Nicaragua is a world class surfing destination famous for its 300 plus days-offshore wind, consistent swell, and warm water – True Blue is proud to introduce it to our extensive list of surf spots around the world!

The Pacific of Central America all receives the same swell. Typically smaller, longer period swells are from January through March. From then on, the South Pacific seems to be consistently active in producing larger more powerful swells that fill in every nook and cranny along the Nicaraguan coastline.


Playa Colorado named after the river that forms the bank called Rio Colorado is on the south end of the beach and is widely recognized as the most consistent and best beach break in Nicaragua. Colorado requires a short paddle out and offers both rights and lefts with plenty of big, open barrels.

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Capital: Managua

Population: 1.6 million

Language: Spanish and English

Currency: Nicaragua has its own currency: cordoba. The US dollar is also virtually everywhere accepted. Often prices are based on dollars but quoted in cordobas. If you pay in dollars, you will receive your change in cordoba.

Climate: Tropical in lowlands and cooler in Highlands

Health: Medical facilities are only found in major towns, the best of which are in Managua. If a hospital is needed, travelers should indicate they desire a private hospital. Insect repellent should be used to avoid malaria and dengue fever. You should take prophylactics, for two weeks before travel through four weeks after, to prevent malaria. Hepatitis A and B, and Typhoid vaccines are recommended for travelers.

The most common affliction is traveler’s diarrhea which is preventable by safe water and food consumption. Travelers should not drink tap water and use common sense when addressing uncooked foods.

Visa: South Africans require a valid passport, but a visa is not necessary for tourist stays of up to 90 days.