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CASA MARGARITA — Beach front House Playa Guasacate — Popoyo, Rivas Vacation Rentals


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Contemporary and relaxing beachfront house located within walking distance to one of the most famous Nicaragua surf breaks, Popoyo outer reef. This house has the perfect location, in the rustic little beach town of Guasacate.

The house has open spaces filled with natural light, beautiful decor and open floor plan to enjoy the view and the breeze at all times.

Perfect size to enjoy with friends and family.

It comes with a beachfront private swimming pool, designed with 3 generously sized bedroom that all have AC and their own bathrooms. The social area is L-Shaped with a fully equipped kitchen and ample dining table making it a pleasure to host friends and family. The second floor contains the master bedroom with the most beautiful sunrise and ocean view. This family beach house contains all the comforts of home, including, its own parking with 24/7 security, hammocks, BBQ grill and more! With beautiful décor and a terrace to enjoy memorable sunsets, it has everything you need to make your vacation unforgettable!

3 Bedrooms

4 Bathrooms

Dining area

Open Kitchen

Living room (living room AC comes with an additional cost of $35/day)




Service room

The master room is in the second floor

This house is located within the Popoyo area, which is known for its world-class surf break. There are 3 surf breaks within walking distance- Outer Reef Popoyo, Beginners Bay and Playa Santana (walkable at low tide).

Set next to Playa Popoyo (Worldwide famous for surfing) a range of activities are offered in the area, such as horse riding, surf lessons, trips, boat and fishing charters, tide pools and yoga classes.

Set next to Playa Popoyo (Worldwide famous for surfing) a range of activities are offered in the area, such as horse riding, surf lessons, trips and fishing. Rancho Santana Resort is 10 Km, Las Salinas 2km (fisherman’s village), San Juan del Sur is 36 km from, Costa Esmeralda Airport 15km and the Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport is 75 km from the property.

Surf right out font or take a 5 minute stroll down the beach to the famous Popoyo Break.

Many other breaks are just a quick drive away or hire a local boat in las salinas.

Playa Popoyo (Playa Guasacate) is a long stretch of remote coastline several kilometres northwest of the little town of Las Salinas de Nagualapa, named for the salt evaporation ponds you’ll pass on the way in. Apart from a few surfers and fishers, this stretch of sand is almost empty, ideal for a long walk at sunset. The large, dramatic rock formations on the beach are fun to explore at low tide.

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Local community tours Food supplies:

We recommend stocking up on groceries from one of the big supermarkets (La Colonia, La Union, Maxi Palí) in Managua, Granada, or Rivas. If this is not possible there is a small shop at the end beach, that always has the basic stuff and other shops just a few miles away.

Eating out:

There are numerous options for dining out within the area. There are a handful of restaurants on the beach and a two-minute drive to the commercial zone at the main road you have some bar food at Mad Dog Pizzeria, and coffee and Ice cream in Algo Rico. For a higher end restaurant experience at the beginning of the Guasacate road is La Jolla De Guasacaste ($) with a great environment, first-class cuisine and perfect for a family day out. Then you have the best Nica breakfast (egg, tortilla, rice, and beans) at El Toro, for local authentic food we highly recommended La Perla de Guasacaste and for Pizza night and some drinks Viento del Este. There’s also café Dutchies Deli with homemade bakery and delicious sandwiches perfect for kids or hangouts.


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Surfing Guide to Popoyo, Nicaragua

  • Summary

  • When to go

  • Surf Spots

  • Surf Camps

  • Where to stay

  • Getting there

  • Safety/Things to know


The surf in Popoyo, Nicaragua is well known for being extremely consistent due to its offshore wind and year round barrel opportunities. This is what attracts more and more surfers every year who are, for the most part, trying to get away from the Costa Rican crowd.


To find the best surfing destination for you, try our WaveFinder search engine!


Popoyo is located on the southern end of Nicaragua’s Pacific coast and is a very good destination for laid back die-hard surfers trying to get in the water as much as possible without getting involved in the San Juan Del Sur madness.


Read also: our San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua Surf Guide


Many surf spots are located right around this little village. The most popular is simply called Popoyo. This A-frame reef break is very consistent and challenging while still being quite forgiving for surfers looking to improve without worrying too much about the consequences.


