Located on the Isthmus between Lake Nicaragua and the Pacific Ocean, Rivas has many historical and natural attractions and is becoming a popular destination for eco-tourism activities. Rivas beaches are widely known among native Nicaraguans for their pristine beauty and powerful waves. This makes Rivas a popular surf destination, but visitors are cautioned to take the sport seriously in Rivas waters. Training sessions are available and very affordable for those who need to increase their surfing skills. Rivas accommodation ranges from budget to 3-star hotels.