Government to build coastal road • El Nuevo Diario

The government plans to build a coastal road in the Pacific , as announced yesterday by Vice President Rosario Murillo, who also said that it will be President Daniel Ortega who will give details of the project in the coming days.

The project aims to unite the beaches of the Nicaraguan Pacific coast, from the department of Rivas to Managua.

Map of proposed Coastal Road

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In the coming weeks will work on a first stretch of the road that is expected to bring greater investment to the country, added Murillo in her daily speech.

The route of the road, according to Murillo, will start on the southern border in El Naranjo, and will tour the beaches of El Ostional, Playa Coco, La Flor, Marseille, Majagual, Las Maderas, El Gigante, Guacalito, Las Salinas, Tipilapa, Huehuete, Casares, La Boquita and Masachapa.

The coastal road has been raised in different administrations.At first it was designed under the administration of former president Enrique Bolaños. The project was to be built by the company called Inocsa-Edicro.

In 2010, during the first administration of Ortega, it was announced the construction of at least 2 kilometers of road from San Juan del Sur. It was also said at that time that there was funding to cobble another 5 kilometers of road.

At that time the cost of the project was $ 600,000 per kilometer paved, not including bridge construction and drainage system.

A year later, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure announced the award of a concession to an Italian consortium for a period of more than 20 years and estimated that the investment cost of the project was 200 million dollars.

In its original design , proposed during the administration of ex-President Bolaños, the coastal road covered 131 kilometers paved and covered eight beaches in the country.

Source: Gobierno construirá carretera costanera • El Nuevo Diario

This news from El Nuevo Diario newspaper certainly comes under the heading of interesting and potentially transformative Nicaraguan news! Thing is though, there was a big push in 2010 (and many years before, in the mid-2000’s, during the Bolaños administration) for a coastal road and at one point they had even awarded a contract to an Italian firm and it was going to be a toll road.

Then a few years later it was sort of quietly announced that the project was dead. Well, like many a monster movie, It Lives! If this project is actually completed end-to-end that would be fantastic for vacationers and anyone who is a beach lover because you could actually visit several beaches in one day.

Of course, the people who would be the most “stoked” would definitely be the surfers! As it is now, for example, if you are staying in San Juan del Sur and after surfing a few days at the beaches near there, as a wandering visiting surfer, you’ll naturally want to try some other beaches. Well, on the map, the beaches of the Tola, Rivas area don’t look too far away, but if you actually were staying in SJdS and wanted to surf, say Popoyo beach, it would be a good hour and maybe twenty minutes to get there. When (and if!) this coastal road is completed, you’d be able to zip up there in maybe 20 minutes, 30 minutes top.

Thoughts and/or comments? What do you think? Please let us know below.

Available for Christmas & New Years: Beachfront House, Great Deal!

NIO75 / 2br – Available for Christmas & New Years: Beachfront House, Great Deal! (Masachapa/Pochomil)

24 Steps to the Sand! Pochomil

Available for Christmas

2BR / 2Ba available now furnished no smoking wheelchair accessible house carport Casa Ayers in Pochomil

24 Steps to the Sand!

If 24 short steps to a golden sand tropical beach sounds like a good location for your upcoming Nicaraguan vacation, consider booking a stay at this beachfront home which offers two bedrooms and two baths. Perfect for accommodating a couple or family,

Casa Ayers is located in the beach town of Masachapa/Pochomil and offers easy access via paved roads; it is an easy one-hour drive from the Nicaraguan capital of Managua and the international airport.

This home offers good value for your hard-earned vacation dollar. Both bedrooms are air conditioned, there is a nice palm-thatched rancho structure that affords a fresh breeze and sunset views. Imagine yourself in your chaise lounge with a cool drink enjoying a lovely tropical sunset every night of your stay!

The Space

True beachfront, with modern amenities and a great airy rancho with awesome sunset views. Whether on a romantic getaway or a fun family vacation, the sounds of the Pacific surf will lull you to sleep and the sunset views from the upstairs Rancho will provide many hours of relaxation and enjoyment.

Guest Access

Whole house, rancho, beach. Onsite secured parking. Interaction with Guests Mike @ Farmstay El Porton Verde will normally be the one to take you from either the MGA International airport, or from our other listing, Farmstay El Porton Verde, Managua, so we can get to know one another and have a chance to pick up groceries and change money when in Managua. I’ll show you how everything works, introduce you to the onsite 24 hour caretakers/security, and in general make sure you are oriented on what you need to know to have an enjoyable vacation.

The Neighborhood

Casa Ayers is located within walking distance of local restaurants, discos, and bars. A variety of types of food offerings are available, including pizza, seafood, Nicaraguan and international cuisine. Both swimming and surfing beaches are nearby. Just to the north of Casa Ayers is a channel naturally cut into the reef affording a safe sandy swimming area suitable for children and toddlers during the lower tides. Just south is the surfing beach of Pochomil Viejo. Nearby are several other attractive destinations. In the early mornings, you can walk up the beach to the fishing village of Masachapa to meet the fisherman as they come into the beach with the day’s fresh catch. A local public market, supermarket and other amenities are on offer at the nearby town of San Rafael del Sur and right in the village are basic stores offering groceries, clothing, etc. For $2 per person, the taxi will take you into town. The Barcelo Montelimar resort is also located nearby, where there is a gaming casino and all-you-can-eat and drink restaurant.

