" Dawn Patrol says"-
05/14/2021 - "Buenos Dias Friday!!! What a great way to start the weekend! Pumping swell, head high plus waves, moderate winds, making these barrels of fun!!!
Looks like we can expect these similar conditions through the weekend and right into next week!!..
We are currently welcoming guests with all precautions taken prior to your arrival. International flights have begun and frequency depends on the airline you choose. Please note the Nicaraguan requirements for entering the country which states you must have a negative Covid-19 test in the country of which you depart with the results in hand for your arrival within 72 hours.
Wishing everyone good health..."
Getting here faster option; La Sansa airlines from Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) to Costa Esmeralda airport (ECI), which is located directly outside of Playa Colorado entry gates
The Hacienda Iguana Golf & Beach Resort development is pretty isolated from other non-surfing activities. The Hacienda Iguana has a 9-hole golf course. The rate is $45 an includes golf cart rental and clubs. We can arrange for yoga classes, massages, boat trips, fishing trips and horseback riding during your stay. We can also help you with surfboard rentals and lessons.
Here are some fun things to do in San Juan del Sur;
Horseback riding: our recommendation is Rancho Chilamate. You will need a reservation. We recommend contacting them in advance. Here is a link to their site: http://ranchochilamate.com/
Zip line tour: Flying Frog Canopy Tours. Reservations are recommended. They do take walk-ins.
Sailing: Nica Sail and Surf has a beautiful 39' catamaran based in San Juan del Sur. Reservations are recommended. The $50/ person cruise leaves early afternoon and returns around sunset. Here is a link with more information: http://nicasailandsurf.com/nicaragua-surfing-trip.html
Here are options for non-surfing activities you could do on your trip. We can arrange transportation for you from within the Hacienda Iguana. We require 24 hours notice to set up the transportation service for you.
Granada - a colonial town located on Lake Nicaragua about 2 hours from Hacienda Iguana. This is a historical city with sightseeing, boat tours around the 365 small islands, local markets for great shopping, good food, etc.
San Juan del Sur - a small tourist town located about 1.5 hours from Hacienda Iguana. There are plenty of activities - surfing, horseback riding, zip line tour, spa, shops, bars, restaurants, spanish schools, fishing, sunset boat cruises, etc. *Please note, San Juan del Sur is unusually crowded during Semana Santa (Easter week), where the town nearly triples in size.
Mombacho Volcano -located about 1.5 hours from Hacienda Iguana overlooking the town of Granada. The volcano has a national park at the top that has hiking trails of varying difficulty around the craters. With English speaking tour guides, there is also a coffee plantation on the volcano that offers informative tours of the plantation and its processes and has a gift shop. There is also a zip line tour.
If you are interested in getting some epic shots of your surf trip, we highly recommend the professionals;
Satori Spa located in the commercial area of the Hacienda Iguana offers massage, manicure and pedicure services.
Sunset boat cruise: La Panga Rosa offer a great sunset booze cruize. The boat launches out of Marsella beach, north of town, however may be able to pick you up in town as well. The rate is $35/ person for 2-3 hours. You can contact Captain Greg Bamford at email@example.com.
Quad tours: several places in the middle of town offer quad or scooter rentals. You shouldn't need a reservation.
There are several shops and great restaurants in town as well.
SURF. EAT. SLEEP. SURF. EAT. SLEEP.