Located in central Nicaragua, Carazo is a department on the Pacific coast with a wide range of fun waves on offer. Casares is a friendly fishing village with a series of beach break peaks that can be fun when they are on, and that enjoy the predominant offshore winds caused by proximity to Lago Nicaragua. Carazo also has stretches of coast that are relatively unexplored, but that still enjoy a great conditions and consistent south swells during the season. For those looking to explore the culture and wildlife during down days, Wildlife Reserve Rio Escalante-Chacocente is located near to Santa Teresa, and contains one of the most important dry topical reserves in the country. Olive Ridley sea turtles frequent the park, where they nest and lay eggs on specific phases of the moon between July and December. The park is also home to hawksbill turtles and green sea turtles.