Beginners can also find their waves at the river mouth on Playa Guasacate or at Playa Santana, near Magnific Rock. On bigger swells, there is another spot called Popoyo outer reef which is a very shallow and hollow right-hander that should only be kept for experts.




When to go

The best time to surf Popoyo, Nicaragua is from April to October, when waves are more consistent and sizable while winds drop almost dead. This also happens to be the rainy season in Central America.

The winter months, from November to March will offer decent conditions for learning on smaller waves as well as being sunny almost every day.


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Water temperature 27°C
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Surf spots near Popoyo

Popoyo inner reef

A very nice A-frame slowly peeling down the reef with a little barrel opportunity. Perfect wave to get into reef surfing. Located between Magnific Rock and Playa Guasacate.

Wave direction : Right and left
Bottom : Reef
Best tide : Mid
Skill level : Intermediate and advanced
Optimal swell direction : SW
Optimal wind direction : NE 


Popoyo outer reef

Popoyo’s outer reef is a whole different ball game…A scary monster that turns to life on bigger swells and probably represents the most dangerous wave in Nicaragua. Not only is the drop critical but so is the whole ride with some incredibly shallow sections. Should only be attacked by experience surfers with some local knowledge. 

Wave direction : Left
Bottom : Reef
Best tide : N/A
Skill level : Advanced
Optimal swell direction : SW
Optimal wind direction : NE


Playa Santana

Nice consistent beach break with many barrels when conditions are right.

Wave direction : Right
Bottom : Reef
Best tide : High
Skill level : Advanced
Optimal swell direction : SW
Optimal wind direction : NE



Playa Guasacate

Popoyo’s main beach break. Good for all skill levels if things are not too heavy.

Wave direction : Right and left
Bottom : Sand
Best tide : Any
Skill level : Any
Optimal swell direction : SW
Optimal wind direction : NE



Surf Camps in Popoyo

Find a surf camp in Popoyo, starting at US$599

7-day Amazing Surf Camp in Popoyo, Nicaragua
US$739 includes:

  • 2 surfing trips
  • 2 amazing boat trips
  • A tour to the Las Salinas
  • Professional surfing guide
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily delicious breakfast
  • Airport transfers



Where to stay in Popoyo

Browse our interactive map to find the best accommodation deals in Popoyo!


Best Vacation Rentals in Popoyo:

Popoyo Palmeras (4 guests)

Luxury House Ola Popoyo (up to 10 guests)


Best surf hotels/hostels in Popoyo:

On a budget : Popoyo Surfcamp Beach House, located right on Playa Guasacate, this hostel is simple, but provides everything you need. A bed, surfboard rental and walking access to the best breaks!

Best Value : Casitas Pacific, one of the best hotel in Popoyo, great location and awesome experience. Wild Waves Surf House is another great option! Magnific Rock Hotel provides the best view of all resorts in Popoyo, right up the cliff above Magnific Rock.

High-end : Rancho Santana and Aqua Oceanfront Resort are two of the best hotels in Popoyo…




Getting there

All international flights land in Managua from where you can catch a taxi or private shuttle to Popoyo (1 hour drive). The cheaper option is using the public bus from Managua to Rivas and then from Rivas to Las Salinas which is next to Popoyo.


Safety/things to know

-Nicaragua suffered a bit of political instability in the last few years.   Although most flights land in Managua, the capital city is best to be avoided. Take a bus or taxi and head straight to the tourist zones.

-Consistent offshore wind and clean waves.

Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat near Guasacate, Nicaragua

Looking for a Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat near Guasacate, Nicaragua?

If you’re looking for a surf or yoga resort near Guasacate in Nicaragua, check out Magnific Rock. We will create an unforgettable complex holiday especially for you.

What makes Magnific Rock near Guasacate the perfect choice for your favorite surf camp?

With over 20 world-renowned surf breaks spanning 30 miles along the Pacific coast, our Surf resort near Guasacate , Nicaragua is an absolute hub for surfers of all experience levels.

Located directly across from our Surf Camp in Nicaragua is the world famous «Near Guasacate», offering the fun of sloping waves for beginners and intermediates.

