Playa Colorado
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Playa Colorado

Rivas, Nicaragua



Skill Level

The Break

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.

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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    2 - 3 ft
  • Swells
  • Wind
    15 mph
  • Weather

Last updated: 3 weeks ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
  • Consistency
    Year round
  • Wave Length
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
  • Type of Break
    Beach, River mouth
  • Swell directions
  • Best wind directions
  • Crowd levels / week
    Few to Crowded
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Few to Crowded
  • Seabed
  • Best tides
    Rising, Mid, Falling, Low, High
  • Power
    Powerful, Barreling
  • Access By
    Private, Boat drop in, Hike in

The Area

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.

Amenities Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Surf Lessons
  • Spas/Massages
  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
  • Family Friendly
  • Boats/Tow-ins to Breaks
  • Surf Photography
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Shaded Area
  • Remote
  • Board/Ding Repair
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