Between Popoyo to the north and Rancho Santana to the south lies a cove with easy waves for beginners most of the time, or when the swell gets too big for most, a safer, more relaxing place to get some surf.
The waves range from lefts breaking off the magnificent Magnificent Rock - not as easy to surf these as they look - to outside reefs to inside mushburgers. So there's something for everyone. Stay at the Magnificent Rock hotel above the surf with the most incredible views in all of Nicaragua, Nica Waves Surf Camp, Popoyo, Limon or Santana - all are within striking distance.
If you would rather not risk your skin on the reef at Mag Rock, check out Popoyo. Here's a fun vid.
Learn more at The Surfer's Guide to Costa Rica & SW Nicaragua.