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Playa Poneloya

A 20 Kms de La Ciudad de Leon, Leon, Nicaragua
+505 2311 0321
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relaxed and natural

This beach does not offer much in the way of amenities. It is a fantastic beach for a picnic, a... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2015
Colin138
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Leon, Nicaragua
Horrible, dangerous beach.

Full of trash, riptides, foot stabbers. At least Pony has some decent places to eat. Don't even... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2015
KillerRabbit
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New York
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  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“las penitas” (11 reviews)
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A 20 Kms de La Ciudad de Leon, Leon, Nicaragua
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+505 2311 0321
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21 - 30 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2015

This beach does not offer much in the way of amenities. It is a fantastic beach for a picnic, a nice long walk and spectacular sunsets. It is great just as what it is. There are some restaurants at the north end of the beach...More

1  Thank Colin138
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Full of trash, riptides, foot stabbers. At least Pony has some decent places to eat. Don't even bother, keep it in Leon.

Thank KillerRabbit
Reviewed 20 April 2015

I Loved the beach there. It's a little more quiter and cleaner then Las Penitas. The people don't speak English - so please prepare with a good dictionary :) Food and drinks are quite affordable and if you walk the beach you feel on an...More

1  Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 17 March 2015

If you are done with the party scene and want to just relax go here and not Las Penitas. We found a hut/restaurant on the beach and just relaxed. The lady who owned the hut cooked me fresh local cuisine and charged $7 for it.

1  Thank Alankar P
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

Poneloya used to be one of the most important beaches in Nicaragua in the years before the war. Las Peñitas was developed much later and properties was less worth over at the other beach. Now- 30 years later Poneloya seems laid back and abandomed in...More

3  Thank duquestrada
Reviewed 22 January 2015

We went to Poneloya for lunch on Sunday. It is a beautiful beach. The beach was clean but there is a strong surf.

Thank Lidia G
Reviewed 24 December 2014

It's a barren sand beach. You can be all by your lonesome, or you can find one of the hostels nearby and have cheap eats. The locals a friendly and the bus from Leon is only 12 cords.

3  Thank things4all
Reviewed 1 December 2014

This is where the people of Leon go to the beach, when they go. It is a long, sandy beach of dark volcanic sand. The sea is rough and wavy, good for surfing. There is no real beach service (carry your towel and whatever else...More

1  Thank taffani
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Less developed than other end of beach - but certainly some interesting places to eat / stay. The buis from Leon will reverse course here and go to Las Penitas. If you aren't hauling too much luggage, ride the bus to Poneloya, Las Penitas and...More

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Poneloya is one o the beaches I have visited since I was a little girl, now I came back for visits from USA, Beautiful view and is good for Surfing

Thank ulloa2014
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