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Montelimar Beach

Department: Managua

Municipality: San Rafael del Sur (view on map)

Type: Beaches

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  • daraguadamuz wrote on Feb 14, 2014:

    que bonito es montelimar y fresco

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  • alex wrote on Jun 24, 2011:

    esta bien bueno seria videos de ver mas cosas y todo nicaragua

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It is one of the most exclusive beaches of Central America. It host the first resort hotel in the country. There are a lot of palm trees in the sand, and image that has been turned into the icon of this destination. You can reach it by land only through the hotel.

Anastacio Somoza, Nicaragua's former dictator, chose the land to built his summer house, where the casino is located nowadays.

The beach is perfect for windsurfing and for sunbaths. By land, only

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. Where the bus finally stop, take a taxi, moto-taxi or cicle-taxi to the Baceló Montelimar Resort.