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Great surfing

You can surf all day at beginners bay, right next to magnifique rock hostel. Rent a board at their... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
Jonathan B
One of the Cleanest Beaches!

We stayed at a hotel nearby (Jiquilite beach) and Popoyo was a short walk from there. The whole... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Margaret7242
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Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize
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This beach is gaining a following as one of the best surfing beaches anywhere.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“magnific rock” (4 reviews)
“low tide” (3 reviews)
“the owner” (3 reviews)
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Popoyo, Tola, Nicaragua
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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)

Thank Jonathan B
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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

1  Thank Margaret7242
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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.

Thank David O
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Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

The beach was super nice and there were lots of surfers. The sand is nice and soft and the water was cool. The place offers the most beautiful sunsets. This part of Nicaragua is rather remote and it was mainly dirt roads to get there,...More

Thank WorldTraveler_and_Co
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Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

All along the Emerald Coast there are amazing beaches and beautiful hotels, hostels and high-end resorts. There is truly something for everyone. The beaches are quiet and the water is warm. And watching the surfers is exciting

2  Thank Stacey P
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

Almost empty and unspoiled. We walked it for hours just to meet 10 people along the way. Great waves for surfing lessons! A bit demanding in the afternoons

Thank enderjjk
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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Great surf beach, the right side is great for surfing at low tide & the left end is better at high tide. Very quiet in the middle of the beach. Surf can be busy, especially at the right end.

Thank Georgia R
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

As many other places along the Central America Pacific coast, this beach is ok but not so impressive. Positives: + Very long beach, great for walking, watching sunsets and chill +Close to other spots and beaches, if you are driving, or if you can have...More

4  Thank Noelia V
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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Although it is not really a beach to lay down (too much wind) you can surf, have nice walks along the beach and a beautiful sunset! Te beach is huge! How to get there? I know a bus is leaving at 11 am from Rivas,...More

2  Thank Eitje2016
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Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

As soon as we got here we just had to walk the beach which took an hour..it's huge! Surfers heaven crashing waves for miles! A little quiet at this time of year but picking up. But if you want to chill out and get away...More

3  Thank James B
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