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2 weeks in nicaragua

All along our different trips in Nicaragua,  we've made a selection of our favorites places and we built an "ideal 2 week trip" you might want to follow entirely or pick ideas from. 


Our beachfront surf camp is the perfect first stop for your vacation. Warm water (28°C/82°F), private palm roof bungalows, swimming-pool facing the ocean, uncrowded surfable waves at your feet.

We offer "all-inclusive" surf and yoga retreats in a beautiful and preserved environment. Each day is spent between a surf session, a yoga class, a long nap in your hamac or a walk on the 7 kilometers desert beach streching in front of the camp.
Come surf and relax with us!!


1.5 hour drive from Los Clavos, spend a day in the charming colonial city of Leon. From the roof of the Cathedral, you'll discover the tangled churches and restaurant that make Leon such a great town.
Our favorite hotelEl Covento (ca. 140$/night for a 2 pers room). The garden of this ancient covent renovated in a magnificient hotel is a safe haven, 2 blocs away from the busy Parque Central (www.elconventonicaragua.com).
Our favorite hostal: Tortuga Booluda (ca. 10$/night/pers, breakfast included) is a clean and friendly hostal where people gathers around the pool table or in front of the giant world map (www.tortugabooluda.com).


1.5 hours drive from Leon, spend 1 or 2 nights in the cool air of the tropical rainforest in northern mountains where coffee grows everywhere.

Our favorite hotel: Selva Negra Ecolodge (ca. $75/night for a 3/4 pers room). The farm organises horse riding tours, hiking on the pursuit of howler monkeys and national quetzal bird, visits of the coffee plantation and farm. You might meet Eddy the epic owner in the restaurant by the lake. He will tell you all about its german, spanish and nica ancestors (www.selvanegra.com ; reservaciones@selvanegra.com ; + 505 2770-1894)

Choose the Esteli surroundings if you are more of a cigar amateur.

Laguna de Apoyo

2.5 hours drive from Matagalpa, swim in the crystal waters of the laguna de Apoyo.

Our favorite hotel: Casa Marimba (ca. $75$/night for 2 pers room). The owners, 3 young frenchies who love Latin America, will welcome you on the beautiful terrasse by the lake and will suggest you do a canoe tour. You’ll find there the zen atmosphere you expect after a few days on the road (www.casamarimba.commarimbahotel@gmail.com)

Volcan of Masaya

30 min drive from the Laguna de Apoyo and Granada, meet the mythic volcano of Masaya. You can spend there one hour simply admiring the crater and the molten lava (you can hear as well, terrific!) or more if you decide to hike around Masaya volcano national park. Depending of your schedule, you can opt for an impressive night visit.


30 min drive from Laguna de Apoyo or volcan Masaya, this stylish historical colonial town invites you for a drink in the shade of the Parque Central, after you have walked down the colored streets and handicraft shops. 

Our favorite hotel: Casa del Agua (ca 35$/night for 2 pers), clean and comfortable, located just by the Parque Central (http://hotel.casadelaguagranada.com/newsite).

Isla de Omotepe

1.5 hours drive from Granada, this island on Lake Cocibolca is the pride of Nicaragua with 2 magnificent volcanos. You can climb them, or simply rent a scooter to cruise the island.

San Juan del Sur

1.5 hours from Granada, this established resort from south Nicaragua will unveil beaches to surf, sunbathe or discover turtle eggs.

Our favorite hotel: Buena Vista Surf Club is located 15 min north of SJDS in Playa Maderas (info@buenavistasurfclub.com; +505 8863 4180). The place is awesome with a breathtaking view and a “jungle chic” atmosphere.

Our favorite surf shop: Bon Voyage Nicaragua (bastien@bonvoyagenicaragua.com). Bastien, a french passionate surfer, will take you for a surf day tour (ca. USD 30/pers including surfboard rental and lunch). He knows all SJDS best spots and will give you advice based on your level and preferences.


We don’t think Managua worth a visit. However if you have to stop there before taking a flight back, you can stop in a small and clean hotel next to the airport, in a safe neighbourhood.

Our favorite hotel: Hotel El Balcon Real, 3 min from the airport. Send an email to Karla and she’ll welcome you warmly (http://www.balconrealnicaragua.com; balconrealhostal@gmail.com)

Our favorite hostal: Managua Backpackers Inn (ca $10/night/pers in a dorm, breakfast included) is located more in the center and has a swimming pool (www.managuahostel.com)

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Los Clavos Surf Camp
Manzano 2 - junto a la escuela
El Viejo, Chinandega
Whatsapp: +33 6 2799 0631 
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