We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save money. We search 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices.
Limon 2 Playa Santana, Popoyo, Rivas 48500 Nicaragua
Lowest prices for your stay
View deal
Free cancellation until 03/31/22
Reserve now, pay at stay
View all 12 deals
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Traveler (160)
Dining (31)
Room & Suite (31)


#1 of 16 Specialty lodging in Rivas
Malibu Popoyo has carefully curated a unique boutique hotel experience that offers the rich discoveries of Nicaragua in a laid-back beachfront environment. The hotel design balances contemporary style with thoughtful elements of Latin American housing in a very traditional sense. SURROUNDED by the boundaries of the sea, horizon, terrain and jungle the hotel is situated on one of the most beautiful bays of Costa Esmeralda The hotel implements the idea of SUSTAINABILITY in reliable ways. Consciousness of natural materials, manufacturing of organic products and collaboration with the local communities create the responsibility of Malibu Popoyo.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness classes
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
146Reviews1Q+A24Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 137
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 0
Time of year
Traveler type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sherry wrote a review Dec 2021
San Francisco, California10 contributions7 helpful votes
Jared was an incredible surf instructor, I'd easily consider it as my top reason to return! As an advanced beginner focused on learning and improving, I appreciated how Jared helped me hone in on my fundamentals, including making key corrections to my stance that other instructors had missed. By the end of my 3 days, I was able to trim the wave a lot more consistently. Yoga with the instructor Vibe was also amazing, and the rooms and grounds were beautiful. Food is good, but because the menu doesn't change, by day 3, we'd eaten our way through most of the menu and started craving more variety. The vibe of the place trends professional, which I'd say differs from the more warm/when-you're-here-you're-family vibes of some other places I've stayed in Nicaragua and Costa Rica- it's all a matter of personal preference. Overall, Malibu Popoyo was incredible value for a great experience!
Read more
Date of stay: November 2021
Carlos L wrote a review Nov 2021
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
Just got back from a weeklong stay at Malibu Popoyo and made an account just to leave a review. I had an enormously fun time staying here. The rooms are really well designed and the layout of the hotel itself feels both communal and secluded. The native landscaping lends to the secluded feeling as well. The pool is gorgeous and you have a great view of it from the open-concept restaurant/bar. Beyond the great design, the staff was really warm and friendly. They learn your name (and help you with your Spanish if you want) and by the end of a weeklong stay they feel like new friends. The guided surf trips are great too - an expat resident runs the program and you're accompanied by two locals who have been surfing in that area since they could walk. They'll know exactly where to go for your skill level and where the best waves are at any time. Balance it out with yoga in their palapa and treat yourself to the wonderful food and drinks, go on some of their locally led cultural tours, have local cowboy Don Flavio take you out on a sunset beach horse ride, or just chill in the pool. Really recommend it and I'll be coming back for sure.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2021
Zia P wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
I loved everything about my experience at Malibu Popoyo. The correspondence with staff prior to my trip was super efficient and detailed, they made me feel very safe and welcome and I had a great idea what to expect. The coordination of airport transfers despite my awful arrival and departure times was super helpful and the drivers they arranged were top notch. The space is beautifully designed and I literally wouldn’t change one thing about the set up or my room. The bed was literally the most comfortable bed I’ve ever had on vacation, the bedding etc top notch. Air conditioner and fan perfect and bugs a total non I issue. The food and drinks exceeded my expectations. Super fresh healthy and lots of options. The kitchen and bar staff very sweet and ensure a satisfying experience each interaction. I had no idea that Malibu Popoyo didn’t just have a surf board rental guy but a truly exceptional surf guide. Jared was beyond. Such a solid guy and unbelievably helpful with not only surf detail but I learned so much about the country, history, land and more. I Have been a surfer for quite some time and been to many places but had I’d known what a gem they had as a surf guide I would’ve stayed three times longer I’ve already told many people about this perfect place so maybe I should keep it a secret?
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Vacation267126 wrote a review May 2021
2 contributions
My husband took me there in December 2019, it was FANTASTIC. We had planned to make Malibu Popoyo a yearly or twice yearly trip after our first trip. Then 2020 happened. We finally made it back in April 2021. Originally a couples trip but it turned into a boys trip with a big swell hitting. We were there for 10 days and it was amazing. Room. Location. Staff. Service. Pool. Food. Drinks. SURF. Everything was great! Jared, our surf guide was with us daily, we went to many surf spots and the boys were ecstatic, as a beginner surfer, I was at first intimated by the size of the waves. Jared and I stayed on the inside, I caught more waves than I ever have, I had a blast I never felt scared and it is 100% because of Jared. BEST Surf Guide EVER. Elgin is a great guide too, but he was practicing with the National Nica team. Yes, Elgin is that good and a surf guide for Malibu Popoyo. The Malibu Popoyo boat was also fantastic. Best boat in Nica, we took it to several surf spots and also fishing. My husband caught a 36 pound tuna! This was definitely one of our best surf trips and we are already planning another trip this year back to Malibu Popoyo.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2021
Stephanie F wrote a review Mar 2021
4 contributions
Popoyo is a gorgeous resort with an amazing staff! The rooms are beautifully decorated & super comfortable. All of the staff are friendly and helpful. Delicious food and coffee at the restaurant and I really love the all inclusive package. They also host local events and it’s great to interact with the community here.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
$268 - $363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
NicaraguaRivas DepartmentRivas
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Malibu Popoyo
Which popular attractions are close to Malibu Popoyo?
Nearby attractions include Popoyo Beach (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Malibu Popoyo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Malibu Popoyo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Malibu Popoyo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Malibu Popoyo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Malibu Popoyo?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Finca y el Mar, Magnific Rock Café, and Pili's Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Malibu Popoyo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Malibu Popoyo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Malibu Popoyo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Malibu Popoyo have airport transportation?
Yes, Malibu Popoyo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Malibu Popoyo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Malibu Popoyo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.