Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Confusion of Names

Playa Madera goes by many names.
Playa Playones is usually called Playa Madera or Playa Maderas

 It is called both Playa Madera and Playa Maderas. My Nica neighbors say it has always been called Playa Madera, but most of the websites and recent signs call it Playa Maderas.
The beach here is the real Playa Madera

 To further add to the confusion the beach where all the shuttles and taxi goes is really Playa Playones.

Playa Madera in the dry season

Playa Playones is where all the shuttles and taxis take you when going to Playa Maderas
  These two beaches are only split by a slender band of rock
Playa Majagual is just north of Playa Madera

Whatever you call them they are a spectacular series of beaches in the southwest corner of Nicaragua. They are located just 15 minutes north of San Juan del Sur.