The daily surf lessons in my package were a blast! One-on-one instruction is given by young local guys with knowledge of local surf conditions. They were thoughtful and patient. They worked hard to make sure we stayed safe and had a great time. – Elyse
We invite you to come share the waves with us
Your Surf Camp in Nicaragua is here at Costa Dulce Retreat
Costa Dulce is located beachside at pristine Playa Escameca Grande. Wake up and the beach is waiting! Uncrowded waves are right in front of the hotel!
Costa Dulce provides the perfect opportunity to learn how to surf. This is your chance! Nicaragua is a great place to learn but many try and do it at the crowded and more popular surf breaks. Playa Escameca is far enough away from San Juan del Sur that it doesn’t attract the same crowds as the beaches closer to town. And the waves are perfect for beginners. The more waves you can catch the quicker you will learn how to surf. And when you stay this close to the waves you will be in the water at every opportunity.
Our surf program is led by guides who are really stoked to do what they love and we get to pass that love on to you.
I recently went to Nicaragua for surf, yoga, and travel, and out of all the places I stayed Costa Dulce is my favorite. From the quiet, friendly beach setting to the delicious vegan-friendly restaurant and yoga shala overlooking the surf break there’s nothing quite like it. – Simon
Experience Costa Dulce through our Yoga and Surfing Utopia retreat package
A week-long yoga and surf retreat is a great way to experience everything Costa Dulce has to offer and finally learn how to surf. Enjoy your days with no crowds, intimate instruction, and all-day offshore wind. Come and make the most out of your surf vacation and actually learn how to surf.
Your surf experience starts off with the tips and tricks for an unforgettable surf experience in our educational Surf Clinic, where our guides unveil the secrets to the perfect surf, the waves, the pop-ups, and the swell. Prepare well on land, to make the most out of your experience on the water. During your week you will get lots of time in the water and be able to practice everything you are learning with your personal surf instructor. To finish off the week professional surf photography will be taken and you will leave happy with a new skill and some action shots!
Your surfing lessons will be combined with yoga as you relax from the exertions of the day!
The surf instructors were great and made the learning process really fun. I had never surfed before and after a week of lessons every day I really got the hang of it. – Katherine
Costa Dulce Surf School
Our surf school is led by local instructors, who are really stoked to do what they love and pass that love on to you. They will help you patiently in English and Spanish and guide you step by step in your exciting surf journey.
Your instructors will also introduce you to the tips and tricks for an unforgettable surf experience in our educational Surf Clinic, where our guides unveil the secrets to the perfect surf, the waves, the pop-ups and the swell. Prepare well on land, to make the most out of your experience in the water.
Costa Dulce has a wide variety of surfboards to rent. We have lots of good quality soft tops perfect for the beginner surfer. Classic longboards for the days when you just want to cruise. Funboards for the intermediate surfer. And all kinds of shortboards for when you want to rip. We also have SUP’s for rent and an awesome lagoon to explore in flat water and see some awesome wildlife. Costa Dulce has all of your surfboard rentals covered. We also have a few wetsuits for rent for when the water cools down, although the temperature is usually fairly high and wetsuits unnecessary.
Rentals for Everybody – Pricelist
Surf School Pricelist
|Private surf lesson + full-day board rental||$35|
|Surf lessons (no board)||$25|
|Daily Paddle or surfboard rental||$15|
|Boogie board rental||$8|
|Weekly surfboard rental||$80|
Our beach and nearby surf breaks
Nicaragua is famous for surfing and its uncrowded waves. Playa Escameca is our main spot but there is a lot more around and depending on the conditions we will take you to different beaches to make sure you get the most out of your surf experience. Check out the different breaks below:
Our almost private and beautiful beach. The waves break right in front of our cabins and bungalows and the conditions are perfect for beginners and intermediate surfers. The beach is very safe with no rocks, sandy bottom, and no strong currents.
Right next to us is the famous Playa Yankee with probably the best wave in the south. On the main peak, intermediate and advanced surfers will have a blast and get spit out of the wedge barrel. You can walk to Playa Yankee by taking a jungle walk of around 15 minutes.
Hermosa means beautiful and it is a fitting name. It is the longest beach in the south and perfect for every surf level. There is a nice restaurant with good food and nice drinks, lots of shade and hammocks. Going there is an afternoon well spent.
Remanso is the main beginner break in the San Juan del Sur area and it can get crowded quite a bit. Nevertheless, it is a nice beach and if the swell is really big beginners still have a chance to paddle out. The beach lies within a cove and a lot of the big waves get blocked by the rocks.
You can find a more detailed forecast of surf breaks in Nicaragua below.