I visited the Surf Ranch for the first time in early may during a two week trip to Nicaragua. I was happily greeted by English speaking staff who checked us in and showed us to our room. We stayed in a standard room and it was equipped with more than enough for a great stay (though I do recommend an air conditioned room for the hotter months).
The food at the resort is great and hosts an array of meals from local cuisine to North American indulgences at a fair price (breakfast was free every morning).
It wasn't long before I met with the owners Luke and Travis as they live on sight and personally greet all guests. I found out they were fellow Kelowna folk and we quickly befriended the two.
They were extremely helpful with letting us know about all the local hot spots and where to go. They hung out with us and had drinks and relaxed by the pool. On one night Travis even volunteered his truck to take us around San Juan during a Sunday Funday Pool Crawl.
I can't say enough about these two. They are the epitome of young entrepreneurs and they have their head in the game.
I highly recommend this resort to any younger individuals travelling in Nicaragua as well as families who are looking to keep their children occupied with fun daily activities.
Oh, and don't forget to say hi to Buddy the local guard dog!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Surf Ranch in San Juan Del Sur, features Nicaragua's largest skateboard park, rock climbing wall, private gym, jungle paintball, volleyball court, world class restaurant & bar, swimming pool & swim up bar, poolside cabanas, standard rooms, villas, and deluxe condos. The Surf Ranch offers many extreme sports and activities such as surfing, skateboarding, paintball, sailing, fishing, yoga, rock climbing and more. ... more less
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