Montelimar Beach is situated on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua and offers tourists the perfect Nicaraguan beach resort experience. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country and is the closest to the capital city, Managua, where many travellers begin their Nicaraguan visit. The Barcelo Hotel and Resort, on the old Somoza Estate, is the main accommodation and a great option for those wanting an all-inclusive beach resort getaway, featuring a huge pool (said to be the largest in the country) and even a casino overlooking the sea. Visitors can take part in sightseeing activities at the nearby zoo or they can go shopping at any number of the popular curio stalls and shops dotted throughout the area. The most popular and attractive activity in Montelimar is to simply relax on the 1.5 mile (3km) stretch of beach made up of pristine white sand. Other things to do in this Nicaraguan resort town include scuba diving, surfing and snorkelling. Montelimar Beach is a must for visitors wanting a stress-free holiday filled with relaxation and fun in the sun. For those who prefer to avoid package deals and resorts, there are a few other options for accommodation near Montelimar Beach.