Tranquil secluded Nicaragua surfing retreat: Chinandega surf camp

Chinandega surf camp in North Nicaragua is Rise Up’s original destination. The owners have lived at this tranquil & secluded Nicaragua surfing retreat for 15 years.

7 days
$1,750 to 2,250

The Chinandega surf camp
Surf amongst palm trees on the black sand beaches of Northern Nicaragua. From small long-boarding waves, to fast and barreling A-frames, surfing in Nicaragua is great for all levels and for anyone who wants to learn how to surf. The beach directly in front of the resort has a right and left point break and beach break in the middle. We are also a short drive from the famous “Boom”—one of the best waves in the world to learn how to get barrelled. Because of our isolated location, this is where you can surf the emptiest waves in Nicaragua, and we make sure to take you to the best breaks each day based on the conditions.

The Yoga
Whether you’re new to yoga, practice every day, or love meditation, you’ll quickly fall into rhythm while overlooking the ocean. In an open air platform amongst the teak trees is where you’ll unwind between surf sessions. Yoga is offered daily by highly experienced teachers who tailor classes to the needs of the group—the perfect compliment to surfing and a way to connect with yourself and feel your best.

The Adventures
Learn how the locals do! Get to know the place where Rise Up began. Nicaragua is where much of our Rise Up familia staff call home, and we are very proud to be part of this community. The tranquil and secluded Nicaragua surfing retreat is packed full of adventures so you can immerse yourself in the land of lakes and volcanoes.

Horseback ride on the beach and into the sunset
Get your adrenaline up and go volcano boarding—Nicaragua is one of the only places you can do this in the world!
Learn how to make tortillas the local way
Take a boat trip and wake surf through the estuary
Get involved with our NGO, Rise Up Kids!

The Food
Our food philosophy at Rise Up is centered around fueling your body properly for the week using fresh and local ingredients. Our chefs create delicious and nutritious meals that cater to every kind of dietary need. We enjoy all of our meals family-style in the open-air thatched roof dining area. We include 4 healthy meals a day, plus appetizers and dessert! You will surely face each day feeling happy and healthy.

Here’s an example of a daily Chinandega surf camp menu:

Cold breakfast: fresh fruit, banana bread, homemade peanut butter, yogurt, coconut & almond granola, fresh juice of the day, coffee and tea
Hot brunch: mango-chia chocolate yogurt cup, scrambled eggs, tomato basil salad, roasted veggies, avocado toast, and gallo pinto (a Nicaragua favorite!)
Lunch: veggie burger with beetroot hummus, cabbage salad, and fried plantain
Appetizer: local fish ceviche!
Dinner: thai green curry, green mango with friend rice
Dessert: roasted banana with rum toffee sauce and coconut cookie

The Familia
At Rise Up, you are treated like family from the moment you arrive in Nicaragua. The week is designed to make you feel at home, connect with yourself, and with other amazing people. The Rise Up Familia—our guests and staff—come from all different backgrounds and walks of life and can’t wait to share an incredible week with you!

The tranquil and secluded Nicaragua surfing retreat:
Our space in remote Northern Nicaragua is a tranquil, open-air, and eco-friendly resort that rests on a 19-acre teak farm. You will wake up and fall asleep to the sound of the waves in an oceanside cabana, go for peaceful walks on the beach, and relax in a shaded hammock by the pool. Steps away from your stone and teak casita is a private pathway to one of the most beautiful beaches in Nicaragua. The intimate resort is truly one of the most beautiful places to stay—a minimalist’s dream!

4 cozy beachfront cabanas
Alfresco showers (shower under the stars!)
Private patio with hammock
Ocean view
Ceiling fans
WiFi – but we recommend disconnecting!

Price Includes

  • 8 days/7 nights accommodation
  • Food & drinks (alcohol extra)
  • 6 days of surf coaching
  • Surfboard rental (full quiver!)
  • 1 yoga class per day
  • Activities (listed above)
  • Airport transfers (to and from)
  • Surf videos (photos extra)
  • Opportunity to Give Back

Price Excludes

  1. Flights
  2. Alcoholic Drinks
  3. Travel Insurance

What to expect

The daily Tranquil secluded Nicaragua surfing retreat schedule follows the surf conditions and therefore all meals and activities are focused around the best times to surf. Here is an idea of what a typical day at Rise Up Surf Chinandega surf camp looks like...

Cold breakfast: fresh fruit, banana bread, homemade peanut butter, yogurt, coconut & almond granola, fresh juice of the day, coffee and tea
7:00am - 10:00am
First personalized surf session with one of our experienced surf coaches.
10:00am - 11:00am
Enjoy a hot breakfast such as oat-crusted, chia French toast with scrambled eggs and a fresh fruit salad.
11:00am - 2:00pm
Video analysis and yoga
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Lunch: veggie burger with beetroot hummus, cabbage salad, and fried plantain3:30pm - Sunset
Afternoon surf session or other activities such as, horse-back riding, volcano boarding, or boat ride through the estuary.
7:30pm - Late
Dinner followed by a bonfire, board games, dancing, or whatever you feel like! We let you know the plan for the next day.


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