DAY 1 - ARRIVAL
Arrive in Managua and be met by your leaders at the airport terminal. Transportation is provided to the boutique Arte-Sano Hotel Cafe overlooking Playa Marsella, located outside of San Juan Del Sur. Take some time to settle in to your secluded 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 at nearby Playa Maderas. End the day with aperitifs and a group meal at the hotel's renowned artisanal cafe overlooking the surf and sunset.
DAY 2 - EXPLORE SOUTH
If you have the energy, take a short stroll down the beach 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. Head back to the hotel for happy hour, or if you are keen, a sunset surf at Playa Maderas. Then, off to dinner at our favorite private local terrace 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 patios, 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 into 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 - PANGA DAY
Begin the day surfing at Playa Maderas. Follow up your session with breakfast and yoga (optional). Spend the rest of morning lounging by the pool, getting a massage, or just relaxing with your group. The afternoon will be spent on a Panga that will leave from a neighboring beach. Depending on what breaks are looking best for that day, we will head out and surf. After your surf, try your hand at catching fish on the way home while enjoying rum drinks and the company of your group. Take in the sunset as we cruise back to the Playa Maderas area. Return to the hotel for dinner or, if you desire, take a cooking class with our private local chefs to experience first-hand the fresh cooking style of Nicaragua. Use the rest of this night to relax with your group and share stories from the previous days.
DAY 5 - 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 6 - THE FINAL SURF
If flight times allow, we will head to the beach for one last surf, followed by goodbyes and the always-challenging task of packing up and leaving a place this stunning. We will then accompany you to the airport and leave you with a lifetime of memories and a new set of friends to keep you company on your journey home.