Playa Colorado is located inside Hacienda Iguana, a private, gated, high-security surf and golf resort. There are no hotels, however, private accommodations such as homes, condominiums and apartment rentals are available. Hacienda Iguana is located in the municipality of Rivas, Nicaragua. The closest town is Tola. The coast has surf-centric communities with plenty of amenities for all surfers.
Also known as Colorados. Playa Colorado is a powerful and barreling short A-frame river mouth/beach break. Colorados is considered one of the best and most consistent surf spots in Nicaragua, while there are a few peaks that stretch along the beach. Shortboards are best here. Consistency is year-round with the greatest conditions from February through September. Speed in paddling is key and it is advised to bring extra boards.
About the Access
The beach has private access only. Boats are available for drop-ins, or one can stay within Hacienda Iguana. Walking along the beach would take 45 to 60 minutes.
Current Surf Report
- Surf Height2 - 3 ft
- Wind15 mph
Last updated: 3 weeks ago
- Skill LevelAdvanced
- ConsistencyYear round
- Wave LengthShort
- Wave DirectionA-frame
- Board TypeShortboard
- Type of BreakBeach, River mouth
- Swell directionsSW
- Best wind directionsNE
- Crowd levels / weekFew to Crowded
- Crowd levels / weekendFew to Crowded
- Best tidesRising, Mid, Falling, Low, High
- PowerPowerful, Barreling
- Access ByPrivate, Boat drop in, Hike in