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with Catie Newman in Playa Maderas , Nicaragua

From $1295 Per person

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5 nights in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua
Sat Nov 07 - Thu Nov 12, 2015


A secluded jungle eco-lodge overlooking the surf at Playa Maderas, 8km north of San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua. Guests at Buena Vista Surf 
Club switch off their smartphones, unwind and give in to the simple life, surrounded by lush forest and the Pacific ocean.

This is a place for people who want something different – to stay in a private cabaña amongst the trees, share family-style meals with like-minded
people, watch the sunset and the stars from our deck in the treetops, and stroll five minutes to pristine beaches.

Buena Vista Surf Club isn’t just for surfers. Although we are a short walk from Playa Maderas, one of Nicaragua’s most consistent surf spots, the eco-lodge welcomes anyone seeking a bit of chilled-out luxury in the sun.

It’s a cosy setup with only six cabañas, all built to complement the natural environment around us. We all eat together in delicious family-style
meals of home-cooked local food. Every day we offer yoga on the sundeck and surfboard hire or surfing lessons. And there are lots of other
activities in the area if you want a bit of fun, including turtle-spotting, sailing, fishing, horseback riding, ziplining, as well
as the bars, cafés and shops of the nearby San Juan del Sur.

What's Included


Accommodations at Buena Vista Surf Club


2 daily meals (breakfast and dinner)

Airport Transfers

Transport to/from Managua International Airport (MGA)


Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included
For assistance with travel insurance, contact our partner World Nomads.

Optional Activities

  • Massages
  • Surfing
  • Ziplining
  • Day trips to the local town
  • yoga

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from Managua International Airport (MGA) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.


 11:45am  Arrival into Managua Airport, and meet shuttle
 3:30pm - 4:00pm  Meet and Greet
 4:00pm - 5:15pm  Yoga
 7:00pm  Dinner
 8:00am - 8:30am  Sunrise Meditation on beach
 8:30am - 9:30am  Breakfast
 9:30am - 4:00pm  Relax and explore! Surf, zipline or book a massage!
 4:00pm - 5:30pm  Yoga class 
 7:00pm  Dinner
 8:00am - 8:30am  Sunrise Meditation on beach
 8:30am - 9:30am  Breakfast
 9:30am - 4:00pm  Relax and explore! Surf, zipline or book a massage!
 4:00pm - 5:30pm  Yoga class
 7:00pm  Dinner


 8:00am - 8:30am  Sunrise Meditation on beach
 8:30am - 9:30am  Breakfast
 9:30am - 4:00pm  Relax and explore! Surf, zipline or book a massage!
 4:00pm - 5:30pm  Yoga class
 5:30pm   Sunset Mediation on beach
 7:00pm  Dinner
 8:00am - 8:30am  Sunrise Meditation on beach
 8:30am - 9:30am  Breakfast
 9:30am - 4:00pm  Relax and explore! Surf, zipline or book a massage!
 4:00pm - 5:30pm  Yoga class
 7:00pm  Dinner
 6:30am - 7:00am  Yoga 
 7:00am - 7:30am  Breakfast
 7:40am  Depart for airport

Traveling to Nicaragua

Please visit the following site for general information on Nicaragua:

The Instructor

Catie Newman
Fitness Ambassador

Living life to the fullest - I emerge myself in all my senses. I like chocolate, PIE, coffee, fruit, the ocean, the way my hair feels after I come out of the ocean, the way the sun feels on my skin, I love to move and dance with my eyes closed. My family is my heart, my friends are my backbone, my life is everything to me. I like reading, and making to-do lists, I like hula-hooping in my apartment to loud music, I like the way clay feels in-between my fingers, I love to create, to nurture, to nourish. I am a healer, I am a woman, I love to love. I daydream and I believe in my daydream. I am not my story for my story is always changing, I am always evolving, I am always working towards my higher-self. I am love.

​I have many great teachers, but my students are some of my best. I live and learn through them and with them. Always learning, always doing. Life is your best lesson. Listen.

I offer yoga, Pilates, massage, and Reiki to soothe your soul :-)

About Catie Newman


Buena Vista Surf Club

The lodge in Playa Maderas is an off-the-grid eco-lodge powered by solar energy and supported by fresh local food suppliers for a low-impact experience. The setting, tropical climate, and lodge service and food are wonderful. The region boasts terrific biodiversity and wildlife with frequent visits by howler monkeys, sloths, and parrots. You will live for a week in thatched roof huts and the yoga deck (pictured) overlooks the Pacific Ocean.


  • Beach
  • Classroom/Deck for Yoga & Fitness
  • Airport Transportation
  • Accessible kitchen for guest cooking classes

Pricing Per Person

  • Lindsay
  • Verified Guest
  • Jun 03 2016

This retreat exceeded all my expectations. Truly an amazing experience and if you are even thinking about it... just do it!!!

  • Jason
  • Verified Guest
  • May 30 2016

Great trip! Everyone couldn't have been nicer!

  • Rebecca
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 20 2015

Trip was amazing. People were great, location was amazing, incredible staff. Would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Dina
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 14 2015

This trip was spectacularly awesome in each and every respect. Wish I were still on it!!

  • Maya
  • Verified Guest
  • Apr 14 2015

Can't say enough great things about this trip. The setting was beautiful, the people were wonderful and the experience exceeded my expectations by far. Be aware that this is an eco-lodge, not a 5 star resort, so expect insects and other creatures in your cabanas. I brought my own yoga mat and beach towel, but the resort provided both so that wasn't necessary - bringing soap and shampoo, however, is.

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