Specialty Surf Retreat in Nicaragua
Eco Bay is one of our special retreat locations in Northern Nicaragua! This trip promises the same quality Rise Up experience as our primary location, but at a different eco-friendly resort—a tropical and tranquil paradise.
Nicaragua is Rise Up’s original destination where the owners of Rise Up have called home for over fifteen years. Our connection to the community and passion for this perfectly isolated surf spot in Nicaragua makes this one of the most authentic surf retreats in Central America!
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 is a peeling left hand reef break that works on medium to large swells. 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.
Looking for more of an advanced guided surf experience? Ask us about our Quest Package.
- 6 days of personalized surf coaching
- Intro to surfing
- Beach session
- Surf theory classes
- Paddle school
- Video analysis
- 1:1 feedback
- Professional surf photos (extra cost)
- Daily transport to and from the best surf breaks
Whether you’re new to yoga, practice every day, or love meditation, you’ll quickly fall into rhythm with the sound of the waves. In an open air tiki-style yoga platform surrounded by tropical plants and flowers 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.
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 week 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!
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 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 local 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
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!
This specialty location in Northern Nicaragua rests on a 6-acre ocean front property surrounded by endless coconut, mango, avocado, lime, papaya and orange trees. You will wake up and fall asleep to the sound of the waves, relax in a hammock by the pool and common areas, and watch the beautiful sunsets on the beach. Each eco-friendly cabana is designed with comfort and coolness in mind—built using local pine and eucalyptus woods and local palm thatch for the roofs. This tranquil resort is truly one of the most beautiful places to stay in Nicaragua—a tropical dream!
- 8 simple but comfortable beach style cabanas
- Private bathroom with alfresco showers (shower under the stars!)
- Private patio with hammock
- Ceiling fans
- WiFi – but we recommend disconnecting!
“The Rise Up Surf Retreat was seriously the best surf camp I have ever been to. The resort is beautiful and the staff is amazing. I enjoyed every single minute of my stay and didn't want to leave at the end of the week. Because of my surf coach, my surf has improved so much during the week like never before. They take your level of surf and goals really serious and always find the right spot and waves for you. I have never felt more comfortable in the water. Not to forget the great yoga and the most amazing food. Rise Up is all about really really good service. I'm still stoked and super grateful for all the experiences I enjoyed with Rise Up! Go and get your space, i'm 100% sure you'll not regret it”BillySolo Travaler
"Rise up is incredibly special. They’ve got the surf and yoga retreat concept completely dialled. Always great people, good vibes and fun surf. Once you get off your plane in Managua, Rise up takes over from there and provides a top notch experience. Can’t say enough good things about this company. They get it....and if you didn’t before, by the time you leave a Rise Up retreat, you get it too."NicolaSolo Traveler
"I didn’t want to write this review. Because over the last six years, Rise Up was my little secret. So it is with great hesitancy that I say go to Rise Up, it is simply the best surf camp experience you can have. Just try not to go when I’m there, I still kind of want it to myself.”KevinTraveled with friends
“From the moment they pick you up at the airport till the morning you leave, the staff and ownership are committed to making sure your stay is perfect.The waves and coaches are amazing and the food is delicious. The accommodations are clean, comfortable and overlook a beautiful beach where we surfed each night at sunset. I can’t imagine a more complete surf retreat. Daily yoga overlooking the ocean and mid day relaxation time perfectly balance out the hours of surfing each day. Volcano boarding, horseback riding, and the estuary trip are so much fun. I’m a self taught surfer and I’ve always wanted coaching to take my surf to the next level, so between the high quality surf coaching and the other details, this is any surfers dream vacation. My fiancé and I just booked our return trip!”JulieTraveled with partner
"This was the best vacation my husband and I have ever taken. It was relaxing; Rise Up took care of everything from the schedule to the food to the surfboards. It was fun; surfing every day has got to be the best thing you can do for your mental and physical health, and the extra trips like volcano boarding and the boat trip were a really fun time to hang out with everyone on the trip. It was an accomplishment; I came in hoping to learn to catch my own waves for the first time, and my coach, Melky, made sure that happened while still having fun! If you want to visit Central America, learn to surf, and also give back—this is the absolute best thing you could do."AnnaTraveled with partner
What makes this package so unique?
*Note: Because of our isolated location, be prepared for a three hour drive to the Northern Pacific coast once we pick you up from the airport!
- Alcoholic drinks
- Tips for staff
Photos from Nicaragua
Eco Bay Resort
$1550 – Shared room
$1750 – Double Room
$1950 – Private Room
Prices are per person in USD.
Eco Bay Resort
June 27th – July 4th
July 4th – 11th
August 8th – 15th
December 5th – 12th
December 19th – 26th
December 26th – January 2nd
January 16th – 23rd
January 23rd – 30th