Buena Onda Beach Resort - Nicaragua

From ¥129,400

for 7 nights


Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Learn to Surf

Uncrowded Waves
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Beginner - Pro

Star Rating


Price Range

¥18,486 - ¥26,619 per night


January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


This beachfront hideaway is located on one of Nicaragua’s finest beaches, Playa Santana – a place that gets as close to paradise as you can imagine. The owners found this slice of heaven more than 10 years ago and decided to call Nicaragua home before many had heard of this part of the world.


The owners and operators are some of the early Nicaragua pioneers and were lucky to choose the location freely, at what we consider one of the best places in Nicaragua. Come stay with the original! Buena Onda have superb, consistently breaking, barreling surf right out front. Sunshine, tropical warmth, warm water and off-shore breezes 300+ days a year, comfortable (and affordable!) accommodation, and most of all, BUENA ONDA (good vibrations) morning, noon and night. Surfers, couples on honeymoon and families alike enjoy ocean views while sipping a cool drink in our open air palapa restaurant or refresh in the swimming pool.

Your Swiss hosts and owners will make sure that you spend your well-deserved holiday hassle free, in style and that you are well looked after during your stay. Come and explore – they will love to share the little piece of paradise with you.

Beach Standard Rooms

Five Standard rooms with ceiling fans, including a dorm room.

Here you’ll find countless hammocks, tables and chairs for lounging and making friends and a wide-open view of the pool and restaurant with the ocean in the background. The design and orientation of the hotel structure was developed with the natural environment in mind. The rooms are well protected from direct sunlight by a super-structure roof, dramatically reducing radiant heat from the tropical sun. The famous Nicaraguan off-shore breezes provide refreshing ventilation, which passes through each room, creating a comfortable temperature day and night and greatly reducing the need for artificial cooling. All of our Standard rooms have ceiling fans for additional comfort.

Room Max. Occupancy

EUROPA – Dorm Room: 4 bunk beds with shared bathroom 4
OCEANIA – 2 Twin, shared bathroom 2
ASIA – 1 Full, private bathroom 2
AMERICA & AFRICA – 1 Twin, 1 Full, private bathroom 3

Beach Deluxe Rooms
Six carefully appointed Deluxe rooms with A/C, fridge and TV.

These rooms have A/C throughout, two completely private porches (one in the front and one in the back), satellite TV with international programs, coffee maker, a safe to keep your belongings, fridge and loads of room to breathe and store your gear. The bathrooms are really spacious and stylish with rain showers with hot, pressurized water. Pure Buena Onda Luxury!

RoomMax. Occupancy
1 Twin, 1 Queen, private bathroom, A/C, safe, fridge, Satellite TV, coffee maker, private front AND back porch3


Two freestanding luxurious villas with fully equipped kitchens.


Two large, private bedrooms. Each bedroom has a queen and a twin bed and a stylish bathroom. The villa sleeps up to six guests.



Fully equipped kitchen / living room area with large fridge, stove, oven, microwave and all necessary kitchen equipment. Here you can find your indoor dining area with a dining table, a couch to relax and satellite television with all the major international programs.

For your convenience, there is a third bathroom on the first floor. A huge glass sliding door leads you outside to your private, exceptionally large ocean view terrace with built-in concrete sofa and an additional dining table. Grab a cool drink, enjoy the tropical breeze and catch the wonderful views of sun, surf and local wildlife.


Please note that a minimum rental of 3 nights applies for this houses.


  • A/C throughout
  • Pressurized solar hot water system
  • Sheets and bathroom towels are provided, please bring your own beach towels.
  • Beautiful, locally made fine wood furniture and doors
  • Carefully selected decoration and local art
  • Carefully selected decoration and local art
  • Wireless internet
  • 24/7 Security
  • Maid Service


Four Hilltop Villas with amazing ocean views and private swimming pools, ideal for the ultimate privacy seeker.

All Hill Villas are on a small hill behind Buena Onda Beach Resort, approximately 1.5km distance. To get the most out of renting one of those homes we recommend renting a vehicle. Even though the houses are only 700m from the waterline the walk down (and especially up) can be hard in the heat.

We currently operate and service four Hilltop Villas. All of them have their own private pool, lush gardens and sit on a large private estate. The small hilltop community is gated and 24/7 security is ensured. Staying at one of the Hill Villas you have of course access to all amenities of Buena Onda Beach Resort down on the beach at any time. Buena Onda Beach Resort is less than a 5mn drive down the hill. 

Casa Mahi-Mahi


Casa Wahoo


Casa Muy Cool


Casa las Palmas



Swimming pool with swim up bar right next to the restaurant 

Casual Restaurant with homecooked, fresh, plentiful food at affordable prices



Bar with a variety of fresh tropical smoothies, cocktails and ice-cold drinks 

Free wifi everywhere 

Plenty of shaded typical rancho areas for lounging with beautiful tropical landscaping 

Private beach access 

5 acres of beachfront property, plenty of space to roam! 

