Surfing is what you do in Popoyo, and there is little wonder why.  With some of the most perfect, uncrowded and diverse surf breaks in Nicaragua, Popoyo has your surfing needs covered no matter what level you're at


surfing at magnific rock

Perched atop a headland with 270-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, we're fortunate to be centrally located to all of Popoyo's most acclaimed surf breaks. Location map and forecast.  From here, you've sight of Popoyo's main break The Outer Reef (world-class heavy, heaving wall not for the faint-hearted), and Santana's (fast, hollow beach break which catches most swells).


Best positioned hotel in popoyo, on top of a cliff overlooking the best breaks of popoyo. Amazing views, amazing and friendly staff, great food. Middle of best surf breaks. One of the best places stayed in nicaragua
— trip advisor user, azb b



Don´t worry about bringing your board, we have a huge range of short (6'0'' - 7'0''), beginner and longboards (7’6” – 9’0”) available for all levels and conditions. Leashes and wax are included.

  • Day: US$14, US$10 for Magnific Rock guests
  • Week: US$56
  • SUP 2-hour Session: US$15



Our experienced surf instructors are ready and waiting to get you in the water and on the waves.  They begin with basics, and then let you learn by doing, with their individual guidance and instruction.

  • 2 hours individual: US$40

  • 2 hours group (2 or more people): US$30




Book our experienced guides for a day to take care that you are always surfing the best surf spots according to your surfing level, wind and tides. Guide, transport, drinks and lunch included. Enquire about pricing.




Capture your magic moments in the surf with our experienced surf photographer Marco.  Marco is a surf lover from Montreal, and is a professional at catching the action on waves around the globe.  It would his pleasure to provide you with a surfing memory to treasure. Check out his work here.



our boards

Small selection of the boards we have available.


If you are here to seriously surf (or just trying to surf like me, which I suck), this is the place to stay. There is a beginner, intermediate, and advanced break all out front or within a few minutes walk ... For the price and the views, this was the best money spent from all the beach front places around Tola and Rivas. Will be back!!
— trip advisor user, caroline t

surf camps

Interested in coming to Magnific Rock to host a surf camp retreat?  We can accommodate!  We recommend combining your camp with added yoga sessions for the ultimate experience.