If you’re looking for something more hardcore, the infamous Popoyo Outer Reef is just a few steps away. These waves can reach over 20 feet! Few dare to challenge this powerful wave, but if you do dare put on a protective helmet and tow it into the wave.

Popoyo is the most stable wave in Nicaragua. Popoyo breaks from 2 feet to 20+ feet and at any tide on any given day. Nicaragua receives over 300 days a year from offshore winds, with the main off-season beginning in October.

Guasacate is definitely worth seeing, but wouldn’t it be better to be in the center, right in the heart of the surf?

What can Magnific Rock do that other surf camps near Guasacate can’t?

  • Exit the front door straight into waves
  • Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available
  • Restaurants, swimming pool and bars
  • All meals included. Eat delicious food every day! Breakfast and lunch of your choice from a special surf menu. Our group dinners are specially planned and prepared by the restaurant chef. (Special dietary accommodation on request.)
  • 5 surf development practice sessions
  • 2x surf theory class in surf knowledge
  • Digital video and image analysis and training
  • Board rental and access to our extensive quiver of boards
  • Yoga offered daily
  • Health and wellness consultation
  • Boat trip
  • 4×4 Excursions
  • Campfire
  • Assisted travel and travel consultation with transportation
  • Good vibes, good people, good times

Take a look at our all inclusive surf packages and book today! /Nicaragua Surf Camp/

Gorgeous rock near Guasacate is the perfect place for a yoga retreat

Very few, if any, other Yoga Retreats near Guasacate can provide you with the accommodation that Magnific Rock can. We offer a truly incredible yoga retreat with 270 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and some of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see.

What makes the Magnificent Rock near Guasacate the perfect choice for your next yoga retreat?

Our 920 square foot yoga studio near Guasacate can accommodate 35 people for a yoga workshop. It features large open windows, full wall mirrors and yoga mats, belts, blocks and blankets.

If you are looking for a more intimate retreat, we offer private lessons in all styles of yoga, including but not limited to gentle flow, strength, vinyasa and anusara, acro yoga and CircusAsana.

What can Magnific Rock do that other yoga retreats near Guasacate can’t?

  • Beautiful sunset views and lots of yoga space from the balcony of every room.
  • Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available
  • Restaurants, pool and bars
  • All meals included. Eat delicious food every day! Breakfast and lunch of your choice from a special surf menu. Our group dinners are specially planned and prepared by the restaurant chef. (Special dietary accommodation on request.)
  • Health and wellness counseling
  • Assistance and advice with flights, travel and transportation.
  • Good vibes, good people, good times

More than just a surf and yoga resort

Aerial silks and aerial yoga near Guasacate

and athleticism while flying in the air on our air silks and hammocks. The variety of movements, deep stretches, dips, wraps, twists and turns is almost limitless. Experience is not required — you just need the desire to learn something new and have fun!

Horseback Riding near Guasacate

With so many miles of beach stretching on either side of the Magnificent Rock, horseback riding seems like the most appropriate way to survey the coastline and see the landscape of Guasacate from a different perspective. For a romantic honeymoon gallop or a fun outing with a group of friends, horseback riding along the beaches of Popoyo is definitely a must-do when visiting the Nicaraguan coast.

Massages & Spas by Guasacate

Choose from our collection of massage treatments designed to relieve tension, improve flexibility, relax surf and yoga muscles, or simply relax and unwind. Our talented team of masseuses will help you feel better in no time. In-room massages and couples massages are also available.

Hot springs near Guasacate

These naturally heated pools are a great way to relax your tired yoga and surf muscles! Frequently visited by tourists and locals alike, the hot springs of Las Salinas provide a rejuvenating and therapeutic effect, allowing you a glimpse into village life.

Sunset Happy Hour

We are famous for the stunning views from our Magnific Rock Café, so be sure to book at least one sunset view. From 3pm to 6pm we have some great discounts so enjoy the sunset with a superb cocktail in hand.

If you’re looking for the best surf camp or yoga camp near Guasacate, look no further than Magnific Rock!

Check out our All Inclusive Surf Packages or our All Inclusive Yoga Package for some of the best deals in Nicaragua. Advance booking is highly recommended, so don’t hesitate to book today! Pink Sands Beach — located in the Bahamas.


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