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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.