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“These Guys Should Be a Nicaraguan Rock Band”

San Juan del Sur Surf and Sport
Ranked #3 of 40 Tours in San Juan del Sur
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: San Juan del Sur Surf and Sport is your adventure center in town. They can offer a variety of activities for all levels of adrenaline. They have over 20 different activities to choose from. Surfing, Fishing, coastal cruises, surfing lessons and turtle tours to name a few. All you need for a great vacation. Informative and Friendly staff with top of the line boats and equipment. English,Portuguese,French and Spanish spoken.
Vienna, Virginia
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3 reviews
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“These Guys Should Be a Nicaraguan Rock Band”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Dario and his shop ran our vacation by accident. We wandered into his shop to talk about fishing, and we ended up spearfishing, zip lining, surfing, and island hopping through his direction. Louis, Dorien, Osman, and Kevin were fantastic. What a great time on all trips. Fishing we caught tuna and mahi, and made awesome ceviche out of it. there were 25 of us staying nearby and different groups did different things through his shop. At first, i thought it would be smart to use different vendors for different activities but we kept winding up at Dario's shop, and eventually gave up trying different avenues. Dario is a tireless promoter of his shop, but he delivers on the back end every time. He was not able to come fishing with us, but came to pick us up later and see how it was. Fantastic follow through. He is the energy bunny of tourism in this small town, and it makes you want to go into business with him. He has his own farm nearby and offered to have us up there just to let the kids go creek walking and hang out. He and the rest of his rock band made our vacation. You are truly disadvantaging yourself if you do not call him before you go there or stop by his office when you get there. He and his roadies will show you videos of all of his customers enjoying themselves. Look for us!!! The name of his band should be "Dario, and the octopus grabbing surfers". Call this guy. They were the best with kids, which was important to our group of 25!!!

Visited November 2013
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Macedon, New York
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Fishing in Paradise”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

I can't begin to say enough about Dario and his crew. From the half day of fishing to the surf lessons and the zip line tours.... seemless from booking, paying and enjoying !!!

We caught several black tuna on our trip and were then treated to some great coastline views and information from our Captain and crew.

Overall one of the best spots for booking all your needs in San Juan Del Sur. Can't wait to return.

Visited November 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“The fishing charter is well worth the cost.”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Dario runs a great shop with many options. He is a great guy and has no problem sharing his knowledge if you take the time to stop in. We did a half day fishing and had a blast catching some big dorado's. Our guides, Lewis and Dorian, did a hell of a job keeping us entertained and landing us keepers. One of the highlights of the trip.

Visited November 2013
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SJDSSURF, Propietario at San Juan del Sur Surf and Sport, responded to this review, 23 November 2013
Irwin and Brady,

Thank you very much for going with us. We do this every day to make sure our guests have an unforgettable experience. I am happy we met your expectations and we will be expecting you back with your friends and family. I will inform Luis and Dorian of your review.

Sincerely----- Dario
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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Best day of the trip!”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

We did the surf lessons and booze cruise with Dario and the gang. It was by far the highlight of the trip! The surf lessons happened at Playa Hermosa - which was beautiful. They were even nice enough to break us up between the rookies and the more experienced surfers, each with our own instructor. The food at Playa Hermosa was delicious (as were the drinks). After surfing, we went straight to the booze cruise for a night of dancing and cocktails on the boat. We hopped off for a few dips and just enjoyed the ocean! I would recommend anyone passing through SJDS stop by to see the Dario. It was a full day of fun - would go back in a second!

Visited November 2013
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washington dc
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4 reviews
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“Incredible Day”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

What an incredible day with Dario and his crew. The highlight of my trip was enjoying the raw tuna we had caught moments earlier on the boat. We caught some great mahi-mahi that we cooked for dinner as well as made some ceviche. They had great equipment, beer and fresh fruit on board. Look forward to visiting again to experience it again.
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Visited October 2013
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