Escape to the tropical sun and barreling waves with us this May 2023!
Nicaragua is a surfers paradise with warm water, perfect barreling waves and off shore winds. Combined with stunning scenery, delightful culture and delicious cuisine, this is a destination you don't want to miss!
ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
- Beachfront lodging at Amaru Retreat in northern Nicaragua. We can see the waves roll in from the resort viewpoint!
- 3x meals, snacks, coffee, tea and fruit juices every day
- Surf Guide Package: Daily surf guides, transfers, photography available for purchase, 1 boat trip and boards
- Surf School Package: Daily surf lessons with paddle technique, video analysis, coaching, transfers and boards
- Daily yoga/surfer stretch around the tides. Great for injury prevention, stability, mobility and flexibility.
- 1x 60min deep tissue massage to really work out those sore surf muscles
- Mangrove boat tour with wakeboarding, packed cooler included! (show us what you got ATL!)
- Salsa Lesson + dance party at a local bar
- Spacious pool and cozy hammock areas
-RT shuttle to/from the airport
- 1 day off to fully relax. You're on no one's schedule but your own... well, maybe the tides. But no one's complaining about that! Highly recommended to do the volcano hike and sand boarding tour if not surfing!
You will be completely taken care of once you're here. You will leave happily exhausted from catching all those barrels, blissed out on yoga, massage and epic food, and with happy memories with your surf buddies.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME. Check out our surf packages below. Not a surfer? There's a non-surfer package too. Tons of adventures to be had! Nicaragua will not disappoint.
After you register, you will receive an email with an info packet with all the details you need. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Jenna, your retreat coordinator.
Jenna + Surf ATL
The Boom is a wave on the north Pacific coast of Nicaragua. This A frame barrel machine should be on the top of your bucket list! It is a challenging wave but when you score that Boom Barrel - your life will change!
For less experienced surfers the area offers a variety of surf spots, from offshore sand bars to estuary point breaks. There really is something for every experience level. Best part? It frequents fewer people than the southern districts of Nicaragua.
Nicaragua waves will challenge you however there are plenty of spots to choose from that will fit any surf level. Beginning surfers welcome and there is plenty to do if you are a non-surfer. Check out the packages below!
Amaru is a gorgeous resort with incredible ocean views, spacious pool, epic surf and open hearted staff located in Central America. Coming to a third world country is an amazing cultural experience that you will never forget and which will continue to grow your interpersonal relationships and world view however please understand and agree to the following:
No Hot Showers: No hot water in Central America is common. Don't worry, the 80 degree ocean water and humidity will be enough heat!
English will be the second language, or not understood: Please be aware that we are spending our time in a Spanish speaking country where most people know little or no english. The Staff at Amaru are both native english speakers and Nicaraguan locals. You may need to speak slowly and do not be surprised if they understand but respond back only in Spanish. This is a great opportunity to work on your Spanish! And if all else fails you can always go to the English speaking staff for assistance.
Closest Medical Facilities: There is a small clinic in the nearby village, a new hospital an hour away or more hospitals in Managua (3.5-4hrs)
SURF GUIDE PACKAGE
For the surfer who, at the very least, has mastered the basics of paddling, popping up, riding cleanly across the open face of a wave and looking to step it up. This includes an English speaking surf guide, transportation via truck with 1 boat trip included, use of boards, and photographer for 1 session, photos available for purchase. Maximum of 6 to 1 surfers to guide.
SURF SCHOOL PACKAGE
For the new to beginner surfer. This includes an English speaking teacher, transportation to
breaks, video for 1 session following coach analysis, paddle school, surf theory and use of boards. Maximum 3 students to 1 teacher.
Don't surf but still wanna come? Nicaragua is the perfect place to explore! Unwind during your daily yoga class, sunbathe on the beach, wakeboard during the boat tour, indulge with your 60min massage and experience some latin culture with a salsa lesson! If you're feeling adventurous there are plenty of add on's such as a horseback riding tour, volcano hikes, city of Leon tour and more! Maybe you may give it a try and book a surf lesson! Do whatever you want - you're on vacation!
5:30a - Fuel up on coffee, Tea and fruit
6:45a - Your trusted guides will take you to the spot that has the best combination of working tide, wind, people (or lack there of), etc. Expect to surf The Boom and other incredible spots. The best surf takes place in the morning. So get ready for some early rising. Don't worry... it'll be worth it!
10a - Full brekky awaits!
11a - 2p Free time. Relax by the pool, schedule your massage, read in the hammock, build sandcastles on the beach, enjoy your lunch... whatever you want!
2:30p -Surfer stretch with yin/restorative yoga to cool down and stretch out those muscles. Expect some incense, essential oils, blissed out music and a splash of mediation as we chill out and escape the last of the midday heat in the shaded and breezy yoga shala
4p - Surf check! If the winds are behaving we'll head out to the second surf session of the day! Or grab a drink and chill by the pool for sunset to wind down the day
6:30p - Well deserved dinner!
8p - Stargaze by the pool, catch up with your friends and then happily pass out. We'll need rest for another day of epic surfing!
Step 1: Fly into Managua, Nicaragua
Step 2: Shuttle to Amaru Resort (3.5 hrs)
Step 1: Shuttle from Amaru Resort to the airport (3.5hrs)
Step 2: Fly home!
Don’t like long journeys?
Depending on where you are departing from and if your flight has layovers, the journey may be long but WORTH IT. If you know you like to break up your travel or you do not want a long travel day, I suggest arriving the day before (May 19th) to spend the night at a hotel in Managua. Recommendations in info packet. You will then meet us back at the airport to take a morning shuttle to the lodge. If you choose this option, you will arrive at the lodge before the sunsets and if wind is working, even have an opportunity to surf into the sunset while we wait for our other fellow retreat guests to arrive just in time for dinner.
When you register you will get an info packet with more details
By submitting a deposit you agree to the following refund/cancellation policy:
1. $500 non-refundable deposit upon registration
2. Feb 1st, 2023 - 50% of balance due
3. April 1st, 2022 - remaining balance due
* We are happy to customize a payment plan for you just let us know! Stipulations: Entire balance must be paid no later than April 1st, 2023
- AFTER Feb 1st, 2023 - 50% of current funds paid returned, minus $500 deposit.
- AFTER April 1st, 2023 - No refunds
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