Explore the Wonder of Nicaragua's Unspoiled Beaches

Posted by Gran Pacifica on Mar 27, 2014 9:00:42 AM

Nicaragua BeachesKnown for the natural beauty of its verdant rainforests, stunning waterfalls and crystalline azure waters, colorful, captivating, up-and-coming tourist destination Nicaragua boasts shorelines fringing both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Notable for their unspoiled loveliness and lack of tourist crowds, Nicaragua’s bountiful beaches range from tiny, jungle fringed hideaways to long expanses of volcanic sand overlooking some of the world’s most amazing surf breaks. Head to popular public beaches, or rent a four-wheeler or boat to explore some of the more secluded spots.

San Juan del Sur

Nicaragua’s most popular beach, San Juan del Sur is a wide crescent of dreamy, dark sand is nestled inside a graceful U-shaped bay and fringed with an eclectic array of seaside restaurants, casual bars, hostels and boutique hotels, making it a big hit with novice surfers, locals, tourists and resident expats. Swim, sunbathe and surf at the beach, or hire a boat to explore more secluded neighboring beaches.

La Flor

A favorite with eco-tourists, though not a great place to swim, La Flor Nature Reserve is the legendary nesting site of thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles. If you’re lucky enough to be on the beaches about 50 days after the mothers’ arrival, you’ll be treated to the unforgettable sight of newly hatched baby turtles racing to the sea.

Playa Maderas and Playa Majagual

Just a 15-minute drive from San Juan del Sur, Playa Maderas draws throngs of surfers with its sandy beach break and consistent waves. Exotic dark volcanic sands, excellent snorkeling and stunning views make this a much-loved spot for surfing and sunset-watching. Just stroll down the shore from Playa Maderas, and you’ll find the pristine white sands and stunning sunsets of Majagual, a private bay with magnificent views and amazing swells.


The tranquil tree-lined hills of the Tola region are becoming more popular with tourists, drawn by fine surfing and picturesque beaches secluded by jungle-fringed coves. Situated some 35 kilometers west of Rivas, the beaches are accessible by partially paved roads, calling for high-clearance vehicles.

Playa San Diego

With fantastic surfing often compared to Bali, Playa San Diego is suited to wave-riders of all ages and abilities. Lessons on the beach are offered as well as some challenging high-tide surfing. A curving stretch of white sand creates an idyllic paradise perfect for sunning, swimming, walking, or admiring stunning rainforest and mountain views.

Playa Colorado

Although Nicaragua boasts many incredible surf spots, private Colorado Beach is famous around the globe for its amazing swells. Accessible by boat, the legendary beach’s waves and barrels have made it the host beach for the World Masters Surfing Championship.

Whether you’re taking a family holiday with the kids, looking for a secluded stretch of sand for a romantic getaway or heading out for some world-class surfing, you’ll find the perfect tropical escape on the wonderfully varied beaches in Nicaragua.

Gran Pacifica

Written by Gran Pacifica

Gran Pacifica is a master planned community of over 2500 acres and 3.5 miles of Pacific coast line an hour west of Managua in Nicaragua. The company focuses on providing their international and domestic clientele with communities that feature first-rate amenities and infrastructure including underground utilities, paved streets and sidewalks. Gran Pacifica's primary demographic is North American Retirees and vacation homes in Nicaragua owners who enjoy living in a robust beach and golf community.

Topics: Natural Attractions in Nicaragua