Surf and Stay! - Aqua Oceanfront Resort in Popoyo, Nicaragua

Surf camp package

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun

What is included:

Nicaragua’s Pacific coast has great surfing because of the Lake Nicaragua Effect: Winds blow west off Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America, and hit the winds blowing east off the Pacific, which at some points is only 25 miles away. This slows down the ocean waves and makes for a smooth ride!

24 hours in advance is required to reserve this service

Class time will depend on the tide.

Includes: Rash guard, transportation to Amarillo beach and water


from $252.00

Step 1/4 Select Arrival Date

Select your arrival date from any of the 'AVAILABLE' dates shown in the calendar.

Once your arrival date is selected, you will be shown confirmation of any relevant options available for this package.

You will then be able to select your preferred option and book!



Aqua Oceanfront Resort is nestled in a dramatic setting, cradled by a private cove and sheltered white sandy beach. We are located on Nicaragua’s “Emerald Coast”, 12 km north of San Juan Del Sur, with uninterrupted sunset views of the Pacific Ocean. Our cove is part of a tropical dry forest climate that alternates between hot sunny days most of the year, and from June to October, a greener season characteristic of the tropical rainforest.
While Aqua’s peaceful seclusion is perfect for an off to the to grid escape, the resort offers adventure as well: You can hike a 300 to foot cliff and rappel down, or learn to surf on neighboring Playa Gigante, both within walking distance of Aqua or enjoy world class golf ten minutes away.

The Place

The Aqua Oceanfront Resort and Residences offers peace and privacy in the beautifully wild landscape of Nicaragua’s Pacific “Emerald Coast.” Our 44 luxurious treehouse villas dot Aqua’s forested hillside, which overlooks a private, white sandy beach. Some of the Tree House accommodations feature kitchens, and plunge pools that make it difficult to even consider leaving the deck.

Wellness services such as spa treatments, yoga, and meditation, coupled with fresh and tasty international and Nicaraguan fare, create an enjoyable “barefoot luxury” experience for guests. Eco-friendly practices are well ingrained in the Aqua experience, and for those who appreciate and support sustainable, environmentally friendly travel, this is where you want to book. Aqua surpasses the standards and services of other luxury resorts while operating in an environmentally responsible manner.


  • 24-Hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Towels
  • Beach Towels
  • Kitchenette
  • Parking (free)
  • WIFI (free)
  • Babysitting
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dryer
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry
  • Massage
  • Pets allowed
  • SPA
  • Surfboard Storage Area
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Breakfast (additional)
  • Dinner (additional)
  • Hotel bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Fitness Classes
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Pilates
  • Snorkeling
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Getting there

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Managua and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: USD$135.00
  • Price for more than 4: USD$220.00
  • - Nearest Airport: Managua
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 110
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 2.5 Hrs
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Surf Lessons Available

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

If you want to experience the awesome surfing in Nicaragua for yourself, but have never been on a surfboard, no worries. We'll walk you over to Playa Gigante - it's only 20mins north of Aqua - and set you up with a surf instructor. At Playa Gigante, the surf is ideal for beginners and the instructors are excellent. You'll be hanging ten in no time!!

Surf lessons are one hour in duration.

Private Surf Lessons

24 hours in advance is required to reserve this service
Class time will depend on the tide.
Includes: Rash guard, transportation to Amarillo beach and water
Rate: US$ 60.00 per person. Minimum 2


We are happy to offer guests complimentary use of our yoga mats, yoga straps and wooden yoga blocks. Whether stretching, flowing, or meditating, guests can enjoy and absorb the energy from our beautiful yoga platform facing a spectacular ocean view. Our principle open-air yoga deck overlooks the ocean, adding to the serenity of your yoga experience. Our platform has hardwood floors and is open on

Surf conditions in Popoyo


  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.


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