Point Break Surf
At the entrance to Playa Flamingo, Groupo Brandisi has a range of rentals and tours. A two-tank dive is US$75, and snorkeling gear, bikes and body boards are available for rent. Fishing charters are also available.
Many boat operators offer cruises and snorkeling trips. The Lazy Lizard catamaran offers a four-hour sunset-snorkeling cruise with equipment, snacks and unlimited booze. Playa Flamingo’s marina is indefinitely closed; all boats depart from Bahía Potrero.
If you feel like diving, Ocotal offers dive packages, such as an eight-day, seven-night deal including accommodations, breakfast and six days of boat and beach diving (US$1167 per person, based on double occupancy). It also offers fishing charters (it has six boats) and kayak rentals. Complete fishing packages are also available.
Playa Del Coco
This recommended tour operator offers Jet Ski rentals, surfing and fishing trips, and ‘party cruises’ like the all-you-can-drink, sunset booze cruise aboard an 11m-long yacht (US$65 per person).
Two locations in town offering rentals, lessons, repairs and sales. The main location by Sharky’s even has a falafel stand.
Also rents water-sports equipment, including kayaks, snorkeling gear and surfboards.
This Argentine-run outfit has fair prices on new and used boards.
Playas Avellanas & Negra