Nicaragua Surfing Adventure

Nicaragua
Surfing
Self-Guided
Nicaragua Surfing Adventure

Nicaragua Surfing Adventure

Prices

From $350USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, Guesthouses

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Highlights

Spend a week surfing the fantastic waves of Nicaragua.

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.

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!

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

Nicaragua Surfing Adventure Price and Dates

This guided tour of Nicaragua is run as a private tour for your group only 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.

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

Standard Hotels

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

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

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

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

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

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

Superior Hotels

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

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

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

  • Guided groups of 2: $1,650USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,550USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $1,450USD per person

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Guided groups of 2: $2,025USD per person
  • Guided groups of 3: $1,925USD per person
  • Guided groups of 4-5: $1,825USD 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 $575USD - $1,795USD (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.

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.

Budget 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.

Standard 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.

Superior Hotels

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 ($25USD per person)
  • International flight departure Tax ($50USD 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

Frequenty Asked Questions about Nicaragua Surfing Adventure

How hard is the Nicaragua Surfing Adventure?

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.

Are meals included on the Nicaragua Surfing Adventure?

The number of meals included depends on which category of hotel you want to book.

Can I rent a surfboard?

Many hotels, guesthouses and surf lodges do offer surfboard rental. Please confirm with the hotel that you choose. There are outside rental shops if your hotel doesn’t offer rentals.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover water sports. Get your Travel Insurance.

Do I need a visa to travel to Nicaragua?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

How do I get to Managua to start this tour?

Fly into Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) in Managua to begin this tour. You will pick up the rental car at the airport to begin your trip.

Where does the Nicaragua Surfing Adventure end?

The tour ends in Managua when you return the rental vehicle to the rental car office at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA) in Managua.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Nicaragua?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Nicaragua?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Nicaragua for this tour?

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

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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Prices

From $350USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels, Guesthouses

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

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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