Getting Around

Buses run daily every half-hour to both the nearby town of San Rafael del Sur (banks, grocery stores, etc.) and to the capital city of Managua. There are taxis and bicycle taxis to take you to bars, restaurants and discotheques. Other Things to Note Casa Ayers is located one hour away from the capital city of Managua, where the international airport is located. Transport via bus, private shuttle, or taxi is readily available. For those arriving at the Managua (MGA) airport late or departing extra early, see my other listings for Farmstay El Portón Verde, Managua, where we offer our famous “soft landing” service, which is specially designed to take the hassle out of the arrival process and is great for first-time visitors to Nicaragua. We can provide transportation between the airport, Farmstay and/or Casa Ayers. Also local tours can be arranged to visit volcanoes, Colonial towns, lakes, and artisan’s markets.

House Rules

Have a great time! Be respectful that this is a vacation home for the owner, so try not to break things 🙂 We have pets onsite, so your pets are best left back home. Outdoor smoking is okay. Security There is 24 hour onsite security and the property is fenced. You’ll have the keys and it’s perfectly safe to go walking in the area.

Source: Available for Christmas & New Years: Beachfront House, Great Deal!

This could be you!

This could be you!

Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and air conditioning.

Master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and air conditioning.

Ask about our surf and turf package deal!

Ask about our surf and turf package deal!


Roomy living area.

Roomy living area.


The rancho is a great place to relax in your chaise lounge and enjoy the sunset!

The rancho is a great place to relax in your chaise lounge and enjoy the sunset!

Beachfront Homes and Lots San Rafael del Sur | venta | casa con vista al mar : USD 90000.00

San Rafael del Sur | casa con vista al mar

  • 03/04/2015 10:25 pm
  • Beachfront Homes and Lots

Property Information

Location: San Rafael del Sur
Price $90,000.00
Price/m2 of land $128.57
Construction size m2: 0
Lot Size in m2: 700
Benefits: Near School, Near Transit, Ocean View, Ocean Waterfront, Plane, Water system, Electrïcity, Easy Acces


San Rafael del Sur Masachapa. In front of the Hotel la Bahia, oceanfront house, three bedrooms, ample kitchen, 2 terraces, 700 meters square, perimetral wall, parking for 5 vehicles.





















via Beachfront Homes and Lots San Rafael del Sur | venta | casa con vista al mar : USD 90000.00.

I know this house fairly well, having inspected it when I represented a prospective buyer who was thinking of making the investment in this property. It has a great location; it is right in-between Pochomil and Masachapa, within walking distance of several hotels, bars, restaurants and other nightlife, surfing, horseback riding, fishing, etc.

It also needs a somewhat substantial amount of work! Hey, do you see that last photo of the nice yellow and green oceanfront patio deck? It is actually for the house next door, which is called Casa Ayers. This is part of our “surf and turf” package where we pick you up at the airport, overnight at the Farmstay, and then the next day we help you exchange money, buy groceries, and set you up for a week or two at the beach. Then, at the end of your time, we come and pick you up, stay with us one more night (if necessary) and then get you to the airport ontime for your departure.

I’ll be setting up this package vacation deal more formally soon, but until then, if interested, write us at inquiries (at sign) for details!


Beach Town | Nicaragua TripAdvisor Forum

Denver, CO
posts: 2
reviews: 7
Beach town

We’re looking for a beach area with a village near. We love Samara in Costa Rica and are interested in some place similar in Nicaragua. We’re not surfers, but a surf area is fine. Any suggestions?

Managua, Nicaragua
posts: 558
reviews: 14
2. Re: Beach town
Greetings tbrooksher:

I blogged about the Top 4 Off-the-Beaten-Path surfing and fishing villages here:

Another underappreciated IMO option is the Masachapa/Pochomil area which is near Managua. Several dining and lodging options and easy access.

Cheers, Mike @ Farmstay El Porton Verde, Managua

via Beach Town | Nicaragua TripAdvisor Forum

I have to admit I don’t know too much about Samara Beach, Costa Rica, so not knowing what it is like it’s difficult to know how to compare it to a similar destination in Nicaragua. But now that I’ve read up on it, I’d have to say that my recommendation of the Masachapa/Pochomil area probably isn’t a proper comparison.

From the above link from it sounds like Samara is a place that feels off the beaten path but has all the amenities with none of the all-inclusive resorts that other places in Costa Rica have.

I’d describe the Pochomil/Masachapa area as definitely on the beaten path (after all, one of the few all inclusive resorts in Nicaragua is located nearby).  But, it’s pretty much off the beaten path for foreign tourists. Its usually filled with Nicaraguan vacationers and most of the private homes in the area are owned by nationals. Semana Santa (Holy Week) is a big deal in this area, as it is in most publicly accessible Nicaraguan beaches. Some of the bars and restaurants make ten times more than usual during that week.

So good luck tbrooksher! If I were to answer your question again, the most similar beach town to Playa Samara is Playa Gigante. It has a nice supply of local places to stay, private homes to rent, and isn’t a big surf spot (but nearby all the best breaks).