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The beaches of Nicaragua vary from rocky bluffs, peninsulas into the sea, to wide sandy beaches perfect for kids and families.
 
If surfing in Nicaragua is your cup of tea, then the best two waves are Popoyo in the south and Hemorrhoids a.k.a. the Meatgrinder at Gran Pacifica. Both are world-class expert waves.
 
Beach breaks abound for long boarders and beginners looking to get some practice. Surf lessons in Nicaragua are available at most resorts.
 
San Juan del Sur is the most popular beach town and is home to numerous bars and restaurants along the beach and has a vibrant and sometimes noisy nightlife scene. The closest beach to Managua and the international airport is Gran Pacifica. With 3.5 miles of beach to choose from, a secluded spot is easy to find. 40% of the beach is rocky and best for exploring and sea shelling and 60% is wide sand where kids can play in the small waves at the shore or body surfers can wade out 100 yards to surf the curls.
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It is amazing how uninhabited and how Las Penitas Beach, Northern Nicargua by the sand – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Livingquiet the Pacific beaches are in Nicaragua, all the way from the southern boarder with Costa Rica to the northern boarder with Honduras.
 
The prettiest beaches in Nicaragua are north of Leon, in an area called Las Penitas.  These beaches are about 20 minutes from Leon, all the way to a development called Gran Pacifica.  Gran Pacifica sits on about 7 miles of white sand beach that’s absolutely gorgeous.
 
The bay of San Juan del Sur in the south of Nicaragua on the Pacific coast has gray sand and is much more highly populated.  However, if you go 15 minutes either north or south of San Juan del Sur you will hit dozens of beaches in both directions and they’re all small, averaging three to four mile, clam shell shaped beaches that are literally uninhabited.  They’ll be a bar, a Las Penitas Northern Nicaragua ocean and rocks – Best Places In The World To Retire – International Livingrestaurant, six tiki huts serving cold beer and fresh fish, and you’ll see five or six people on the beach.  It’s amazing.
 
When I say that these beaches on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua are clamshell shaped, I mean to say that we don’t for example, have 15 miles of uninterrupted beach like you may see in New Jersey.  Instead, in Nicaragua, you have all these smaller beaches, and every one has a name.
 
You can’t get from one beach to the next by walking up and down the beach.  To go to another beach, you have to go inland, go a few miles north or south, and then turn back to the ocean.  You wind up taking this dirt, sandy road and then end up at this gorgeous, clamshell shaped beach.  There’s a rock on the left, a rock on the right, it could be anywhere from one mile to five miles wide, and nothing is there but a couple of small restaurants or hotels, although using the word “hotel” for some of these places is a bit of a stretch.  They may charge $10 or $20 per night.  The beer is cold, the fish is fresh, and the beach is basically uninhabited.  If you’d like, you can go inland again, make another turn, then turn back to the ocean and you’ll find another and different beautiful and uninhabited white sand beach.  You’ll have a prominent point that separates each clamshell up and down the entire western seaboard of Nicaragua; absolutely gorgeous.
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One of the best beaches at Nicaragua is Corn Little Corn Island, Nicaragua – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingIsland, located on the Caribbean Coast.  You can arrive by boat or airplane. If you want adventure and know other places I recommend travel by land, but if you want to rest and relax it is better to travel by plane.
 
You can find several hotels on Corn Island. The best hotel in the island and the one with the best location is Arenas Beach.  It's a remote tropical paradise and a nice place for a second honeymoon.
 
You have to visit Little Corn Island.  To get there you have to go to the jetty and take a boat. It takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the island. Little Corn Island offers beautiful beaches and you have activities like snorkeling, kayaking, island walking tours and scuba diving.
 

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