The best surfing beaches in Nicaragua are:

Las Penitas- Only 30 minutes drive from Leon on a perfect paved road. Local fishing village feel, hostels all along the beach front. Beach break, suitable for beginners, but sea can get big and rip tides are present. Better for body boarding [Find out more]

Playa Maderas- Beach break good for beginners, close to the town of San Juan del Sur, so can be 30 people surfing at a time some days during high season.

Playa Colorado- One of the best surf spots in Nicaragua. Fast, hollow, powerful waves for experienced surfers only. Rent a vacation house right on the break [Here]

Playa Gigante- One of the prettiest beaches on the Pacific Coast. Great point break for experienced surfers.

Popoyo- World class waves for experienced surfers only.

Salinas Grande- Off the beaten track, but 40 mins drive from Leon. Deserted breaks, beautiful beach.

San Juan del Sur- The main beach town for tourists in Nicaragua. Easy waves make it popular for beginners. Breaks can get crowded in high season.


Find out more about surfing vacation packages in Nicaragua HERE

Beachfront lots on front of one of the best surf breaks in Nicaragua for only US$45,000.

Full title. 30 mins from Leon. Find out more HERE