A Complete Guide to Surfing Nicaragua

by jennifertohill

February 8, 2021

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Thinking about surfing in Nicaragua?

This is our complete surf travel guide. Read for everything you need to know about surfing Nicaragua.If it’s not already, Nicaragua should be right at the top of your destination list for your next surf trip. With a rich culture, more than 250 km of luxurious coastline, a long surfing season from May to October, and plenty of tasty food to try, Nicaragua is slowly but surely becoming a go-to surfing destination for thousands of surfers from around the world.Table Of ContentsNicaragua COVID-19 Travel Update

How to get to Nicaragua

Nicaragua remains open to international travellers, but there are entry restrictions in place. All international passengers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 test result taken at most 96 hours before arrival.How to get to Nicaraguasurfing nicaraguaOf course, if you are going to be surfing Nicaragua, you need to actually know how best to get there! This can often be one of the most challenging parts of organizing the trip, but it is vital if you want smooth sailing once you arrive.Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa, so you should be sure to find out whether that is the case for you, and then make it happen if you do need one. If you’re coming from the United States, you’re fine, and will just need to get a tourist card on arrival – this costs $10, so be prepared and carry some cash with you as you travel.It’s also a good idea to get all of the necessary vaccines, as there are a few that are recommended you get before you travel to Nicaragua. As well as all of your routine vaccines, you will want to get hepatitis B and the rabies vaccine. The last thing you want is to not be able to surf because you simply don’t have your necessary vaccinations.To easily reach the best surfing in Nicaragua, you’ll want to fly into Managua International Airport (MGA). From here it takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach the more popular surfing towns of San Juan del Sur and Popoyo. To avoid haggling with a swarm of taxi drivers outside the airport, we recommend pre-booking a private transfer. Private transfers typically cost between $100-$150 for up to 3 people sharing and can be booked through your hotel or through an independent provider here.

Nicaragua Surf Spots

The Nicaragua surf season runs all year. For improvers and more experienced surfers, the best time to visit is between May and October when Nicaragua sees it’s bigger swell come in. But, for beginners who are looking for their first surfing experience, Nicaragua delivers gentle waves all through the winter, making it the perfect warm weather destination between November and April. The best thing is, the water stays warm all year round so no need for a wetsuit.Nicaragua has plenty of surf spots to choose from – we’ll look at a few of them in detail now so you can better make your decision about which to try out.To read further on surfing —–>>https://www.bestsurfdestinations.com/surfing-nicaragua/#