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RE: Los Cardones Surf Lodge« on: July 08 2013 10:07:00 »
Los Cardones is a ' surf camp ' apparently set up by people who don't know much about surfing. They say it's uncrowded and it is, for a reason. The beachbreak is not good unless you are a beginner . I didn't see any surfers there when I was staying down the beach, only a group of school kids from the states doing some community outreach stuff. If you want decent waves , go somewhere else !!
RE: Los Cardones Surf Lodge« Reply #1 on: August 14 2013 16:08:00 »
I had a killer time at Los Cardones and will go back. True enough the surf right out front is good for beginners, at least while I was there in April so I never surfed there. I could have but was saving my energy for the beach break which was going off. The point in front of the Grand Pacific a short walk up the beach was sick but the beach break further north was the place to be. The first day there was a bit of a crowd but everyday after that...for 5 days it was just us. Probably not as many spots as the South but no people...I mean nobody! Rent a car and pay $5 each a day to surf at the Grande Pacific. Food was great and the staff was way cool.
RE: Los Cardones Surf Lodge« Reply #2 on: April 19 2014 06:04:00 »
Easy to get to from Managua. Beach break out front mainly for beginners, but can be fun chasing waves on play board. The point, Hemmies, 15 min walk, a hard bottom/rock slab, smoking left, but manytimes crowded. The beach break further north is a long walk and better to drive. Real fun break, but have to pay 5$ to get in if you drive, plus cost of the car.
Los Cordones is too expensive, 70$+ per night+. Board rentals $20 per day - too expensive. No electric, no fan, outhouses, bring flashlight. Good food. Good people, good vibe. The new development adjacent to Los Cordones, Finca Del Mar is a cool little development, mostly undeveloped lots now, but will add to crowds when it developes. Great experience, cool place, much too expensive.