Santosha Surf Sanctuary - Cabaña 1 Access 2 Waves

Surf Camp/Resort • Private Room • Escameca, Nicaragua

Remote bamboo cabañas and guest house with ocean view and walking distance to 3 beaches, two waves, and tide pools
  • 2 maximum guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathroom

The Property

Sustainable luxury eco-tropical architectural design. Creative and elegant, a step up from your usual surf retreat. We are committed to a grass roots approach to construction, lifestyle, conscious tourism and a sustainable future through improving the social, economic and environmental well being of the surrounding communities and our world.

In the southern most region of Nicaragua, Escameca is one of Nicaragua's best kept secrets with abundant wildlife and walking distance to surf. Walk to two wold-class waves within 10 minutes, the least two crowded waves in Nicaragua with friendly locals and a very chill safe vibe, and where the wind remains offshore all day long. You’ll never want to leave.

The cabañas are within a few minutes walk to the ocean. The host lives on site to prepare meals and arrange activities. Just send a private message for advanced coordination to make the most out of your stay. The main essentials are in the cabaña, but the area is very undeveloped so having a vehicle would be useful so you can drive to the store or restaurants if necessary otherwise your host can prepare breakfast and dinner. It would be best to arrive with snacks but there is a mini fridge with beverages and snacks for an additional cost. You can drive to the town of Escamecita where there are a few good local restaurants and bars. There is no main grocery store here and the town of San Juan del Sur is 14km away. You will find a few small pulperias in Escamecita where you can buy beverages and small items.

Guests have access to the cabaña and the common area chill out WiFi zone. If you need to rent additional cabañas or the house without the host onsite, that can be arranged. Please send a message. The host can also prepare breakfast and dinner for additional costs if host is staying onsite, but this will need to be planned in advance so the host can plan according to your needs.

The cabañas have screens on the windows to avoid mosquitos and insects. It is best to bring sunscreen, bug spray, comfortable walking shoes and your own drinking water and snacks before arriving if you do not have a vehicle. Please have a conversation with the host prior to arrival to make sure preparations are made so you have a smooth comfortable vacation.

About the Neighborhood

Bring comfortable walking and hiking shoes as the beaches are accessible by single track trails through the jungle. Reef shoes are useful. There is a restaurant on one beach for meals and sunset cocktails as we only provide a full healthy organic breakfast and dinner with organic meats or fresh caught seafood. Dietary requests are accepted with advance notice. We are primarily gluten-free. Vegetarian meals are available.

It’s a very unique area off the beaten path. We are off-the-beaten path, but you can meet and mingle with other travelers and locals at nearby beaches. It’s located in nature at the sea side without many people around unless you walk to neighboring beaches for socializing. Local Nicaraguan and expats live in the area and it’s easy to make friends if you are outgoing. Most people speak a little English, but be prepared to speak Spanish. The host speaks both English and Spanish.

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Sleeping Arrangements
  • Bedroom 1
    1 King
  • Common Space
    1 Sofa Bed
Nearest Break

Playa Escameca

Escameca, Nicaragua 0.2 miles from this house
Nearest Airport
Tamarindo Airport (TNO) 56 mins driving from this house

Amenities & Services

House Amenities
  • Essentials (Towels, linens, and toilet paper)
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap)
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor shower
  • Coffee maker
  • Filtered water included
  • Partial kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Desk/workspace
  • Private entrance
  • Beach towels
  • Parking
  • Outdoor grill
  • Ceiling fans
Safety Amenities
  • First aid kit
  • Hospital/clinic (under 1 hour away)
  • 24 hour security
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Lock on door with key
Surf Amenities
  • Boards to rent on-site (contact for more info)
  • Surf lessons offered by host for additional cost
  • Surf photography offered by host for additional cost
Additional Amenities and Services
  • Meals included
  • Airport pickup available at additional cost
  • Cook available at additional cost
  • Cleaning services available at additional cost
  • Yoga on-site at additional cost

Playa Escameca

Nearest break at 0.2 miles

Also known as Costa Dulce. Playa Escameca has a variety of mellow and crumbly beach breaks that go right and left. Escameca Right: this is a point break with a sandy bottom which is very consistent and fun. Escameca Left: A river mouth/point break (Rio Escameca). On a big south swell, waves easily become barrels. Lineups are often empty, giving surfers all the waves they can handle! All boards work well here, depending on the waves. Consistency is high year-round with the biggest swell in winter.

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Biggest swell in winter
  • Wave Length
    Short, Normal
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
    Funboard, Longboard, Shortboard, SUP, Bodyboard
  • Type of Break
    Point, Beach
  • Swell directions
    S, SW, W
  • Best wind directions
    NE, SE, E
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
  • Best tides
    Mid, Rising
  • Power
    Mellow, Crumbly
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

Other surf breaks near this property

Playa Yankee
  • Distance
    0.7 miles
  • Skill Level
El Coco
  • Distance
    1.2 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate
Playa Hermosa
  • Distance
    2.2 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Distance
    10.5 miles
  • Skill Level
    beginner, intermediate
Santosha Surf Sanctuary - Cabaña 1 Access 2 Waves
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Hosted by Heidi Parker

Heidi Parker Joined in November, 2019

House Guidelines

  • Smoking allowed outdoors
  • Check in after
    15:00 hrs
  • Check out before
    11:00 hrs
You must also know
  • Must climb stairs
  • Pets live on property
  • Some spaces shared

Cancellation Policy

50% refund to guests if they cancel at least 30 full days prior to check-in day and time. If they cancel with less than 30 days in advance, there is no refund.