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RE: Best way to do Nicaragua« Reply #1 on: January 19 2012 13:01:00 »
Ive only been to the rivas area, popoyo in particular i stayed a month in april, at popoyo loco a hostel on the beach for i think 5 dollars a night on the beach, 5 min. walk to popoyo,rented motorcycles and surfed the surrounding areas it was great, cheap, and offshore almost the whole time i was there. The only problem with staying in popoyo is its like a solid hour taxi ride to the beach from rivas down a shitty dirt road, but i mean it was a great area to stay.
RE: Best way to do Nicaragua« Reply #2 on: January 19 2012 15:01:00 »
I was in Tola- Nicaragua this summer; an amazing place. Great waves and almost no crowd. I stayed in Rancho Santana, it's expensive, but worthwhile.
I also went by the 'Magnifique Rock Surf Camp' (http://www.magnificrockpopoyo.com/); it seemed great. Plus, it is located right next to Popoyo, one of the best surf spots in the area.
Hope this helps ;)
RE: Best way to do Nicaragua« Reply #3 on: January 21 2012 14:01:00 »
Best, cheap way to Popoyo.. When in Managua go to the mercado Roberto Huembres bus station, take a taxi there, might be $2 or so. Then take one of the chicken busses or shuttles to Rivas. Have the bus/shuttle take you all the way to the bus station in Rivas. Rivas is a pretty shabby town and most people there will try to rip you off.
Get the chicken bus from Rivas to Las Salinas, $3 including surfboard. 4 busses leave daily, 2:30pm, 4:30pm and some in the morning. Magnific Rock is pretty cool, solid views of all the surf breaks, and pretty cheap if you're walking in, maybe $20/night. It's about 1.5 hours by chicken bus from Rivas, and then a 1.5km walk up to Magnific Rock. Look out for the white sign at the 2 hour bus ride mark. Surf is solid there!!
RE: Best way to do Nicaragua« Reply #4 on: January 23 2012 17:01:00 »
Thanks for all the info everyone! If anyone is gonna be heading that way in march that checks this post out let me know. Cheers
RE: Best way to do Nicaragua« Reply #5 on: February 07 2012 14:02:00 »
Hey Ryan- I am also planning on heading to Nica for March. My buddy got hurt and cant go, but I already reserved a cheap surf hostel at playa colorado. Do you alrady have reservations? maybe want to meet up?
RE: Best way to do Nicaragua« Reply #6 on: February 08 2012 12:02:00 »
What dates are you guys going in march?..I am thinking about booking a ticket. It would be my first time surfing out of the US.
Does any one have an idea how much the fee is for shipping a surboard? and what airlines did you guys use? I am coming out of Maryland.
RE: Best way to do Nicaragua« Reply #7 on: February 09 2012 09:02:00 »
hey, we've just opened in Managua, to try and help people beat this problem,i was charged by united airlines charged 200 for one board bag last time i flew from LA. we have a range of used short boards and gear to go along with it. it's changing all the time so check out our facebook page, managuaboardshop
RE: Best way to do Nicaragua« Reply #8 on: February 10 2012 06:02:00 »
Thanks for the info.I hear it is a big pain to trying to ship your board and very costly
RE: Best way to do Nicaragua« Reply #9 on: February 10 2012 08:02:00 »
i went to see Chris, the guy selling boards in managua on my way to puerto sandino. he didn't have alot of boards but what he did have was good quality. i bought a 6'3' that is serving me well. says he'll buy it back off me when i leave. recommend him