Surfing Nicaragua

  • Empty wave at Playa Maderas San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
  • Surfing with Rancho Cecilia, Liz on a good right at Playa Maderas
  • Surf lesson at Playa Maderas
  • Fun day at Playa Maderas with Manuel of Los Tres Hermanos
  • Mocha Mae, surfing at Playa Maderas
  • Larry enjoying a great swell for Semana Santa at Playa Maderas Nicaragua
  • Jeremy on a good right at Playa Maderas
  • Surfing at Playa Remanso, fun day trip!
  • Playa Hermosa, a great beach and always a fun surf trip!

Surfing Nicaragua, San Juan del Sur and Playa Maderas 

 with Rancho Cecilia! 

Enjoy a great surfing vacation in Nicaragua with over 300 days a year of off shore winds!

Our off-shore winds are really the Caribbean trade winds which blow across the country, from the Atlantic Coast.

These winds blow across Lake Nicaragua, the largest fresh water lake in Central America and across to our Pacific Coast, providing us with our wave grooming winds. 


Surf Packages:


Customized for you and your friends!

Surf lessons or surf coaching-sailing afternoon-town party night-accommodations-transportation-Nicaraguan breakfasts!

Pricing varies with activities and number of days 

$750 to $1,200 per person

Ask for a price quote 

4 (minimum)-8 (maximum) people and customize your surf vacation! 


Surf Lessons:

Ready to get on a surfboard for your first time!

Let’s head down to Playa Maderas and get you set up for your first surf lesson!

Enjoy a surf lesson with a local Nicaraguan surfer, one of our friends that specialize in beginner surf lessons

Surf lessons are $30 for an hour including surfboard rental 



Surf Coaching: Our Speciality!

Custom tailored for you, one on one

or you and your group of friends,


Let's get you on some of the best waves of your life!  

Perfect for novice and intermediate surfers


Come on a surf vacation to Rancho Cecilia and lets do some personalized surf coaching!  Whether you are a novice surfer that is ready to advance from riding the white water to getting out in the  line up and into the barrell of a wave, or an intermediate surfer that wants to get the most out of your surf session at a new break, we can provide  personalized coaching to help you catch more waves and do more turns. 


Surf Coaching:

$40 per surf session includes surfboard rental



Private Surf Lessons!

For beginners and novices….learn to surf with Dexter Ramirez, one of the first surfers in Nicaragua!

Dexter has been surfing since 1991 when the first surf boards arrived in San Juan del Sur. He has surfed and placed in surf contest since 2002. In 2004 he started judging surf competitions and is an ISA, (International Surfing Association) judge and also coach of the National Surf Team of Nicaragua!


Private surf lessons with transportation and surfboard included;

(Minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 6)


Playa Maderas $45 per person

Playa Remanso $45 per person

Playa Hermosa $55 per person, (includes entrance fee)



Surf Trips:

We can set up surf trips via boat to various surf breaks, both north and south of San Juan del Sur



Surf day via a panga boat is $150.00  to $250.00 for ½ day ( Includes picnic lunch). Enjoy surfing our surf spots that are accessible by boat.
Go North for Manzanillo, Colorado, Panga Drops, Popoyo
Or South for Tamarindo, Hermosa, Yankee



If you're looking for a Surf vacation then Rancho Cecilia is the place to visit. We surf, that is why we live here, come spend your vacation surfing with us!