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Address: Nicaragua

This beach is gaining a following as one of the best surfing beaches...

This beach is gaining a following as one of the best surfing beaches anywhere.

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Lovely beach

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Georgia R
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Costa Rica
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 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 long long walks +Magnific Rock, I really liked that place +Lots of locations for surfers,... More 

2 Thank Noelia V
Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 December 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, but is was totally full, so we took a taxi. Which costs $20. The only... More 

1 Thank Eitje2016
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 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 from everything it's perfect! Stayed at Hotel Popoyo which is the best place in the... More 

2 Thank James B
Miami Beach, Florida
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I chose Popoyo beach because the web would have you believe that this is a little surfing town with several attractions nearby. NOT TRUE!!! Upon arriving we discovered our hotel (Buena Onda) was located in a corn field with nothing nearby. The beach is rocky, and the nearby attractions are NOT nearby. Upon discovering all of this... More 

3 Thank Steve E
New Mexico
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101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The beaches of Popoyo are lovely. They are renowned for the excellent surfing. The beaches are very clean and have areas of white sand, black sand, and rocks. Often, we were the only people in sight. The waves are beautiful and strong. This is ideal for amazing surfing, but not ideal for folks who want to just chill out and... More 

5 Thank AbqErica
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I enjoy Popoyo for many reasons. Number one being the Rancho above where you can get out of the heat and enjoy the views, good music, grab a bite to eat, something cold drink. It's one of the safest beaches I've ever been on worldwide. The views are stunning and the surfers make good eye candy.

2 Thank Christy K
Gimli, Canada
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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Playa Popoyo is. One of the great surfing spots in Nicaragua. The waves can get absolutely huge, but they seem restricted to the far northern end of the beach area, leaving the front beach quite acceptable for swimming. There are plenty of bars and small restaurants right on the beach. The winds were very extreme when we visited in February,... More 

Thank Wapikianimoosh
Seal Beach, California
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75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

this little beach city has alot to offer. Plenty of little hotels with good cheap food, cold Tonas and an amazing view. Has a sand bottom beach for kids to play in when the surf isnt too big. A few minute walk, there is a world renoun surf break (both rights and lefts) that breaks over a reef. A bit... More 

6 Thank LinLaz
Calgary, Canada
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145 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Popoyo beach is a great area for surfing! Just be aware that it is not an area where you can really swim. At the time we visited (January) we learned that it is known to be quite windy (January and February, actually). There were moments on the beach where we felt we were in a sand storm and couldn't really... More 

2 Thank 1_4_adventure

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