Surfing in Nicaragua - Find Surf Camps and Surf Schools
Bienvenido a Nicaragua – welcome to Nicaragua, the largest country in Central America situated between Honduras in the north and Costa Rica in the south.
Nicaragua has the great fortune of being surrounded by two coastlines, the Pacific in the west and the Caribbean Sea in the east. Since Span conquered the country in the 16th Century, there remains a strong Spanish influence along with architectural reminders from this period of colonisation.
Although the country is among the poorest in the world, it still manages to operate several national parks that are well worth a visit. You should also take a trip to the Lago de Nicaragua, the tenth biggest freshwater lake in the world.
The coasts provide the perfect environment for diving and you might even encounter some sea turtles.
Nicaragua has a warm and humid climate especially in the Atlantic coast region. There is a rainy season that lasts from May until November with the most rainfall from September until October.
From July to October, there are possibilities of offshoots of hurricanes that can bring bad weather and strong waves on the Atlantic.
The ideal time to visit is from November until April.
Nicaragua offers a number of awesome spots for travelling surfers and it is not as touristy or crowded as Costa Rica. With a bit of luck you will enjoy great waves all to yourself or shared with just a few fellow surfers. It’s worth noting that some of the breaks may be hard to access.
Best surfing season for beginners: September – May
Best surfing season for advanced surfer: June – October
Crowd factor: Higher close to Managua
Flights to Nicaragua arrive at Aeropuerto Internacional Augusto C. Sandino (MGA) in the capital city of Managua.
Another option is taking one of the many busses that connect several Central American countries. If traveling by bus, you will cross into Nicaragua through bordering Costa Rica or Honduras.
Once you arrive in Nicaragua, you can continue your journey with inexpensive buses or taxis. For longer distances, you can take national flights.
If you’re planning on visiting several countries, you should definitely buy the All American Air Pass that enables you to travel to several different destinations cheaply.