Are there still tourist-free beaches, where fishermen live and waves break? Yes, there are: in Nicaragua.
This 50 mile stretch of Pacific coast is known as The Surf Zone. It's easy to see why! So many wonderful beaches to choose from. I wish I'd been able to explore them all! Land in Managua and two and a half hours later you are in paradise. Surfers have been coming here for years.
And after a long day of wiping out, nothing is better than taking a drive down one of the rural dirt roads and picking up dinner from a local fisherman or heading to one of the incredible nearby lodges to chill out. Amazing!