All types of surfboards are available to rent from Craft for Community. We have long boards which are great for beginners and shorter boards for those more experienced. El Transito has breaks for everyone. As previously mentioned, the main beach in El Transito is wide and a very moderate slope which allows for beginners to learn the craft.
North Beach is another beach very close (10 minute walk) to Craft for Community that has more moderate waves and is also a great spot to see turtles laying eggs at night. For those very experienced surfers, on certain days there is a break out back of the property but it’s quite the paddle out. Craft for Community staff is happy to set groups up with surf lessons or surf trips to surrounding areas.
The team at Craft for Community often pulls in dinner right in front of the property. There are places along the beach that are great to throw a line in and seek out that snapper or mackerel. There are also options to go out on boats for a sunset fishing cruise. We partner with local fishermen to provide safe, knowledgeable guides that will lead you to some fish and show you a beautiful coastline in the meantime.
There are roads and paths that will take you up and down the coast to visit other even less traveled beaches. We can provide a guide to show you some excellent trails in the area.
Horses are extremely common and valued highly in Nicaragua. If you spend a week in El Transito, it won’t be uncommon to see someone stroll through town to the local store on his horse. As such, a horseback riding excursion is a great way to see the surrounding area. Sunset cruises up and down the beach are very popular, as are sunset rides in the hills above Craft for Community. The horses live very closeby and even come right to the doorstep of the Lodge to pick guests up.
Nicaraguans travel from the big cities on the weekends and holidays to experience the natural tide pools of El Transito. One of the largest tide pools in the area is located right next to Craft for Community and is great for swimming and the occasional spray from the waves crashing into the rocks behind the pool. There are a handful of tide pools located on the beach out back of the Lodge. Further down the beach in town, you’ll find even more tide pools.