An all-inclusive boutique surf resort. Featuring a gorgeous yoga studio, surf guiding, surf lessons and an on site restaurant with organic cuisine.

Organic Cuisine
Transport to surf breaks


  • unlimited 4×4 transportation to any surf break
  • 1 morning or afternoon yoga session
  • 3 meals per person, per day

The Vibe

Nicaragua is the type of place you come to disconnect for a while and really embrace the joy that comes from simple living. The moment you arrive, there is a tranquility in the air that invites the perfect opportunity to clear your mind and really enjoy a beautiful yoga session or an invigorating day of surfing. 

Malibu Popoyo pool. Kohamea

The place 

Malibu Popoyo offers a curated experience, with something for explorers, adrenaline junkies, and first-timers. Immerse in nature, culture and vitality, so you leave with more life in your mind, body, and spirit. At Malibu Popoyo, you score an all-access pass to soak up all that Nicaragua has to offer.

Customer service is exceptional here to cater your holiday to your needs and surf levels. Additional activities can be arranged including day trips, spa treatments, babysitting and more.

Malibu Popoyo_longboard surf. Kohamea


Going on a surf trip, there is always the risk of getting skunked and having no waves. The chances of that happening in Southern Nicaragua is extremely low. Blessed with waves year round (with the bigger swells being April – October) and close to 300 days of offshore winds a year, this is the kind of place that you are almost guaranteed to have waves.

The best part about the surf in Popoyo, is that there is a wave for everyone. Whether you are looking for hollow barrels or are just starting out surfing and looking for gentler, longboard waves, you can find it! The main surf season is typically April-October, however, those looking for smaller waves will enjoy the off season as there are still waves year round. Here are a few of the main breaks in Popoyo.

Colorados – A fast, hollow, wave for those looking for some serious barrels

Popoyo – A-Frame reef break that breaks year round. The most crowded break in the area

Magnific Rock – Longboard wave that is great for beginners

Playa Santana – Sandy beach break with a left wedge

Lances Left – A mellow left point break accessible by boat or walking around the point at low tide

Staying at Malibu Popoyo you get unlimited 4×4 transportation to any surf break. You can also take advantage of their highest end performance rental boards from JS Industries, HaydenShapes, Channel Islands, Machado and many more through Awayco.

Malibu Popoyo_yoga shala. Kohamea


The yoga studio at Malibu Popoyo offers a variety of yoga and meditation sessions for every level. Set in a gorgeous, outdoor garden setting with a thatched roof with the ocean breeze as the ultimate relaxing background noise.


Each of Malibu Popoyo’s distinctive guest suites offers a peaceful retreat inspired by elements of traditional Latin American design, with raw natural wood details and culturally significant art pieces, handcrafts and mosaic tiles.

You can choose from Garden Room with king bed, more spacious Master Suite, as well as Loft Suites that feature an additional queen bed beneath vaulted ceilings and sliding windows to maximize natural light and views of the resort’s scenic beauty.


$200 – $250 per night (double occupancy) + 17% taxes

Getting there

Most people fly into Managua Int’l airport and then drive 2-3 hours. Other options include flying into Costa Rica and driving across the border. There is also a small airport just 15 min from Popoyo, called Costa Esmerelda that you can fly into from either Liberia or Managua to avoid the drive time.


Angelica V, August 2019

“I loved everything from the quaintness of the resort to the food to the surf guides. The location of the resort is private and perfect. I can’t wait to go back to hold my next fitness retreat. I highly recommend for anyone who wants to surf, explore, relax and have great food and service!”

Roxane C, August 2019

“Went with 2 other friends for a week long stay in this beautiful serene place. Warm staff who take care of you from the fresh meals made from scratch to the surf guiding . Jared and Elyin are the best guys out there, just awesome individuals who knows the surf breaks really well. We were looking for good surf and vibe and we found it here. We will be back for more.”

Jess, May 2019

“From the moment I arrived to the day I left, my experience was heavenly. The welcoming staff were always smiling, the food was delicious, the ambiance was on point, and the surf guides were their to take you to surf the best waves at the best time. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a peaceful getaway…”

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