Playa Poneloya, Leon

3.1
#5 of 10 in Beaches in Nicaragua
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. Arrange your visit to Playa Poneloya and discover more family-friendly attractions in Leon using our Leon trip maker app .
Create an itinerary including Playa Poneloya
map
Playa Poneloya Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
102 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • September 24, 2017
    This was my favourite beach out of the two near Leon (the other being Las Peñitas). We arrived one afternoon to find the huge expanse of beach completely empty except for one other man! The sunset was...  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    I really liked the beach and the restaurants. the food is nice, not too expensive, a cold beer on a hot summer day is just what you need. Also the waves are awesome, great fun for the whole group.  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    One of the most beautiful sunset locations! Restaurant food excellent but noticed after 8 years of visiting, staff a bit less friendly and very bold about asking for tips which has never happened befo...  more »

Plan your trip to Leon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Leon

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Leon by other users

10 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM CANADA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Costa Rica & Nicaragua BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Leon BY A USER FROM CANADA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM CANADA December, teens, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 40 days in Central America & Mexico BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Nicaragua BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Panama, Costa Rica & Nicaragua BY A USER FROM PERU November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans