Who we are

Mandla - A Boutique Nicaraguan Beachfront Retreat

Mandla is located in a small bay with an excellent heavy beachbreak

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right on our doorstep for the more experienced surfer. For those looking for something a little more forgiving, a short 5 minute walk South of Mandla offers fantastic beginner waves, aswell as more options for the intermediates +.

This is the place to come for privacy, and to enjoy all the adventures this beautiful country has to offer.



Mandla offers something that no where else in Nicaragua does:


With Owners Damian & Katie coming from a yachting background with combined 16 years of experience, our level of quality service is second to none.


Captain Damian heads our Adventure team, and with 20 years of surfing background he is THE watersports man to go to.


Katie trained as an Events Organiser & Chef in London She has cooked in the Royal Households, before going on the further her skills working on busy Charter Yachts all over the world for the last 7 years.


Together our goal is to provide an unforgettable experience, enjoying the natural beauty of El Transito in comfortable, beautifully designed, beachfront accommodation.


- Katie & Damo


El Transito

Our location on the Pacific coast Beach of Nicaragua

El Transito is a small rural fishing village


located an hour and 30 mins from Managua airport.


Despite having the advantage of airport proximity, it still remains one of Nicaragua’s most untouched, remote beaches, with friendly helpful locals and pristine beaches.


El Transito is one of the best surf spots in Nicaragua

It must be noted this is not a built up beach town; the beauty of Mandla is that it is a retreat location for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life!


Contact us

+ 505 5830 0977


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