Surfing beaches near Managua or Granada – Nicaragua Forum – TripAdvisor

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Surfing beaches near Managua or Granada

Sep 13, 2015, 7:22 AM

Hi there, Can anyone tell me the easiest good surfing beach to get to from Managua or Granada? Thank you

Re: Surfing beaches near Managua or Granada

Sep 16, 2015, 12:09 AM

Greetings Gazelle1: The best surfing beaches near Managua are Pochomil, San Diego (Gran Pacifica), and Playa Quizala. More here, “Top five Managua-area Vacation, Surfing, and Fishing Villages” elportonverde.com/2014/…

From Managua, the beaches are about 1 hour away while from Granada, the beaches are about 1 1/2 hours away, plus they aren’t really that great for surfing with possibly the exception of La Boquita.

Cheers, Mike @ Farmstay El Porton Verde, Managua

Source: Surfing beaches near Managua or Granada – Nicaragua Forum – TripAdvisor

Mundial de SurfSurfing is definitely more accessible and with better quality waves from Managua than Granada IMO. There is one world-class surf spot and three or four other good surfing beaches near Managua. Granada on the other hand, is further away from the ocean and the only real surfing beach is La Boquita, which is okay but definitely neither world-class nor is is it a good beginner’s beach.

I replied later on to the same thread on TripAdvisor that if they are leaving from Granada, they’d be better off going down to the Tola beaches, which are lovely and have fantastic surf! They’ve even held World Surf Championships in Tola!

Overall, there’s an embarrassment of riches as far as surf spots go, as you can see illustrated in this post. I posted there four different Google maps images of just a handful of the known surfspots in Nicaragua. But there’s probably a good twenty or thirty more spots besides the ones I’m posting.

Beachfront Homes and Lots Tola | venta | PLAYA SANTANA $12,500 : USD 12500.00

Tola | PLAYA SANTANA $12,500

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Property Information

Location: Tola
Price $12,500.00
Price/m2 of land $20.59
Construction size m2: 0
Lot Size in m2: 607
Benefits: Near School, Near Transit, Mountain View, Plane, Electrïcity, Easy Acces

Description

ROADFRONT. 350 MT FROM BEACH. CHEAPEST LOT YOU WILL FIND THIS CLOSE TO THE BEACH.

Tola | PLAYA SANTANA $12,500 10/04/2015 4:30 pm Beachfront Homes and Lots Property Information Location: Tola Price $12,500.00 Price/m2 of land $20.59 Construction size m2: 0 Lot Size in m2: 607 Benefits: Near School, Near Transit, Mountain View, Plane, Electrïcity, Easy Acces Description ROADFRONT. 350 MT FROM BEACH. CHEAPEST LOT YOU WILL FIND THIS CLOSE TO THE BEACH.

Source: Beachfront Homes and Lots Tola | venta | PLAYA SANTANA $12,500 : USD 12500.00

DISCLAIMER: NEITHER THIS WEBSITE NOR THIS AUTHOR HAVE ANY INTEREST IN THIS PROPERTY. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION FOLLOW THE LINK AND CONTACT THE OWNER DIRECTLY. thank you!!!!

I haven’t lately posted any of these real estate ads that I find might be interesting to my dear reader(s), so here is one that popped up that looked good. This is actually near Playa Santana aka Playa Jiquiliste, which is where one of the three ISA surf championships was held; actually the contest was held here two years ago.

Playa Santana is near Popoyo, and the whole area is undergoing sort of a growth spurt, what with the new Costa Esmeralda airport opening up nearby. It’s a region of Nicaragua known for its excellent surfing and is a fairly tranquil and rural sort of country feel of a place.

This property is a bit back from the beach, but 350 meters certainly is within walking distance. Also, not being that close to the beach is good in the sense of WHEN we get another tsunami there might be a bit less chance of your house being carried away along with various lives. What you say? You haven’t heard of any tsunami’s in Nicaragua? Well, look it up folks!

There was a tsunami in 1992, so a bit more than twenty years ago and it wiped out the homes along this stretch of beach and one hundred or so lives were lost too, so it’s something to consider when you buy property in Nicaragua. You might want a bit of elevation!

So with that pleasant thought I’ll sign off now. Enjoy!

 

2015 ISA World Surfing Games Official Teaser – Popoyo Beach, Nicaragua

Video teaser for the 2015 ISA World Surfing Games to be held in Popoyo, Nicaragua 31 May to 7 June, 2015. This is some great news for surfing in Nicaragua, the International Surfing Association has decided to host a third world championship contest here in Nicaragua! I have been to both of the previous events and they are really fun with a great team spirit to be found amongst the competitors and some really good waves too!

