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7 reasons why Nicaragua is the best place to travel for surf

by Los Clavos 21 févr. 2023
Are you ready to hear about why Nicaragua is one of the best surf destinations in the world? Well, you're in luck! With 330 days of offshore winds and warm water almost all year round, Nicaragua is quickly becoming a go-to destination for surfers. 
Here are 7 reasons why you should consider Nicaragua for your next surfing adventure.

Warm Water

Very warm indeed! Surfing in a wetsuit is never as fun as surfing in board shorts or a bikini. Thankfully, Nicaragua offers warm water all year round in Northern Nicaragua and for about 9 months a year in Southern Nicaragua.

Consistent Offshore Winds and Regular Swells

Nicaragua boasts 330 days per year of offshore winds, which creates clean and easy-to-read waves that are perfect for surfing. Here in the North, the offshore winds blows in the morning so it is perfect for morning sessions! 

Uncrowded Waves

If you're looking to escape the crowds, Nicaragua has plenty of uncrowded waves to offer if you know where to go. I give you a hint : “go North!”  Although Nicaragua is becoming more popular as a surfing destination, it's still relatively unknown compared to other surfing destinations, like Costa Rica.
Avoiding the main tourist spots, such as San Juan Del Sur area (Hermosa and Remanso) and Popoyo area, can lead you to score perfect waves to yourself.

Friendly People

One of the best parts of traveling to Nicaragua is the friendly and genuine nature of the locals. Nicaraguans are welcoming and happy to meet travelers from other countries. Practicing some Spanish with them can even lead to lifelong friendships.

Beginner-Friendly Beach Breaks

While there are many intermediate and advanced reef point breaks (mostly lefts), Nicaragua also has some amazing beach breaks that are great for beginners to learn on. In the North we have Nahualapa, Aposentillo, and of course Los Clavos beach break!  These beaches are not too crowded during most of the year, making them perfect for practicing surfing with mellow, sand-bottom waves.

Volcano Hiking

Don’t fancy surfing? Or want to take a break with the ocean? No problems,  we have lots of volcanos for you!  Climbing volcanos in Nicaragua might be just what you need! With several active and dormant volcanoes, Nicaragua offers a thrilling opportunity to hike up to the summit of these majestic natural wonders. One particularly exciting option is to climb Cerro Negro, an active volcano last erupted in 1999, and try volcano boarding down its slopes. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a first-time volcano climber, Nicaragua's volcanoes offer a thrilling and unforgettable experience.

Nightlife in Leon, beautiful colonial city 

Looking for a vibrant and exciting nightlife scene on the way back from Los Clavos Surf Camp?  Make a stop in the beautiful colonial city of Leon. 
Leon, Nicaragua has plenty to offer! With a variety of bars, clubs, and music venues, the city comes alive after dark. Whether you're looking for a relaxing night out with friends or a wild party, there's something for everyone. Take a stroll through the historic center and explore the local bars and pubs, many of which offer live music and a laid-back atmosphere. 
For a more energetic experience, check out the city's nightclubs, where you can dance the night away to a mix of Latin and international music. Leon also boasts a thriving arts and culture scene, with regular events and festivals showcasing the best in local talent. Whatever your taste, Leon's nightlife has something for everyone to enjoy!
Get Ready for the Ultimate Surf and Yoga Adventure in North Nicaragua; join us for an Unforgettable Surf and Yoga Retreat at Los Clavos Surf Camp !  

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