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Playa Poneloya, Leon

(2.9/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
One of the most popular beaches in Nicaragua, Playa Poneloya invites you to stroll along its soft volcanic black sand or swim and surf in its wavy waters. Find plenty of shade under the refuge of beach shacks and palm trees throughout the beach. Beachfront houses with balconies surround the shore looking out onto the water, as well as beachside restaurants providing some local cuisine. The intense waves provide good surfing conditions. Surf boards can be hired from several areas around the beach. To visit Playa Poneloya on your holiday in Leon, and find out what else Leon has to offer, use our Leon vacation planner.
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  • Went on a Sunday in December, the place was virtually empty. We grabbed a covered table with a hammock to spend the afternoon. This is a locals beach, very few tourists, at least in the area we were a...  more »
  • Una playa ideal para los atardeceres, hay sodas y restaurantes cerca a muy buen precio, y el agua es fría para los que gusten nadar. 
  • This is a beautiful beach but there are no facilities (bars/restaurants/toilets) to speak of. There is a regular bus service from Leon and the sunsets here are legendary,