Year-round surf, warm waters,
stunning landscape, a rich history and friendly local culture—these
are just a few of the charms that await you in the magical country
of Nicaragua. A vacation at Two Brothers Surf Resort offers the best
that Nicaragua has to offer—for the surfing enthusiast, for
the adventurer, and for the whole family.
Nicaragua, one of the few surfing
locations in Latin America to enjoy ideal surfing conditions virtually
Surfers have greatly benefited from the dramatic Nicaraguan
topography and volcanic geography, which yield beautiful beaches
and challenging breaks during all seasons.
Nicaragua, known as the “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes,” is
home to more than seven active volcanoes, which over the years have
provided the southern Pacific beaches with dramatic rock cliffs,
numerous coves, velvety sand, and numerous reef breaks.
Offshore Winds Nearly All Year!
Nicaragua is also home to Lake Nicaragua, “La Mar Dulce,” the
largest tropical lake on the American continent. Nicaragua’s
unique shape, combined with this large inland lake, create ideal
conditions allowing for a smooth passage of the northeast tradewinds
blowing across Nicaragua from the Caribbean.
This results in consistent off-shore winds nearly year round along
the South Pacific Coast, making conditions ideal for consistent surf.
Nicaragua enjoys a variety of surf year round, ranging from consistent
to world-class, with two very distinct seasons:
- Invierno, or the “green
season,” takes place between May and October. During
the green season, the river mouths open up and create numerous
beach breaks, as the reef breaks come alive with consistent larger
south swells. While Nicaragua can receive southern swells throughout
the year, the power and frequency of the swells tends to increase
at the beginning of the green season.
- Verano, or the “dry
season,” lasts from November until April. During the dry
season, the surf is generally mellower, usually averaging chest-high
with larger swells starting to come in from the south just at the
end of the season in April. The offshore winds tend to be heavier
during this season, causing the water temperature to drop a bit,
so it is good to have on hand a long-sleeve wetsuit top.
The air temperature is warm year round, making for
a tropical adventure in an endless summer.
A true adventurer’s paradise, Nicaragua is a country filled
with rivers, lakes and lagoons and bordered by the waters of both
the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Nicaragua boasts one of
the most impressive volcanic chains of Central America, with over
seven active volcanoes. Nicaragua’s abundant eco system ranks
this Central American country as one of seven regions of the world
recognized for its intense biological diversity.
Extraordinary Nature & Exotic Wildlife
- Impressive rain forests
- Incredible dry tropical forests
- Enchanting cloud forests
- Vast wetlands bordering the San Juan River Valley
- Lake Nicaragua, largest tropical lake on the American
- Home to 365 islets
- Habitat for the Jurassic lizard fish
- Home to the rare freshwater Caribbean Bull Shark
- 236 species of birds including the rare and colorful
Lapa Rojo Macaw
- More than 90 species of rare orchids
- Chococente, protected nesting site for thousands
of Paslama Sea Turtles
- Giant Ceiba trees and bright red Flamboyant trees
- Howler monkeys with a call said to be the second
loudest on Earth
Most Nicaraguans are of both European (mostly Spanish) and Indian
ancestry, a diverse and culturally mixed population with many people
in Western Nicaragua descended from Mayan and Aztec societies. The
Miskito Indians of the East Coast of Nicaragua are thought to have
migrated from northern Columbia and eastern Venezuela some 4,000
years ago. More recent history has added Afro-Caribbean and British
culture into the mix. Nicaragua is considered a true mestizo culture,
with a blend of European and indigenous cultures that still exists
today, as most of Nicaragua is only beginning to be exposed to
globalization. Hopefully low-impact tourism will allow the natural
beauty, warmth, simplicity, and authenticity of the Nicaraguan
culture to be experienced yet preserved.
With an appreciation for simple things, a wealth of
authenticity, and the kindness and generosity of its people, a visit
to Nicaragua is an unforgettable experience.
It has been more than 16 years since the fighting ended in Nicaragua
between the Sandinistas and Contras and more than 28 years since
the Somoza family dynasty was overthrown. Daniel Ortega led
Nicaragua’s Sandinista government (Front Sandinista for Liberation
National, FSLN) from 1979-1990, during which time Nicaragua unfortunately
became a battleground of the cold war struggle between the US and
the Soviet Union and Cuba. Daniel Ortega was defeated in
the 1990 Presidential election, with Nicaraguans electing Violeta
Chamorro, as the first woman president of the Americas.
In November of 2006, Nicaragua held its fourth free
election. This time, the Sandinistas won, and the people appointed
Daniel Ortega their leader once again.
Daniel Ortega, the newly elected president of Nicaragua,
is undoubtedly, a unique historical figure. The political climate
in Nicaragua is stable as the country looks on with optimism. There
seems little chance that the Sandinista victory of 2006 will lead
back to the chaos of the past.
While historically Nicaragua has been one of the poorest
countries in all of the Americas, earnest strides are now being taken
to develop a tourist industry and encourage international investments.
The future looks brighter for Nicaragua as the infrastructure improves
and more jobs and opportunities are created in the rural areas of
Once the Capitol of Nicaragua for over than 200 years, Leon is now
infamous as the resting place of Nicaragua’s most renowned
literary figure, Ruben Dario. This famous Nicaraguan poet lies beneath
the grand entrance to the Famous Cathedral de Leon, which took over
113 years to construct. Leon is lined with cathedrals and universities
and surrounded by the majestic Maribios volcanoes. It has long been
the hot seat for political discussion and volcanic activity.
Founded in 1524, Granada is one of the oldest colonial cities on
the American continent. Situated on Lake Nicaragua, Granada
was the main port for trading and a major destination for travel
during colonial times. Granada is full of wonderful examples of
colonial architecture, presenting houses with fabulous inner courtyards.
As in most Latin American countries, the central courtyard is the
heart of the home, providing shade, green foliage and a place to
relax in the mid-day heat.
With a rural population of around 40,000, Rivas is the nearest major
town to Las Salinas and Two Brothers. Home to a large cathedral,
a central park and brightly painted buildings, Rivas offers a glimpse
of colonial life and architecture minus the tourists. While it
is possible in Rivas to find Internet cafés and make international
calls, the main draw to visit Rivas is to experience the chaos
of the market along the cobblestone streets, where vendors sell
everything from fruits and vegetables to pigs, saddles, dishcloths
and dinner plates. Rivas is truly a slice of daily Nicaraguan life.
Art & Markets
Close to Managua, Masaya is the cultural heart of Nicaragua,
where visitors can experience the evening festival known as “Vamos
a Masaya” each Thursday night. Watch cultural dances and
listen to traditional music while shopping for native crafts, hammocks
and leather items.
San Juan De Oriente
These smaller towns, close to Masaya and Granada, offer a
chance to see the artists at work making their wares in a more intimate
setting. Working mostly with clay, villagers sell pots for plants
and storing water, the type still used todayaround
the Nicaraguan countryside.
Reasons to Love Nicaragua
- Ox carts slowing traffic
- Laundry drying on barbed wire
- The hot languid pace of a long tropical day
- Impeccably-swept dirt lawns
- Piles of fresh, sweet mangos
- Dusty bumpy potholed roads
- Red tile roofs on brightly painted houses
- Rice and beans and pico de gallo
- Buses delivering people, pigs and mattresses
- Candlelight dinners when the electricity fails
Advance reservations are necessary to ensure availability.