Destination guide

Rural charm and luxury accommodation in Tola

Tola is a true rural escape on the western coast of Nicaragua. With stunning beaches and a vibrant fishing and farming culture, it is a beautiful place for experiencing traditional Nicaraguan life, before developers take over completely. With its unique combination of luxury accommodation and country pursuits, Tola provides a unique travel experience, where you can watch local fishermen or take in a round of golf. Tola vacation rentals are close to a good selection of restaurants and cafes, as well as several gorgeous beaches, where surfers can ride the waves and equestrian types can thunder along the sand on horseback.


Sea turtles in Tola

While Tola is home to fishermen and farmers, it also boasts beaches with world-class waves that draw surfers from around the globe, for national and international surf competitions. Tola vacation rentals are close to a special sea turtle nursery, where guests can see turtle nests and learn about their life cycle. Fishermen still ply their trade in Tola, and the beach is a great place to watch them return from the sea, bringing in their catch. If you want relaxation, the beaches are lovely places to rest and read, or pull out your binoculars to watch for birds.


Hot, cloudy and windy in Tola

Set on the southwest corner of Nicaragua, Tola sits between a lake and the ocean. Known for windy conditions throughout the year, Tola has a tropical climate that is nearly always hot and muggy. Summer is the hottest time of year, with temperatures soaring into the 90s and high 80s. Winter is a bit cooler, with temperatures in the mid-70s. Tola is overcast or partly cloudy much of the time, and the rainy season lasts nearly 6 months. The best time to visit Tola is from early December to early April, when temperatures are lower and the skies much clearer.

Natural features

Jaguars and herons in Tola

The municipality of Tola sits on a stretch of land on the far western side of Nicaragua. To the east lies the huge Lago Cocibolca, and to the west is the vast Pacific Ocean. Tola is about a 2-hour drive south of the Nicaraguan city of Managua and only an hour north of the border with Costa Rica. El Salvador is northeast along the coast, and Honduras is northwest. Tola has wonderfully diverse birdlife, from Bare-throated Tiger Herons to Black-bellied Whistling Ducks. Tapirs, agouti and jaguars are only a few of the magnificent mammals that call this beautiful area home.


Transportation to and around Tola

Fly into Managua (MGA-Augusto C. Sandino Intl.), the closest airport, located 51.4 mi (82.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Tola?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 181 vacation rentals near Tola. From 111 Houses to 31 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tola for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Tola?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tola:

  • Rancho Santana: 87 vacation rentals
  • Guacalito de La Isla: 26 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Marlin: 105 vacation rentals
  • Los Miradores: 90 vacation rentals
  • Paradise Bay: 75 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Tola?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 111 Houses in Tola. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tola include:

  • Villas: 31 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 28 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tola?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 144 vacation rentals with pool available in Tola. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.