Dave and Katia are wonderful hosts. The food and those who work there are fantastic. I loved going there with my husband, who is an avid surfer. (It's his favorite place to go.) I like that it is a place to get away from the craziness of life and just relax. The beach is beautiful and secluded. I could run or walk on the beach and hardly run into another person.
Second visit in 3 years. I have stayed at many expensive 5 star, all inclusive resorts. Playgrounds is as good as any of them - better in many ways. ALL of Dave's staff took a personal interest with always looking for something to improve our experience. Breakfast, lunch on the beach when we were ready. Ice chests full, replenished without asking. Loading, unloading gear. Fresh bed linen everyday. Very clean living quarters. The meals were healthy, outstanding! There was not any meal in 7 days that did not leave us going, ``Wow, that was great!`` As usual, service and experience was exceptional. Dave also treats surfers of all levels of ability with equal respect and a desire to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. Muy excepcional as usual!!! Thanks Dave and the Playgrounds staff!
Best Camp in Nica hands down. Dave, Sean, Tyler, and the whole staff are amazing! You are pretty much guaranteed to have the line up all to yourself at some point every day. The food is great. It is super clean. You have access to a bunch of different breaks. If you're looking to surf a ton of good waves with your buddies and not worry about anything else It is a no brainer!
Best place to stay in all of Nicaragua! Not even a question! Most fun waves, by far the best food, and the accommodations are world class. Every year I go back it gets better and better. Dave and Kattya are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Dave's son Sean is one of the best surfers I've seen in person. Basically if you want to surf fun waves, eat incredible food, stay in a beautiful location surrounded by lush jungle and animals, and have the time of your life this is the spot for you. I'll be back again later this year for my 4th trip.
After several trips to Dave's Playgrounds I am amazed by the quality and consistancy of his operation. Excellent waves with the best meals ever on a surf trip. Thanks again sharing your paradise with the surfing world. See you in the fall.
I've been to playgrounds surf camp plenty times and love to go at least once a year. I don't surf but enjoy the excellent food, service and natural entertainment. From the monkeys in the jungle, breathtaking sunset every night, long runs/walks on the beach to the turtles laying their eggs on the beach there is never a dull moment, especially if your host Dave is involved. I recommend this place for a safe, enjoyable and relaxing getaway with your favorite Surfer boyfriend or husband.
Another great trip to Playgrounds Surf Camp. Dave is a great guy and runs a top notch camp. His staff is friendly and very accommodating. The food is excellent. This was our 4th trip to the camp and every year Dave adds more to make your stay better. The pool and wifi give you a few comforts of home while still enjoying the remoteness of the jungle. My group will return again next year for sure. Thanks again Dave for taking great care of us for our week in paradise!
I've stayed with Dave and Kattya 5 times, and going for my 6th time in about a month. My brother and I were his first paying customers, and are clients for life. Not one negative thing to say. You will surf solo sessions multiple times on your trip. If you get up early, every day. Every year that I have gone, the wave has been firing. Big or small, it always lines up. High tide, or low tide, there's always something to surf. The house is clean, and comfortable, and immersed in the jungle. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food is literally 5 star quality and will rival the best restaurants you've been to - no joke. Dave takes food seriously. I don't know what else to say. I wish it were a secret and Dave would stop advertising. See you soon buddy!
Can't beat Playgrounds Surf Camp! They cater to your every need while giving you the best options to put you into the best surf. Their staff is top notch and wait on you hand and foot while serving you fresh beverages and the best food I've ever had in Central America! Dave and his family make sure you have everything you need at your disposal 24/7 and then some.... Playgrounds reef break is about as fun as it gets and the camp is all that and more. Thanks Dave and all your staff for a great surf trip and birthday!