Quality waves within walking distance, Santana, Popoyo, Rosada and more.



Fleet of 4wd vehicles for airport transfer, surf trips and excursions of any kind 

Private 25 foot panga for surf and fishing charters 

Beachfront cement mini-halfpipe and skateboards to use for free! 

The most experienced Surf coaches and guides 

Tour and Activity desk to help you plan adventures and tours 

Friendly and knowledgeable hosts who are always around to help you make the most of your precious holiday
Surf & Other Activities

Yes, it is true: South-western Nicaragua receives 300+ days of offshore winds per year. The constant South swells, warm and pristine water, and the beautiful untouched surroundings, make our region a true surfers’ paradise with countless waves to explore. Surf all day long and on any tide. The more well known spots withing walking distance include Playa Santana which is the wedgy beachbreak right in front of our hotel, the lefthand reef of Playa Rosada, classic Playa Popoyo and the infamous Outer Reef. The mentioned breaks are just the ones within walking distance from Buena Onda Beach Resort. Our area is very wave rich and once you hop in a car or in a boat, there are many more options. There are waves here for every taste, make sure you talk to us about your needs, we will do our best to help you find what you are looking for. If you would like to add some incredible pictures to your remember your trip (like the ones on our website) contact us to set up a day of shooting with resident professional surf photographer Donald Stone.


Boat Charters


From the fishing village of El Astillero, Buena Onda Beach Resort runs fishing and surfing charters at your request. Our private 25-foot panga, the Queen Mary, is equipped with a custom roof awning and pole holders for trolling up to five lines at a time. Luis or “Carrillo”, our local captain, has spent his life on sea, ensuring finding the best breaking waves and vast trolling spots.




Many waves in our area are not accessible by car. Some of them are of world-class quality and consistency. If you want to escape the ordinary, surf different waves and spend a lovely day on the water, one of our boat trips might be just right for you. Our panga leaves from the fishing village of El Astillero. From there we run two different packages. Tour “Norte” heads, as the name suggests, North, while “Sur” goes South. Both of the tours access a variety of different waves. Wind, tide and swell patterns and the kind of waves you are looking for help decide where to go. Our boat trip packages include transportation from Buena Onda Beach Resort to El Astillero and back, snacks and soft-drinks, and guiding.




For the sport fisherman (or woman!) the variety of fish along our coastline will be sure to entice you. There’s Mahi Mahi, Yellow fin Tuna, Roosterfish, Mackerel, and Sailfish (amongst others!) just a little ways off-shore or you can opt to bottom fish for all sizes of Red Snapper. Talk to us about booking your own customized fishing trip. Fishing trips include transportation from Buena Onda Beach Resort to El Astillero, rods, tackle, bait, snacks and soft-drinks. Fishing and Surfing can of course be combined. Shoot us an email or inquire at the resort for receiving a custom quote for your desired boat package aboard the Queen Mary. We would love to take you out!


Other Activities

Horseback ride along the beach and hills with a local guide. 

Stroll along the beach at sunset. 

Watch sea turtles come ashore in their hundreds at Chaccocente Nature Reserve. 

Bathe in the natural hot springs nearby. 

Use our own private beachfront mini-halfpipe, we provide boards and pads.

Snorkel with tropical fish along reef and rock. 

Hike through nearby Mango groves nearly 100 years old. (be sure to look up for howler monkeys!) 

Take a Yoga class in the middle of a lush tropical garden. 

Spend the entire day reading in your hammock.

Getting a professional massage on the beach 

Book a guided 4wd tour to explore the villages and beaches (and surfspots!) that surround us 

Take out our custom panga for a deep-sea fishing or surfing adventure 

Visit a Volcano or a Colonial town and its markets or all of it on the same day!

Room type
Travel dates
7 nights Buena Onda Surf Package - 2 pax Package ¥186,335 Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
7 nights Buena Onda Surf Package - 3 pax Package ¥144,928 Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan
7 nights Buena Onda Surf Package - 4 pax Package ¥129,400 Per person 01 Jan-01 Jan

The Buena Onda Surf Package includes the following:

  • 7 nights of private, luxurious accommodation at Buena Onda Beach Resort.
  • All-inclusive meals and lunch packages for boat and 4wd days. And Yes, even local beers and rums!
  • Unlimited personalized, guided surfing by 4wd truck or out front. We also employ full-time certified instructors, beginners are more than welcome!
  • Two unforgettable days of surfing and fishing from our private panga
  • One day of professional surf photography by Donald Stone
  • Access to all resort amenities
  • Transportation from Managua airport to Buena Onda Beach Resort and back in solid 4wd vehicle with A/C and English speaking driver
  • Complimentary local cultural excursions to fishing villages, hot springs or lookout spots, seasonal festivities like cock fight, rodeo etc.




Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

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