Location (Directions, Maps, Shuttles & Airlines)
How to get to the Surf Ranch?
The Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort is located in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. Less than 3km from downtown and the closest resort to the southern surf beaches.
There are many ways to get to San Juan Del Sur and the Surf Ranch Resort which includes flying, driving or taking our airport shuttle from anywhere in Nicaragua to the resort.
If you are looking to reserve an airport shuttle from any airport in Nicaragua or Liberia, Costa Rica, let us know and we will send you the prices and book it for you. You can email us your flight times here - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are driving, you will be coming from 1 of 2 directions. Either coming up from the Costa Rica Border, or down the Pan American highway from Managua or the airport. The route is pretty straight forward to get to San Juan Del Sur. Once entering San Juan Del Sur, you will pass the largest shopping store called "Pali" which will be on your left. Shortly after you will take the first left hand turn you see (there is a Surf Ranch sign), follow that road for 1km. You will pass a baseball field, cemetary, then a school. After the school, the road takes a sharp right, then take your first instant left turn (there is another Surf Ranch sign). From here on, the road is compacted gravel. Follow the road through the valley and jungle for 1km until you pull up to the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort on your right side. Parking is free and secure. Check in, unpack and let the fun begin!
Airlines & Flights
Flying to Nicaragua from Canada or the US, you will fly into the Managua International Airport (MGA). All of the popular airlines have daily flights to and from Managua. For flights coming from Costa Rica to Nicaragua, there is an alternative way. You can fly to the new international airport in Popoyo (Costa Esmeralda Airport), just an hour drive north of San Juan Del Sur. You will find information on both routes below including airport information, location, flight times, and carriers.
Managua International Airport (MGA)
Once arriving at the Managua International Airport, also called the Augusto C. Sandino International Airport (MGA). You will pass through to immigration. The entry fee you need to pay is $10 USD per person in cash, and your stay is valid for 90 days.
Costa Esmeralda Airport
The single terminal airport was built on a new site only 17 km south of the Surf Ranch Hotel & Resort in Popoyo. The 5,000-foot runway accommodates ATR-42, ATR-72, Gulfstream jets and most turboprop planes.
Costa Esmeralda Airport immerses travelers into the country’s enchanting Emerald coast and welcomes them with a relaxed beach atmosphere in the terminal building. Costa Esmeralda Airport also has a Customs Department and a duty-free shop. There are 14 scheduled commercial flights per week, with two daily flights from Liberia International Airport on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and two daily flights from Managua International Airport on Saturdays and Sundays. Private charter flights are also available to be booked with both airlines. All commercial flights can be booked with your travel agent or directly on the airline websites which you can click on the links below.
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