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Playa Poneloya

A 20 Kms de La Ciudad de Leon, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 2311 0321
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all but deserted stretch

Just north of Las Penitas, separated by a rocky headland is Poneloya. It is a small fishing... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2018
captainronanejo69
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Keremeos, Canada
Sunset delight

My bestie and I visited specifically for sunset. Playa Poneloya did not disappoint. What a... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2018
brendabeachbum
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A 20 Kms de La Ciudad de Leon, Leon, Nicaragua
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+505 2311 0321
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Just north of Las Penitas, separated by a rocky headland is Poneloya. It is a small fishing village, and does not get the foreign tourist numbers of Las Penitas. Mostly locals here on holidays and weekends. It is very quiet, but does have a number...More

Thank captainronanejo69
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Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

My bestie and I visited specifically for sunset. Playa Poneloya did not disappoint. What a wonderful expansive beach filled with black volcanic ash. We especially loved that the beach was quiet. There were only a few people including fisherman and dogs frolicking on a lovely...More

Thank brendabeachbum
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We have spent many week at this beach and find it to be clean and safe. There is a good surf break, but a massive under current that goes with it, You always find good food at the restaurant at the end of the road....More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

This was my favourite beach out of the two near Leon (the other being Las Peñitas). We arrived one afternoon to find the huge expanse of beach completely empty except for one other man! The sunset was stunning and the waves large and dramatic. There...More

Thank Rachael G
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

I really liked the beach and the restaurants. the food is nice, not too expensive, a cold beer on a hot summer day is just what you need. Also the waves are awesome, great fun for the whole group.

Thank PalikaryaX
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

One of the most beautiful sunset locations! Restaurant food excellent but noticed after 8 years of visiting, staff a bit less friendly and very bold about asking for tips which has never happened before. Waiter wanted me to pay extra for my second drink which...More

Thank Lynne S
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

We decided to go to see the sunset. It was worth it. The beach was clean and the water cool. The views were fabulous. The food at the stalls was ok but not spectacular

Thank moralescout
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

Poneloya, has a great beach for swimming​. This is a place where you relax, enjoy the ocean, read a book etc. As there is not allot else. Still it was one of our favorite places, mainly due to the casa we stayed in called casa...More

Thank Kevin L
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

Went on a Sunday in December, the place was virtually empty. We grabbed a covered table with a hammock to spend the afternoon. This is a locals beach, very few tourists, at least in the area we were at. There isn't much commercial development along...More

Thank Erik K
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Reviewed December 21, 2016

This is a beautiful beach but there are no facilities (bars/restaurants/toilets) to speak of. There is a regular bus service from Leon and the sunsets here are legendary,

Thank Caltor_Storm
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