Tola, Rivas Department, Nicaragua

Tola, Rivas Department, Nicaragua

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 133 vacation rentals near Tola. From 79 houses to 29 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.

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.

Deep-sea fishing in Tola

If you're looking for a good round of golf while holidaying in Tola, the luxurious Guacalito de La Isla golf course provides it, with stunning views of the beach, Pacific Ocean, and the emerald rolling hills of Tola. The Sea Turtle Nursery in Tola is a wonderful place to see 7 varieties of critically-endangered sea turtles. Tola vacation rentals are good places to relax after deep-sea fishing for marlin, sharks and swordfish, where you can learn traditional fishing techniques such as surf-casting, hand-spearing and lobstering. A family horseback ride along the beach is a lovely way to explore Tola.

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.

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.