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SOLID Surf & Adventure
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

I've visited Nicaragua, a few times. My experience with SOLID Surf & Adventures was by far the best, overall. From seamless transfers, to fresh, tasty, and plentiful meals, they consistently delivered in all areas.
For surfers, the property overlooks several uncrowded breaks, that work under a variety of conditions. Plus, several more spots are within a short drive. Jhon and Allison know where is working best, and can match you with the best waves for your ability.
There are plenty of activities, besides surfing, to participate in. Hiking, swimming, exploring Leon, to opportunities to do volunteer work, in the local community.
The rooms and grounds are very clean, and well kept. The property is safe, secure, and well lit. The owners have managed to transfer the level of customer service seen at some American/European resorts, to rural Nicaragua. They put their guests' comfort, and experience, first. If your planning a trip to Nicaragua, look no further, you won't go wrong with SOLID, they really deliver.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

SOLID Surf & Adventures was the perfect place to stay for our time in Nicaragua. We loved the atmosphere, the view is second to none, and Chillo's food was awesome! We really enjoyed the outreach opportunities with the children in town, exploring Leon by night and kayak on a collapsed crater. We will be returning soon!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Alta, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

John and Allison are super friendly and welcoming guests. They create a great vibe at their surf lodge. The location on the beach is ideal. The food is super tasty-fresh fish, homemade empanadas, fresh squeezed fruit jucies--muy sabrosa!! They have a great staff and you really feel like you are part of a family when you are there. They even took photos of us beginner surfers! Transito is a mellow town and SS offers you the opportunity to do volunteer/service. We will definitely be back and recommend Solid Surf to anyone looking for a Nicaraguan surf trip.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

If you want to surf empty line-ups with local groms this is your place. They have an outstanding staff that is extremely trustworthy and caring. Besides surfing there is enough to keep everyone in the family happy. One can hike, swim, practice yoga, play futball with local kids, mingle with locals, enjoy tide pools, slack-line, or just relax and listen to the sound of the waves to the best rum in the world.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Westlake Village, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Having just returned from a Mission Trip to Nicaragua and using SOLID Surf & Adventure as our home base - all I can say is, "Wow!" Solid Surf supported all of our efforts and spoiled us. They picked us up at the airport (23 of us and bags!) and shuttled us to their oasis of paradise. The sound of the waves crashing and the teens on our trip receiving excellent surf instruction was phenomenal. We were able to go into the town of El Transito and serve the community through the El Transito Art Center - and then return to be supported and lifted up by the amazing staff at SOLID. I know we arrived as strangers, but we left feeling part of the family. The food was outstanding and the warmth of the kitchen staff soothed my soul. If you are looking for an adventure, a way to relax, but to also reach out and make a difference in the world - this should be your home base. Our whole group has wonderful fond memories of our time here.

Room Tip: The fitness center and the swimming pool were the ocean. Can't get much better than that! The st...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Solid Surf was amazing! The staff were all wonderful and the view is great. My experience was awesome and if I ever end up back in El Transito I will definitely stay at Solid Surf. I wish I could already be back there.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

From the airport pick up the level of service was incredible. Being able to wake up and cruise right out the front gate into super fun waves is a great perk. No need to travel around just surf, eat, and repeat all in one place! The staff is very accommodating and professional making sure everyone has what they need. Definitely recommend to anyone wanting to escape into paradise in Nicaragua!!!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Additional Information about SOLID Surf & Adventure

Property: SOLID Surf & Adventure
Address: 100 yards west of the Baseball Stadium | Casa Rodonda, El Transito, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Leon Department > El Transito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Speciality Lodging in El Transito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SOLID Surf & Adventure Adventure for the soul. At SOLID Surf & Adventure we focus on all-inclusive packages to not only show our clients the best of Nicaragua (waves, activities and culture) while making them feel at home, but also limit the guess-work and hassle of decision-making so they can focus on surfing, relaxing and enjoying their stay. With a staff filled with locals and a bi-lingual, emergency responder guide, we provide both a safe and authentic experience in Nicaragua. Situated on the Central-Pacific coast of Nicaragua between all major cities and just 90 minutes from the airport, the four breaks within eyesight of the SOLID compound are the most consistent breaks in the region and provide a variety of waves that are fun for every level. While many will focus on surf, we also provide plenty of other activities that everyone in the family can enjoy. For non all-inclusive options, please ask about Casa Coco Hotel and Surf Hostel Nicaragua - El Transito. ... more   less 
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