This year the event will be held from May 31st to June 7th, giving a week during which we can only hope that a great big south swell shows up! Popoyo is a really fun wave and when it gets bigger it is a challenging spot, offering both a left and a right breaking off of a rock reef. The lefts are generally longer and better but the right can sometimes be great too, albeit a shorter ride. If it get really huge (like a 3 meter swell) they might be moving the contest to the big wave spot at the same location, Outer Reef.popoyoouterreefWhile the odds of that happening aren’t great (as a commenter pointed out, actually purt near impossible), it is a real possibility that the wave might be breaking and would be even more awesome than the regular break. So that first week of June is a great week to come down for a surf vacation and to see some of the best in the world have an exciting competition!

If you are coming down, consider using the Farmstay as your first night place to stay. While we’re not on the beach, flying in at night usually means an expensive night at a chain hotel that does not have the location and ambiance that FEPV does. So if that’s you, let us come and pick you up at the airport and take you to our comfortable bed and breakfast that first night. The next morning you can enjoy a fresh farm breakfast and head on down to Popoyo to start the competition. We can host groups of up to 16!

 

Opening Report: The Inn at Rancho Santana in Rivas, Nicaragua

Opening Report: The Inn at Rancho Santana, Rivas, Nicaragua

This breezy new retreat on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua is equal parts rustic and regal.

Seventeen years ago, Nicaragua was still more likely to turn up on the agenda of the State Department than the itineraries of American jetsetters. Matt Turner waved off the decades of civil unrest like an annoying mosquito. “Buy on the sound of the canons and sell on the sound of the trumpets,” says the CEO of Tola Development Corp., quoting financier Nathan Rothschild. “I always thought it was sound advice.”

Sound. Get it?

In 1998, Turner began carefully chiseling out sites for luxury sea castles on a ridge-backed viridian swath of Nicaragua wedged between the country’s eponymous lake and the cultish surf breaks of the Pacific Ocean. “I connected with this land. [It resembled] the California coast that I had been familiar with as a teenager, but without all the madness of late 20th-century development. No highways. No McDonald’s. Just gorgeous rolling hills and untouched beaches. It was too hard to resist.”

The Inn at Rancho Santana in Rivas, Nicaragua.Courtesy: The Inn at Rancho Santana

via Opening Report: The Inn at Rancho Santana in Rivas, Nicaragua.

This is by my count the third four or five star resort in Nicaragua to have opened. The first one was Mukul Resort at Guacalito de la Isla, owned by the Pellas family, the second was Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa. I’ve spent some time at Rancho Santana and definitely can say it is a lovely stretch of coast and it is great that there is a small boutique hotel offering at this location.

Before the inn was built, if you wanted to stay at Rancho Santana you had to rent a whole house or a small (albeit very nicely furnished) cabina, so having a small hotel with the spa services that clientele for these types of resorts demand definitely fulfills a need.

According to the Inn’s website, rates start at about $250 per night and go up to $350 depending on room type and amenities. So if you are coming to Nicaragua and want to stay in some luxurious hotels, spas, and resorts, all I can say is ENJOY!

Fincas en Nicaragua Tola | venta | finca en tola , salinas rivas nicaragua : USD 50000.00

Tola | finca en tola , salinas rivas nicaragua

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Información de la propiedad

Localización: Tola
Precio $50,000.00
Precio/m2 de terreno $0.59
m2 de construcción 0
Tamaño del Lote en m2 84000
Beneficios Cerca de Escuelas, Vista al Mar, Vista a las Montañas, Frente al Mar, Sistema de Agua, Electricidad, Fácil Acceso

Descripción

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Información del anunciante

Tipo de Anunciante Propietario
Contactar a oswaldo bojorge
Compañia Palmira Bienes Raices
Ciudad masaya
Dirección Completa colegio Santa teresita 20 vrs al este masaya
Teléfono
Celular
Skype o.bojorge
Página Web http://www.miterrenos.com
Más anuncios de este usuario

via Fincas en Nicaragua Tola | venta | finca en tola , salinas rivas nicaragua : USD 50000.00.

In our continuing series of posts about local Nicaraguan real estate deals, this listing just came across our (virtual) desk and it looks interesting. Looks like it is up in the hills near Los Gavilanes above Punta Teonoste, which is located in-between the turn off for Popoyo and Astillero in Tola, Rivas.

