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Casa La Barra Surf Resort

4+ nights
Nearest major airport
Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA)

The perfect situation of location and waves

"Casa La Barra is all about location, location with easy access to a diverse playground of waves from point break, reef, slab, and beach breaks all within direct sight of the property. Our team is 100% local surfers from Nicaragua. Knowledge is everything! We point our guests in the right direction every day while on their surf vacation. The property has 7 bedrooms, a large yoga deck, an oceanfront swimming pool, and amazing food to boot."

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell

At the Casa La Barra, you will have a left point at your doorstep, plus an A-frame reef, a left reef, and a beach break only a 4 minute walk away. Or take our free boat to the long lefts at Puerto Sandino, the 11 miles of beach break peaks and river mouths of Salinas Grandes. We can also drive or boat South to the fun beach breaks around El Transito and a few hidden gems in between.

Nicaragua’s surfing season is March to November for intermediate to advanced surfers with primary all-day offshore winds March to May and breezy offshores June to September from 7AM to 1 PM.

June, July, and August month will either blow offshore all day or turn onshore normally around 1 PM cooling down the tropical heat with an evening glass off. If you are coming to surf, we can assure you high wave counts during your stay at Casa La Barra Surf Resort. Our guests also get solo sessions on the local waves so always be watching the tides for a quick sneaker session.

The lodge

Casa La Barra has the front yard you’ve always wanted. With a garden of waves boasting 4 walkable spots from our beachside cliff and a private boat to navigate you to dozens more across the horizon, the surf possibilities are endless.

Our resort is a beachfront with 7 private rooms, all ensuite bathrooms, A/C, swimming pool, and surf view from the entire property

Watch the sunset and unwind with yoga on our second yoga deck, hear the history of your surroundings with a trip into town, and let us fill everything in between with waves and adventure. Our guides are masters of the water and the land, and we are excited to share them with you.


Playa Miramar surfing zone encompasses our local beach of four waves, and 10 other surfing ares by our fleet of surf boats. On a normal day, our guests surf the four waves out front all within 500 meters of the property that include beach breaks, reef break and point break. In addition to our local waves we utilize our surf boats accessing Puerto Sandino, Salinas Grandes 15 miles of Empty Lineups, Playa Hermosa, and Playa El Transito. Casa La Barra will always put you in the right place at the right time, our local guides have grown up in the area with all the local knowledge

Rooms & casitas

Spacious shared rooms and private casitas with fast wifi make up accommodations for all in mind –those that can’t leave work behind, the solo wandering wave–seeker, or the group steadfast on finding swell.

Local food

All meals and snacks are included so be prepared to try the typical nacatamales and gallo pinto made with the freshest and finest ingredients by our local chefs. All seafood is caught locally, served fresh as it comes, and we also encourage our clients to fish for themselves and we have all the gear that you’ll need!

The area

The resort is 40 mins from Leon, known as “The home of the revolution”. Leon, the capital, has long been the political and intellectual center of the nation and is home to UNAN – the second oldest university in Central America. León is also an important industrial, agricultural (sugar cane, cattle, peanut, plantain, sorghum) and commercial center for Nicaragua.

Getting there
Fly into Managua Airport (MGA). From there, is a 2 hour drive to Casa La Barra Surf Resort.
Fly into Managua Airport (MGA). From there, is a 2 hour drive to Casa La Barra Surf Resort.

AST Adventures is a surf and adventure travel company specializing in tropical destinations such as Central America, South Pacific, South America, and Indonesia. We accommodate guests who have never surfed a day in their lives to the most advanced surfing pros of the world showing them some of the most amazing waves our area of operation provide.

We continue to seek out unknown surf and adventurous locations, such as Colombia our newest and most hidden jewel, rarely has anyone surfed the Pacific Coast of Colombia with the logistical challenge it takes to get this unreal remote location.

"AST started on a surfing trip to El Salvador and Nicaragua, and the bright idea to open surfing resorts and hotels in these countries after a few amazing weeks of great waves. I partnered with some friends and my business partner who was our surf guide in Central America, which has been an amazing ride since 2009. As long time surfers it was an epic idea to leave the corporate world and use our expertise in logistics, sales and urge to travel to a new horizon in the hospitality world." - Dave Hall, founder

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours
United States of America
Casual surfer, Aug 2021
This surf camp is excellent! Fantastic instructor/guide and team. If you’re looking for an intense surf trip, this is the place. We surfed 2-3hrs... show more
This surf camp is excellent! Fantastic instructor/guide and team. If you’re looking for an intense surf trip, this is the place. We surfed 2-3hrs each morning and could h... show more
Nina's photo of Casa La Barra Surf Resort
Nina's photo of Casa La Barra Surf Resort

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What's included?
Accommodation, all meals/snacks, airport pickup, unlimited guided surf trips by boat or 4×4.
What's not included?
Full bar available. Other add ons: - Volcano ash boarding - Masaya volcano night viewing - Granada day trip - Surfboard rental - Additional transfers - Laundry - Surf photographer
Other important things to know?
From beginner beach breaks to advanced rocky reefs and points, there is something for every surfer. Kids under 9 are free in the same room as the family.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.
Risk-free booking
Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund.
Change of plans? No worries. Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
Best price guarantee
If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Booking with Thermal never costs more. If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
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Speak to the team on the ground, instead of a travel agent.
Instead of a travel agent, we connect you directly to the team on the ground for the answers you need.
Exclusive experiences
We have a roster of amazing, one-off trips in the works.
Each week brings something new to discover. We have a roster of amazing, one-off experiences in the works.