Surf & Volunteer in El Transito

Experience surf travel done differently. Surf great waves while interacting with the local customs, history, and the environmental issues as a volunteer.



El Tránsito is small fishing village home to four of the most consistent and un-crowded breaks in the Central Pacific region of Nicaragua. Find a range of volunteer opportunities in this close-knit community no matter what you do.

Live Beyond The Surf

Find deeper meaning to your surf trip by volunteering with local projects and experiencing an unfiltered look into the everyday life and culture.


Teach, empower and encourage the community through arts, crafts and other creative expressions. Volunteer at the local art center to help design fashionable goods that improves lives while encouraging self-sustainability.


CREA – Create, Reinforce, Educate, and Advance – is an after school program designed to improve university entrance exam passage rates. Teach math, reading, and writing skills to make a lasting change in students’ lives.


We will work with the local community to put together a program that is tailored to your skill set. Just let us know what you’d like to help with, and we’ll take care of making it happen!


Contact us to receive for information about the trip and apply.


Fill out application and include an optional resume or CV.


Wait to hear back regarding your submission and move along with payment and scheduling details about your volunteer surf trip.

El Transito, Nicaragua

El Tránsito is small fishing village located on the Pacific Coast about one hour from Managua. The people who live, about 1,800, are happy and content even in their poor living circumstances. This loving community is innocent, safe, and wholesome.  Not to mention, the beach has amazing surf and the sunsets are unforgettable.


While you volunteer, you will stay at SOLID, 5 star lodging that sits right at the water’s edge and in front of the most consistent surf break in the region. Each room has a with a private bath, A/C and lock box. Did we forget to mention the pool, yoga studios, and full-service bar that delivers straight to your hammock? Oh yeah.


Your involvement will vary based on the skills and experience you bring to El Transito. There are many different types of projects and opportunities to lend a hand to. Some options include:

The Center for the Arts, the CREA Program, English Language Teaching, the “Learning Garden”, the Medical Clinic, the “Paint the Town” Project, Kid’s Sports Programs, Environmental / Wildlife Education and Beach Clean Ups.


Projects will vary based on your skills and interests and the needs in the community at the time of your visit. Chose from one of the specific areas listed above or we will work with the local community to put together a program that is tailored to your skill set. Just let us know what you’d like to help with, and we’ll take care of making it happen!


Nicaragua has waves for all levels: world-class reef barrels to mellow beach breaks. Due to lake Nicaragua, the country experiences 300+ days of offshore wind that create desirable surf conditions (waves are smoother and less choppy), not to mention warm water and air year-round.


The weather here ranges from the high 80’s- low 90’s °F (~27-33°C), with the water in the low 80’s °F (~27°C) year round.

  • Full service transportation to/from the airport
  • 6 nights beachfront lodging in AC room with private bath
  • All inclusive food & drink including snacks, local beer, rum, and tequila
  • Guided surf lessons at local breaks with one beginner lesson included
  • Transportation to local surf spots in 4×4
  • Photographed surf sessions
  • A fishing/surfing trip or a trip to Leon or Granada
  • Amenties: Swimming pool, full-service bar, onsite yoga studio, slack line, gym, rancho with hammocks, lounge seating, and firepit
  • 10+ person 80% local staff
  • On-site, bi-lingual emergency responder guide and 24 hour security.
  • Wifi