Mike came here over ten years ago, fell in love with Popoyo and never left. Nicawaves is our family owned and operated hotel, located on 7 tranquil acres in the heart of Popoyo, on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. Your stay would be in one of our casitas or room rentals, all of which are nestled in our tropical gardens and arranged around our swimming pool, restaurant and bar.
We have a great location and are only a short walk (without needing to cross the river from Guasacate) to the famous A-frame wave at Popoyo beach; Nicaragua’s most consistent wave. Numerous other beaches are also nearby, offering warm water reefs, hollow point and beach breaks. These are all groomed by consistent swell and offshore winds, helping make Nicawaves the destination for your perfect vacation. Read more about our local surf spots.
We are always here to help and want all our guests to have the most comfortable and enjoyable stay. We offer many services to make this happen, including our door-to-door airport transfers service, on-site yoga and massage.
We have everything you need for the surf trip of your life; experienced surf guides, boat trips, surfboard rental, lessons, and surf photography. Our surf packages are a sure way you get to explore all the surrounding surf break, including a couple of secret spots!
When you’re surfed out we also offer motorbike rental, horseback riding along empty beaches and trips to the nearby hot springs.
Rancho – Restaurant, Bar, and Reception
The Nicawaves Rancho is where you will find reception and a warm welcome from one of the team when you arrive. You can grab a cold beer or cocktail from the bar, browse our menu of delicious food whilst kicking back and enjoying some cool tunes, poolside.
Our restaurant offers a range of homemade food; a combination of your favourite meals from home and special local dishes, including local caught fish. All our food is cooked fresh and we are very proud of our #1 position on TripAdvisor. The Rancho is the place to meet and chat with other guests, or take advantage of the strong 5MB internet connection. We also host surf movie nights and broadcast major sporting events.
Step through the door of our restaurant and straight onto our pool terrace. After taking a swim, lay back on a cushioned chaise lounge to soak up the sun or relax in the shade. Enjoy a meal, cocktail or smoothie at one of the outdoor, poolside dining tables.
Poolside Cabana – Hammocks, Massage & Yoga
Our thatch-roofed cabana overlooks the pool, where you can chill in a double hammock or swinging chair. This is our favourite spot to relax; reading a book or just listening to the songbirds. We can also schedule a massage or yoga class for you here.