From 1 Week


100-1000 USD

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

Options include the Center for the Arts, an after-school educational technology program, a kid’s sports program, a Medical Clinic, participating in the Learning Garden, English Teaching Program, a “Paint the Town” Project, a School Lunch Nutrition Program, and more.

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!



WAVES for Development inspires world travel & cultural exchange through surf experiences while building a network of partnerships that connect travellers, grassroots initiatives & local communities.

Our community-based initiatives catalyse education & economic development through: Cultural Exchange & Understanding, Life Skills & Healthy Living, A Conservation Ethic, Social Entrepreneurship, & Sustainable Tourism.

Our mission is to inspire world travel and cultural exchange through surf experiences and voluntourism. Surf Voluntourism is a different way to travel. Combining travellers’ passion to see the world with their desire to make a difference . Our volunteers contribute to community service activities while doing what they love: Surfing!

In addition, these surf travellers provide coastal communities and their youth with a source of intercultural exchange and camaraderie through their involvement in educational surf activities making for a brighter future.

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED (ALL-INCLUSIVE) • 7 nights of accommodation with Solid Surf & Adventure • 6 days of volunteering with local partners • 3 delicious, homecooked meals every day • 1 guided surf lesson • Access to rental surfboards during your project • Local (English speaking) pre-departure support & coordination throughout your stay. • Transportation to El Transito from the Managua Airport. • Financial support of the project to guarantee it’s ongoing success • The employment & training of local staff to run projects • Health & safety management WHAT’S INCLUDED (DIY PACKAGE) Everything above, yet you will stay in a hostel with shared rooms and are responsible for your own food & transport.

What’s Not Included



Trip Itinerary

Morning surf / Free time Breakfast / Reflection activity
Group activity
Meet with local young entrepreneurs Volunteer program
Afternoon surf
Lunch / Free time / Journal
Group activity
English classes for community members Evening surf
Dinner / Debrief / Free time / Journal

Program And Price

1 week or more


“Couldn’t say enough about this place: beautiful beach, spotless facilities, and the best food you’ll eat in Nicaragua, top it all off with fun, attentive, knowledgeable owners and an always smiling and helpful support staff. You will absolutely regret coming here-you’ll never want to leave and nowhere else you go will be as good!!” Jessica