As usual, I have no interest in this property, do not make any claims as to its reliability, feasibility, or any ability in general other than for you to see what some of the local real estate deals are looking like. This is definitely a nice area, with really lovely beaches and great surf nearby.

Contact me if you want or need an intermediary to help with communications, negotiations, etc. I also have properties that I do represent myself in our local Farmstay area in the hills south of the Managua city centre.

There’s nothing like Nicaragua

That’s for sure! This is a well-done HD video using lots of drone shots from the air and several beautiful people and many divine-looking places. All around great job on this by Surf Ranch Nicaragua.

The video focuses on the area of southwestern Nicaragua, and although I’m sure quite this is an unintended consequence by the people who worked on this film, it feels to be somewhat of a testimony to the way Nicaragua is now, pre-Interoceanic Canal. So enjoy it while it lasts, which really means you had better get down here in 2015!

As they have filmed between Popoyo on the north to San Juan del Sur to the south, the canal will literally splice that into two as it will run right through the middle between those two areas. While I doubt the directors and producers had this in mind as they filmed…it is indeed pretty to look at and no doubt is a great draw for folks visiting.

Nicaragua Insiders say that the canal is a GO but only for land speculation purposes, actually building a canal would be just icing on the cake. The plan is to take advantage of the near-sovereignty the Chinese man who owns HKND and his associates have now by law and to use that to be in control of a large swath of southern Nicaragua.

Lots of European visitors in town now, per my sources in the Popoyo area. We had several here last week who probably are all now down at the beaches in your area! As written about previously, the European visitor numbers are growing and they are staying in my experience, an average of three weeks at a time in Nicaragua.There s nothing like Nicaragua   YouTube

So a couple of minor matters passed along to you about the Interoceanic Canal and European visitors to Nicaragua. Cheers!

Farms Tola | venta | Tola Rivas a 5 km. de Guacalito 45 Manz NEGOCIABLE : USD 60000.00

Tola | Tola Rivas a 5 km. de Guacalito 45 Manz NEGOCIABLE

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Tola Rivas a 5 km. de Guacalito 45 Manz NEGOCIABLE

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Property Information

Location: Tola
Price $60,000.00
Price/m2 of land $0.00
Construction size m2 0
Lot Size in m2 31725463

Description

45 manzanas a U$4.50 la vara., 300 mts. sobre la carretera, 2 pozos artesianos, terreno plano y semiplano, con agua y Luz, Documentos en Regla, sin problemas de Cooperativas. U$45.000.00 la manzana, a 5 km. de Guacalito y a 20 minutos de Rivas.

Contact Information

Advertiser Type Developer-Builder
Contact Person Argentina Gutierrez
City / Town managua
Phone
Celular

via Farms Tola | venta | Tola Rivas a 5 km. de Guacalito 45 Manz NEGOCIABLE : USD 60000.00.

Beachfront Homes and Lots Nicaragua | venta | Beachfront Lot Located in Costa Popoyo : USD 19500.00

Nicaragua | Beachfront Lot Located in Costa Popoyo

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Beachfront Lot Located in Costa Popoyo

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Property Information

Location: Nicaragua
Price $19,500.00
Price/m2 of land $36.28
Construction size m2 0
Lot Size in m2 537.39

Description

LOT IN FRONT Popoyo TOLA 600 METERS FROM THE COAST WHERE THE WORLD TOURNAMENT SURF IS DONE
537.39 M2 — 767.61 VRS2
karlacmora gmail.com

Contact Information

Advertiser Type Owner
Contact Person Adelson Chamorro
City / Town Managua
Address managua
Phone
Celular

Beachfront Homes and Lots Nicaragua | venta | Beachfront Lot Located in Costa Popoyo : USD 19500.00.

Note to readers, this site and its author are not in any way connected to this real estate deal in the Tola, Rivas area. Please make any connections and communications with the actual seller.

I imagine this is a leasehold property, not a fee simple title, so for some that could be a dealbreaker. However, this is beachfront for less then $20,000 so hey, right?

Booker Travels – Nicaragua: JFK to MGA


This video, Booker Travels – Nicaragua: JFK to MGA, isn’t what I thought it would be, to tell you my impression. It was actually good! It’s a story of a kid whose name is Booker and it follows his trip step-by-step. He goes from his house somewhere in New York, takes the metro to the airport, flies to the Managua airport (MGA), stays overnight at what looks to be one of the hotels near the airport, then goes to Popoyo beach the next day to go surfing.

