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Masachapa Beach

Department: Managua

Municipality: San Rafael del Sur (view on map)

Type: Beaches

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In this beach you can see stunning sunsets for its size and plain terrain. Its beauty inspired the Nicaragua composer Rafael Gaston Perez, for the letter of the very famous song "Cuando calienta el sol", wich now is attributed to a Mexican.

It also counts with pond located in one of its corners, and has many rock formations, therefore the visitor must walk very carefully when the tide rises, as water covers the rocks and are no longer observed.

It is a fishermen's village. In the beach the visitor can observe the longboats full of fish and seafood, where it is possible to buy at a low price. When the fishermen come to ground, they begin calling the visitors so they could buy the products of the sea.

Horseback riding, beach sports. During Holy Week, you can find music and celebration everywhere.
There are hotels, bars and restaurants with different budgets and categories.

Hotels at this beach:
Casa del Titito
Hotel Escuela Palmeras Resort

Getting There

It is only an hour from Managua city. You have two ways to go in private car. One is taking the Carretera Vieja a León and turn to the beaches (left) in the road junction (there is a huge sign Montelimar). Continue on this road until you reach a top, then turn right and continue for a few minutes up to a junction near the beach, where there are signs.

The other way is through the Carretera Sur: after El Crucero town you will find a road junction (where is a big monument), here turn right heading to San Rafael del Sur. Continue this road until the junction near the beach (with signs) we already mentioned above.

You can take public buses to Pochomil and Masachapa in the Israel Lewites Market terminal. They come out every day and at different times.