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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

i had no expectations going into this trip. . .but even if i had, they would have been completely blown away. if you are contemplating going to CHICABRAVA, stop thinking about it and just book the trip, because i promise you won't regret it. the entire trip was remarkable-from the surf house and the entire staff there, to the surfing...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was backpacking with a seriously tight budget when I met some girls from Chica Brava. They told me how awesome it was and so I went back to the Chica Brava house to check it out and the awesome and efficient Anna showed me around and kindly offered to let me join half way through. I have 2 years...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My week at Chicabrava was absolutely amazing!! I had surfed a few times but wasn't really any good. By the end of the week I was catching waves that were over my head! The instructors are wonderful! Everyone is so supportive and helpful! The camaraderie of of all the girls was great! Everyone cheered each other on and made sure...

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Corning, New York
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had zero surf experience, but love the ocean and was intrigued with the idea of an all women surf camp. I was not disappointed. Having never surfed before, I wasn't really sure what to expect. I thought the camp did a great job grouping people with similar experience in the water. I was impressed with each of the surf...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Missing the ocean and comeraderie of cool surf campers, coaches and staff. I had only surfed four times before and the last experience was nuts. But I was determined to get back out there, and I couldn't have been in a better environment to do it than Chicabrava. I got super tips on the beach, in the water and back...

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

I visited Chicabrava and stayed at Surf House this last week. I was on the trip with two of my girl friends and we honestly had an incredible time. It was hard to leave at the end of the week and the three of us are absolutely going to try to make it back! I started with a bit of...

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Thank Trex G
Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I am just back from a week at Chica Brava Surf Camp and it was absolutely awesome. The instructors and staff were knowledgeable, professional, and more than anything incredibly supportive and fun to hang out with. I went to camp as a beginner (I think I have only "surfed" 3 or 4 times in my life) and I left feeling...

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Thank gracestearns
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Chica Brava was the perfect girls' trip for our group. We all had beginners' level of surfing experience, but wanted to get better in a warm water environment. Chica Brava's instructors were patient, very helpful, knowledgeable and fun in the water. The accommodations were comfortable, clean and the breakfast every day was delicious! I really appreciated the daily video review...

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Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Chica brava exceeded all of my expectations and then some! As a complete beginner surfer, chica brava provided me with enough skill, confidence, and understanding of the waves to be able to go out on my own. By the end of the week I was able to paddle into my own wave, pop up, and surf down the line! The...

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Thank Saragabelhei
Reviewed 30 November 2016

My week at the surf house was one of the best travel experiences I've had. The instructors were all amazing in their own way. They helped me gain confidence in my surfing ability by pushing me outside my comfort zone. We all became close with the instructors which made for a tough goodbye. I'm currently traveling with two of the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CHICABRAVA is the first and best all-girls surf camp in Nicaragua. We are an elite camp for adventurous women who appreciate comfort as well as challenge. We have two locations - the Cloud Farm and the Surf House - that allow you to join no matter what your desired budget. The Cloud Farm is a private retreat within a gorgeous and secluded 500-acre private reserve and farm overlooking the town of San Juan del Sur and its picturesque bay. The Farm has hundreds of acres of indigenous forest, fruit orchards and organic gardens. Most of our food is organically grown right here! This is the perfect choice for guests who want to "get-away-from-it-all" at our gorgeous open-air surf retreat and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature! Price is $1600/person for the ALL-INCLUSIVE week. $100 discount for traveling with a friend. The Surf House is right on the beach in San Juan del Sur. It's a great option for those who would like to be closer to all of the action and local flavor in town, and save a bit of money while doing so! The Surf House has loads of space in the hip open-air lounge area. Relax in the hammocks, on the couches, or hang out in the beachfront store at the front of the Surf House! Our three rooms are cozy and private with cold A/C and two shared baths. Price is $990/person for the week. $100 discount for traveling with a friend. ... more   less 

Additional Information about CHICABRAVA Surf Camp

Address: Cloud Farm and Surf House locations, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Region: Nicaragua > Rivas Department > San Juan del Sur
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Chicabrava Surf Camp Hotel San Juan Del Sur
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“Bring earplugs and white noise app because the town itself can be noisy at night (motorcycles, music).”
 of 5 bubbles RuthS705, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If you stay at the Surf House downtown, bring ear plugs- it gets loud. Other than that, it was perfect!”
 of 5 bubbles alysez2016, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Cloudfarm is the luxury, all inclusive camp, and the Surfhouse is more do-it-yourself, kick it downtown location.”
 of 5 bubbles paperairplanes, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms at camp are similar. Can pay extra for private but not really necessary.”
 of 5 bubbles 371gaylat, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“You share a room with Chicas so just be prepared”
 of 5 bubbles Squirreletta1, 3 May 2016 | Read review
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