Tola is calm and humble at the same time as luxurious and sophisticated.
This paradise of rural Nicaragua shows its wild nature from different points of view: on the one hand the simplicity of the life of its people, be they peasants or fishermen, and on the other, the tourist investments of the highest level, that have landed In the area in search of new paradigms.
The main economic activity of the municipality revolves around agriculture, livestock and above all artisanal fishing. In recent years tourism also stands out.
Tola offers us more than 50 kilometers of coast, where 19 beaches are located to 122 km to the south of Managua. Among them are the beaches of: Gigante, Colorado, Jiquiliste, Las Salinas and El Astillero with its Wildlife Refuge of Río Escalante- Chacocente,
The beaches of Tola offer waves classified as world-class, which have hosted national and international surfing championships. Beaches such as Jiquiliste, Colorado or Popoyo appear on international surf circuits and as a result, there is a growing hotel and tourism offer with an increasing variety of options.
Surfing, wildlife and the desire to relax and free yourself from stress are the main reasons to know this municipality.
As for infrastructures, everything is very limited and life is articulated along a single route, half-paved from Rivas to Las Salinas.
This aspect is being solved by tourist complexes of high standing, which need to improve the conditions of access for its clients and that are investing in the highway.
On beaches like Colorado, Manzanillo, La Redonda, Punta Teonoste and Sardina, prices are higher. Here there are condo-hotels that have hotel services, restaurant, Spa, horseback riding and surfing facilities.
In the last decades private resorts with large foreign investments have developed. At the same time has been developing in a more timid and with many fewer resources and possibilities community tourism, where local people seek in tourism, alternatives for their economic development.
Tola celebrates its patron saint festivities in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe during the last two weeks of November.
To get to Tola you must take a detour on the Panamerican Highway, about 3 km from the city of Rivas in the direction of Managua - it is properly signposted -