Photo Credit : Justin Courter
Drive 6.6km south of San Juan del Sur and then through a jungle of howler monkeys over multiple dried river crossings and you eventually arrive at a 3km-long gorgeous sandy white beach producing enough variety of right and left breaks to satisfy the soul of any surfer. Mostly restricted until about two years ago, Playa Hermosa has opened its gates for locals and tourists of all ages and is a perfectly positioned beachfront rock n’ roll paradise. This was the backdrop for the 5th annual Pitaya Festival.
During the full moon next March, the community of El Carizal will transform into Nicaragua’s premier music and sustainability festival with a renewed level of commitment to community development, recycling initiatives, and art, in addition to local and international musical talent. The next Pitaya Fest is set for March 15, 2014.