DAY 1 - ARRIVAL
Arrive in Managua and be met by your leaders at the airport terminal. Transportation is provided to the beautiful Hotel Hulakai overlooking Playa Maderas, outside of San Juan Del Sur. Take some time to settle in to your accommodations. Enjoy welcome drinks, meet your guides, decide on preferred boards, and take a look at the unforgettable week ahead of you. Depending on arrival times, you may be able to sneak in a sunset surf. End the day with aperitifs and a group dinner at Hulakai overlooking the surf and sunset.
DAY 2 - EXPLORE SOUTH
If you have the energy, take a short stroll down the hill with your board for a sunrise session at Playa Maderas. Enjoy breakfast and daily yoga (optional). Jump in the Land Cruisers and head to the beach. Based on your abilities and wind/tide conditions, we will surf one of the three stunning area breaks. A delicious lunch will be prepared for you on the beach once you have worked up an appetite in the water. Surf a little more after lunch or simply relax on the beach. Return to the hotel for happy hour or, if you are keen, a sunset surf at Playa Maderas. Venture out to Café Artesano or visit a secretly selected private home for a unique dinner served up by a Michelin Star Chef. After dinner, replay waves in your head as you try to fall asleep so that you can do it all again the next day!
DAY 3 - SURVIVOR DAY
Start your morning in the same wondrous fashion as the previous day- enjoy that sunrise surf and head back up for a freshly inspired breakfast. Stretch out with some yoga on the balcony or rest yourself for the day ahead. Late in the morning we will make our way to the Playa Hermosa Beach Club where we will spend most of the day. Get some instruction and pointers from the guides, explore the expansive beach, which was the setting for the Survivor TV show, or, if you are up to it, join the leaders on a 15-minute walk to a lesser known, often empty break. We will return to the hotel around mid-afternoon to get cleaned up for the evening. After heading in to San Juan for happy hour or to explore the town a little, we will cap off the night at G+G’s Gourmet with a specially prepared private dinner.
DAY 4 - SAILING YACHTS
Today will be spent almost entirely away from our home base. We will travel to San Juan in the morning, allowing some time to buy souvenirs, shop the local boutiques, and take in some of the town. After that, we will head to the port, to embark on an epic day trip aboard a 50-ft wooden-decked sailboat specifically designed for surf expeditions. We will be treated to amazing food, stunning views, yoga, and fishing as we sail north to some of Nicaragua’s best waves. This day guarantees a water photographer. Enjoy the amenities on board as we sail back toward San Juan. Back at the hotel, we will have our final dinner together followed by awards and a beach bonfire.
DAY 5 - COLONIAL DAYS
Spend the early morning surfing your now-local Playa Maderas surf spot, followed by breakfast and yoga, or lounge by the pool and soak up the Nicaraguan way of life. We will then travel to the majestic colonial town of Granada. Once there, enjoy some time to wander through the town's many markets and seemingly untouched architecture. Following a delicious lunch, we will explore Granada's world famous cigar factories or the Flor de Cana distillery. From Granada, we will transfer by boat to our own private island to watch the sun set over the defining volcanoes of Nicaragua before enjoying a final glorious dinner.
DAY 6 - THE FINAL GOODBYES
Following a morning spent enjoying the views and tranquility of our private island resort, we will take a boat ride back to the mainland followed by a short drive to the airport. Then, it will be time to say final goodbyes to our new life-long friends after a wonderful week full of unforgettable memories.