Painted Surfer

Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast has some of the best surfing in the world.

If you’re an avid surfer you’ve likely heard about the wide range of world class surf spots that Nicaragua has to offer. Nicaragua’s coastline hosts a myriad of surf spots with a wide range of conditions; some perfect for novice surfers, others a little more intense and geared towards intermediate level, and still others that are a favorite of experienced surfers all the way to the top pros. Ranging from soft and playful whitewater setups perfect for those who are just learning, to hollow beach breaks, picture-perfect reefs, point breaks and crazy slabs.  Nicaragua commands attention in the waves department for sure! With an average of 300 good surfing days a year, offshore winds generated by Lake Nicaragua just to the east of the resort, make it one of the few places in the world that offers up consistent epic conditions no matter when you visit. Much has been said and written about Nicaragua’s waves in surf and fishing magazines, to online sites and blogs from all over the globe. We think it’s time you find out for yourself. Let our professional guides at Marlindo Resort show you all the great waves and surf spots Nicaragua has to offer! We guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Our new resort facilities may have just arrived, but we “went native” more than 10 years ago, and you won’t find a better guide to this beautiful country and its’ amazing surf locations anywhere, at any price.

Don’t just take our word for it. Wikipedia has this to say:


Because of the country’s consistent offshore winds surfing is a popular tourist attraction in the area.[2]

  • Popoyo Outer Reef is the most challenging wave in the area, and is advised for experts only. It is a powerful reef break that goes both left and right and offers long, powerful walls and sometimes a thickbarrel section.
  • Playa Santana is a consistent beach break 20 minutes from the town of Popoyo.