Maderas is arguably Nicaragua’s best kept secret. This town is full of good vibes, amazing surf, and interesting people from all over the world. Renowned for having one of the best beach breaks in Nicaragua, the beaches here offer sandy stretches alongside rocky tidepools ripe for exploration. Leave behind the hustle while still being a short trip away from beautiful San Juan del Sur. Wake up to the sound of Howler Monkeys and exotic birds while you enjoy the best vacation. Stay at Selina Maderas to enjoy healthy food, art, and more – even get some work done in our CoWorking space.
Calling all serious surfers! For beach bums and anyone chasing the perfect wave, Selina Maderas is happy to host you. Stay in our dormitories, standard, deluxe, or private rooms.
4 Bed Dorm
The classic Selina option! Bunk up with your new friends without sacrificing comfort – or privacy. Selina’s dorms are not like your typical hostel. We set a high standard with a seating area, your own light, a personal shelf and locker for each bunk bed to keep your things safe and secure. This is the best way to immerse yourself in the Selina community and meet your fellow travelers -- all while getting the most value for your budget. Bathrooms are shared.
If you want a nice rest and some peace and quiet while keeping an eye on your wallet, our standard rooms are the perfect option. Rooms have a queen sized bed with private bathroom. You’ll get the full Selina treatment while having your own place to retire to in the evenings.
For those who still need their comforts while exploring. Our deluxe rooms are made for comfort and are designed with a keen eye for detail. These are large rooms with a private bathroom, king sized bed and depending on the location a private balcony to enjoy the scenic views.
Selina’s most luxurious offer, our unique rooms are designed for those looking to indulge while traveling. Sound insulation and A/C give you complete privacy and ensure you get your beauty sleep. Depending on the location, you’ll be waking up to ocean views and soothing waves, the rainforest canopy surrounded by monkeys and sloths, or expansive views of the city skyline. All unique rooms have a private bathroom as well as a balcony, garden or pool depending on the location.
Selina Maderas is the perfect backdrop to your Nicaragua adventure. Stay 500m away from one of the most glorious beaches in the world — and a 7 minute walk from the best surf break in the area. In need of a little R&R? Soak in the amazing views, relax by the pool and playground area, kick back, and enjoy.
Half Day Sport Fishing
4 Hours (approx)
Fishing out of San Juan del Sur is best during the raining season (usually from May through October/November). The fishing in March can be good if the winds die down, which causes the water temperature to rise, moving the fish back into the area. And during the raining season, floating logs and other debris that get washed out of the rivers hold dorado and sometimes even wahoo, sailfish, and yellowfin tuna. Sometimes inshore huge schools of bonitos and jacks that will bite on anything can be encountered. On the Pacific Ocean, it is also possible to see manta rays jumping wildly out of the water, big schools of dolphins that can swim up right along side the boat while on the way to the fishing grounds, Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtles, as well as awesome Humpback whales. The humpbacks can usually be spotted migrating during the months of April and September.
Canopy Flying Frog
2 Hours (approx)
The canopy tour is located on the border of a farm at the foot of a hill. Nature is abundant in the area, and you can see animals including monkeys, raccoons, birds, and other animals. The vegetation also creates a great setting. The canopy tour starts at the top of one of the hills, from where you have a superb view of the bay of San Juan del Sur and its surroundings. The canopy tour consists of 16 cables that are connected through 17 platforms, most of them located up in the trees. For a single person, it takes about 45 minutes to complete the whole canopy tour. There are many different cables, including slow, fast, short, and long parts. The longest cable is 328 meters; the highest one passes over a canyon measuring 70 meters deep; and at the fastest one you can reach a speed of 70 kilometers per hour.
From the airport
Take a cab or book a shuttle with us under the Explore tab.
From another Selina
The closest Selina locations are in Tamarindo, San Juan del Sur, and Granada. Book a door-to-door shuttle under the Explore tab.
Take a cab to the express bus from Managua at the Mercado Huembes everyday at 4pm. After 2.5 hours you’ll arrive in San Juan Del Sur. From there, take a taxi or shuttle to Maderas.