Playa Escameca
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Playa Escameca

Rivas, Nicaragua



Skill Level
Good for all levels

The Break

Also known as Costa Dulce. Playa Escameca has a variety of mellow and crumbly beach breaks that go right and left. Escameca Right: this is a point break with a sandy bottom which is very consistent and fun. Escameca Left: A river mouth/point break (Rio Escameca). On a big south swell, waves easily become barrels. Lineups are often empty, giving surfers all the waves they can handle! All boards work well here, depending on the waves. Consistency is high year-round with the biggest swell in winter.

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Current Surf Report

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

Last updated: 2 weeks ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Biggest swell in winter
  • Wave Length
    Short, Normal
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
    Funboard, Longboard, Shortboard, SUP, Bodyboard
  • Type of Break
    Point, Beach
  • Swell directions
    S, SW, W
  • Best wind directions
    NE, SE, E
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
  • Best tides
    Mid, Rising
  • Power
    Mellow, Crumbly
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

Playa Escameca/The Costa Dulce Surfside Community is a small coastal, jungle village on the Pacific side of Nicaragua, in San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua. This community is located 20 to 25 minutes south of the more developed town of San Juan del Sur. The beaches in San Juan del Sur are quite popular with fun surfing locals and visitors who happily share the waves. The expansive town has different types of accommodations, shops with basic goods, and restaurants for all types of travelers. Supplies are best brought in. Board rentals and lessons can be found on the beach.

Amenities Nearby
  • Public Toilets
  • Public Showers
  • Restaurants
  • Shaded Area
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Yoga
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
  • Family Friendly
  • Remote
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