El Transito beach is a laid-back fishing village that does not get much traffic coming through most of the year. There is a spike in the population on the beach during Semana Santa (Easter Week) when most of the Nicaraguan population heads to the beach for a few days. El Transito is about an hour and a half from Managua in the department (state) of León. Visitors to El Transito can walk down the beach, explore some of the rocky areas that have popped up along the shore, or do some surfing. El Transito is a beach break but it can have some good days where surfers can find some barrels. There is a surf lodge located on the beach where visitors can stay overnight if need be. For others, there are some calm waters where there is snorkeling, but don’t expect it to be like the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. You still may find some pretty cool things to see under the water.
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