Buena Vista Surf Club: Surf, Yoga and Natural Beauty


Imagine sitting on a tree top balcony sharing a fruity rum drink with your special someone as you watch the waves roll in at Playa Maderas.

As the owners of Buena Vista Surf Club like to say, “You don’t have to be a surfer to stay here, but we can help you to become one!

You also don’t have to be a yoga practitioner to book a room, but you’re likely to become one after an extended stay and a few sessions on their beautiful ocean view yoga balcony.

Girls doing yoga

Dutch resident owners Marielle and Marc have been hosting guests since 2005 and have stayed true to their vision for an eco-lodge built in harmony with nature. The lodge is completely self sufficient, water is drawn from the on-site well and all of the energy to support the lodge is sourced from the sun.

Located only 8 kilometers north of San Juan del Sur and directly overlooking one of the most consistent surf breaks in the region – Playa Maderas – the lodge is perfectly positioned for an escape from reality.


Meals are family style and all dishes are home cooked using many fresh ingredients from the on-site garden. Lodging consists of 6 cozy, free standing tree-houses.

Stay for a few days, slow down and you’ll find that you’re in the perfect spot to enjoy the raw natural beauty of the Maderas area of San Juan del Sur.

We suggest you leave your cell phone at home.


Price: $65pp based on double occupancy
Location: Perched atop Playa Maderas
Neighborhood: Maderas, San Juan del Sur
Website: buenavistasurfclub.com
Insider Guide Top Pick: In the Insider Guide to San Juan del Sur, Buena Vista Surf Club is a top pick for the Maderas neighborhood.