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Popoyo Beach

Make Popoyo a definite stop and take time to spend A few days especially if you are a surfer you... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2019
Montréal, Canada
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Great views great surf

Great views and fun place to hang and chill out. Easy access to the beach and fun waves to watch or... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2019
Dillon, Colorado
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“pacific coast”(3 reviews)
“great surfing”(3 reviews)
“awesome place”(2 reviews)
This beach is gaining a following as one of the best surfing beaches anywhere.
Popoyo, Tola, Nicaragua
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Make Popoyo a definite stop and take time to spend A few days especially if you are a surfer you will adore it! It’s a calm village along the pacific coast fishing , surfing and drinking around a barn fire on the beach

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank fokaya
Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

Great views and fun place to hang and chill out. Easy access to the beach and fun waves to watch or surf. WiFi available. Overall great place to enjoy a full day

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jemailmtn
Reviewed June 12, 2019

This is definitely a spot to grab a drink, and maybe some food. A beautiful little spot to escape the sun, or watch the waves from afar.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank bjlawrence11
Reviewed April 23, 2019

Truly the most awesome place I have visited. The water is absolutely beautiful and sure to please one and all with waves for the surfer, a calm river running through for non-swimmers on one end and isolated rock formations creating natural water pools ... a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Adeliza_M
Reviewed April 13, 2019

The surf at Popoyo is really good, but also very competitive. There is really only 1 main peak, and everyone is on it. Depending on tide you might get a few other take off spots. The restaurant / bar at the top of the bluff...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank laurasurfs1
Reviewed January 2, 2019

We stopped to surf but the waves were not up. Beach was almost totally empty. Tourist travel is down because of the past political unrest but we felt totally safe. Even safer than some surrounding countries because Nicaragua just doesn't allow the drugs and gangs,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
4  Thank nashcattleco
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Nicaragua has undergone some political turmoil this year which has significantly hurt the tourism industry....this means some of the hotels and restaurants may or may not be open...but it is still as beautiful as ever and the Nicaraguan people are wonderful.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Tom P
Reviewed May 1, 2018

You can surf all day at beginners bay, right next to magnifique rock hostel. Rent a board at their place (15 dollars, all day)

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank HighFiveJonathan
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We stayed at a hotel nearby (Jiquilite beach) and Popoyo was a short walk from there. The whole area was one of the cleanest and best kept that I have ever been to in the area. The sunset from the beach or the restaurant on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Margaret7242
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Enjoyed the sights and sounds of this beach. Kids, adults, and the elderly of the city unit. This was an experience.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank davido108
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