Sun & Sand – Answer your Summer Holiday Call at These Beaches in Nicaragua

Appealing to everyone, beaches in Nicaragua offer the perfect view setting, right from great sweeps of white beach sand to amazing gold coves and rugged coastline and breathtaking views. Crystal clear waters for diving, mind-blowing waves for surfing, and lazy evenings watching the sunset, these five beaches in Nicaragua are perfect for a summer retreat.

Best Private Beach: Playa Redonda

This little-known gem is one of the prettiest beaches with white sand lined by thick jungle and crystal clear waters. Surfers love this beach for its chilled out vibe and shady beach bars that serve up cold Toñas, passion fruit mojitos, grilled fish and yummy tacos.

Playa Redonda

Famous for: Surfing

Where to Stay in Nicaragua near Playa Redonda?

Aqua Wellness Resort, La Jolla de Guasacate, Arte-Sano Hotel Cafe

Best Protected Cove: Playa Maderas

Playa Maderas recently turned as the go-to alternative for travelers, who are looking to experience legendary surfing in Nicaragua.  The white sand beach’s signature shark-fin-shaped rock formations and jungle-lined cove is                  beautiful and there are a handful of bars along the beach that serve tasty ceviche, chilled drinks, and local fish tacos.

Playa Maderas

Best for: Surfing and diving

Where to Stay?

Hotel La Dolce Vita, Hotel Victoriano, and Casa Maderas

Best Local Experience: Las Peñitas

Las Peñitas is one of Nicaragua’s best-kept secrets, with an authentic Nicaraguan atmosphere, and a long expanse of beach, lined by beachfront cafes and bars, the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy incredible sunsets.

Las Penitas

Best for: Almost all levels of surfers, depending on the size of the waves.

Where to Stay near Las Peñitas?

Nayal Lodge Hotel, The Lazy Turtle, La Cueva del Tigre, El Cardhu Del Mar

Best Secluded Beaches in Nicaragua: Pearl Cays

Pearl Cays

Sun, beach and a private, tropical setting can all be found at the Pearl Cays. With turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and lush palms and coastal jungle, this stunning group of islands is Nicaragua’s beach paradise at its very best.

Best for: swimming, snorkeling, and diving.

Note: There is a military checkpoint when you leave Pearl Lagoon on the mainland – don’t forget your passport!

Where to Stay near Pearl Cays?

Pink Pearl – Pearl Cays, Barrio Cafe Hotel

Best for Wildlife Encounters: Playa La Flor

For the beach lovers, who are looking for an up close and personal experience with Nicaragua’s wildlife, then Playa La Flor. The white sand beach is also popular for the olive ridley sea turtle.

Best for: Surfing, Paddle Board, Deep Sea fishing

Playa La Flor

Where to Stay near Playa La Flor?

Verdad at Costa Dulce,Villa Loma del Socorro,Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort,  and Hotel Encanto del Sur

Well, be it solo travelers, honeymooners or families looking to relax, Nicaragua is an ideal holiday destination with year-around sunshine. It is an excellent amalgamation of picturesque sites, stunning beaches and great experiences, with something to offer everyone.

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