Nicaragua Surfing Adventure
Nicaragua Surfing Adventure

Nicaragua Surfing Adventure

7 days

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Spend a week surfing the fantastic waves of Nicaragua.

Come see the reason why surfers consider Nicaragua one of Central America's best-kept secrets. With a year-round wind and warm Pacific waters, the towns of Tola and San Juan del Sur have put Nicaragua on the international surf map, but still offer uncrowded beaches and excellent waves. The Nicaragua Surfing Adventure lets you explore the gorgeous emerald coastline's best surf spots and relax in vibrant beach towns full of bars, restaurants and nightlife.

This tour is the perfect immersion into Nicaraguan surf culture and a dreamy weeklong adventure in the waves. Grab your board and get ready for an awesome surfing expedition!

Highlights of the Nicaragua Surfing Adventure

Take a scenic drive from Managua to the South Pacific coast by rental car, cruising at your own pace.
Surf for two days in the surfing hotspots of Tola, a favourite spot for locals.
Ride the outstanding waves in San Juan del Sur, one of Nicaragua’s premier surfing locations.
Explore small friendly towns and enjoy the local nightlife, revelling in Nicaraguan surfing culture.

Prices

From $350USD
7 days
Difficulty
Self-Guided
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Nicaragua Surfing Adventure

Nicaragua Surfing Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Managua to Tola

Welcome to Managua, Nicaragua's capital and the country's largest city. You'll pick up your rental car from the airport and drive along the Pan-American Highway to the beach town of Tola.

Get out into the warm water to start surfing before the sun goes down.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Tola
Meals: None

Day 2-3 Surf’s Up in Tola

Spend two days exploring the hotspots of Tola's coast. Even on the best-known beaches like Playa Gigante, Popoyo, Playa Amarillo and Playa Colorado, it's still easy to get the waves all to yourself.

Have fun tonight in Tola's friendly bars and restaurants.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Tola
Meals: None

Day 4-6 Best of San Juan del Sur

Say farewell to Tola and drive to San Juan del Sur, where many international surf competitions take place. Check out the most popular beach, Playa Maderas, or the beautiful private bay of Playa Majagual. A bit further south are Playa Hermosa, Playa El Coco, and other beautiful beaches. There's no shortage of choices of where to surf!
Overnight Location: Hotel in San Juan del Sur
Meals: None

Day 7 Departure from Managua

It's time to pack up your board and head back to reality. We hope you've enjoyed your surfing adventure in Nicaragua! After checking out from your hotel, you’ll drive back to the airport to return the rental car. Have a safe journey home.
Overnight Location: None
Meals: Breakfast

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Nicaragua Surfing Adventure Price and Dates

This self-guided surfing tour of Nicaragua is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the number of participants, the time of year in which you choose to travel, and the type of hotel you prefer.

Nicaragua can be surfed year-round, but those looking for the biggest waves should aim for the end of March through September.

Private Nicaragua Surfing Adventure

Have your own private tour with just your group! The prices below apply to travellers sharing double rooms and groups of odd numbers can book additional single rooms for an extra charge. Standard Hotels category also allows booking triple rooms with a small price reduction (please enquire for more information). The prices below are per person:

Budget Hotels

  • Guided groups of 2: $495 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $425 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $350 USD per person

Standard Hotels

April 06th, 2021 to October 31st, 2021:

  • Guided groups of 2: $825 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $750 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $675 USD per person

November 1st, 2021 to April 30th, 2022:

  • Guided groups of 2: $1,150 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,075 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $975 USD per person

May 1st, 2022 to October 31st, 2022:

  • Guided groups of 2: $950 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $850 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $795 USD per person

Superior Hotels

July 1st, 2021 to August 31st, 2021:

  • Guided groups of 2: $1,775 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,675 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $1,595 USD per person

September 1st, 2021 to October 31st, 2021:

  • Guided groups of 2: $1,635 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,550 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $1,450 USD per person

November 1st, 2021 to November 14th, 2021:

  • Guided groups of 2: $1,725 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,625 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $1,525 USD per person

November 15th, 2021 to December 14th, 2021 and January 6th, 2022 to April 9th, 2022:

  • Guided groups of 2: $2,025 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,925 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $1,825 USD per person

May 1st, 2022 to October 31st, 2022:

  • Guided groups of 2: $1,725 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,625 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $1,525 USD per person

April 18th, 2022 to April 30th, 2022:

  • Guided groups of 2: $2,025 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,925 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $1,825 USD per person
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Accommodation on the Nicaragua Surfing Adventure

This tour offers three choices for accommodation based on your budget and preferences. You can choose from superior hotels, standard hotels, or budget hotels.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. You can pay a supplement of $555 USD - $1,795 USD (depending on your hotel class and season) to have a private room in a hotel where possible. Some classes and dates may have triple room price reductions. Solo travellers may be required to pay a supplement.

Budget Hotels

Buena Onda Beach Resort in Tula ★★

A popular surfer hangout, this resort is right on the beach with uninterrupted views of the break.

Selina Maderas in San Juan del Sur ★★

A 7-minute walk from the beach, Selina Maderas is popular with surfers, beach bums and remote workers.

Standard Hotels

Punta Teonoste in Teonoste ★★★

With charming thatched-roof bungalows, this beachfront ecolodge has amazing views of the surf.

La Posada Azul in San Juan del Sur ★★★

This refurbished historic wood house is now a friendly B&B with green gardens and an outdoor pool.

Superior Hotels

Rancho Santana in Tola ★★★★

Rancho Santana is Tola's most popular resort, with gorgeous ocean views, an outdoor pool, and great amenities.

Morgan's Rock Hotel El Convento in Playa Ocotal ★★★★

Set in a lush rainforest setting and offering beautiful sea views, this hotel has charming treehouse-style cabanas.

What’s Included in the Nicaragua Surfing Adventure?

Meals

The number of meals included depends on which category of hotel you want to book. Breakfast is included if you stay at Morgans Rock, La Posada Azul, Punta Teonoste & Selina Maderas.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 6 nights are included. Accommodations before or after the tour are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes the cost of a rental Hilux 4x4 with obligatory civil insurance and third-party insurance including sales taxes from Day 1 to Day 7.

Also Included

  • Information kit about country and tour available in English, German, French, and Spanish

Not included

  • Flights
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Surfboards and other accessories
  • Fuel for rental vehicle
  • Nicaraguan tourist card ($10 USD per person)
  • International flight departure Tax ($47 USD per person if not included in airfare)

Optional Extras

  • Pick up/drop off service at any Managua hotel or Managua International Airport if you stay in Managua before or after the tour
  • Additional insurance for rental vehicle
  • Single occupancy upgrades

Frequently Asked Questions about Nicaragua Surfing Adventure

Operating since 1995, ORO Travel is the pioneer tour operator in Nicaragua. Welcoming visitors with enthusiasm and professionalism, ORO allows every kind of traveller to experience the beauty and culture of Nicaragua. Their team works tirelessly to design and personalize tours to ensure unforgettable experiences. ORO’s qualified and passionate tour guides provide visitors with the best information, constant assistance, and unbeatable experiences in English, German, French, Russian and, of course, Spanish.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. Participants should be able to swim well and have previous experience surfing. Many hotels and guesthouses also provide surfing lessons if necessary.

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