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Popoyo Beach

Address: Nicaragua
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Ranked #61 of 176 Activities in Nicaragua
Owner description: This beach is gaining a following as one of the best surfing beaches anywhere.
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Owner description: This beach is gaining a following as one of the best surfing beaches anywhere.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Popoyo is a great beach with great waves. The old school traditional homes and restaurants make it an amazing place to surf, rest, and even eat at the places in front of the beach. Strongly recommend it over touristy San Juan del Sur

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Ottawa, Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Popoyo Beach itself lies between two equally great beaches all an easy walk (I run the length of two each morning in about 50 mins return trip). To the South on the next bay is the magnificent Playa Jiquilite (now sometimes referred to as "Santana" beach). Unlike Popoyo proper which has a great break but is for professionals due to... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent a lot of time at this beach on our recent trip. Awesome place to surf if youre inclined to do so, or grab a hammock at Finca Popoyo. Neat that they have great burgers, cheap beer, and Wifi on the beach in Nica! Free to get in, but expect to tip a few bucks at the Finca Popoyo... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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138 reviews 138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

It is a bit of journey over some really incredible rough roads for the last say 20 of so km but in the end a paradise of a beach awaits one on the Nicaraguan Pacific coast. Popoyo beach and then just around the point adjoining and dominated by the cliff-top Magnific Rock hotel is another fantastic broad beach called Viquilite... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Popoyo beach is the beach to surf ! There is a great bar on the cliff , with free wifi to catch up on things while you wait for the next set of waves to arrive. lots of hammocks , chairs to sit under the shade with a great view of the ocean. Beer, water, Gatorade and snacks are available.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I have been to quite a few beaches here, and this is one of my favorite spots...its wide, white sand, little crowd, very relaxed vibes, overall a nice relaxing stay and good surf.

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Las Salinas, Nicaragua
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I moved here from SC back in February and its not a crowded spot at all. Its long stretches of beautiful non commercialized beach thats never crowded. If you want good surfing, quiet place, gorgeous beach,yoga, safety, or family time this is the place to come. I do recommend that you bring your other half because it can get quite... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is one of th best places I have ever surfed. The wind is offshore 90% of the time because of Lake Nicaragua. You can get three sessions in a day,incredible!!. There is waves for all levels, the outer reef is hard, heavy and hollow. The beach break has multiple peaks with lots of pop. You can also get great... More 

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Cardiff
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Dude this place is over run by aggressive surfers...and anyone who has been here knows where they are coming from!!!

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San Diego
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

From the Popoyo house rental, my first thoughts while swaying on a hammock over looking a panoramic view of beautiful green hills and valleys surrounded by a variety of trees of mango, banana, coconut, etc., I can easily live here having a second home.The other half of the view is Pacific Ocean where you can see the waves rolling towards... More 

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