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Playa Poneloya

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Poneloya Beach, León - Nicaragua

Poneloya is a beach located only 20km from the colonial city of León. You can enjoy nice views of... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Managua, Nicaragua
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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
Keremeos, Canada
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Poneloya is a beach located only 20km from the colonial city of León. You can enjoy nice views of the ocean and delicious fresh fish. You have to be careful with the waves which can be tough on high tide!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank taboadarodrigo
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank captainronanejo69
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank brendabeachbum
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank rachaelg815
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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank PalikaryaX
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Lynne S
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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank moralescout
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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 7kevinl
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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Erik K
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