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Buena Onda Beach Resort
Ranked #1 of 5 Tola B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
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“Simply Epic!”
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Went down for a week expecting a nice relaxing place with good food and a mellow atmosphere (with good surf to compliment it). Ended up being blown away by how amazing the place is! Incredible food, very friendly staff, always someone fun to talk to, and a mini pipe on the beach to boot! I can't speak highly enough of this place and will definitely be returning next year. My only problem is that I couldn't have stayed for longer! Two weeks next time, minimum!

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

Buena Onda is the best spot! All the crew are super kind. Food is really good. Rooms are amazingly clean. You have everything you need. Plus, you got only a short walk to the surf.

Bring your skateboard too! The mini is killing!

Paz!
Gabriel
Quebec, Canada

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

We stayed here for three nights. We spent the first night in a deluxe room which for 69$ (we chose no air con, so it was cheaper) was probably not worth it if you don't care about tv. For 29$, are moved to the standard Oceania which was fine. The shared bathrooms are clean and the hot water is a treat. The beds in both rooms were comfortable and clean. The grounds were amazing, the pool was great. The beach and surrounding areas were gorgeous. The staff is great too. I think that if you want to stay in the popoyo region, this is one of your best bets.

Our issue was the cost of food compared to the rest of nicaragua (I am aware that its costly to ship up there, but it was pricier than food on little corn). The meals were all 7.00-10 dollars + the service fee. Drinks were a lot more money too, even water was double the price. 3.50 for toast butter and jam is pretty ridiculous. We only ended up eating there a few times because you can go left at the beach to two local restaurants for a lot cheaper. You can walk into town for cheaper food too. That being said, what we did eat was really good. So if you're not on a backpacking budget, it won't be a problem.

Other issues:10$ for a load of laundry and 10$ for wi-fi is overkill.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

Buena Onda was even better than we expected. Philip, Sara, Connie, and Paul were fantastic hosts. They really created a friendly and safe environment. The room, pool, dinner specials (pizza night was fun, and we heard bbq night was also), cool people, and proximity to surf! And, there is a range of accomodations. So, no matter what your budget is, you can stay here.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Thank you very much to Phillip, Sara, Darlin, Mari and the rest of the crew for being so nice and friendly with us. I honestly have no complaints. The food, the room, the crew, the service, their affordable prices, even the people that stays there are great. We are planning to come back again on November. You can't go wrong with Buena Onda Beach Resort.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

I've been to Buena Onda a handful of times now and every time we come to Nicaragua we go there. The service is perfect the workers are so friendly. I love the food and how every night there is a different special, so many amazing beaches within walking distance to go and catch great surf at all times of the day. Buena Onda really does live up to its name, the vibes and the good feelings you get when you are there are so unique. I can't wait to plan our next trip there!

Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Amagansett, New York, United States
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

Clean, friendly, good food, great value, good location. My only complain is that for some strange reason the internet connection on my MacBook would not worked, but they tried very hard to solve the problem.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Buena Onda Beach Resort
Address: Playa Santana, Popoyo, Tola, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > Tola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Tola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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