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POPOYO BREAKS

Ok, it is no secret that astride our beachfront hills are two, three, maybe four world-class surf breaks.  Plan a trip to Finca Popoyo and you are almost guaranteed world-class surf just outside your door. At times as many as eight distinct breaks fill our bay, Bahia Punta Sardina, with others in our three-bay zone, Playa Jiquilite to our south and Playa Guasacate to our north.  Greater Popoyo as it might be is a globally significant surf zone.  So come take advantage of the near year-round offshore winds of Southern Nicaragua.  

Popoyo, Tola is the jackpot of surfing destinations and here at Finca Popoyo, we’ve got the best seat in the house!

beginners bay
outer reef
La lejana 
popoyo
la piedrita 

The breaks of Punta Sardina all directly a front the Finca!

Popoyo

Is mainly a perfect left point break with a long steep wall great for carving and with occasionally some tube sections. It also has great softer rights. Holds big swells, guaranteed surfing at high or low tide.

la piedrita

To the north of Popoyo is its sister break, also named in English the Surgeon's Table as if you get greedy it will put you on the table (the rocks) and operate.  Really fun right into a small keyhole bay with a sand bottom only works when the tide is near full.

Outer reef​

Known as Central America's Pipeline, is an extremely hollow left. It can get up to 25 - 30 feet (face) breaking on 6 feet of water! Located in the front of middle of Finch Popeye’s white sand beach

Beginers bay

In our South Bay are an ever-changing series of various types of rollers, not always so small but great for novice and learning surfers off the point.  The most consistent just inside Punta Sardina, the big jutting rock, is a soft left point break ideal for beginners and longboarding, but many times the middle of the bay and even sometimes the inside right of what is really the Outer Reef are all surfable breaks.

Other waves nearby Finca

maderas
manzanillo
colorado
santana
popoyo
guasacate
astillero
lances left

SANTANA

River mouth break. The wave bounces off the rocks sending perfect left hollow waves, another beauty to keep you away from the sun. Large and médium waves better in high tide, good surfing. Located 5 minutes by car, 20 min walk down the beach south from Finca Popoyo.

GUASACATE BEACHIES

This is a small to médium shore break about two-kilometer walk north on-playa Guasacate across the river that borders us to the North.  Loads of fun usually likes mornings with light off shorers.

ROSADA

Left point break. One of the shallower waves around here, it breaks only in a low tide. Fast and demanding with good tube sections. Large and médium waves. Located at a 5 minutes walk from Santana.

COLORADO

A-frames beach break, consistent hollow waves with enough shade to protect you from the sun. Hold big swells, guaranteed surfing mid to high tide. Located 15 minutes by car.

PANGA DROPS

A swell magnate… no matter how small the forecast says you will always find waves here. Long lefts and rights with good carving walls. It holds big swells. Works better with mid to high tide.

MANZANILLO

Awesome left point break. One of the longest waves in the área. The waves start breaking at a cliff jutting 200 meters out and rolls all the way to the beach passing some really good and fast sections with barrels. Works on mid and high tide holds big swells but it is very picky for the swell direction. Located 25 minutes by boat, no access possible by car.

ASTILLERO

A few A-frame river mouth break with long hollow waves. Work in mid and high tides. Holds up to 6-8 foot waves. Located just a 15 min drive.

CHACOCENTE

Natural Reserve, one of the seven beaches in the world where turtles come in thousands to lay their eggs on the sand. Fun beach break with tube sections. Low and high tides, Medium sizes waves. Careful with the turtles, they can damage your fins. Located just a 20 minute drive on mostly paved roads.

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Learn how to surf at Popoyo

For those who have always wanted to try surfing, Popoyo has very consistent surf and weather. The surf instructors will choose the best location according to your ability. 

 

The lesson begin on the beach, with the instructor advising on how to handle the board, paddle out,

catch waves and stand up. 

All our instructors have surfed Popoyo and are qualifified surf instructors. They are experts on choosing the best time and location to surf. 

No wetsuit is required as the water temperature is warm year round.

You can bring your own surfboard or we will provide an appropriate sized board from the surf lesson.

Surf Lessons

Learn how to surf at Popoyo

For those who have always wanted to try surfing, Popoyo has very consistent surf and weather. 

The surf instructors will choose the best location according to your ability. 

 

The lesson begin on the beach, with the instructor advising on how to handle the board, paddle out,

catch waves and stand up. 

All our instructors have surfed Popoyo and are qualifified surf instructors. They are experts on choosing the best time and location to surf. 

No wetsuit is required as the water temperature is warm year round.

You can bring your own surfboard or we will provide an appropriate sized board from the surf lesson.

Horse Riding

Know the area on a different way

Riding is such a particular pleasure; physical activity for sure, but almost meditation.  And here in Nicaragua horses and horseriders, they are an ingrained and important part of the culture.  Nicaragua is said to have the highest per capita horse to man ratio in the world.  If you can, do an HIPICA ....go to the annual horse parade of any major city; Granada and Juigalpa are perhaps best.

At Finca Popoyo you can ride through our modest coastal jungle, along the 8 kilometers of connected beaches. at the edges of the mangrove, estuary and salt flats behind us and during the ride you can stop to eat in one of the local restaurants.

Lately, some of our lady riders have made a small pub crawl in the village the focal point . 

You will be accompanied by an experienced cowboy, who will work with you and provide valuable advice.  He may even push you to work the horse.  Go for it....we have ibufrofen and cold beer at the Finca.

Ride Times: By Request, 24 hours advance set-up 

Riders to sign in 30 minutes before ride 

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