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Topic: Best way to do Nicaragua
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Topic: Best way to do Nicaragua
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Best way to do Nicaragua

Wanting to head down to Nicaragua in the month of march for a couple weeks. ANY information on good spots to stay and cheap transportation would be awesome. All info welcome.. Thanks!!!



By:

Ryan

RE: Best way to do Nicaragua

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.

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Alexia Tristant

RE: Best way to do Nicaragua

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 ;)



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jayden

RE: Best way to do Nicaragua

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!!

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Ryan

RE: Best way to do Nicaragua

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

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Gordo

RE: Best way to do Nicaragua

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?

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Brad

RE: Best way to do Nicaragua

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.

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managuaboardshop

RE: Best way to do Nicaragua

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

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Brad

RE: Best way to do Nicaragua

Thanks for the info.I hear it is a big pain to trying to ship your board and very costly



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Ando

RE: Best way to do Nicaragua

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


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