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Magnific Rock Popoyo

Surf Camp in Las Salinas, Nicaragua

Magnific Rock
Magnific RockAfternoon sunRelaxing after a long day of surfingBig PopoyoFun clean wavesCheck out that location!Big waves, offshore windsThe restaurantSpraying off the top

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About this property

On the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, about an hour’s drive west of Rivas is the small indigenous community of Las Salinas. Las Salinas is home to Popoyo, arguably one of the best surf breaks in Nicaragua. Located on a small headland in Las Salinas, Magnific Rock overlooks both Popoyo and Playa Santana. This convenient position of Magnific Rock means it’s only a short walk to two of Nicaragua’s premier surf breaks.

Perched on top of the restaurant, the penthouse at Magnific Rock boasts one of the most stunning views you’ll ever see. The penthouse contains an ensutied queen room with spa and a twin room, with the option to sleep a family of six. Why not stay in one of our luxury apartments which sleep up to five people in comfort. Be one the first people to check the surf at Popoyo with views of the break from your bed. Relax in a hammock on the balcony and watch one of the most stunning sunsets you’ll ever see. For the cheaper side of things why not stay in one of our 4 bed cabins. Each cabin has its own toilet and shower and comes with free breakfast every day.


Perched on the edge of a small headland, the bar and restaurant at Magnific Rock over looks both Playa Guasacate and Playa Santana. The open plan lay out of the restaurant creates spectacular ocean views which makes our guests feel like they are dinning on the water. The restaurant serves a combination of local and western cuisines made with local fresh produce. The combination of great food and Magnific views makes this restaurant one of the finest dining experiences in Nicaragua, if not the world.

World class Surf!

Without a doubt the best possible place to stay if you are planning a surf trip to Central America. Perched on rocky outcrop with a perfect lefthander literally within stones throw and views south along the beach breaks towards Rancho Santana and North to the outer reef and the famed Popoyo reef and beach breaks. With a choice of 7 different waves at out doorstep from beginer to expert no other accommodation offers an equally central, exciting and fulfilling location.  

Nicaragua has a tropical climate with two seasons. A wet season from May to January and a dry season from January to mid May, both seasons have very consistent surf. The dry season is know for its offshore winds where as the wet season continually cops the massive swell from the pacific. Both seasons have their advantages with the exception of October when everything shuts down because of the weather. 

Magnific rock also has a range of surfboards for rent so if you dont feel like paying the $200 to fly your surfboard down, we've got you covered.

Yoga Retreat

The Yoga Studio boasts a stunning view of the ocean, as it is located on the top floor of the main Retreat house. One is instantly connected with nature, radiating in 180-degree views of ocean surf and beautiful rock formations that will gently calm your soul. 

Surf and Yoga – This tranquil location provides an opportunity to connect with yourself in a serene and peaceful setting as well as enjoy two of Nicaragua's premier surf breaks. The open plan layout of the yoga studio and accompanying restaurant makes our guests feel as if they are dining on the water. All the meals are prepared with fresh local produce. This combination of delicious organic food and magnificent views makes your dining experience one of the finest in the world.

Relaxing and enjoying the view is not the only thing you can do while staying at Magnific Rock. Just ask our staff to organize one of the many activities that are available in the area.

  • Surf Lessons
  • Yoga Retreat
  • Turtle Watching
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Horse Riding
  • Hot Springs
  • Fishing
  • Boat Trips

Rates/Package Deals

All packages include:

  • Airport Pickup/Drop off
  • 6 Nights/ 7 Days accommodation
  • 3 Meals a day
  • Any 3 drinks of your choice a day
  • 1 boat trip, surfing or fishing
  • 1 4x4 surf trip
  • Free internet

Dorm Rooms:

  • Solo - $1295 (extra night - $160)
  • 2- 3 - $1095pp (extra night - $140)
  • > 3 - $995pp (extra night - $120)


  • Solo - $1595 (extra night - $190)
  • 2 - 4 - $1395pp (extra night - $170)
  • > 4 - $1195pp (extra night - $150)


  • Solo - $1795 (extra night - $230)
  • 2 - 4 - $1595pp (extra night - $210)
  • 5 - 7 - $1395pp (extra night - $190)

Travel Info

Best way is to fly direct to Managua from Miami Florida, Houston Texas or Atlanta Georgia which are about a 2.5 - 3.5 hour flights. Or fly from LA which is about a 7h flight. we will have a driver there to pick you up and bring you straight to our door. if you arrive too late at night we will organise a nice place for you to stay in Managua then bring you down in the morning.


  • Hot Tub
  • Luxury
  • Budget
  • Board Rentals Nearby
  • Beginner Surf Lessons
  • Yoga
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Washer/Dryer
  • A/C
  • Wireless Internet
  • Television
  • Outdoor Fire pit
  • Smoking Allowed


  • Golfing
  • Spa
  • Hiking


Period Cost
Per Night $70
Per Week $1,900
Per Month Call for Info


This property is located near Popoyo. The most well known break in the area. Rights and lefts break over rock bottom. A-frame that breaks on high tide (fat and workable) and low low tide(fast and hollow). Rarely unoccupied so look for the surfers in the water and you're there! The rights are more barreling, while the lefts are longer. There is a huge outer reef break too, experts only!

This property is also located near Playa Santana. A beach break that works best around a high tide. Three main peaks, the first peak is similar to a reverse Sebastian Inlet, the second and third peaks are A-frame barreling beach breaks with lots of good lefts and rights.

This property is also located near Guasacate. Beach breaks peel left and right along this mile of beach bordered by rivermouths on each end. Hollow thumping tubes that work best in the wet season. A good surf area often overlooked by those headed to Popoyo.

Surf Type

  • Point break
  • Beach break
  • Reef break
  • Right
  • Left
  • Short board
  • Longboard
  • SUP
  • Beginner/Learn to Surf
  • Warm water
  • Freshwater

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Property Images

Magnific Rock

Afternoon sun

Relaxing after a long day of surfing

Big Popoyo

Fun clean waves

Check out that location!

Big waves, offshore winds

The restaurant

Spraying off the top

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