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Buena Onda Beach Resort

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Our seaside hideaway is just a stones throw from one of Nicaragua's finest beaches, Playa Santana - where our nearest neighbors are grazing cows and howling monkeys. We have superb, consistently breaking, barreling surf right out front. Sunshine, tropical warmth, warm water and off-shore breezes 300+ days a year, comfortable (and affordable!) Accommodation, and most of all, BUENA ONDA (good vibrations) morning, noon and night. Your Swiss hosts, Philip and Sarah, will make sure that you spend your well-deserved holiday hassle free, in style and that you are well looked after during your stay. Come and explore - we'd love to share our little piece of paradise with you.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Golf course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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This is a beautiful resort with beach access - and immaculate. The grounds are thoughtfully landscaped - and the food was great! This is the best food we had at Popoyo Beach - healthy, well-prepared and the owners were beyond accommodating. Highly recommended if you are in the
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My girlfriend and I just returned from a trip here, and we are really stoked to go back. Gilles and Aurelie were excellent hosts, as well as the rest of the staff. We had delayed our trip due to some of the turmoil the country was in earlier this year, but did not see any
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I booked this vacation for a surprise 40th for my husband. We went with my stepbrother and my sister in law. We booked 10 months in advance. Everytime I had had a question or concern my emails were answered with in minutes from Phillip. We arrived late due to flight
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Let me start by saying that I’ve never ever given any vacation or purchase a review before, which says a lot bc I’m a huge follower of reviews given by others. This vacation though.... hands down 5 stars across the board. I feel it necessary to let everyone know. Especially
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Stopped over for two weeks of amazing surf and relaxation at Buena Onda. Perfect location on the beach, beautiful grounds, rooms, helpful staff and always felt safe. The food was good and was awesome to try some local dishes. Will definitely be back in the future!
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Sunset on Playa Santana
Private hammock outside deluxe room
Room Patio
View of surf from Magnific Rock
Semana santa genial en familia. El lugar más tranquilo. Ideal para pasar en familia con un rica
So sorry it took me so long to answer I just saw i this question. There is a couple of small restaurants (ma and po) but food is alright! There's also the Mag Rock about 30 mins walk or $10 motortaxi ride round trip. Mag rock it has a out of this world view. We never bother to eat elsewhere because Buena Onda restaurant's food is as good as it gets. With that been said, we are lil diferent travelers, we only care about surfing, resting and eating all at one place and Buena Onda provided that for us!
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Yes Buena Onda will arrange for a driver. It takes a good two hours. I have arranged my own transport and in fact used an English speaking driver (Nicaraguan married to an American) who has driven for Buena Onda. He charged $90. Cheapest I negotiated was $80. One guest in January said they paid $80 and that he found the driver through the internet
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Buena Onda has specials on their daily menu but a ten minute walk away right on the beach is Villa Jiquelite which has excellent food at best prices in the entire area. Top bargain is their all dressed hamburger at $5 with frites. Excellent steak or fish fillet at $8. And while eating lunch there u can watch the action on the beach..one day in Jan I counted over 50 surfers.
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"We stayed in one of the villas. Perfect for families or a 4-6 person group."
"Opt for one of the on-site villas."
"Depending on the season, try and grab a room with a crossbreeze from the offshore winds"
"Deluxe rooms are a good size, we had one large double and one single bed"
"we stayed in one of the house villas-- really awesome, clean and private! beds were comfy, too!"
US$87 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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