It is the most important coastal town in the department of Managua. San Rafael del Sur with the busy beaches of Masachapa, Montelimar and Pochomil, Summer resorts of the people of Managua.
Although the municipality has a part of the mountains of Managua, mountainous area where agriculture is developed and has a very refreshing microclimate, the main activity of the population is developed around the sea.
The beaches have several hotels, lodges and restaurants, are prepared for the reception of tourists and offer recreational areas as well as water sports.
It is a good alternative for the traveler, whether you are in Managua, where you can travel to the coast in a very short time, as if in transit, where you can enjoy nature and the sea.
It's knowed because the Hotel Barceló - Montelimar, a all-inclusive popular Hotel in Nicaragua.
One of the most popular beaches in Nicaragua by people from Managua.
If you want to know the village, which is very pleasant and offers delicious meals, you can head to the central park and visit the Community Museum, which has whale fossils and archaeological remains.
As well as going to the colonial church, which is much appreciated by visitors.
The patron saint festivities are celebrated in honor of the Archangel Saint Raphael on October 24, although there is also a strong celebration of Easter, Christmas and local festivals at the end of May.
On the south road, and once past the municipality of El Crucero, you should take a detour that leads to the coast - is properly signposted. To get there by bus from the city of Managua, you can take it from the Israel Lewites market, where buses continually leave for the town.