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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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Only for surfers!

Popoyo beach is a great area for surfing! Just be aware that it is not an area where you can really swim. At the time we visited (January) we learned that it is known to be quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
1_4_adventure
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Calgary, Canada

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Calgary, Canada
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107 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popoyo beach is a great area for surfing! Just be aware that it is not an area where you can really swim. At the time we visited (January) we learned that it is known to be quite windy (January and February, actually). There were moments on the beach where we felt we were in a sand storm and couldn't really... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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187 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Returned for third year to my small family-owned hotel right on this magnificent beach incorrectly listed by this website..as I pointed out in last yearz's review, Popoyo beach rightly famous for its professional break surf is further North past the MagnificRock hotel which sits high on the point if land betweenvthectwo beaches. The nearby Rancho Santana gated community and boutique... More 

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3 Thank Donald R M
CA
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55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Love the beach, the surf, and the tidepools!!! You can even sit in this giant pool! There is a super rad lil bar up on top of the break

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Thank BriA143
Las Salinas, Nicaragua
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65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The owner of Finca Popoyo goes way out of his way to keep the beach safe and clean as well as he has Rancho above called Finca Popoyo for surfers to take a break, get a beverage, snack, hot meal! Mixed drink ! Family friendly and world class surf ! I could write a book on this place! Foot note... More 

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1 Thank Sassytravler95
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

One of the best places to be in the whole country. I lived here for a year (Nicaragua) and there aren't many places I prefer more.

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2 Thank Lewis J
Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

A 2.5 hour trek through a bit of a desolate area and some bumpy roads (coming from Masaya), this was worth the journey. Words can't describe the beauty of this beach. Magnificent rock formations, beautiful waves and such sweet locals make for an ideal locale. Highly recommend for surfers, adventure seekers, families, couples, ANYONE who wants a more quiet version... More 

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2 Thank Nathania N
Lyons, Colorado
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank LyonsLEO
Ellicott City, Md
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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1 Thank hhinks
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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4 Thank localsurf
Ottawa, Canada
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187 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 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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