August 31, 2013

Playa Majagual, Nicaragua

Photograph by Nish Nalbandian, Redux

A roaring bonfire lights Playa Majagual, a remote beach in Rivas Province that's popular with surfers. The coastal burg of San Juan del Sur is the nearest town to the beach; the area was featured on two seasons of the TV show Survivor.

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