La Barra Surf Camp
Welcome to AST La Barra surf camp, Nicaragua’s premier surf tour provider. At our oceanfront resort in the picturesque fishing village of Playa Miramar, AST has been providing all-inclusive surfing tours since 2009. La Barra Surf Camp is a mere 15 steps away from the beach, situated atop a small bluff overlooking four stunning surf breaks - all walking distance from the property.
The property boasts a total of five large rooms: three in the main house and two in the exterior casita.Each suite has a private bath, air conditioning, and access to our wireless internet service - making them suitable for those looking for a solo surf trip or for a family surf vacation. Our breathtaking views can be enjoyed from swaying in of one of the many hammocks that line our beachfront terrace, or instead from our crystal - clear swimming pool, outdoor showers, massive second floor yoga deck, or while enjoying a cocktail from our Single-Fin bar in the outdoor dining area.
You will receive three satisfying meals per day from our private chef, made with freshly cooked ingredients from both land and sea (we also cater to vegetarians). We are the only surf tour provider in the area with two surf boats – thereby giving us the ability to handle parties small and large and enabling us to ship you right off to remote, barely touched breaks in no time.
La Barra Surf Camp Accommodations
La Barra sleeps a total of 14 guests comfortably with private baths, air conditioning and 5 different rooms to choose from in either the main house or back casitas. Each room is decorated with traditional Nicaraguan art, bright colors, comfortable mattresses and safes for valuables. Daily cleaning and linens changed every other day are provided by our staff for your comfort.
Apart from the surf, La Barra is best known for its tasty cuisine. Our farm to table meals are always cooked with the freshest ingredients, delivered warm, and served in large portions that cater to the hungry surfer. An assortment of juices, coffee, fruit, cereal, and bread is made readily available by 5:30 every morning, followed by a family style breakfast after a typical morning surf. Lunches and dinners are prepared with athletes in mind, designed to replenish energy of those who’ll no doubt be surfing throughout not just the day, but their entire stay at La Barra. Eat – Sleep – Surf – Repeat is a common agenda at La Barra Surf Camp.
We serve only the freshest seafood from local fishermen: shrimp, fish, and lobster will be served throughout your stay, along with meats, poultry, and truly local dishes that won’t be found anywhere but Nicaragua.
Provided alongside meals are filtered water, coffee, teas, and juices free of charge; sodas and other beverages are available for purchase from the bar. Our private chef, originally from El Salvador, brings a fusion flare from El Salvador to Nicaragua, and will leave your taste buds wanting more! You will never go hungry on your surf trip here at La Barra – our Trip Advisor reviews say it all!
Cocktails with an Ocean View
La Barra offers a premium-stocked full bar with an assortment of refreshing cocktails, international beers, sodas, sports drinks, tropical smoothies, and energy drinks – quenching that afternoon thirst will be easy with so many delicious options! Try a signature Dark and Stormy, or one of our natural smoothies made from fresh fruit, blended with ice made onsite with freshly filtered water.
The bar area, which has comfortable couches and seating, also has satellite TV, so you can enjoy all your favorite sports, keep up with surf contests, and stay in touch with your news of choice. The sound system is designed to let everyone share their favorite music – plug and play is how we like to do it!
LA BARRA SURF CAMP
If surfing a 300 yard left sounds like a dream, look no further than our front yard. The consistent wave, called La Barra, is named after the sandbar outside the estuary of Puerto Sandino - you may also hear it called Freight Trains by visitors. This wave is an added bonus to our surf tours, as the area we reside in is so rich in reefs, points, and miles of untouched beach breaks.
Our camp offers breaks ranging from beginner to advanced, so whatever level you are, we are sure to have a wave for you. Just footsteps from the resort are four waves - two beach breaks, one point break, and one slabby reef - so finding a perfect wave for your style of surfing will be an easy task.
One of the biggest benefits to staying at La Barra is being able to take advantage of our AST surf boats. Our knowledgeable surf guides and boat captains will quickly and safely get you off the beaten path to beautiful stretches of barely touched coastline with your group of friends and fellow guests to remote breaks suitable to your style of surfing
Our deep understanding of the local swell and tide conditions is your biggest asset - we will always put you in the right spot at the right time.
We are driven to find you the waves you want at La Barra, and will go the extra mile to ensure that you get memorable rides on your Nicaraguan surf adventure.
F.A.QBEST WAY TO GET THERE:
You want to fly into Managua Nicaragua the airport code is “MGA”. La Barra is 1.3 hours west of the capital city. We suggest taking redeye flights from the United States so you can maximize your stay. If you are coming from Rivas the drive time is about 4 hours.
We have full complementary Wifi for all guests. Yes -Unlimited Wireless Internet is available bring your laptop, tablet, PDA and plug in – The electrical outlets are 110v – the same as in the USA.
Our AST Surf Guides will be waiting at the airport, all AST employees have AST Shirts and will be holding a sign with your name on it. AST Surf Hotel provides complete airport transfer with company employees and vans. When exit you will be directed to walk to the right toward the Airport Curb where you will find our transfer driver or your personal surf guide all wearing AST Shirts and Signs with your name printed on the sign. $10 for Travel Visas per traveler
La Barra Surf Camp has private and shared rooms depending if you are traveling solo or with a group. Each room offer AC, Private Bath, Ocean views and just steps to the beach. The property has a swimming pool, beach front ranchos filled with hammocks.
You may travel solo, just check out of solo traveler pricing. We welcome solo travelers, you will need to check the single room rates on the surf tour packages. The pricing for a single is higher than shared rooms guests but a private room will be guaranteed. We do not offer shared rooms with other guests, this is against our policy. All private room requests must be made at time of booking with our office in Redondo Beach, California.
You can expect home style meals, fresh seafood, carne, pollo, pastas. Our food is highly rates by past guests just check out the reviews on Trip Advisor.
Always safe to budget a few hundred dollars for bar, tips and additional purchases. It is safe to budget extra money for adventure tours, gratuities, meals and drinks outside the hotel and souvenirs. The suggested tip to the staff overall is 10% to 15% of your surf tour package so you may provide gratuities to the surf guide, service and cooks.
No health precautions but best to bring bug spray in the rainy season. We have a medical clinic 5 minutes away for small cuts or if you get sick for any reason. Please consult with your doctor before traveling on international excursion. In general, you will need to update your tetanus shot and series of hepatitis shots. Although; there are pharmacies in Nicaragua, we advise bringing prescription medication with you.
You may cancel your trip within 90 days prior to arrival with a penalty of the deposit. If you cancel your trip within 60 days of arrival the entire amount if non refundable. We suggest purchasing Travel Insurance.
Always a great idea to purchase travel insurance to cover any expenses for air and surf resort fees: Purchasing Travel Insurance is always a great option to protect yourself from trip cancellations, lost luggage and medical emergencies. Trip insurance can be purchased online on our booking page or through our travel agents at the booking office at AST U.S.A.
You can purchase fishing or additional boat trips for 140.00 for 3 hours