Whether you are an absolute beginner or an intermediate surfer, or somewhere in between, Wes, the head surf instructor and his amazing surf coaches will work with you to hone your skills so that you leave Verdad with newfound knowledge, and a love of both surfing and Nicaragua. After assessing your skill level and goals, you'll start out each day on the ground reviewing theory and technique. Then you'll go to whichever local beach break offers the best surf conditions, and you will work on and off the water. Our expert instructors will pay close attention to each person's level of expertise, working with you to make sure you have a blast on the waves.
Verdad is owned and operated by Marc Schultz, who founded the hotel with fitness and health at its cornerstones. The surf camp is run by lead instructor Wesley Bermudez, a San Juan Del Sur native who has been surfing Nicaragua for thirteen years and instructing for six years. Everyone catches waves after lessons with Wesley - everyone!
Ocean View Casitas:
Each of these four casitas are nestled into the hillside with open views of the Pacific Ocean. They all have a queen size bed, an indoor daybed large enough for a third guest, a ceiling fan, a private deck, and an outdoor shower as well as a full bathroom with solar hot water showers that boast ocean views, gorgeous tiles handmade in Nicaragua and rain shower heads.
Ocean & Valley Casita:
This casita is located hillside with both a valley and ocean view. It has a queen size bed, a ceiling fan, an indoor daybed, full bathroom with solar hot water shower, and a private deck with daybed, hammock and two chairs. This casita is a little further away from the others so it's perfect if you want more privacy.
Ocean & Valley Rooms:
Both rooms are poolside with a full-size bed and private bathrooms. Each room has a ceiling fan and air conditioning. They overlook the ocean and valley below.
All of our bathrooms have a solar generated hot water showers.
*All rooms and casitas have complimentary wireless internet, cotton bath towels, and 350 thread count sheets.
Daily pre-breakfast, full breakfast and dinner.
We prepare all of our simple, delicious and fresh meals in our on-site kitchen. We also have a handmade outdoor oven in which our cooks Nerys, Heidy and Elena prepare exquisite Nicaraguan snacks such as rosquillas, empanadas and canastas.
Verdad's kitchen grows fresh greens and herbs which we use daily. We utilize our local farmer's market for produce and get all of our seafood right from our shores, as well as fresh eggs and homemade yogurt from local suppliers.
Meals are served either in our indoor dining area overlooking the ocean, or pool-side.
Fresh fruit, juices and Nicaraguan coffee are available all day.
Ratio of participants:instructors is 3:1 or less
Six days of expert surfing instruction, surf theory, daily filming of surf lesson and analysis.
Camp provides surfboards for all lessons, wax, and transport to the beach. Soft-top longboards and fiberglass longboards are available at the hotel. Shortboards are available to rent.
Crowd factor and locals
All the close beaches are pretty quiet. Sometimes Yankee can be crowded. The locals are always friendly.
Characterization of surroundings/region
Very rural, quiet, peaceful
Town of San Juan del Sur - 20 to 25 minutes
Costa Rican border - 1-hour drive
Liberia Airport Costa Rica (LIR) - 2 hours
Granada - 2 hours
Managua Airport (MGA) - 2 hours 30 minutes
Activities and Facilities
Horseback ride to waterfall (seasonal)
Boating (2 to 8 people)
Volunteer at the Barrio Planta Project
Please inquire for prices as they can change due to service providers. If you would like to book any of these activities, please provide advance notice.
Ways to get to the camp
Airport transfer available:
Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (US$100 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (US$170 per person)
Daily lessons with the group (student-coach ratio of 3:1 maximum).
Seven night luxury accommodation.
Daily pre breakfast, full breakfast and dinner.
Six days of expert surfing instruction.
Six days of surf theory.
Daily individualized goal setting and check-ins.
Daily filming of surf lesson.
Daily video analysis session.
Daily use of surfboard and equipment.
Daily transportation to surf spots by 4x4.
Daily full-time hosting and activity coordinating.
Pool, honor bar, fitness and yoga studio.
Post surf 60 minute massage.
Fresh fruit, Nicaraguan coffee, purified water and smoothies daily.
Airport transportation from Managua or Liberia Costa Rica.
6 days/ 7 nights - High season (November-April).
Casita $1450. Room $1150.
6 days/ 7 nights - Low season (May-September).
Casita $1200. Room $1000.
* 400 Additional occupancy.
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