Nicaragua Surf Retreat

Playa San Diego Nicaragua

Discover the Central Pacific Coast of Nicaragua with a surf or yoga retreat. Unwind on miles of safe uncrowded beaches. Surf a variety of breaks in front of your resort, rental house or cabaña. Relax and enjoy amazing food, friendly people and the Nica lifestyle.

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Los Cardones Ecolodge January 7-14

Join Shell Beach Surf Shop for our next surf and yoga retreat at Los Cardones. Explore remote unpopulated beaches with several exceptional surf breaks. Seven days of surf lessons and coaching catered to your ability. Enjoy daily yoga practice includes eight nights accommodation in tranquil beach cabañas Three wholesome meals prepared daily to your satisfaction. All-inclusive packages start at $1300.00.

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The Surf

The search for consistent uncrowded surf is what brought us to the Central Coast of Nicaragua. Referred to as the Central Pacific region the surf breaks in this area not as well known as the breaks of South Nicaragua. However these lesser known venues can produce equally impressive surf with a fraction of the crowds...if any. The main surf breaks are Punta San Diego (Meat Grinders) a somewhat well known left reef break, Asuchillo an A frame producing beach break, Chigga's a right point break, Playa San Diego, Los Cardones (Ranchos) and more.

Surf Seasons in Nicaragua

The best surfing in Nicaragua is generally from May to November. South swells are caused by tropical storms which occur mostly during the rainy season. Usually the waves are more than 7 feet high (2 meters) with consistent long period South swells, accompanied by off-shore winds and some rain.

  • April to November: consistently 4-6 ft. with 8-12 ft. days
  • November to January: waist to chest high offshore winds
  • February and March: mid-size swells, offshore winds

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Other Activities

Surf, Snorkeling and fishing right out front. Tide pools to explore and endless sand beaches to walk. Sea turtle conservation activities Fishing, horseback riding, surf boat trips, Spanish lessons, cooking classes, & massage also available. Day trips can also be arranged. Explore one of Nicaragua many volcanos and swim in the crater lake of Laguna De Apoyo. Take a short dinner trip to nearby fishing village Masachapa or a visit a Central American Marketplace in Masaya.