While I did enjoy the look at buffet of the airport-area hotel he stayed at and appreciate that with a free stay you get some nice footage for your hotel in the video, the video as a whole would have been much better if he had started with our soft landing service instead of a major chain hotel. But the food at the breakfast buffet does look pretty good!

The segment at the hotel could have been much more of a “wow” moment; picture waking up on a tropical farm with views of two volcanoes, one of which is active and smoking. In front of you is a crystal-clear swimming pool with a picturesque, fruit-tree filled valley with a big hill in front of you that goes to “the Clouds” (las nubes). It is quiet and cool and a great place to recharge your energies in preparation for the rest of your Nicaraguan vacation. Great way to end your visit too!

Nice footage of Popoyo there Booker! Nice job on the video and congratulations on being a master of social media. Seriously, I am impressed by this young man.

I think it was Booker's first time to see a cow up close?

I think it was Booker’s first time to see a cow up close?

Best Cities to Live in Nicaragua

What are the Best Places to Live in Nicaragua?

There are many fine towns and a few real cities to choose from when deciding where to live in Nicaragua. Some of the factors influencing whether one town or city works best for your personal situation are:

  • lifestyle preferences
  • Spanish-speaking abilities
  • financial situation
  • personal health
  • desires to live with or without other expatriates
  • weather
  • transportation
  • amenities

There are many more factors in addition to those named above. We’ll tackle this topic on a broad level now and in further posts will break it down into some detail. If you have enjoyed this post, please comment below and encourage me to continue with this series!

Let’s get started with some broad strokes as to what whould be the best Nicaraguan city for you to live in.

Do you want to live in a city, town, village, or? Would you enjoy being in the center of the pueblo just a couple of streets off of the plaza? Or, do you prefer living a few minutes drive or bus away from the downtown? As with all things, there are pluses and minuses to each of these options and you need to find out for yourself what is best for you.

What about your Spanish-language skills? If you already have a fairly good handle on Spanish, then you are likely much more open to living wherever you want to in Nicaragua. Folks with limited Spanish and little-to-no ability to learn the language will probably be best suited to live in an area with a large existing expat community where you can speak English most everywhere you go.

Are finances a major consideration? If living on a fixed budget, even though your money goes much further in Nicaragua, you will still need to watch your spending habits and keep a reserve handy in case. Obviously, if you have a much more comfortable financial situation, then you can forego thinking about strategizing on money-saving schemes and live you life as you desire.

What about your health? Your age? Anything requiring regular checkups, medical specialists, tests and exams? That will affect your decisions too. Excellent health care is available in Nicaragua, but is not evenly distributed throughout the country. For the most part, Managua is where the best doctors and hospitals are located.

Do you prefer to live in a real Nicaraguan community or one with a sizeable expat population? Some people, usually those with limited Spanish skills, find themselves drawn to expat communities, of which there are not a lot to choose from in Nicaragua. Do you want to join the Kiwanas club or the American Legion? If that is the sort of social life you envision then your options are limited as regards Nicaragua. Or, do you want to live as completely as possible with Nicaraguans in a Spanish-speaking community? This question also speaks to your needs for a social life. Some folks are just fine by themselves or the occasional meetup with friends, and some are real “joiners” that want to be part of every bridge club, charity event, volunteering at the schools, hospitals, orphanages, etc. Which are you?

Weather is another important consideration. Luckily, in Nicaragua one can choose what kind of weather they like. Warm and hot is the norm here, but there are mountainous areas that are great for that “perpetual spring” climate. As you get to live here awhile, a slight change in temperature can make the difference between sweating and being miserable or quite comfortable.

Transportation is important too. It is not too difficult to live without a car in Nicaragua and in some places it offers a distinct advantage to not drive! Buses and taxis are usually very available and mostly inexpensive. Driving here has its challenges, but of course offers freedom of movement that relying on public transportation just does not offer.

Finally, what amenities are important to you? For example, are you a shopaholic? There aren’t too many shopping malls in Nicaragua and most of them are in Managua. Are first-run movies in brand-new theaters your thing? Again, the capital has those but are not very well distributed outside of Managua. What about nightlife? Culture? Art? Poetry? Live music? A variety of different types of restaurants? I always recommend you be clear with yourself that if you feel you need these amenities, don’t go moving out to the coast where it takes an hour or two to find some of these things. Be real with yourself and admit you like eating sushi and seeing a musical play live once in a while!

Okay, that is the end of this edition. I plan on writing more of these and going into further detail on each and every consideration to help make your move to Nicaragua a good one! Please share, Like, or comment!