Mexico and Costa Rica get most of the tourist traffic in Central America, particularly for surfing, but it’s nearby Nicaragua that offers some of the most affordable options for the surf traveller. Getting there isn’t quite as easy as flying to San Jose or Cancun, and transport within the country can be a little sketchy at times, but once you give into its shakier side you’ll find a country rich with reasons to fall in love with it.
Of course, one of the main draws to Nicaragua is its perfect surf beaches in the South. The stretches of coast around San Juan del Sur offer breaks that rival anywhere else in Central America. Added to that is it’s extremely affordable daily living expenses, great weather and plenty of other activities to make a leading surf destination in its own right. If you’ve got two weeks of holiday to spare this year, this trip comes as highly recommended.