Nicawaves is located in Popoyo Nicaragua, between Finca Popyo and Magnific Rock. The site offers all-inclusive surfing packages as well as accommodation only bookings. It is a family-owned and operated hotel, located on seven acres of land.
The hotel is a short walk to the waves at Popoyo beach, known to be Nicaragua’s most consistent wave. As well as surfing the site offers fishing, boat trips, moto and quad rentals, and a full-service restaurant. The hotel has a swimming pool, restaurant, hammocks and yoga and massage can be arranged onsite. The restaurant offers home-cooked food and has the number 1 rating on Trip Advisor.
Accommodation options in the hotel include dormitories, AC rooms and King Rooms with rooms holding up to eight people. Various prices for different types of rooms makes this hotel very affordable for long stays.
Managua Airport (MGA) is the nearest airport and the journey is approximately 2.5 hours. Airport transfers can be arranged via the hotel for $120-$140 for up to four people each way.
The Nicaragua surf season runs all year. For improvers and more experienced surfers, the best time to visit is between May and October when Nicaragua sees it’s bigger swell come in. But, for beginners who are looking for their first surfing experience, Nicaragua delivers gentle waves all through the winter, making it the perfect warm-weather destination between November and April.
Beginners, Intermediate surfers, Advanced surfers
Best time of year for beginners
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Best time of year for experienced surfers
May, June, July, August, September, October
• Dormitory from $14/pp/night
• AC Room from $45/night
• Casa Blanca Room from $65/night
• Poolfront King Room from $75/night
Available add-ons and upgrades
• Surf Photography: $150/week or $30/day
• Airport transfer from $120-$140 for up to four people