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Poneloya Beach

Department: León

Municipality: León (view on map)

Type: Beaches

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  • Joseph Giroux wrote on Mar 2, 2012:

    The first place we looked before finding their neighbor ing fishing and surfing beach in Las Penitas. Had a good fish dinner at a local river front restaurant. We still recommend going to the Playa Roca Beach Hotel to stay, the accommodations and beach restaurant and bar are right on the ocean, where Poneloya was more of a local hangout and not as inviting or comfortable for beach walking and hanging out for hours and days.

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Poneloya is a small fishing town with just one streets that runs parallel to the ocean and a center with summer houses. The beach has dark sand and a lot of palm trees that give you the idea of a tropical destination.

It is known by Nicaraguans as a beach of strong currents and waves. During Holy Week, Christmas, New Years, and the celebration of La Purísima, Poneloya has an active nightlife with lots of young people.

It has an estuary that becomes very dangerous when the tide rises, but when the tide is low, no problem exists for the swimmers. It is possible to reach the estuary by foot and it is located at the end of the long street, neart to all the bars and restaurants.

Tourists will find a variety of seafood restaurants. There are few hotels.
Horseback riding, tours to the Juan Venado Island, fishing, handicraft shop at the beach.

Getting There

Private transportation
From the city of León, you have to take the highway to these beaches. There are signs indicating where to turn. Once you are at the beach, you will see a police station, turn righ and follow the road until reaching Poneloya.

You can find buses to Poneloya in the Sutiava market, or take a taxi in the city.

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