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Address: Nicaragua
Description: This beach is gaining a following as one of the best surfing beaches...
This beach is gaining a following as one of the best surfing beaches anywhere.
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Remote beach with good surf

Beautiful spot for surfers and nature lovers who don't need amenities. The drive to Popoyo includes a lot of rough, dirt roads. A car/truck built for the terrain is advised... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Lyons, Colorado
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Lyons, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Beautiful spot for surfers and nature lovers who don't need amenities. The drive to Popoyo includes a lot of rough, dirt roads. A car/truck built for the terrain is advised. The options for food, lodging and entertainment are meager, but the offshore breezes, uncrowded waves and scenic beauty are sure to please the right kind of traveller. Well off the... More 

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Ellicott City, Md
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Loved this beach!. Uncrowded great for walking. One day my boyfriend and I were walking on this beach and saw an amazing sight of a sea turtle swimming ashore to lay her eggs.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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142 reviews 142 reviews
28 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
28 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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14 reviews 14 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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