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Welcome to Nicawaves! Spend your vacation with Nicawaves and experience the incredible Nicaraguan surf here in Popoyo, with consistent and world-class surf breaks on your doorstep. Popoyo is Nicaragua’s most consistent wave. It breaks on all tides and sizes. A short walk down the beach is Beginner’s Bay where Nicawaves offers surf lessons. Pack your bag and enjoy an amazing time in Nicaragua!
Nicawaves' Popoyo Nicaragua Hotel offers house and room rentals with a premium location in the center of Popoyo between Magnific Rock and Finca Popoyo. Beginner’s Bay and Popoyo are a pleasant 10 minute walk. The venue has a selection of casitas, rooms, and a dorm surrounding its beautiful swimming pool and restaurant. All options have free Wi-Fi. All options except the dorm have air conditioner. All rooms have a private bathroom except for the green room and the dorm. The dorm has fans and lockers.
The Nicawaves Rancho is where you will find reception and a warm welcome from one of the team when you arrive. You can grab a cold beer or cocktail from the bar, browse the menu of delicious food whilst kicking back and enjoying some cool tunes, poolside.
The restaurant offers a range of homemade food; a combination of your favorite meals from home and special local dishes, including local caught fish. All of the food is cooked fresh and the staff members are very proud of their #1 position on TripAdvisor.
The Rancho is the place to meet and chat with other guests, or take advantage of the strong 5 MB internet connection. Nicawaves also hosts surf movie nights and broadcast major sporting events.
Step through the door of the restaurant and straight onto the pool terrace. After taking a swim, lay back on a cushioned chaise lounge to soak up the sun or relax in the shade. Enjoy a meal, cocktail or smoothie at one of the outdoor, poolside dining tables.
The thatch-roofed cabana overlooks the pool, where you can chill in a double hammock or swinging chair. This is Nicawaves' favorite spot to relax; reading a book or just listening to the songbirds. The staff can also schedule a massage or yoga class for you here.
Nicawaves aims to provide a genuine Nicaraguan surf experience in Popoyo, Nicaragua for traveling surfers. Popoyo is a very short walk and other very consistent world-class surf breaks are close by. They can provide you with a cozy room with a comfortable bed and delicious food. Likewise, they can provide all the amenities for an epic adventurous surf trip!
Popoyo has some of the best surf in Nicaragua, with Pacific coast beaches groomed by consistent, all year round swell and offshore winds. Nicawaves' all-inclusive package takes care of everything from the moment you land, and is designed to get you into this incredible Nicaragua surf. A member of staff will be waiting for you at Managua Airport to take you directly to Nicawaves hotel and where your comfortable, AC chilled room awaits. Depending on your arrival time, a guide can even get you into the world-class surf on that very same day!
Every day of your vacation the expert guides will tailor your surf tour based on their local knowledge, and the waves you want to ride. They will get you to the best waves, only reachable by 4×4 truck. They’ll drive you to waves including Playa Colorado and Lances Left, plus a couple of secret spots, to get you riding some remote and pumping waves. The guides will look after your gear whilst you’re ripping it. When you are surfed out, the package also includes a complimentary massage and trip to the Las Salinas hot springs, to ease those aching muscles.
Mike, Nicawaves owner, is a two-time US Surfing Championships finalist so he knows what surfers are looking for and has over 10 years experience of the Nicaragua surf. NicaWaves has proudly hosted thousands of surfers over the years, including the Costa Rican surf team featuring Carlos Muñoz y Noe Mar McGonagle, who stayed with Nicawaves when they won the World Surfing Championships held at Popoyo in 2015! Your perfect surf trip is ready when you are!
Not only surfing, you will also get a complimentary massage and a trip to the Las Salinas hot springs.
Nicawaves Hotel has a great location and are only a short walk (without needing to cross the river from Guasacate) to the famous A-frame wave at Popoyo Beach, Nicaragua’s most consistent wave. Numerous other beaches are also nearby, offering warm water reefs, hollow point and beach breaks. These are all groomed by consistent swell and offshore winds, helping make Nicawaves the destination for your perfect vacation.
Outer Reef Popoyo is only a 5-minute paddle from Popoyo Main Break. It is a Pipeline-style offshore slab suitable for experts only. Outer Reef puts on an exciting show for the surfers at the main break and on the beach.
The number of surf spots on Popoyo Beach is most noteworthy. A professional surfer, an intermediate, and a complete beginner can have their best surfing day ever all within the same half mile stretch of beach. First of all, you have the peeling pointbreak style Stoneys (also known as Rubber Duckies, Cobra, La Lejana, or inside outer reef) between the main break and outer reef.
Also you have the hollow slabby right of La Piedrita on the north end of the beach. Finally you have Beginner Bay. It is a rolling slopey wave fun for beginners and intermediates on the south end of the beach. Main break Popoyo is always working, but these other peaks come alive on a certain tide, size, and swell direction.
Lances Left is a very long left pointbreak breaking in front of a picturesque cliff. It is a consistent wave fun for all levels of surfers. This wave can be accessed by vehicle followed by a walk or by boat trip. It is much more convenient by boat, saving you a long walk and a long paddle. %It’s slopey when it is small, and has faster sections and occasional almond shaped barrels when there is a larger swell. This spot can handle large surf, and can be one of the better options when the surf is truly large. You are most likely to get your longest ride in Nicaragua here with legitimate rides 300 meters long or longer.
Playa Colorado is a rivermouth beachbreak that lies south of Nicawaves. Fast, barrelling peaks breaking up and down a gorgeous beach. The right is often a longer, better barrel than the left. Colorado is capable of producing epic tubes. South swells will make the rivermouth sandbar peak light up with fun lefts and rights. A more west swell will result in overhead freight train right barrels peeling off the sandbar a little farther north up the beach. Tends to go off during certain windows of tide and wind. If you luck into one of those windows, Playa Colorado may provide your deepest, fastest barrel ride while in Nicaragua.
Relax and refuel after your day’s activities in the spacious Popoyo restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating by the pool. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and large selection of beer and wine from the bar. Three daily meals and one drink per meal are included in price.
Nicawaves offers many services you may desire. Surfboard rentals, surf lessons, boat trips, motorcycle rentals, car rentals, horseback riding, massage, yoga, and hot springs are all available. Furthermore, they offer high quality surf photography to capture your memories of a lifetime. Guided day trips include Granada, Mombacho Volcano, Masaya Volcano and Market, Ometepe, and San Juan del Sur.
Nicawaves surf guide Gerald carries professional photography equipment and has extensive experience shooting surfers. Get your hands on a perfect memory of your trip and make your friends back home jealous, with a collection of high quality photos of you charging the Nicaragua surf. Let Nicawaves know if you want to bolt this on to your surf package. This add on is available at 150 USD for full week or 30 USD per day session shoot.
Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport
Please arrive at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) in Managua. Nicawaves will pick you up from the airport. Transfer from and to the airport is included.
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