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One of the Cleanest Beaches!

We stayed at a hotel nearby (Jiquilite beach) and Popoyo was a short walk from there. The whole... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Margaret7242
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Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize
Visually stimulating

Enjoyed the sights and sounds of this beach. Kids, adults, and the elderly of the city unit. This... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
David O
,
Houston, Texas
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This beach is gaining a following as one of the best surfing beaches anywhere.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“magnific rock” (4 reviews)
“low tide” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Popoyo, Tola, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at a hotel nearby (Jiquilite beach) and Popoyo was a short walk from there. The whole area was one of the cleanest and best kept that I have ever been to in the area. The sunset from the beach or the restaurant on...More

1  Thank Margaret7242
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Enjoyed the sights and sounds of this beach. Kids, adults, and the elderly of the city unit. This was an experience.

Thank David O
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

The beach was super nice and there were lots of surfers. The sand is nice and soft and the water was cool. The place offers the most beautiful sunsets. This part of Nicaragua is rather remote and it was mainly dirt roads to get there,...More

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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
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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
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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
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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

4  Thank Noelia V
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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

2  Thank Eitje2016
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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

3  Thank James B
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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

7  Thank Steve E
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