Remote Surf spot advice in nic...no board and no car tho
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Mar 8, 2013 1:32 PM Last Post By: esperanzas
Mar 1, 2013 10:10 AM
Remote Surf spot advice in nic...no board and no car thoHello,
I am a good surfer and have come to nica to backpack central america but my main point of being in nica is surf. In Leon now and will eventually head Down to San Juan where I know there are good waves and rental shops but also many tourists, surfers, and crowded waves. Before heading south from Leon can anyone recommend some spots round here, up On on peninsula, or between here and Grenada that I should. Check out?
Sadly I only have 2 weeks, no car, and no board so will have to rent. That kind of leaves out the spots where I spend hours waiting on chicken busses to get to middle of nowhere (although I'd be fine with that if I had more time).
But mayb some surf hostels that are next to good spots....not just spots for beginner surf classes.
A friend told me about puerto sandino and a placE called chicken balls and some other adjacent good beach breaks....
But not sure how would get there nor if there might be surf hostels with board rentals on the beach.
It was a last min backpack triP so did not have time to research surf spots in nica
Also papoyo sounded like a good spot
Mar 1, 2013 10:11 AM
Mar 1, 2013 2:24 PM
2We saw people surfing in Las Penitas and Poneloya (a short bus ride from Leon). We are not surfers but have heard the surf in Poneloya described as brutal.
You could also go to Jiquilillo (bus from Leon to Chinandega, change bus stations, bus to Jiquilillo). Definitely more off the beaten track. Small fishing village, nice deserted beaches and according to the surfers we met good (intermediate) surfing. We stayed at Rancho Tranquilo, there are not that many restaurants or bars around but Rancho Tranquilo has a restuarant and a beach bar which was a lot of fun. $20-25 a day per person for lodging and 3 meals. You can rent boards there. Rancho Esperanza seemed good too.
Puerto Sandino is supposed to have great surfing, google Miramar Surfcamp. Not sure how you would get there either, ask around.
Mar 1, 2013 5:15 PM
Mar 2, 2013 5:13 PM
4Miramar Surfcamp has boards. Although I didn't find any place with the quiver of Witch's Rock surfcamp in Tamarindo, CR or the Cabo Surf Hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico. They sit right above a couple of breaks and they also arrange boat trips to the big left at Pt Sandino. Here is the link http://www.miramarsurfcamp.com/index.php
Mar 2, 2013 11:35 PM
Mar 2, 2013 11:37 PM
Mar 8, 2013 1:32 PM
7Jiquilillo is great for beach breaks a few nearby reef breaks. Great for all levels. The river mouth break outside for Padre Ramos (7km from Jiquilillo) is great for advanced surfers when it is low tide in the morning and is chest to head high. A boat is needed to visit. Rancho Esperanza has $10 board rentals and off shore surfing trips to river mouth break, point break at Asserradorres, and to the popular BOOM WAVOS in Asserradores.
Other beaches. Asserradorres is home to the world class wave, the BOOM WAVOS. For serious surfers only, not recommended for beginners. Off the coast is a beautiful left point break in Isla Asserradorres. Places to stay Las Chancletas surf lodge located directly on the BOOM WAVOS, PORTUNICA located in Asserradorres community, AL CIELO owned by a couple of french guys with an awesome french menu but not located on the beach, or check out EL COCOLOCO in Manzanillo, on a different beach but they too offer tours to nearby breaks.
(4 star Hotel)
From US$70.00 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$92.59 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$82.49 per night