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Old 03-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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ADV Riders in Nicaragua...

Since there is already several other country specific threads going we might as well get one started for Nicaragua. There seems to be quite a few inmates living or passing through Nica and it would be awesome to get linked up. All the Nica info you need in one place. So how many ADVers do we have down here in the jungle?


I live about 8 miles north of San Juan del Sur in a little community named Playa Majagual, which is one of the best beaches in Nicaragua. It's not an easy place to find but that's what makes it great. I have a small beachfront hotel called The Castaway so if your in the area ride on over and let's drink a beer, and if you have a few to many there is plenty of room for camping.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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I can vouch for moderndaydrifter. I camped at his hacienda on the beach at Majagual a few months back and it was awesome.

Well okay, a hooker Dano from BC brought home at 2AM did pinch my toe through my tent and want to get to know me better, but that's another story.

One of the highlights of my trip was beach time up at Casa moderndaydrifter on the remote beaches north of San Juan del Sur.

Highly recommended.

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Old 03-08-2013, 08:49 AM   #3
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as you know, I split my time between miami and managua. have a house in managua with a garage and most of the basic tools one would need to do repairs. if i don't have it, friends do.
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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Is the beach very busy this week? (March 10 to the 17, 2013)
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:11 PM   #5
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Pretty chill at the moment. Once Semana Santa starts things will get wild, but that's not until the 25th or 26th.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:56 AM   #6
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Sounds good. Thank you.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:02 PM   #7
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Castaways in Magajual is a must stop place ! Riding through Nicaragua and not stopping in...... You will be missing out on the finest beaches in the country

RTWPaul first shone some light on this great area 12 km north of San Juan del Sur on the dirt road. Later JDowns came here and camped at Castaways. It's pretty chill hanging out here. There's a small kitchen cabin with a fridge, so load up at the store before you leave SJdS.
Here's where you turn towards the beach very near the end of the road. Sign on the orange building says Yoga at low tide or something. Go left here and ride towards the ocean 40 meters or so

Then the black metal gate on your right is Castaway back yard. Ask for Dan

The beach there makes you want to stay. A short walk and there is another deserted beach

Hammock time or beach chair?


We set the tent by the kitchen cabana


After riding through several countries & border crossings, its a great place to reflect on all that we have seen as well as get sorted for the Costa Rica border crossing a short ways south.

Next beach over( vacant)
Not many crowds here as the dirt road keeps them out, but with the bike it's easy to roll in for some R&R
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:08 PM   #8
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Best riding we did was the road from Esteli-jinoteca- Matagalpa
Very good riding and the Espino border crossing was easy. No pothole roads up that way either

30 km or so of paver stone road

Trees full of orange bloom

Serpentine road from Jinoteca up over the top and down into Matagalpa
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:09 PM   #9
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How about a visit from a lost rider !!

Hey castaway,

I'm Chris as in chefonbike and I left Vancouver bc 3 weeks ago to got to Panama and back
I will definitely come by in about 2-3 weeks, is reservation mandatory ?

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #10
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No reservations required Chef! Just shoot me a PM when you get closer and we can work out the details. Ride safe!
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:15 PM   #11
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Hello,

I'm a new member of the "advrider-club"

We're living in León in Nicaragua.

After travelling through whole Latin America and then Africa for years with my 4x4 Landcruiser we decided to settle down in Nicaragua.

We have some Honda XR 250 Tornados for bike-tours or for rent. I can help you to organize some repairs at the workshops here in León or provide you with some informations up to spanish-classes if needed.

Here in León you can have Party, Colonial feeling, beaches 20 minutes ride away, whatever you're looking for.

We have also 1 room left in my house for rent and space and a lot of tools for working at your bike or if you need a safe place to park your bike. We live in a pretty safe area with a sports-club with big swimming pool close by.

You are always welcome.

Contact us as well under cruisertravel(at)gmail.com

saludos Jürgen
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #12
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Since there is already several other country specific threads going we might as well get one started for Nicaragua. There seems to be quite a few inmates living or passing through Nica and it would be awesome to get linked up. All the Nica info you need in one place. So how many ADVers do we have down here in the jungle?


I live about 8 miles north of San Juan del Sur in a little community named Playa Majagual, which is one of the best beaches in Nicaragua. It's not an easy place to find but that's what makes it great. I have a small beachfront hotel called The Castaway so if your in the area ride on over and let's drink a beer, and if you have a few to many there is plenty of room for camping.
Hey Dan, its Ben....cool that you started this thread. I'll attach a link to my RR in progress about me trying to get to Bluefields. You will probably recognize a lot of the pics.....
Just scored a one-way ticket to Cartegena for $127 for May 14th to continue the ride!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=bluefields
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:18 PM   #13
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Since there is already several other country specific threads going we might as well get one started for Nicaragua. There seems to be quite a few inmates living or passing through Nica and it would be awesome to get linked up. All the Nica info you need in one place. So how many ADVers do we have down here in the jungle?


I live about 8 miles north of San Juan del Sur in a little community named Playa Majagual, which is one of the best beaches in Nicaragua. It's not an easy place to find but that's what makes it great. I have a small beachfront hotel called The Castaway so if your in the area ride on over and let's drink a beer, and if you have a few to many there is plenty of room for camping.
We are currently in Mexico hitting Belize tomorrow then in Guatemala for a month or so then on our way down to invade your place.

Will contact you closer to the time
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:22 PM   #14
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a plea for help

Hi to all the Nicaragua riders.

Managed to screw the drive shaft on my xl650v5. I've sourced parts and can get them delivered but the job is well outside of my pay grade. Does anyone know of a good mechanic in Nicaragua? I'm at a loss for what to do. It's gotta be fixed as the bike can't be ridden. We're in Honduras at the moment. On the border to Nicaragua. I'm not sure if I should turn around and go north to find help or push on south.

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:17 PM   #15
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I can hook you up with a good mechanic in Managua. A bit aways from you. Pm me if interested
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