Q. Is Nicaragua a safe country?
Despite the "bad press" in the United States, Nicaragua is actually the safest country in Central America in regards to petty theft and dangerous crimes. Costa Rica is
more dangerous in both respects. You will find a genuine sense of helpfulness and kindness from the native people of Nicaragua once you land!!!
Q. How do I make a reservation?
A $200 deposit (per person) is required to make a reservation, which can be made via PayPal on our Contact page.
Once we receive confirmation of your deposits, we will secure your reserved dates and begin to custom-build your Soul Surf Session adventure. Be sure to check our Availability before making a
reservation deposit. Don't hesitate to call us if you have any questions regarding this process.
Q. Which day must my tour begin? Is a tour of more than 7 days possible?
Soul Surf Session prides itself on being a
flexible low-volume tour operator. This allows us to custom design each tour that is offered. In some cases, this may mean that we experience some down time during our high season (April-September), but it's well worth it if it means that our clients get exactly what they want. This means you can start your tour on any day of the week, as long as your all-inclusive tour is a minimum of 7 days. Your tours can be as
long as you would like. (see "additional night" rates on our Packages page)
Q. With a group of different surfing abilities are there waves for everyone?
YES!!! The beauty of northern Nicaragua is that it
offers waves for all skill levels. Your Experienced Surf guides will see that everyone on the tour surfs waves that will be both fun
and challenging for them. Whether you're surfing for the first time, or
you are an experienced Soul Surfer that thrives in double-overhead barrels, we will get you on waves that is sure to keep you satisfied!
Q. Are vegetarian food options available?
Absolutely! Your Chefs will custom design your menu to fit your nutritional needs. Let us know of any food preferences or allergies you may have in the comments section of our Contact Us page. We will take this into consideration as we are planning your menu.
Q. What is the weather like in Nicaragua? When is the best time to come?
Nicaraguan weather is awesome for most of
the year. The “rainy season” coincides with the consistent wave season (May-October). A “rainy” day in that season may
consist of 1-2 hours of rain in the afternoon, sandwiched between sun and warm weather, which can be a welcomed break from the heat on most days.
Most days are sunny in the 90′s, with water temperatures in the 80′s. Southern Nicaragua water temperatures often drop into the 70′s
when the offshore winds pick up, which would require wearing a wetsuit. However, northern Nicaragua’s
coastal waters maintain temperatures of between 80-84 degrees year round. Nicaragua picks up its largest and most consistent southern swells in the months of April thru September. Wave heights average shoulder to overhead, with the outer reefs breaking at double overhead and larger.
Q. Is traveling with a surfboard to Nicaragua possible?
Yes, but be sure to check with
your airline directly to verify blackout dates for oversized luggage.
The schedule seems to be ever-changing with different air carriers, so it's worth a call
beforehand to ensure that you can get your board on the plane before you leave. We also offer board rentals for $30/day or $150/week with a stock of over 30 boards from shortboards, to fishes, to longboards, so keep that in mind as well.
Q. What are the entry and exit requirements for Nicaragua?
Entry and exit to/from Nicaragua are very easy, but keep the following in mind as requirements:
Passport valid 6 months beyond your intended stay in Nicaragua.
Ticket for return or onward travel.
Tourist card (US$5.00) when arriving to Nicaragua (must be paid in
U.S. dollars), valid for 90 days in Nicaragua. A valid entry stamp is
required to exit Nicaragua.
Airport Departure fees are included in the price of your ticket.
Q. What should I bring?
Bring some or all of the following – THESE ITEMS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED FOR YOU
Passport valid 6 months beyond intended stay in Nicaragua
$10 entry fee
Extra cash (US Dollars) for Add-Ons, beverages, tips and incidentals. Only clean untorn $ bills are accepted in Nicaragua.
Single Day Board Bag (this is a single board bag, not a sock; to ensure the safety of your board)
Ding Repair Kit
Sunblock – Not available for sale so be sure to bring
Bug Spray – Not available so be sure to bring
Shoes & socks (volcano hikes)
Light long pants (mosquito protection & volcano)
Light long sleeve shirt (same)
Benadryl and Epipen (if you are allergic to anything)
New & Old Surf Mags – THANKS!!!
DVD’s to watch on the projector
Basic First Aid (Bandaids, gauze, aspirin, Neosporin, Immodium AD, etc.)
Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
Anything you might want to give away to locals such as old clothing,
electronics, toys, sports gear, fishing gear etc. People are really
poor here and anything you might not want they will find a use for!