Organizer of the surf trip: Uri Roca
Organizer of the surf trip: Uri Roca
New cabins fully equipped to rent. Each cabin has a bathroom, private kitchen and double bed with the possibility of adding an extra bed
Transportation to the beaches
Tropic Popoyo is at 5 minutes walk from Jiquilite and Popoyo beaches
To be specified with the local guide
You can cook and store food in a way that can be very economical
It will take you to the best spots in the area, telling you when and what conditions you should go
You can take surf lessons to improve your style in Tropic Popoyo
What to expect
Day to day in Tropic Popoyo:
Tropic Popoyo is located at 5 minutes walk from Jiquilite and Popoyo beaches. Apart from the accommodation only option where you set the pace of the day, you can choose to have the surf-guide or Coach, with whom you will do 2 sessions per day (one in the morning and the other after eating and resting a bit). The beach will be chosen depending on your abilities and your tastes.
Another option is to make a half-day boat trip, where the surf-guide will take you to surf on hidden beaches and with a minimum number of surfers.
As for the plan of the coaching service consists of 1: 30h class in the most suitable spot according to the conditions of the sea. The rest of the day
Apart from surfing, in Popoyo you can ride horses, take motorbikes and all kinds of activities in the area. Motorbikes are also rented and there is a driver for any need of the guests.
TO GET TO NICARAGUA
Arrive by plane: The busiest international airport to get to Tropic Popoyo (Tola) is Managua (MGA). We recommend you to look for flights in Kayak to get the best price. Once at the airport, the fastest way to get to Tropic Popoyo is by car (2 30 hours).
You will need a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of entry to travel to Nicaragua. In order to avoid delays or agglomerations in the different border posts, the General Directorate of Immigration and Foreign Affairs recommends completing the attached form and send it seven days before entering Nicaragua to the following electronic addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org y email@example.com The Embassy strongly recommends those citizens who enter the country by land or maritime border, to follow this mechanism in order to avoid delays that could last more than 24 hours at borders.
You will not need a visa if your stay is less than 90 days. However, if you wish to stay for a longer period, after 30 days after entering the country, you must go to the Migration offices. Otherwise, the fines amount to 50 Córdobas per day elapsed in an irregular situation.
The customs authorities charge an entry fee of ten US dollars. There is no exit fee.
The climate in Nicaragua is a tropical climate, so throughout the year the climate is very pleasant for those who appreciate the heat. The minimum temperature is 24 degrees and the maximum 33 degrees of average. There are two seasons: the dry season from November to April, months when it does not rain; and the wet season, from May to October. In August and September, it rains more or less once a day. Fortunately, it rains for a short time and they are a spectacular tropical shower. In the eastern part of the country it rains more than in the west.
The food of Nicaragua is rich, varied, original and full of flavor. The use of corn and rice is very recurrent. Being in the Atlantic, it has seafood and fish of the highest quality, but also has the influence of the Caribbean coast, Afrocaribbean, so it has many different and exotic flavors and aromas.
The most typical dishes of the area are:
- Baho: cassava, green plantain, ripe and steamed meat in its own juices, served with creole salad of cabbage in green banana leaf
- Nacatamal: food of indigenous origin, whose name is derived from Nahuatlnacatl (meat) and tamalli, (tamal). It is a kind of corn tamale stuffed with pork, potatoes, rice and good grass wrapped in banana leaves and steamed
- Quesillo: made with a type of cheese processed in an artisanal way, rolled in an omelet, to which cream, pickled onion and salt are added
- Rondón: typical food of the Atlantic elaborated with ingredients of fruits and vegetables such as: big and dry coconuts, fish, meat of cow or of turtle, lobsters, smoked rib of pig, pig of mount or deer and cassava (Mandioca)
- Indio Viejo: typical stew of corn dough with shredded beef and spices
- Caballo Bayo: Creole chorizo, moronga, chicharrón milled, Indian old, ground beans, chismol, cream, tortilla, beef, shredded chicken and cole slaw
- Pinolillo: it is a traditional sweet drink from Nicaragua. It is made mainly of toasted white corn with the addition of a proportion of cocoa seeds also toasted, more spices such as cinnamon in slices, pepper and cloves, then everything is ground finely.
- Pitahaya: the pulp of the pitahaya is purple or deep red, and contains numerous black seeds; This is used to obtain a sweet drink, usually reinforced with a little lemon.
- Ayote in honey: squash, tied with sweet and cinnamon or cloves
- Vigorón: cooked yucca, pork rinds, cabbage salad with tomato and banana vinegar.
The official language is español.
Dengue and chikununya are endemic throughout the country, including the capital, Managua. Since January of 2016 Zika is present in the country. It is recommended until the end of the rainy season, extreme precautions to be protected from mosquitoes and other insects bites, as well as taking into account the deficiencies of health care in most of the rural areas of the country in case of aggravation of any disease. In the case of pregnant women and women of reproductive age, the following reading on the risks associated with Zika is strongly recommended.
• Use insect repellents.
• Avoid places and times prone to mosquito proliferation as much as possible.
• Cover any container in which water and soft drink bottles are stored.
TYPE OF WAVES AND WIND
The best season for surfing in Nicaragua begins in March and goes until October, leaving some smaller waves in the months of November and December. However, the dry season, in the months of January, February and March may be ideal for beginners and not so fanatical people who can take advantage of and enjoy smaller waves with fewer people.
There are approximately 12 different and very good points in 20 Km of coast with all kinds of waves, including several left tips and also some rights of very high level. There are many types of waves and for all levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced. Here is a list of the best known spots:
- Guasacate Beach Break: During the rainy season, starting in April, this super right begins to break on sand. It can be very fast and with a perfect tube. They also tend to leave the left in a peak further away and of high quality.
- Popoyo: a perfect wave of left and right, very consistent and with a channel on each side that facilitates entry, gives shape to this famous wave that breaks on flat stone. It works with all the tides, high and low and thanks to the 300 days of wind of land, it can run all year round. This beach is among the top 5 of the best beaches to surf in Nicaragua.
- Popoyo Outer Reef: a giant wave for surfers with advanced level. If you are looking for large waves and power, this is the right place. It is the heaviest and most difficult wave in Central America.
- Colorado: wave also of rainy season with bottom of sand and perfect tubes, left and right. Accessible only by knowledge of some local means of transport. This beach is among the top 5 of the best beaches to surf in Nicaragua.
- Panga Drops: This wave offers large walls and is usually very fat dragging large amounts of water, bankruptcy for both sides, right and left and can withstand large swells. Accessible only by knowledge of some local means of transport.
- Rosada: powerful and perfect left tip that breaks on stones and with very little water. This wave shoots a good tube and is very dry, dangerous, only for advanced level and needs several special conditions such as direction and size of waves to work well.
- Santana: powerful wave with sand bottom, tubes, left and right, very consistent and usually does not work at low tide.
- The Shipyard: just outside of a fishing village is this place to surf that with the right conditions, winds, tides, etc., you can find medium-sized waves with a sandy bottom.
- Timber: its easy access and the formation of its waves make it one of the top 5 beaches to surf in Nicaragua. The waves in this place have very good strength, and above all, very good wind, which allows surfing in this area throughout the year. Fast, tubular waves have turned the site into a sanctuary for surfers from many countries.
- Jiquilite: This beach is among the top 5 of the best beaches to surf in Nicaragua.
You do not need neoprene to surf in Nicaragua since the water is usually around 24-29 degrees.
Your surf trip to Nicaragua will be completely adapted to your needs and objectives. In brief we will provide more details.
Tropic popoyo - Nicaragua
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