The wide beach of Pochomil is one of the most developed beaches of the Pacific zone of Nicaragua, which means that the visitor will find restaurants, tourist infrastructure and various activities for entertainment. Despite of this, the beach is not always packed.
Wherever you go, you will find kids and women walking by with small items, made of shells, for sale which prices are very affordable. In addition to those vendors, tourist will also likely to see some man on horses who offer horseback rides.
Walking on the beach when the sun disappears slowly into the ocean is great to do as well. The price for horseback ridings is low – about US$2 per half an hour – but should be agreed upon from the beginning.
The distance from Managua is 65 kilometer, and it takes a little over an hour to get there. You should leave Managua by the South Highway (Carretera Sur). Continue going straight until there are signs that point to Pochomil.
When you get there, you will first see the coast at Masachapa, where you have to take a left right before entering the town. After going down the road for maybe five more minutes, you will see the entrance to Pochomil on your right. The restaurants are all grouped together and you will have to pay a small entrance price to get in.
There are also buses that leave from Managua to Pochomil.