Maderas being one of Nicaragua’s most consistent surf spots! People visit from around the world to surf here and making friends on the beach is easy. Playa Maderas is home to a couple local taco stands and beach bars, and livens up at night with bonfires and shared laughter.
Buena Vista Surf Club welcomes anyone seeking a bit of chilled-out luxury in the sun and offers yoga on the sundeck at any time of day, surf lessons and board rentals, relaxation in the hammocks below the deck, and is walking distance to local massage and juice shacks nearby. All of the cabañas and the Oleada Beach House are built among the trees and complement the natural environment around them. Some of my best memories are waking up to the monkeys and parrots cruising through the trees around the house. I visited this place in paradise on a yoga retreat and we rented out the entire eco-lodge, which they do for groups regularly. Every meal was family style it’s tough not to make friends.
San Juan Del Sur is a quick drive from the Playa Maderas, and it is also full of surf clubs, yoga camps, as well as some of the best seafood restaurants, cafés, shops, lively beach bars, and even raw food cafes! Almost everything is grown and local in Nicaragua and everything is organic!
I’ll be back!