Rip. Ride. Get stoked


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. 

Surf Services

Magnific Rock has a range of surf services available.  You focus on the surfing – we’ll sort out the rest

Board Rentals

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.


Popoyo is a very active fishing zone with a huge range of fish ready for a fight from the keen angler. You can expect to catch a range of game fish including Snapper, Swordfish, Mackeral and a huge range of others. Magnific Rock can organise your charter with all equipment included.

Turtle Reserve Tours

Witness nature in all its action in a harmonious setting as you watch sea turtles lay their eggs under the full moon at the Chacocente Turtle Reserve. These eggs are protected so that the sea turtles, now endangered, can repopulate.

Turtle reserve tours can be arranged at Magnific Rock.

Hot Springs Adventure

These naturally heated pools of water are a great way to relax those worn out yoga and surf muscles! 

Frequented by tourists and locals alike, the Las Salinas Hot Springs provide a rejuvenating and therapeutic experience whilst giving you a glimpse into life in the village.


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. 


Magnific Rock is 20 minutes by car from the Hacienda Iguana Golf & Beach – home to one of the most scenic golfing locations in Nicaragua.

Interested in a challenging 9-hole or 18-hole game? Let us know and we will have it organized no problem! 

Horseback Riding

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!