Surfing is what you do in Popoyo, and there is little wonder why. With some of the most perfect, uncrowded and diverse surf breaks in Nicaragua, Popoyo has your surfing aspirations covered no matter what level you're at.
Perched atop a headland with 270-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Magnific Rock is fortunate to be centrally located to all of Popoyo's most acclaimed surf breaks.
From the Magnific Rock Café and Rock Bottom Bar, you have sight of Popoyo's main break (very consistent A-frame reef break), the famed Outer Reef (a world-class heavy, heaving wall not for the faint hearted), and Santana's beach break (a fast, hollow beach break which catches almost every swell).
Not only that, Magnific Rock enjoys close proximity to some lesser-known surf breaks, coined Magnific Left and Magnific Right. These breaks catch some epic waves: the long left-hand break offering perfect sets for long-boarders and beginners, and the right-hand break offering some decent faces and the occasional barrel for the more experienced surfer.
Magnific Rock has a range of surf services available. You focus on the surfing – we’ll sort out the rest
Don´t worry about bringing your own board, we have it covered. We have a range of short boards (6'0'' - 7'0''), as well as beginner boards and longboards (7’6” – 9’0”) available for every level and all conditions. Leashes and wax are included in the rental. Any repairs or loss of equipment need to be paid for.
- Surfboard Rental – USD 56 per week / USD 15 per day (USD 10 per day for guests)
- Stand-Up Paddle Rental – USD 15 per 2-hour session
Learn to Surf
Our experienced surf instructors are ready and waiting to get you in the water and on the waves. They begin with basics, and then let you learn by doing, with their individual guidance and instruction.
Price: 2-hour surf lesson USD $35 per person
Progress your Surfing
Book our experienced guides for a day to take care that you are always surfing the best surfspots according to your surfing level, wind and tides. Guide and transport included.
- Half day guided surf trip – USD $120 per person (includes drinks and packed lunch)
- Half day boat surf trip – USD $230 per boat (up to 7 people; includes drinks and packed lunch)
More Activities Please
We have a number of services and activities available to compliment yours stay at Magnific Rock.
Select from our collection of massage treatments, designed to reduce tension, improve flexibility, soothe surfing and yogi muscles, and simply to relax and unwind. Our talented team of masseuses will have you feeling your best in no time. In-room and couples massages are also available. Prices start from USD 50 per hour, or USD 35 per 30-minute session.
Turtle Reserve Tours
Snorkel the most untainted coastline in Nicaragua.
Directly on our doorstep is Magnific Rock, a long rocky ledge abundant with colorful fish, lobster, anemones, urchins, crabs, eels and other marine creatures.
Keen to check out these tidal pools? Enquire at the front desk and we will give you the gear that you need to explore this magnificent underwater hotspot.
With so many miles of beach stretching on either side of Magnific Rock, horse riding seems like the most appropriate way of viewing the coastline and seeing Popoyo’s landscape from a different perspective. For a romantic, honeymoon gallop or a fun paced stride with a group of friends, horse riding along Popoyo's beaches is a definite highlight, and a must do whilst visiting the Nicaraguan Coast.
Aerial Silk Training
Develop a strong core and overall body tone by learning the graceful combination of dance and athleticism while flying in the air from our aerial silks. The variety of moves, drops, wraps, twists and turns are practically endless. No experience is required - you simply need a willingness to learn something new and have fun!
San Juan del Sur
San Juan Del Sur – a coastal town and social hotspot for your Nica-adventure!
Only 1 hour from Popoyo by car, you can find an overwhelming number of bars and restaurants as well as hipster trending backpackers.
If you’re looking for a night out on the town, San Juan is where it’s going down.
Magnific Rock can offer you transportation to and from San Juan Del Sur. Let us know ahead of time and we’ll arrange that you don’t miss out on their famous Sunday Funday pool crawl!