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What a beautiful area

All along the Emerald Coast there are amazing beaches and beautiful hotels, hostels and high-end... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Stacey P
via mobile
Great beach

Almost empty and unspoiled. We walked it for hours just to meet 10 people along the way. Great... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
enderjjk
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London
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This beach is gaining a following as one of the best surfing beaches anywhere.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“low tide” (3 reviews)
“the owner” (3 reviews)
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Nicaragua
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Reviewed 7 May 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
Reviewed 30 April 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
Reviewed 3 April 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
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...More

3  Thank Noelia V
Reviewed 24 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,...More

1  Thank Eitje2016
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...More

2  Thank James B
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...More

4  Thank Steve E
Reviewed 12 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...More

5  Thank AbqErica
Reviewed 26 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....More

3  Thank Christy K
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...More

Thank Wapikianimoosh
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