See yesterday's post for more details on this Nicaraguan secret surf spot.
Los Cardones has six rustic-chic bungalows. The bungalows are electricity-free, and they each have their own private showers and sinks. (Shared toilets are close by.) Each has a terrace with hammocks and chairs for relaxing after your surf sessions. Mosquito nets are provided, of course.
If you’re a beginning surfer, the lodge suggests you book your travel between November and March to get the best novice waves. Lessons are $10/hour per person and board rental is $15 per day. (Boogie boards are $5.)
Rates are all-inclusive, including meals and drinks – it’s like crashing a friend’s secret surf-spot and raiding her fridge… all for the reasonable fees you’ll find below.
Basic All-Inclusive Daily Rate: Includes lodging, meals, and drinks (no airport transfers). $95 per night if you stay by yourself. $69 per person for double occupancy. $65 per person for triple.
Three-night surfer package: Includes lodging, meals, drinks, and return transfers from the Managua airport. $395 per person for one. $262 per person for two. $232 per person for three. ($77 - $132 per person, per night.)
Five-night surfer package: Same as above. $585 per person for one. $400 per person for two. $362 per person for three. ($72 - $117 per person, per night.)
Seven-night surfer package: You know the drill. $775 per person for one. $538 per person for two. $492 per person for three. ($70 - $111 per person, per night.)
Family Rate: Includes lodging, meals, drinks, and transfers for two adults and two kids (under 12). $1000 for five nights. $1356 for seven nights.
Employment Opportunity: If you’re looking for a longer escape, and are multi-lingual, check out the month-long waiter stints available. Surfers with great table-side manners can earn themselves room and board, $100, and tips.
Before you go, read up. Matt Warshaw’s highly praised The Encyclopedia of Surfing should help you considerably when you chat up your fellow wave-riders.